Winter – Episode 2 – Alternatives


In the second edition of the Winter 2019 season students speak with people across Ottawa who have chosen to live… differently. Check out the alternative in this episode of The 25th Hour....

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Two people are making ritual their routine. Whether their practice be pagan or their worship be wicca, Heather Logan and Sasha Morin find spirituality in candles, crystals and burning herbs. In the light of day and the dark of night, these real world witches hide in plain sight.

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Fewer things are more alternative than paying to spend the night in jail on your next visit to town. Jeremy Bolton of Ottawa’s very own Jail Hostel tells us more about the building’s dark history and why it appeals to visitors.

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Many churches are facing dwindling congregations and lack of funds, forcing them to look at other options. Rather than demolishing these beautiful landmarks or leaving the massive spaces empty, churches are being repurposed, redeveloped and creatively reimagined. Watch to see Patrick McDonald’s unconventional transformation of this downtown Ottawa church’s basement.

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A new constellation of star jazzmen is emerging onto Ottawa’s music scene: the Nebula Organ Trio. The group is made up of Michel Delage on drums, Don Cummings on organ, and Alex Moxon on guitar. The trio has made a splash in the local jazz pond with their modern take on a historical genre, and a sound powered by a piece of music history – a vintage Hammond organ.

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Racing pigeons are marvel fowls to a niche sporting community. The birds lay low all winter but can reach incredible speeds when they compete in summer. One Ottawa hobbyist raises, and races, pigeons as part of a racing club in the outskirts of the city.

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