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Capital Xtra! (ISSN 1195-6127) is a newspaper published in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was launched in 1993. Unlike its biweekly sister publications Xtra! in Toronto and Xtra! West in Vancouver, Capital Xtra! (which started as a monthly) is now published 17 times a year, with a publication schedule of every three weeks. The Ottawa edition has a current circulation of 20,000 copies which reach 36,000 readers. Capital Xtra also publishes a gay tourism map, Out in Ottawa, every spring; the Ultimate Pride Guide in mid-July; and the Index gay business directory in December.

Capital Xtra puts on a series of events every year for the Ottawa queer community: the LGX business & consumer expo each spring, the Transgress Festival as part of the Ottawa International Writer's Festival each October, and the Capital Xtra Community Achievement Awards ceremony to acknowledge local volunteers and activists.

Capital Xtra!'s associate publisher & managing editor is Gareth Kirkby. Kirkby was managing editor of Xtra! West from 1996 until January, 2005.

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