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Ottawa Jazz Festival Pays Tribute to Queen Of Soul

It was an extraordinary summer evening four years ago in Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa – the night Aretha Franklin headlined the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.  My husband and I were jammed into the park along with thousands of other

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Contact Lens Stuck In Woman’s Eye For 28 Years!

A 42 year old woman in the UK unknowingly carried around a contact lens inside her eye for almost 3 decades! The woman’s incredible story has been published in the journal “BMJ Case Reports”. Doctors found the hard lens after

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Time To Relax!

You can thank a fourth-grader from Iowa for bestowing this day upon us. Sean Moeller was in primary school in 1985 when he told a newspaper reporter that too much work can make us sick, run down, tired and that’s

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Recall Of Children’s Drawstring Jackets

A brand of children’s jackets are being recalled because they have a drawstring at the bottom that could present a hazard. Health Canada says the Calikids nylon waterproof shell jacket, style S1654, are sold in blue, pink, red and yellow

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Looking Good For LRT

This fall’s timeline for the start of light rail in the capital is looking good. Rideau Transit Group says it’s “confident” the Confederation Line will be ready to roll in early November. In a memo to members of council, City

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Sweet Tribute To Fallen Police Officers

A 12-year-old Nova Scotia boy’s tribute to the police officers killed Friday in Fredericton has been viewed more than 375-thousand times on Facebook. Josh Cochrane of Yarmouth Nova Scotia wanted to do something to help comfort the grieving community, so

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New Gospel Duet For The King And His Daughter [VIDEO]

Fans of Elvis will be happy to know that a compilation of his gospel songs has just been released. Elvis Presley duets with his daughter Lisa Marie, on a newly revamped version of “Where No One Stands Alone,” the title

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More Local Road Construction To Watch For

Lots of roadwork construction for motorists to keep in mind over the next days and weeks in the capital region.  Here’s the latest list from the City of Ottawa:   Beginning today (Friday, August 10 at 9 pm), the northbound

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Baby Boomers Staying In Their Homes Longer

A new survey suggests eight in 10 baby boomers in Canada plan to remain in their homes for the next five years. That leaves some 17 per cent or 1.4 million boomers planning to buy and sell homes in the

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Carpool Karaoke Featuring Sir Paul Becomes Prime Time Special

You know it, you love it!  James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Paul McCartney on “The Late Late Show” in June was so popular that they’re going to expand it into a prime-time special. “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney

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Long Weekend Drowning At Ottawa Valley Resort

An investigation is underway by the OPP in Renfrew after reports of a drowning at Logos Land Resort near Cobden.  Police were called to the scene around 2:30 pm Sunday.  The victim was an 18 year old woman who’d been

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Meet The Newest Angels

We may know her best as Bella in the “Twilight” movies, but Kristen Stewart is now getting ready to become an angel. The actress will be co-starring in the Elizabeth Banks reboot of  “Charlie’s Angels.” Officials with Sony Pictures says

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Queensway Closure And Other Road Projects You Should Know About

The busy summer road construction season continues, and here are some upcoming events and projects from west to east that will have impacts on Ottawa traffic. Highway 416 – Beginning  today (Friday, July 27) at 9 pm, the on-ramp from

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City’s Burn Ban Lifted

Word from the city of Ottawa this morning is that in light of recent record rainfall, the open air fire ban has been lifted. However, Ottawa residents must obtain an Open Air Fire Permit (Burn Permit) to have an open air

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Whole Lotta Rain!

It was a very hot and dry summer – until a few days ago!  The Ottawa-area is now experiencing record rainfall. There are reports of localized flooding, flash floods and large amounts of water pooling on the roads. This marks

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