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2019-05-22

The Next Frontier In Heart Health Is… A Toilet Seat?

Posted by: Steve

Most doctors would agree that even the most well-meaning patients who suffer from heart-related issues won’t measure their blood pressure every day, so research engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology set out to find an easy way to monitor

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2019-05-22

New Amazon Fulfillment Centre Looking To Fill 600 Jobs Locally

Posted by: Steve

The new Amazon fulfillment centre, slated to open in the Ottawa-area, is looking to fill more than 600 full-time positions. Anyone interested in working at the facility on Boundary Road, in Carlsbad Springs, can apply online. In a statement, Varun

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2019-05-22

A Day To Refresh Your Passion

Posted by: Codi

Let’s face it…..it was a very long winter for everyone.  If you’re like me and finding it hard to get that little kick-start we all need, maybe it’s time we all Refresh Our Passion. There is no better way to

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2019-05-22

Think You Have Shoes?

Posted by: Codi

Honestly I think each of us has a bit of shoe fetish in us.  Men, women, kids, even animals who like to sleep in them or chew on them 😉 But I think this might be a problem…..I say that

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2019-05-21

Archaeologists Uncover Remnants Of Military Barracks On Parliament Hill

Posted by: Steve

Beneath the tulips, trees, lawns and statues on Parliament Hill lie the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation and the founding of Ottawa. Three years after Ottawa was named the capital of the United Province of Canada

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2019-05-21

Should We Bring Back Dandelion Fest?

Posted by: Steve

I was joking with Brian that right after the Tulip Festival, we should stage a Dandelion Festival, because they are so annoyingly abundant in Mid-May. Apparently, there used to be a Dandelion Festival Kemptville not long ago. Next Sunday is

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2019-05-21

Caesar This Great Book!!

Posted by: Codi

It’s like the perfect trifecta when you think about it. It’s a book…..about a drink…..and it’s Canadian. Hot off the presses, it’s the first of it’s kind, the coffee table book dedicated to our favorite drink…..The Caesar.  50 Years.  50

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2019-05-17

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Herman Wouk Has Died At 103

Posted by: Steve

Herman Wouk (wohk), the author of “The Caine Mutiny” and the World War II epics, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” has died at age 103, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday. Literary agent Amy Rennert says

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2019-05-17

This Makes Me Sad Not Grumpy :(

Posted by: Codi

I know animals don’t live as long as us humans do and maybe that is what makes it harder.  For me, even when I don’t know the animal who passes, I still find it hard, for the owner and the

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2019-05-16

Sheep Shearing Festival this weekend!

Posted by: Steve

This Victoria Day long weekend, visitors to the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum will be able to learn all about wool by participating in various activities and demonstrations. Attend sheep shearing, sheep herding and sheepdog agility demonstrations. You can also

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2019-05-22

The Next Frontier In Heart Health Is… A Toilet Seat?

Posted by: Steve

Most doctors would agree that even the most well-meaning patients who suffer from heart-related issues won’t measure their blood pressure every day, so research engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology set out to find an easy way to monitor

Read More..

2019-05-22

New Amazon Fulfillment Centre Looking To Fill 600 Jobs Locally

Posted by: Steve

The new Amazon fulfillment centre, slated to open in the Ottawa-area, is looking to fill more than 600 full-time positions. Anyone interested in working at the facility on Boundary Road, in Carlsbad Springs, can apply online. In a statement, Varun

Read More..

2019-05-21

Archaeologists Uncover Remnants Of Military Barracks On Parliament Hill

Posted by: Steve

Beneath the tulips, trees, lawns and statues on Parliament Hill lie the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation and the founding of Ottawa. Three years after Ottawa was named the capital of the United Province of Canada

Read More..

2019-05-21

Should We Bring Back Dandelion Fest?

Posted by: Steve

I was joking with Brian that right after the Tulip Festival, we should stage a Dandelion Festival, because they are so annoyingly abundant in Mid-May. Apparently, there used to be a Dandelion Festival Kemptville not long ago. Next Sunday is

Read More..

2019-05-17

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Herman Wouk Has Died At 103

Posted by: Steve

Herman Wouk (wohk), the author of “The Caine Mutiny” and the World War II epics, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” has died at age 103, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday. Literary agent Amy Rennert says

Read More..

2019-05-16

Sheep Shearing Festival this weekend!

Posted by: Steve

This Victoria Day long weekend, visitors to the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum will be able to learn all about wool by participating in various activities and demonstrations. Attend sheep shearing, sheep herding and sheepdog agility demonstrations. You can also

Read More..

2019-05-16

‘Rabbit’ Sculpture By Jeff Koons Sells For A Record $91 Million

Posted by: Steve

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist,

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2019-05-14

Canada Is World’s Worst Offender When It Comes To CO2 Emissions Per Kilometre Driven

Posted by: Steve

Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer except in Vancouver – where a perfect storm of factors will likely ensure motorists continue to set new all-time records at the pumps. Meanwhile, we’re

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2019-05-14

[Video] Comic Actor Tim Conway Has Died At 85

Posted by: Steve

Comedian Tim Conway died earlier today at a Los Angeles care facility. He was 85. According to a spokesperson, the cause of death was a disorder in which there is an excess of fluid on the brain. His wife and

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2019-05-13

Cycling Advocates To Celebrate 5th Annual Bike Day On The Hill

Posted by: Steve

Canada’s Fifth Annual Bike Day on the Hill takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14th) from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Parliament Hill. Federal politicians, cyclists and cycling advocates will join together for a few words on cycling, a photo

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2019-05-16

Collision Investigators Seek Public’s Help Identifying Suspect In Hit And Run

Posted by: Steve

According to Ottawa Police, The male cyclist involved in a hit and run collision this morning has succumbed to his injuries in hospital. No further information on the individual’s identity will be released. Investigators are still requesting the public’s assistance

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2019-05-02

Maple Leafs, Red Wings Hockey Legend Red Kelly Dead At 91

Posted by: Steve

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at age 91. Red Kelly was born Leonard Patrick Kelly on July 9, 1927 in Simcoe, Ontario,

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2019-05-02

Olympic Medalist Kaetlyn Osmond Retires

Posted by: Brian

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond is retiring from competitive figure skating. She won a world title last year in Italy and two Olympic medals at the Pyeongchang Games. The 23-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., won Olympic gold in the team event and

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2019-05-01

Perth’s Ian Millar Retires

Posted by: Brian

Canadian equestrian Ian Millar has retired from international show jumping competition, ending an illustrious career that included multiple Grand Prix titles and an Olympic silver medal in 2008. Photo source:  millarbrookefarm.com    

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2019-04-30

Ottawa Spring Flood 2019 by the Numbers

Posted by: Steve

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30 (Information included below is current as of 10 am on Tuesday, April 30) 10, 242 volunteers have helped at the three sites since Friday, April 19, with 1,586 volunteers helping on Monday, April 29 1,175,500 sandbags

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2019-04-29

Police Looking For Missing 12 Year Old Girl

Posted by: Brian

Police are appealing for help to locate a missing 12 year old girl. Police said Lily Izabayo of Ottawa was last seen this morning at 8:25am in 300 block of Goulburn Crescent. Her family is concerned for her well-being. Lily

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2019-04-26

Hydro-Quebec On Chute Bell Dam – “We Are Entering Into An Unknown Zone”

Posted by: Steve

Simon Racicot, director of production and maintenance with Hydro-Quebec, told reporters on Thursday evening (April 25th) the dam at Chute Bell was built to withstand what he called a millennial flood. “That means a flood that happens every 1,000 years,”

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2019-04-26

City Prepares For Evacuation In Flood Zones

Posted by: Brian

People living in some flood-threatened Ottawa neighbourhoods could be asked to leave their homes in the coming days as levels on the Ottawa River continue to rise. Late this afternoon deputy mayor George Darouze said the city ward most at

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2019-04-25

ALERT: Bell Falls Hydroelectric Dam On The Rouge River Is At Imminent Risk Of Failure

Posted by: Steve

ALERT: Quebec’s Public Security Ministry is warning that the hydroelectric dam at Bell Falls on the Rouge River in the western Laurentian’s region is at imminent risk of failure. The ministry is advising anyone down river from the dam to

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2019-04-25

City Of Ottawa Declares State Of Emergency-Flooding

Posted by: Brian

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency as river levels continue to rise, threatening to surpass those reached during devastating flooding two years ago. Watson made the announcement during a news conference Thursday afternoon. River authorities are now

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