Play paints picture of Irish labor woes

By Sonia Toews

Understanding the contrasting demands of workers and bosses within a stressed economy can be like trying to get your balance on a seesaw. Brothers of the Brush attempts to do just that — and succeeds.

The New Theatre of Ottawa performs this black comic drama using a four-man cast, and paints an honest, balanced picture of the turbulent world of Irish labor disputes. read more

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Harsher drug policy needed

By Travis Brine

The juice is loose on the football fields of Ottawa. No, O.J. Simpson hasn’t been spotted dodging tackles at Frank Clair Stadium, but steroid-enhanced university athletes have been.

This fall, an increasing number of Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union athletes have tested positive for steroids, including two from the University of Ottawa. read more

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