Tag: Pottawa

  • Pottawa: Ottawa Becomes Cooler Than Ever

    Russell Barth I sometimes think that if Earth ever joined some sort of Galactic Federation, Ottawa would be known throughout the galaxy – not just the world – as the lamest place to visit. Name anything from public transit to entertainment to City Council, and if you don’t find yourself getting bored or angry, you’ll […]

  • Compassion In The Nation’s Capital, Finally

    Russell Barth The first compassion club or marijuana dispensary in the Ottawa area was Cannapharm, which opened in 1998-99; it was short-lived. It got busted, and there was neither the money nor the wherewithal at the time to keep the dispensary going. In the summer and autumn of 2002, Christine and I ran an informal compassion […]

  • The City Of Ottawa Is Dragged Kicking And Screaming Into The 21st Century

    Russell Barth There are two Ottawa’s really: The federal government Ottawa, that Canadians from coast to coast complain about when they watch TV or read the news papers; and the city itself. Having lived in Ottawa since Halloween of 1994, I have almost become accustomed to the cultural retardation that pervades so much of daily […]