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2017-10-23

Titanic Letter Sold At Auction

Posted by: Nida

A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for $166,000 at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson

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2017-10-20

Cleaned Up Reputation! Ottawa Called Canada’s “Most Orderly And Best Conducted City” In 1865

Posted by: Steve

On this day in 1865, Queen Victoria issued a Royal Proclamation making Ottawa the permanent seat of government for the Province of Canada. The soon to be ‘Capital’ was nearing confederation, and had slowly turned itself around from its earlier

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2017-10-20

Stars In Your Eyes Tonight

Posted by: Codi

Heading into a gorgeous October weekend and no better way to kick it off then hanging with the stars….and whatever else is out there 😉 Its the final public star party of 2017 taking place tonight. Dedicated members of the

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2017-10-20

Ottawa Eatery Makes Top 10 List Of New Restaurants

Posted by: Nida

A restaurant on Sparks Street has made the top 10 list of new restaurants,  according to Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine.  Riviera was the only Ottawa restaurant to make the list. The restaurant is located in a beautifully-renovated former bank building

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2017-10-19

Celebrating Lowtech! Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters

Posted by: Steve

Actor Tom Hanks has written a book. It’s a collection of short stories, on a variety of subjects: a World War II veteran on Christmas Eve in 1953, a California surfer kid who makes an unsettling discovery. There’s time travel too,

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2017-10-19

‘UPS Dogs’ Breaks The Old Stereotype Of Postal Carriers vs. Canines

Posted by: Steve

Postal workers and dogs don’t always get along. That’s a well known fact. But not all carriers feel that way. UPS Dogs is a nation-wide network of canine-loving ‘big brown truck’ drivers who post pictures of the pups they become

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2017-10-19

Shopify Expanding

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa-based technology company Shopify Inc. says it plans to triple its workforce in Waterloo over the next few years by adding between 300 to 500 full-time positions. The company says it is also set to open another building in Waterloo

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2017-10-19

Something Great And Big That You Must See

Posted by: Codi

Fan or not, everyone knows and loves the Canadian Iconic East Coast band in one way or other as Great Big Sea are just that kind of band.  Its either a song they sing that gets stuck in your head

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2017-10-19

Crikey – The Irwins Are Back!

Posted by: Nida

Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.  The network announced Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, along with children Bindi and Robert, will reappear

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2017-10-19

Hometown Fans Remember Gord Downie

Posted by: Nida

The Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston is mourning the death of band frontman Gord Downie.  Kingston City Hall was illuminated in red and white last night in honour of Downie, who died Tuesday night at the age of 53, and

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2017-10-23

Titanic Letter Sold At Auction

Posted by: Nida

A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for $166,000 at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson

Read More..

2017-10-20

Cleaned Up Reputation! Ottawa Called Canada’s “Most Orderly And Best Conducted City” In 1865

Posted by: Steve

On this day in 1865, Queen Victoria issued a Royal Proclamation making Ottawa the permanent seat of government for the Province of Canada. The soon to be ‘Capital’ was nearing confederation, and had slowly turned itself around from its earlier

Read More..

2017-10-20

Ottawa Eatery Makes Top 10 List Of New Restaurants

Posted by: Nida

A restaurant on Sparks Street has made the top 10 list of new restaurants,  according to Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine.  Riviera was the only Ottawa restaurant to make the list. The restaurant is located in a beautifully-renovated former bank building

Read More..

2017-10-19

Celebrating Lowtech! Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters

Posted by: Steve

Actor Tom Hanks has written a book. It’s a collection of short stories, on a variety of subjects: a World War II veteran on Christmas Eve in 1953, a California surfer kid who makes an unsettling discovery. There’s time travel too,

Read More..

2017-10-19

‘UPS Dogs’ Breaks The Old Stereotype Of Postal Carriers vs. Canines

Posted by: Steve

Postal workers and dogs don’t always get along. That’s a well known fact. But not all carriers feel that way. UPS Dogs is a nation-wide network of canine-loving ‘big brown truck’ drivers who post pictures of the pups they become

Read More..

2017-10-19

Shopify Expanding

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa-based technology company Shopify Inc. says it plans to triple its workforce in Waterloo over the next few years by adding between 300 to 500 full-time positions. The company says it is also set to open another building in Waterloo

Read More..

2017-10-19

Crikey – The Irwins Are Back!

Posted by: Nida

Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.  The network announced Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, along with children Bindi and Robert, will reappear

Read More..

2017-10-19

Hometown Fans Remember Gord Downie

Posted by: Nida

The Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston is mourning the death of band frontman Gord Downie.  Kingston City Hall was illuminated in red and white last night in honour of Downie, who died Tuesday night at the age of 53, and

Read More..

2017-10-18

Stanley Cup Monument Taking Shape At Sparks & Elgin

Posted by: Steve

The installation of the Stanley Cup monument at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street is finally underway. The work is expected to be completed in December. Once open to the public, the structure which is meant to resemble the

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2017-10-18

Billy Joel To Become A Dad Again At 68

Posted by: Steve

Billy Joel is set to become a father for the third time at the age of 68. Billy’s wife, Alexis Roderick, is expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Della Rose, and is due to give birth next month. Billy

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2017-10-23

Titanic Letter Sold At Auction

Posted by: Nida

A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for $166,000 at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson

Read More..

2017-10-20

Ottawa Eatery Makes Top 10 List Of New Restaurants

Posted by: Nida

A restaurant on Sparks Street has made the top 10 list of new restaurants,  according to Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine.  Riviera was the only Ottawa restaurant to make the list. The restaurant is located in a beautifully-renovated former bank building

Read More..

2017-10-19

Shopify Expanding

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa-based technology company Shopify Inc. says it plans to triple its workforce in Waterloo over the next few years by adding between 300 to 500 full-time positions. The company says it is also set to open another building in Waterloo

Read More..

2017-10-19

Crikey – The Irwins Are Back!

Posted by: Nida

Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.  The network announced Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, along with children Bindi and Robert, will reappear

Read More..

2017-10-19

Hometown Fans Remember Gord Downie

Posted by: Nida

The Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston is mourning the death of band frontman Gord Downie.  Kingston City Hall was illuminated in red and white last night in honour of Downie, who died Tuesday night at the age of 53, and

Read More..

2017-10-18

No Fall Convocation Ceremony At Algonquin

Posted by: Nida

It’s a special way to celebrate the achievement of completing college, but it won’t be happening this fall for several hundred students at Algonquin College.  As a faculty strike at Ontario’s 24 colleges continues with no end in sight, Algonquin

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2017-10-18

Janes Chicken Product Recall

Posted by: Nida

Breaded chicken products under the “Janes” brand name are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products include PubStyle Chicken Burgers and Breaded Chicken Cutlettes. Both are sold in 800-gram packages across the

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2017-10-17

Tributes Pour In For “Trailer Park Boys” Actor

Posted by: Nida

John Dunsworth’s co-stars on the “Trailer Park Boys” comedy series are among those paying tribute to the actor, who’s passed away at the age of 71. Mike Smith, known as Bubbles on the show, tweeted that he’s “beyond devastated” at

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2017-10-16

Karlsson Will Start Against Vancouver

Posted by: Brian

The Ottawa Senators say defenceman Erik Karlsson will make his season debut tomorrow night when the Senators host the Vancouver Canucks. Karlsson missed Ottawa’s first five games of the season while recovering from foot surgery. Photo source:  twitter.com/Senators    

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2017-10-16

Top Smartphone Pet Peeves

Posted by: Nida

Smartphones – they’re everywhere.  And with the ability to use them pretty much everywhere, there are bound to be things we like and dislike about them. Carphone Warehouse recently asked 2,000 people to name their most hated smartphone habits, and

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