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In November 2012, the organization will hand out its first ever Innovator Award at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards, to be held in Saint John, N.B. The honour will be given to a pioneer of the folk community.

Thomson insisted I bring earplugs, but I forgot, of course, so he came prepared with an extra set. It’s a good thing he did, because Sparrows’ blisteringly loud and effects-laden brand of post-hardcore—influenced by bands like Small Brown Bike, Moving Mountains, and perhaps most noticeably, Moneen—ricochets off the walls of the dimly lit basement.

LGBT community marches for diversity, acceptance, and self-expression Dayna Prest | Fulcrum Contributor OTTAWA CAPITAL PRIDE 2012 culminated in a fabulous display by Ottawa’s queer community during the annual pride parade on Aug. 26. The theme of this year’s pride celebrations was “come out and play”—a play on words that was taken as a call to action by the hundreds of supporters who attended receptions, boat …

Through the lens ALL OF THE media frenzy surrounding Kim Kardashian these days does not come as a surprise. The multi-millionaire socialite and “entrepreneur” recently split from her NBA-star husband, Kris Humphries. While the breakup may not come as a surprise to anyone—did you really think they’d make it past 72 days?—the amount of attention …

Online dating gets student-specific TORONTO (CUP)—A NEW ONLINE dating website, Datemyschool.com, may soon be making its way to Canada. Created by Columbia Business School students Jean Meyer and Balazs Alexa, the website currently allows students enrolled at over 350 American universities to meet people online who are exclusively within their academic circle of choice. Currently, …

New vendor event debuts in Ottawa THE COMPULSION TO buy something unique made by a skillful set of hands is not new, but the making and purchasing of crafts are becoming more popular in Ottawa. Instead of wasting time scouring Etsy looking for goods over the web, people now have the option to buy crafted …

AS THE LEAVES begin to fall and August becomes a mere memory, students begrudgingly surrender to a new school year. For most of us autumn means a new semester and slowly settling into everyday routines, but for big-shot TV conglomerates, it signals the start of fall programming. Conveniently, our favourite television shows start just when …

AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 km away from the city I have called home for the last 20 years of my life, I am beginning to wonder why so many people deem Ottawa a boring city. Being so far away from the comforts and familiarity of home has given me a new-found awareness and appreciation for a …

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