Between the old stone walls and wooden rafters of the Byward Market’s Courtyard Restaurant, women in medieval ball gowns and men in masks and tights mingle to the sound of harpsichord and violin.
Right now privacy protection is all the rage among every level of government.
Ragtime Vintage Clothing on Flora Street is run by two people, and owner John Greaves says it is a big deal when someone has to take time off work.
Despite the fact that compact disc sales are down worldwide, independently owned CD retailers in Ottawa say they are less affected by music on the Internet than are chain stores. In fact, some say they are even profiting from the technology.