25-year-old temp finishes three month contract without ever knowing what his job was

OTTAWA – “It didn’t hit me until the beginning of my last week, I was updating my resume and realized I...

Q & A with Mike from Ottawa City Woodshop

In early 2015 I was managing social media for a local specialty lumber store in Ottawa. Along the way I...

The Cellist

The Cellist

He’s alone on stage and that is when he’s free.  He’s filled with dread and exhilaration simultaneously.  He looks over...

Area Man Misses His Old News Feed

Area Man Misses His Old News Feed

“I never thought I’d say this, but I miss the days when my Facebook news feed was filled with baby...

China Prices

Shawn walks into the dimly lit pub, a basketball game is playing on TV and there’s background music playing. He...

Q & A with Dave Litch

In November of 2015 Adrian and I were putting the final touches to Ramsgate & Hackett, we had clear vision...

10-Year-Old Grows Out of Halloween Before Her Parents

10-Year-Old Grows Out of Halloween Before Her Parents

BARRHAVEN – “On real holidays you get the day off school. Halloween is stupid and I hate it,” said 10-year-old...

Stats Canada employee finally starts to complain about OLRT construction

Stats Canada employee finally starts to complain about OLRT construction

OTTAWA – “I understand that we are currently undergoing a massive transition in Ottawa and that infrastructure upgrades require sacrifices...

Taxi Driver Curses Uber While Taking the Long Way to Destination

Taxi Driver Curses Uber While Taking the Long Way to Destination

OTTAWA – “Those thieves at Uber are ripping me off,” said an Ottawa taxi driver, who wished to remain anonymous, as...

uOttawa freshman burns through OSAP in first week of school

uOttawa freshman burns through OSAP in first week of school

SANDY HILL – “They put $7,842 in my account last Thursday and I had no idea what to do with...

Graven and Ali McCormick: Q & A

Graven and Ali McCormick: Q & A

What was the most memorable moment of your recent tour? Graven: The most memorable moment for me was returning to...

7 Helpful Tips for a Great Workplace Bathroom Break

7 Helpful Tips for a Great Workplace Bathroom Break

There’s no denying that pooping on the man’s time is satisfying, but it can also be a major source of anxiety. If you follow these 7 tips I guarantee that your office poop will be great.

Hintonburg Hipster Practices Pitching Tent in Living Room to Prepare for First Authentic Camping Trip

Hintonburg Hipster Practices Pitching Tent in Living Room to Prepare for First Authentic Camping Trip

HINTONBURG – “I was tired of being a walking contradiction, it was time to take responsibility for my beard,” confessed...

Trudeau Challenges Obama to One-on-One Basketball

Trudeau Challenges Obama to One-on-One Basketball

OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a challenge to President Obama to a game of one-on-one basketball upon...

Office Worker Ruins Casual Friday for Everyone

Office Worker Ruins Casual Friday for Everyone

TORONTO, ON  – “On Friday Travis turned up for work wearing a filthy Hawaiian shirt, wrinkled khakis, and a disgusting...

BBQ Guest Gives Host Unsolicited Grilling Advice

BBQ Guest Gives Host Unsolicited Grilling Advice

RIVERSIDE SOUTH, OTTAWA – “I much prefer charcoal grilling over gas,” said Guy Morris upon arriving at an after-work barbecue hosted by...

Avid Hockey Fan Becomes Basketball Expert by the Second Quarter of Raptors Playoff Game

Avid Hockey Fan Becomes Basketball Expert by the Second Quarter of Raptors Playoff Game

TUNNEY'S PASTURE, OTTAWA - “Who cares about hockey when there’s no Canadian teams in the playoffs!” boasted Stats Canada employee Kevin Talbot during the half-time of the Raptors and Heat game 7 conference semi-final. “Basketball is such a great sport. I remember watching the highlights of their last game 7 in 2001 when Vince Carter missed the last shot against Philly.”

American Customs Officer Puts the Squeeze on Vegemite

American Customs Officer Puts the Squeeze on Vegemite

VANCOUVER – Jack Beardmore found himself in a strangely Australian situation last month. The 28 year-old Aussie had picked up three...

Getting a Job with an MA in English Literature in Today’s Current Economic Climate

Getting a Job with an MA in English Literature in Today’s Current Economic Climate

What are you going to do with that? That was the normal response when I told someone I was doing...

Elderly Street Gang Reclaims Park Bench from Truant Teens

Elderly Street Gang Reclaims Park Bench from Truant Teens

MOONEY’S BAY, OTTAWA – “That park bench is our turf.  Capice?” said John Carlo, leader of a recently-formed gang of senior...

Album Review: Ali McCormick – Clean Water

Album Review: Ali McCormick – Clean Water

The first time I met Ali McCormick was at a small show at Pressed Café in Ottawa. It was a...

Job Candidate Fails Skype Interview for Not Wearing Pants

Job Candidate Fails Skype Interview for Not Wearing Pants

TORONTO – “We’re looking for someone who crosses their t’s and dots their i’s.  A man who does not wear...

The Art of Jogging: An Honest Discussion about Getting in Shape

The Art of Jogging: An Honest Discussion about Getting in Shape

People who jog have a very hard time not talking about the fact that they jog and I’ve become one of those people. However, I’d like to carry on the jogging discussion from different angle.

29-Year-Old Man Attempts to Pay for Date With Presto Card

29-Year-Old Man Attempts to Pay for Date With Presto Card

Kelly had been on a string of bad dates over the last month and this one was actually going well until it hit him that he was trying to pay the bill with his bus pass.

Hangry Woman Apologizes to Family and Colleagues after Eating

Hangry Woman Apologizes to Family and Colleagues after Eating

TORONTO – “I really lost my cool with everyone.  That became clear to me after eating,” said Trish Donnelly, full-time...

Painting Pub Night Artwork Sells for $65,000

Painting Pub Night Artwork Sells for $65,000

OTTAWA – “I was thrilled, it was like winning the lottery,” said Jessica Tayne, on the recent sale of her...

Bros & Bows: Archery Games Review

Bros & Bows: Archery Games Review

My brothers and I spent summers up at the cottage making our own bows and arrows, firing them off at...

Q & A with Graven

Q & A with Graven

Delicate picking gives way to powerful strumming. Melodic whispers ascend into a booming chorus.  Songs about lasting friendships end, memories...

Trudeau Extends Visit in D.C. for Slumber Party With Obama

Trudeau Extends Visit in D.C. for Slumber Party With Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a three-day visit to the American capital that culminated in a lavish state dinner, Canadian Prime...

Amateur Weightlifter Neglects His Upper Body

Amateur Weightlifter Neglects His Upper Body

MISSISSAUGA, ON – “When dudes ask me if I even lift, I just roll up my pant leg.  They see...

Dion Phaneuf having trouble adjusting to reasonable media coverage in Ottawa

Dion Phaneuf having trouble adjusting to reasonable media coverage in Ottawa

  TORONTO – “Between the final buzzer and the moment reporters start asking me questions has been the most stressful...

Creative Spaces: The WoodSource

Creative Spaces: The WoodSource

You may not know this but Ottawa is quietly becoming one of the most interesting and creative places to live...

Valet Resists Temptation to Joyride Vintage Mustang

Valet Resists Temptation to Joyride Vintage Mustang

HALIFAX, N.S. – “It was probably the biggest test of character of my life,” said 22-year-old Thomas Sinclair, part-time valet....

Orleans Resident Posts Winter Driving Tips on Facebook After Long Commute

Orleans Resident Posts Winter Driving Tips on Facebook After Long Commute

ORLEANS – “It’s the least I could do, people don’t know how to drive in a snow storm anymore, I thought...

Hipster Admits He Knows Nothing About Craft Beer

Hipster Admits He Knows Nothing About Craft Beer

OTTAWA – “Someone asked me if I could explain the difference between a porter and a stout and I couldn’t...

Q & A with Big Daddy D Roy

Q & A with Big Daddy D Roy

I was able to catch up with pro wrestler Big Daddy D Roy at his Westboro condo in Ottawa before...

Redhead Returns From Mexico Without a Sunburn

Redhead Returns From Mexico Without a Sunburn

MONTREAL, QC – “As a ginger, I have had some of the worst sunburns known to man,” said Amy O’Hara,...

Life Hack: Chapter 3, Interview Invitation

Life Hack: Chapter 3, Interview Invitation

You’ll never believe what happened! I heard back from Intentionally Ambiguous Consultations Inc. and they want me to come in...

Cross Country Zen

Cross Country Zen

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we...

Starving Model Reveals She Is Not Gluten Intolerant

Starving Model Reveals She Is Not Gluten Intolerant

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – “It was the most humiliating experience of my life,”  said Tasha Bentley, 21-year-old fashion model, reflecting on...

33-Year-Old Travel Blogger Quits Job to Work at a Bank

33-Year-Old Travel Blogger Quits Job to Work at a Bank

OTTAWA – “I wasn’t finding life very fulfilling anymore,” said Stevenson, “I never even set out to become a travel...

Life Hack: Chapter 2, Job Search

Life Hack: Chapter 2, Job Search

Since quitting my job and falling into what I can only call a lifehack black hole, life has been a little rough.

Life Hack: Chapter 1

Life Hack: Chapter 1

It has come to my attention that life can get difficult. I was unaware of this until I heard of something on the internet called ‘lifehacks’. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, as I was until last week, it’s essentially someone pointing out common sense ways to make your life easier, because life can be hard.

Kids These Days

Kids These Days

I’m 28, I live in a shoebox apartment, I sleep with a sleeping bag and a Nascar pillow case I’ve...

Storms ‘Til Sunsets

Storms ‘Til Sunsets

“Today is the perfect day to sail,” said my father as he gestured towards a book he had recently purchased:...

The Agronomist

The Agronomist

Our craft passed through a time slip as I was walking down the corridor to the port side of the...

Launch Announcement

Launch Announcement

January 1, 2016, Adrian Gregorich and Matthieu Foreman will be launching a collaborative creative journal entitled Ramsgate & Hackett. A...