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Shopify Expanding

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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Karlsson Will Start Against Vancouver

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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Nunavut Being Added To Centennial Flame

Nunavut joined the Canadian federation nearly two decades ago, but it’s only now taking its place among the other territories and provinces surrounding the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill. The 12-sided stone fountain at the foot of the walkway leading to the Peace Tower

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Sears Canada, End Of The Road, Liquidating

It looks like the end of the line for a venerable Canadian retailer. Sears Canada hasn’t been able to find a buyer and is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets. It wants to

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Tulip Summit In Ottawa This Week

Delegates representing 10 countries will be here in Ottawa this week for the 7th Annual World Tulip Summit. The Summit is a bi-annual meeting of the world’s tulip community to celebrate the tulip as a symbol of international friendship and peace. This year marks the

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Brooke Henderson Wins Major In New Zealand

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls won the weather-delayed New Zealand Women’s Open on Monday, finishing off a 3-under 69 for a five-stroke victory. Henderson finished at 17-under-par 271. She also won the Meijer LPGA Classic in June in Michigan. She

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Paramedics Deliver Baby, Along Rideau Canal, En-route To Hospital

Early Saturday morning, Ottawa Paramedics responded to a call for woman in labour that occurred in the Alta Vista and Pleasant Park area. Paramedics were transporting the woman to the Ottawa Hospital when the baby decided she wanted to be

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Senators Re-Sign Anderson

The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of 4.75 million dollars (US). Anderson will make 5.5 million in the first year of the contract and 4 million in the

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Actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus Discloses She Has Breast Cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced today she has breast cancer. She made the disclosure in a post on her official Twitter account saying “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one He tweet went on to advocate the need

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Metro, Jean Coutu Merger Coming?

Grocery retailer Metro says it’s in exclusive talks with Quebec-based drug store chain Jean Coutu Group. Analysts suspected such a move this morning when regulators suspended trading of both companies. The possible merger comes four years after Loblaw announced its

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Welcome To Autumn, “Heat Warning” Issued

The calendar indicates autumn officially arrives at 4:02pm this afternoon but we will continue to enjoy summer like weather this weekend. Ottawa Public Health is advising residents and visitors to take precautions during the hot weather expected this weekend and

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Wiarton Willie Has Died

Canada’s most famous weather prognosticating groundhog has died at the age of 13. Wiarton Willie drew crowds to the small town of Wiarton, Ontario each February for Groundhog Day festivities. Willie died on Friday and the town is planning a

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Mexico City Rocked By Quake-Update-42 Dead

Forty-two people are now reported to have died after a powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico today, causing buildings to sway in the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its preliminary magnitude at 7.1. There have been no reports of damage

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British PM Theresa May In Town

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is confident Canada will maintain strong trade ties with the U-K as Britain pulls out of the European Union. At a joint news conference on Parliament Hill, Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May

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Ottawa Police Searching For Missing 14 Year Old Girl

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for public assistance in locating missing Abigail (Abby) Dormer, 14 years old, from Ottawa. Abigail has been missing since September 1st and was last seen in the downtown Ottawa area on Friday, September 8th.

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