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2019-01-16

YouTube To Ban Prank Videos Deemed Too Dangerous

Posted by: Steve

About time… YouTube has banned dangerous or distressing pranks after a string of viral challenge videos caused injuries and in some cases, deaths. In an updated section of its FAQs, the Google-owned site said: “Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that

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2019-01-16

February Swims To May

Posted by: Codi

I don’t think it’s just the guys that wait breathlessly for the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated.  For it to have been around this long, it’s got to have some appeal to both men and women. I know personally, I

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2019-01-16

Who Ya Gonna Call…Ghostbusters Again!

Posted by: Codi

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr was always one of my favorite songs back in the eighties but sadly I never saw the movie til a few years ago, no idea why just didn’t but I might make an effort to

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2019-01-15

Ottawa Might Soon Join The Ranks Of “No Pants Ride” Cities

Posted by: Steve

It was as cold as in Montreal as it was in Ottawa yesterday, but that didn’t stop dozens of people from stripping down to their underwear for the annual “No Pants Metro Ride”. What started as a joke by a New York

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2019-01-15

[Video] “Goodbye Dolly” – Broadway Legend Carol Channing Has Passed Away

Posted by: Steve

Carol Channing, the legendary actress known for her roles in “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” has died at 97. She played Dolly Levi more than 5,000 times across three Broadway runs from the 1960s to the 1990s and on

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2019-01-15

A Catty Apartment

Posted by: Codi

First off I wouldn’t rent an apartment that would not allow cats or pets in general but if I positively had to, I would do what this guy did.  And for his daughter no less, Father Of The Year Award

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2019-01-15

He’s Still Cruising

Posted by: Codi

Despite author Lee Child claiming that fans of the Jack Reacher book series don’t think Tom Cruise is the right fit for any future movie roles as he isn’t tall or big enough, it’s not stopping Tom Cruise from remaining

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2019-01-14

Want Your Dishes To Come Out Of The Dishwasher Squeaky Clean? Don’t Pre-Rinse!

Posted by: Steve

I’m guilty of this and I get called on it. If you give your plates and bowls a quick rinse before sticking them in the dishwasher – don’t! You may be surprised to learn that it doesn’t make them any

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2019-01-14

U.S. Government Shutdown Leads To “Pizza Solidarity” Between Air Traffic Controllers

Posted by: Steve

CNN is reporting that Canadian air traffic controllers are conducting some cross-border ‘pizza solidarity’. They ordered hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts working without pay due to the ongoing US government shutdown. The president of the Canadian Air Traffic

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2019-01-14

Another Yummy Recipe Winner

Posted by: Codi

It’s Monday so it means time for another yummy winner in our Jewel 98.5 Recipe Contest.  Congrats to Christine Charbonneau who submitted her recipe for Beef and Broccoli, she wins $100 for The Unrefined Olive and Ferme Reveuse and is

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2019-01-16

YouTube To Ban Prank Videos Deemed Too Dangerous

Posted by: Steve

About time… YouTube has banned dangerous or distressing pranks after a string of viral challenge videos caused injuries and in some cases, deaths. In an updated section of its FAQs, the Google-owned site said: “Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that

Read More..

2019-01-15

Ottawa Might Soon Join The Ranks Of “No Pants Ride” Cities

Posted by: Steve

It was as cold as in Montreal as it was in Ottawa yesterday, but that didn’t stop dozens of people from stripping down to their underwear for the annual “No Pants Metro Ride”. What started as a joke by a New York

Read More..

2019-01-15

[Video] “Goodbye Dolly” – Broadway Legend Carol Channing Has Passed Away

Posted by: Steve

Carol Channing, the legendary actress known for her roles in “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” has died at 97. She played Dolly Levi more than 5,000 times across three Broadway runs from the 1960s to the 1990s and on

Read More..

2019-01-14

Want Your Dishes To Come Out Of The Dishwasher Squeaky Clean? Don’t Pre-Rinse!

Posted by: Steve

I’m guilty of this and I get called on it. If you give your plates and bowls a quick rinse before sticking them in the dishwasher – don’t! You may be surprised to learn that it doesn’t make them any

Read More..

2019-01-14

U.S. Government Shutdown Leads To “Pizza Solidarity” Between Air Traffic Controllers

Posted by: Steve

CNN is reporting that Canadian air traffic controllers are conducting some cross-border ‘pizza solidarity’. They ordered hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts working without pay due to the ongoing US government shutdown. The president of the Canadian Air Traffic

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2019-01-11

Canada Welcomes Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

Posted by: Brian

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has granted asylum to a Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family and was holed up in Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who is 18, was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport

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2019-01-10

A Long Stretch Of The Rideau Canal Skateway Will Reopen Friday

Posted by: Steve

Nearly all of the Rideau Canal Skateway will reopen tomorrow. At 8 am Friday, January 11, a 7.2-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway, between the Laurier Bridge and Hartwells Locks, including all of the Dows Lake area will be

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2019-01-10

Big Lotto Max Jackpot For 9 Guelph Co-workers

Posted by: Steve

Nine co-workers from a Guelph auto parts manufacturer have quit their jobs after winning a $60-million Lotto Max jackpot. The co-workers, who range in age from 21 to 57 years old, worked side-by-side on the assembly floor at Guelph’s Linemar

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2019-01-09

First Human Trials Of Anti-Aging Drug Shows Impressive Results

Posted by: Steve

For many years, scientists have known that an accumulation of senescent cells in the body is linked to aging symptoms such as frailty and arthritis, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Senescent cells – also known as zombie

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2019-01-09

All-Star TV Tribute To Elvis Presley To Air In February

Posted by: Steve

In conjunction with what would have been his 84th birthday, yesterday, NBC has announced an exclusive special dedicated to the late Elvis Presley. The Elvis All-Star Tribute was produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “The King’s” legendary ’68 Comeback

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2019-01-11

3 Fatalities Reported After An OC Transpo Double-Decker Bus Strikes A Transit Shelter

Posted by: Steve

Updated: According to the Ottawa Citizen, three people are dead and more than a dozen have been injured Friday afternoon after a westbound double-decker OC Transpo bus filled with commuters smashed into a bus shelter at Westboro Station. The extent of

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2019-01-11

Canada Welcomes Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

Posted by: Brian

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has granted asylum to a Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family and was holed up in Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who is 18, was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport

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2019-01-03

Ottawa’s LRT Ready To Roll By The End Of April

Posted by: Steve

At long last…the Confederation LRT Line will be handed over to the City of Ottawa at the end of March and should be ready to roll by the end of April. That’s according to new estimates provided by the consortium

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2018-12-19

NCC To Terminate Development Deal With Rendez-Vous LeBreton Group

Posted by: Steve

The National Capital Commission says it is moving to terminate a development deal with Rendez-Vous LeBreton Group, in the wake of bitter legal infighting within the development group. Last January, the Crown corporation responsible for the redevelopment of the land at Ottawa’s

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2018-12-13

Nation-Wide Recall Of U By Kotex Sleek Tampons

Posted by: Steve

Kimberly-Clark issued a nation-wide recall on their Kotex tampon products. Many Canadians are understandably worried. Retailers across the U.S. and Canada are recalling some of their Kotex tampons after citing numerous complaints that the product unraveled inside the body, prompting

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2018-12-13

Legal Pot Shops Can Open In Ottawa

Posted by: Brian

A majority of Ottawa City Councillor’s voted today to allow retail cannabis stores in the capital. Rookie Councillor Carol Anne Meehan did launch a passionate plea to opt out. And, while many Councillors expressed frustration the province will likely leave

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2018-12-05

This Week’s Recipe Winner

Posted by: Nida

Congratulations to Adele McKale, whose recipe for Salmon en Croûte was chosen this week’s winner in Codi and Nida’s Recipe Contest! Adele has won a $100 gift card to The Unrefined Olive and a $100 gift card to Ferme Reveuse.

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2018-12-04

9 Year Old Reverses Ban On Snowball Fights

Posted by: Nida

A nine-year-old has convinced a small town in northern Colorado town overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights. Dane Best, who lives in the often snow-swept community of Severance, presented his arguments at a town board meeting Monday night.

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2018-12-04

Canadian Crabtree And Evelyn Stores Closing

Posted by: Nida

Crabtree and Evelyn Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing its 19 stores across the country. The beauty and home products retailer plans to begin liquidating inventory, saying it has experienced significant losses due to changing consumer demand. The company

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2018-12-03

Doctors Say Toys For Kids Should Go Back To Basics

Posted by: Nida

Holiday toy shopping just got a lot easier. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children in this digital era are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles, rather than costly electronic games and high-tech gadgets. The report by the

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