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2017-03-29

Crayola Cliff-Hanger This Friday!

Posted by: Steve

Talk about a cliff-hanger… and I’m not referring to a TV series. The world’s most famous crayon-maker is planning to make this year’s National Crayon Day – Friday, March 31st, one for the record books. As TIME reports, for the

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2017-03-29

Cat Owners Questions – She Loves Me? She Loves Me Not?

Posted by: Steve

Does your cat really love you? For cat owners looking for scientific prove, or some kind of affirmation that feline friends really have feelings for us, take heart! They really do! A new study in Behavioural Processes tested with both

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2017-03-29

Britain Files For Divorce From E-U

Posted by: Nida

Britain has formally filed for divorce from the European Union, effectively ending a 44-year relationship.  This follows the decision made by U-K voters in a referendum last June. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons today she has

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2017-03-29

Easter Dinner Is Coming To The Ottawa Mission

Posted by: Codi

Volunteers and kitchen staff work hard every day to feed the hungry and homeless in our community over at the Ottawa Mission, with an average of 1307 meals a day.  However they take that extra step when it comes to

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2017-03-28

Spring Blooms Early At The Museum Of Nature’s 33rd Annual Ikebana Exhibition.

Posted by: Steve

From March 30th to April 2nd, the Canadian Museum of Nature’s rotunda will be brought to life with 45 artistic and beautiful creations, presented by members of the Ottawa Chapter of Ikebana International. Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of

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2017-03-28

Repair Café Coming To The Ottawa Tool Library – Why Replace When You Can Repair?

Posted by: Steve

We live in a time when it’s often cheaper to just replace something, rather than repair it. In fact, a lot of appliances and electronic devices aren’t really built to last anymore… what do they call it… built in obsolesce?

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2017-03-28

Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim Honoured

Posted by: Brian

An Ottawa neurologist has received a prestigious Canada Gairdner prize for his work on stroke prevention and treatment. Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim received the award, which includes a $100-thousand cheque, at a ceremony in Toronto today. Hakim, who is a

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2017-03-28

Opera And Broadway All On One Stage

Posted by: Codi

There is just something about live musicals that takes you away to another world, or maybe puts you in that world on that stage right then and there and you’re just a part of it, or maybe it’s just how

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2017-03-28

Carleton U Students Urged to Change Passwords

Posted by: Nida

Students at Carleton University are being asked to change their passwords after a routine inspection turned up several devices designed to steal passwords installed on instructional computers in six classrooms. The university has issued a statement urging students to change

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2017-03-28

Health Canada Warning About Skin Cream

Posted by: Nida

Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children it says could pose “serious health risks.” The agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children,

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2017-03-29

Crayola Cliff-Hanger This Friday!

Posted by: Steve

Talk about a cliff-hanger… and I’m not referring to a TV series. The world’s most famous crayon-maker is planning to make this year’s National Crayon Day – Friday, March 31st, one for the record books. As TIME reports, for the

Read More..

2017-03-29

Cat Owners Questions – She Loves Me? She Loves Me Not?

Posted by: Steve

Does your cat really love you? For cat owners looking for scientific prove, or some kind of affirmation that feline friends really have feelings for us, take heart! They really do! A new study in Behavioural Processes tested with both

Read More..

2017-03-29

Britain Files For Divorce From E-U

Posted by: Nida

Britain has formally filed for divorce from the European Union, effectively ending a 44-year relationship.  This follows the decision made by U-K voters in a referendum last June. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons today she has

Read More..

2017-03-28

Spring Blooms Early At The Museum Of Nature’s 33rd Annual Ikebana Exhibition.

Posted by: Steve

From March 30th to April 2nd, the Canadian Museum of Nature’s rotunda will be brought to life with 45 artistic and beautiful creations, presented by members of the Ottawa Chapter of Ikebana International. Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of

Read More..

2017-03-28

Repair Café Coming To The Ottawa Tool Library – Why Replace When You Can Repair?

Posted by: Steve

We live in a time when it’s often cheaper to just replace something, rather than repair it. In fact, a lot of appliances and electronic devices aren’t really built to last anymore… what do they call it… built in obsolesce?

Read More..

2017-03-28

Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim Honoured

Posted by: Brian

An Ottawa neurologist has received a prestigious Canada Gairdner prize for his work on stroke prevention and treatment. Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim received the award, which includes a $100-thousand cheque, at a ceremony in Toronto today. Hakim, who is a

Read More..

2017-03-28

Carleton U Students Urged to Change Passwords

Posted by: Nida

Students at Carleton University are being asked to change their passwords after a routine inspection turned up several devices designed to steal passwords installed on instructional computers in six classrooms. The university has issued a statement urging students to change

Read More..

2017-03-28

Health Canada Warning About Skin Cream

Posted by: Nida

Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children it says could pose “serious health risks.” The agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children,

Read More..

2017-03-27

International Team Of Linguists Keeps Track Of Canadianisms

Posted by: Steve

For the first time since 1967, there’s a new edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. The dictionary is a work in progress, assembled by an international team of linguists. The goal of the project is to assemble

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2017-03-27

[Archival Video] Ottawa Ice Storm Of 1942 Wreaks Havoc On Public Transit

Posted by: Steve

Excellent vintage film footage of Ottawa Electric Railway streetcars frozen in their tracks on Laurier Street in the aftermath of an ice storm in 1942. A work car is seen being pulled (and pushed) by bulldozers in an attempt to

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2017-03-29

Britain Files For Divorce From E-U

Posted by: Nida

Britain has formally filed for divorce from the European Union, effectively ending a 44-year relationship.  This follows the decision made by U-K voters in a referendum last June. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons today she has

Read More..

2017-03-28

Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim Honoured

Posted by: Brian

An Ottawa neurologist has received a prestigious Canada Gairdner prize for his work on stroke prevention and treatment. Dr. Antoine (Tony) Hakim received the award, which includes a $100-thousand cheque, at a ceremony in Toronto today. Hakim, who is a

Read More..

2017-03-28

Carleton U Students Urged to Change Passwords

Posted by: Nida

Students at Carleton University are being asked to change their passwords after a routine inspection turned up several devices designed to steal passwords installed on instructional computers in six classrooms. The university has issued a statement urging students to change

Read More..

2017-03-28

Health Canada Warning About Skin Cream

Posted by: Nida

Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children it says could pose “serious health risks.” The agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children,

Read More..

2017-03-27

Senators Anderson Up For Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson has been nominated for the 2016-17 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey. The Ottawa chapter of the

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2017-03-27

Fewer Canadians Turned Away at U.S. Border Crossings

Posted by: Nida

It might come as a surprise, but data obtained by The Canadian Press shows there were fewer Canadians turned away at the U-S land border crossings in recent months. This despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies were resulting in

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2017-03-27

Two Movie Remakes Dominate Weekend Box Office

Posted by: Nida

It was remake city at the multiplex over the weekend. Two of the three did well, the other – not so much. At the top of the list was “Beauty and the Beast.” The remake of the Disney classic animated movie

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2017-03-26

Ontario To Increase Minimum Wage

Posted by: Sylvia Asche Bullard

Ontario is  increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 from $11.40 this fall.  Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn made the announcement in Toronto. The increase will come into effect

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2017-03-24

Ottawa Just Experienced Its Snowiest March 24th Since 1926

Posted by: Steve

Today’s near record setting 10 cm (plus) early spring snowstorm led to traffic chaos, collisions, and frustration for pedestrians and motorists. Ottawa Police report there were 65 collisions on area roads before the noon hour. Some OC Transpo buses got

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2017-03-24

Homan Goes For Gold!

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa’s Rachel Homan is off to the final at the women’s world curling championship. Homan advanced to the championship game with a 7-3 win over Russia in the Page playoff game between the top two round-robin teams in Beijing. The

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