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2018-12-14

Forest Skating / Patinage en Foret Is A Wonderful Experience!

Posted by: Steve

Skating through a forest is nothing short of magical. This winter, you can do just that at Patinage en Foret, in Lac-des-Loups. That’s about an hour drive north of the Capital, past Gatineau Park. Proprietor Dave Mayer has transformed a

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2018-12-14

Entertainment World Mourns The Passing Of Two Prominent Figures

Posted by: Steve

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at the age of 81. She known for her flexible style, spanning jazz, blues, R&B, soul and pop, Nancy Wilson recorded music for more than 50 years and released more than 70 albums,

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2018-12-14

Eating Out 101

Posted by: Codi

My Stronger Everyday Bootcamp continues for one more more week with 25 Days Of Fitmas.  You’d think I’d find it hard doing it this time of year and you couldn’t be more right.  Christmas meals, Christmas lunches and get togethers,

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2018-12-14

Yule Love This Finger Licking Good Product ;)

Posted by: Codi

Or is it just me who will love the KFC Chicken Scented Yule Log 😉 As a kid, it was my family staple for picnics and that smell that used to pipe through the car on the way there and

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2018-12-14

Raffle To Help Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind

Posted by: Codi

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has launched a raffle in time for Christmas. That raffle can win you two tickets to the Ottawa Senators vs. Minnesota Wild on Saturday, January 5 of the New Year plus parking pass. Tickets

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2018-12-13

2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Confirmed

Posted by: Steve

It’s official! Janet Jackson will join her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Janet Jackson earned her induction earlier today, along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def

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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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2018-12-13

Back On The Billboard Charts

Posted by: Codi

Late legend Dean Martin returns to the Billboard Hot 100 chart after almost half a century, as his version of the seasonal standard “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” debuts at No. 41. He earns his first entry in

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2018-12-13

Backpacks For The Homeless

Posted by: Codi

Just imagine if you can, being out on the streets in this kind of weather, this time of year.  It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s winter, you’re alone and you think maybe no one cares but that’s where you’re wrong. Ron

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2018-12-14

Forest Skating / Patinage en Foret Is A Wonderful Experience!

Posted by: Steve

Skating through a forest is nothing short of magical. This winter, you can do just that at Patinage en Foret, in Lac-des-Loups. That’s about an hour drive north of the Capital, past Gatineau Park. Proprietor Dave Mayer has transformed a

Read More..

2018-12-14

Entertainment World Mourns The Passing Of Two Prominent Figures

Posted by: Steve

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at the age of 81. She known for her flexible style, spanning jazz, blues, R&B, soul and pop, Nancy Wilson recorded music for more than 50 years and released more than 70 albums,

Read More..

2018-12-13

2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Confirmed

Posted by: Steve

It’s official! Janet Jackson will join her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Janet Jackson earned her induction earlier today, along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def

Read More..

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

Read More..

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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2018-12-12

Greeting Card Series For Challenging Situations

Posted by: Steve

Thoughtful Human is essentially the Hallmark cards of strained relationships and awkward ice-breakers. The messages get straight to the point and say the words you might have trouble voicing aloud. “I was being really selfish and immature. I’m sorry,” reads

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2018-12-12

Almonte Makes Readers Digest List of Top-20 Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

Posted by: Steve

Reader’s Digest magazine has published its annual list of the Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada, and the post card pretty town of Almonte, just west of Ottawa is number 4! According to the article, Almonte has served

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2018-12-11

Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

Posted by: Steve

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

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2018-12-11

Hockey Broadcast Legend Bob Cole To Call His Final NHL Game Next April

Posted by: Steve

The National Hockey League’s oldest rivalry will provide the backdrop for Canadian broadcast legend Bob Cole to call his final regular season game on Hockey Night in Canada. Bob Cole will handle play-by-play for the regular-season finale between the Toronto

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2018-12-10

Canada Tops Global Festive Ranking Of Top-25 ‘Christmassy’ Counties

Posted by: Steve

Canada is the #1 most ‘Christmassy’ country in the world, according to a “Global Festive Ranking” conducted by the website Taxi2Airport. We even beat out Norway, which is no small feat! According to the folks at Taxi2Airport… “Every country has

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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

Read More..

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

Read More..

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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2018-11-30

City Looking For Food Truck And Cart Vendors

Posted by: Nida

Attention food truck vendors! The City has 22 on-street food spaces available in 2019. There are 10 cart spaces and 12 truck spaces available. If you’re interested, the list of available locations can be found on ottawa.ca. A volunteer street-food selection

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2018-11-29

Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at Lansdowne

Posted by: Nida

The festive season officially begins in the Glebe this Friday November 30th with the lighting of one of Ottawa’s largest Christmas trees at Lansdowne. Following the lighting ceremony set for shortly after 6:00 p.m., enjoy a special  evening with the

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2018-11-28

Prominent Anti-Poverty Activist Harry Leslie Smith Has Died

Posted by: Brian

Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith is being remembered as one of a kind and a man who never wavered in his fight for equality and justice. The 95-year-old, who split his time between Canada and his native England, died in

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2018-11-28

Humboldt Broncos “Go Fund Me” Monies Distributed

Posted by: Brian

A Saskatchewan judge has approved a committee’s recommendation on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Justice Neil Gabrielson agreed that families who lost a loved one in the April 6

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