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3-D televisions jump into Canadian market

Allison Hidinger

With the release of 3-D televisions to the Canadian market last Friday, 3-D movie viewing is not just for the theatre anymore.

However, experts say that only time will tell if the home-viewing 3-D market will take off. Despite the skeptics, Candice Hayman from Sony Canada said that she thinks that 3-D televisions are more than just a fad.

“They’re definitely here to stay,” she said.

Sony’s 3-D televisions are currently only available for pre-order, but Samsung models were released to the Canadian market last Friday in Future Shop stores.

A sample model at the Ottawa launch of 3-D televisions

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Ottawa Fashion Week draws diplomats, designers, students.

Ariel Hartman

This week, Ottawa’s fashion elite were out in full swing, celebrating talented designers at Ottawa’s biannual fashion week.

A model for Undone clothing at Ottawa Fashion Week

With loud, pumping music and the sound of chatter, the second floor of the Arts Court on Daly Street was filled with more than 100 people waiting go into the theatre where three Ottawa fashion designers were showcased.

From Wednesday through Saturday, three designers a night showed their collections at the Arts Court Theatre.

This year’s fashion week attracted a wide variety of people, from the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to Aurelie Dahoo, a grade 12 Ottawa student.

“I just wanted to see everything and thought (tonight) was great,” said Dahoo. Continue reading

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Canadians turn off the lights on climate change

Courtney Hurley

Participants in the Earth Hour vigil gather on the steps of the Peace Tower in a symbolic gesture highlighting the need for climate change action

A cheer could be heard across Parliament Hill on Saturday night as the clock on the Peace Tower faded into darkness, allowing a sea of flickering candles held by over 400 Canadians to pierce though the cold night sky.

The individuals who stood in the cold to hold candles were participating in an Earth Hour vigil organized by the Green Party of Canada. This vigil was just a small part of a much larger global campaign that asked everyone to turn off their lights for an hour starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Continue reading

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Fast food culture prompts instant gratification

Averie MacDonald

Canadians have a new reason to be wary of their fast food consumption, and it has nothing to do with our waistlines, a new study from the University of Toronto says. Continue reading

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Right-wing spitfire sparks protest at University of Ottawa

Emily Dickinson

Right-wing American Ann Coulter, scheduled to speak Tuesday evening at the University of Ottawa, was shut down after the auditorium reserved for her speech was surrounded by protestors.

According to Ezra Levant, the Canadian conservative activist who was set to open for her, it was “physically dangerous” for Coulter to proceed. Continue reading

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Stephen Lewis tackles new foe in speaking tour

Allison Hidinger

Stephen Lewis is currently visiting Canadian universities on a speaking tour, but he’s not talking about what you might think.

Lewis is generally best known for his efforts to combat the spread of HIV-AIDS, but his current tour has him speaking about cancer. The tour, called The People vs. Cancer, is part of the larger Campaign to Control Cancer, and brought Lewis to Carleton University last Thursday. Continue reading

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Wind Mobile soars into Ottawa market

Emily Dickinson

Wind Mobile officially launched in Ottawa Friday, making it the fourth Canadian city to be included in their network.

Wind Mobile offers no-contract plans that include many features, such as no long distance charges, but it is important to know how far your “Wind Home Zone,” the Canadian cities in which Wind Mobile has established networks, extends.

“The minute you drive out of that network, you start to roam, and the charges rise,” said Chris Connolly, a former telecommunications executive.  “As it stands now, they have a limited network.” Continue reading

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