Here’s what we’ve been reading this week from Ottawa bloggers:
* Frequent [ OttawaStart.com ](http://ottawastart.com) contributor ** Charlie ** blogs about [ the impact that community newspaper closures will have on his career. ](http://www.susansherring.ca/wp/2017/12/11/guest-blogger-closing-newspapers-and-journalism/) * ** Eric ** [ gripes about light rail stations ](http://www.westsideaction.com/rail-stations-didnt-quite-make/) . * ** Yoni ** wonders: " [ You'll Gladly Die for Your Children; Why Won't You Cook for Them? ](http://www.weightymatters.ca/2017/12/youll-gladly-die-for-your-children-why.html) ", based on a new study that suggests Canadian kids between the ages of 2-18 are consuming over half of their calories from ultra-processed foods. * ** Andrea ** peeks inside the [ Rideau Centre Farmboy ](http://quietfish.com/notebook/2017/12/new-farm-boy-at-rideau-centre/) and peeks outside at the [ Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill ](http://quietfish.com/notebook/2017/12/skating-ice-rink-parliament-hill-ottawa/) . * ** ARTSFILE ** shared some news about [ Carleton U. looking to purchase Dominion-Chalmers Church ](http://artsfile.ca/carleton-launches-talks-to-assume-control-of-dominion-chalmers/) . * Livia tells about her [ surprise on-stage role in _ Blind Date _ at the GCTC ](http://apt613.ca/theatre-review-on-stage-for-blind-date-at-gctc/) . * Our sister site, ** [ StittsvilleCentral.ca ](http://stittsvillecentral.ca) ** , tries to figure out [ what kind of animal might have left a rabbit hanging in a tree ](http://stittsvillecentral.ca/where-the-wild-things-are/) . * Here is a list of things that ** David ** [ did _ not _ buy at Value Village ](http://davidscrimshaw.blogspot.ca/2017/12/things-i-did-not-buy-at-value-village.html) . * ** Saul ** shares Part 6 of his [ Beaverbrook architecture series ](http://modernrealtor.blogspot.ca/2017/12/beaverbrook-part-6-split-levels-and-one.html) .
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