Archive for April, 2019

Israel: The land of creation

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Israel: The land of creation

When Canadians ask me what to do when they visit Israel, I tell them that the possibilities are endless, as there is so much to do and see and something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of my favourite spots. Family Fun: From north to south The North: Tiberias, located on the western shore […]

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Spring awakening: Adventures near Ottawa

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Spring awakening: Adventures near Ottawa

Blue cheese, steel beds and A.Y. Jackson: An unlikely combination, but they’re part of our spring round-up of travel tips for anyone hankering to throw off the shackles of winter and explore places and events within driving distance of Ottawa. We’ve even come up with some suggestions that are within the city limits. Going under: […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2019

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2019

                                                               

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New Arrivals – Spring 2019

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New Arrivals – Spring 2019

New arrivals Federico-Eduardo Hoyos-Salazar Ambassador of Colombia Prior to being posted to Canada, Ambassador Hoyos-Salazar was a house representative for Antioquia in Colombia’s Congress. He was elected for a four-year term in 2014 and was a member of the Second Constitutional Commission in charge of security and defence, foreign affairs and foreign trade. Between 2010 […]

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A stately hilltop mansion for Italy’s envoys

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A stately hilltop mansion for Italy’s envoys

When deciding to bring his love affair with wood into his home, lumber baron Robert L. Blackburn clearly realized that some discretion was in order. Blackburn built the stately hilltop mansion on chemin d’Aylmer in Gatineau next to the tony Royal Ottawa Golf Club in 1924. It has been the official residence of the Italian […]

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Beaujolais: Bold, beautiful and budget-friendly

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Beaujolais: Bold, beautiful and budget-friendly

Beaujolais gets a bad rap. For years, consumers have come to associate the region with the cheap, one-dimensional Beaujolais Nouveau that hits the shelves at the LCBO on the third Thursday of each November. These wines can be fun, but they’re largely responsible for type-casting Beaujolais as a region that makes playful, but not serious, […]

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Art in Ottawa: Tsui, de Broin, Thorne and more

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Art in Ottawa: Tsui, de Broin, Thorne and more

Howie Tsui’s Retainers of Anarchy took seven years to make, and it could not have been made at all not so many years before. “The software and hardware limitations from 10 to 20 years ago would not allow the work to exist,” Tsui says. Go further back and the “mou hap” that is at the […]

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Spring recipes that will dazzle

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Spring recipes that will dazzle

In this issue, as we face a well-deserved spring, I feature recipes that always delight guests with the simple complexity of ingredients that strategically play off one another in terms of flavours, textures and even colours. The appetizer and dessert recipes can also be modified to become cocktail party favourites. Macadamia, Shrimp and Avocado Timbales […]

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The real business of Beijing

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The real business of Beijing

In 2017, Australia’s top defence official declared publicly that China was engaged in widespread espionage in his country. Soon after, Australia’s national security agency warned Parliament that the Chinese Communist Party’s actions directly threatened the nation’s sovereignty. The agency’s head said foreign interference had “the potential to cause serious harm to the nation’s sovereignty, the […]

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Africa’s economic prospects

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Africa’s economic prospects

Population numbers throughout most of Africa will continue to increase severely over the next 30 years. Unless women in sub-Saharan Africa suddenly stop having more than two and sometimes as many as seven children, the gross labour force, unskilled and skilled, in almost every country will continue to grow despite existing, and alarming, unemployment rates […]

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