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Latest On This Weekend’s Wintry Mix

What we know about this weekend’s weather system is that it’s on its way.  Beyond that it’s difficult to determine what type of precipitation we’re in for.  Right now forecasters are saying a combination of rain, freezing rain and/or snow

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9/11 Gander Story To Be Made Into A Movie

The homegrown and Tony Award-winning musical “Come From Away” will be getting the big-screen treatment. Canadian husband-and-wife writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein — who penned the book, music, and lyrics — will also adapt the feature screenplay. The show is

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Significant Winter Storm On Its Way

Had to happen sometime.  A heads-up from Environment Canada, which has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa-area.  Here’s what it says: A significant winter storm expected this weekend. A low pressure system is expected to track over Southern

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Time To Clean Out The Fridge

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is observed every year on November 15.  Not the most popular chore but it’s something that needs to get done.  So get together a soap and hot water filled bucket, some disinfectant, a sponge or

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Jerseys for Upcoming NHL 100 Classic Game Unveiled

The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will wear their traditional colors with design enhancements when they play in the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday Dec. 16th. Each uniform simultaneously pays homage to the history of

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Lord Of The Rings TV Series On The Way

“Lord of the Rings” is headed to a flat-screen near you. And the people putting it there are the programming chiefs at Amazon. The streaming service says it has snared the global T-V rights to Lord of the Rings, which

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Voting Starts Today For Faculty At Ontario Colleges

Voting begins today and runs through Thursday for faculty members at Ontario’s colleges who must decide whether to accept the latest contract offer or continue a strike that’s now into its fifth week. Some 12-thousand college professors, instructors, counsellors and

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Celebrating World Kindness Day!

Today is WORLD KINDNESS DAY!  Simple acts of kindness go a long way in today’s society. World Kindness Day was introduced by the World Kindness Movement in 1998. Take a moment to do something kind for somebody in celebration of World

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Celeb Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Passes Away

She was the closest thing to TMZ before TMZ came along. Syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at the age of 94. For more than a quarter century, her column was one of the most widely-read celebrity-driven features in

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“Magnum P.I.” Actor Dies At 84

One of the supporting stars in the T-V series “Magnum P.I.” has died. John Hillerman played the straight-laced Jonathan Higgins to Tom Selleck’s lead character in the popular 1980s T-V series. Hillerman was 84, and reports say he had been

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Take Time To Remember

Sunny skies and chilly temperatures in the forecast for Saturday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies around the Ottawa-area.  The biggest ceremony of all is the one that takes place in downtown Ottawa at the National War Memorial. Diana Abel of Brampton serves

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The Future of Skin Cancer Detection

Four students from Hamilton’s McMaster University have won a $50,000 prize to further develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer. The recent grads in electrical biomedical engineering earned the International James Dyson Award for their final

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First Taste Of Wintry Weather

Much of Ontario will be getting its first taste of winter this evening — and areas around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay may get the worst of it. Environment Canada has issued snow squall watches from Sarnia through Barrie and north to Sault

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Vote In Ontario College Strike Set For Next Week

The bargaining team for Ontario’s 24 colleges says striking faculty members will vote on the employers’ latest contract offer next week. Talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union — which represents the striking workers — and the College Employer

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Tells All In New Book

Attention musical theatre fans! Famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is writing his autobiography! It’s called “Unmasked” and it comes out March 6, two weeks before his 70th birthday. Lloyd Webber is promising to dish on such celebrities as Barbra Streisand,

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