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Titanic Letter Sold At Auction

A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for $166,000 at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson

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Ottawa Eatery Makes Top 10 List Of New Restaurants

A restaurant on Sparks Street has made the top 10 list of new restaurants,  according to Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine.  Riviera was the only Ottawa restaurant to make the list. The restaurant is located in a beautifully-renovated former bank building

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Crikey – The Irwins Are Back!

Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.  The network announced Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, along with children Bindi and Robert, will reappear

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Hometown Fans Remember Gord Downie

The Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston is mourning the death of band frontman Gord Downie.  Kingston City Hall was illuminated in red and white last night in honour of Downie, who died Tuesday night at the age of 53, and

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No Fall Convocation Ceremony At Algonquin

It’s a special way to celebrate the achievement of completing college, but it won’t be happening this fall for several hundred students at Algonquin College.  As a faculty strike at Ontario’s 24 colleges continues with no end in sight, Algonquin

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Janes Chicken Product Recall

Breaded chicken products under the “Janes” brand name are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products include PubStyle Chicken Burgers and Breaded Chicken Cutlettes. Both are sold in 800-gram packages across the

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Tributes Pour In For “Trailer Park Boys” Actor

John Dunsworth’s co-stars on the “Trailer Park Boys” comedy series are among those paying tribute to the actor, who’s passed away at the age of 71. Mike Smith, known as Bubbles on the show, tweeted that he’s “beyond devastated” at

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Top Smartphone Pet Peeves

Smartphones – they’re everywhere.  And with the ability to use them pretty much everywhere, there are bound to be things we like and dislike about them. Carphone Warehouse recently asked 2,000 people to name their most hated smartphone habits, and

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Tragic Fire In Barrhaven

The Fire Marshall and the Ottawa Police arson squad have been called in to investigate Sunday’s fatal fire in Barrhaven, one that claimed the life of an elderly disabled woman.  Crews were called to 43 Elke Drive shortly after 4:15

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Most Common Superstitions

Is Friday the 13th a day when you want to stay in bed all day with your head under the covers for fear of what may happen?   Or are you one to to tackle the day head on, good or

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was along for the ride during Thursday’s first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada. The self-driving car equipped with BlackBerry Q-N-X software with hit the road in the west end of the region yesterday.

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Would You Consider Living In A Haunted House?

A new survey by the website realtor.com reveals that 33% of people are open to living in a haunted house. Here are some of the other survey findings: – 42% of people would not live in a haunted house. –

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Local Flu Season Could Be A Doozy

Local health officials are already warning the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. Officials with Ottawa Public Health have been watching flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere with concern. That’s because Australia has had its worst flu season

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Hundreds Of Drivers Nabbed In Operation Impact

It was a busy Thanksgiving long weekend for the Ottawa Police Service. From October 6-9,  officers were part of  the national road safety campaign known as “Operation Impact”. This police initiative was designed to remind people that an essential way

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Jeopardy Contestant Is On Fire!

Have you been watching? A quirky bartender from New York City is entertaining viewers as he continues to rack up cash on the game show Jeopardy! Austin Tyler Rogers of Manhattan has won $332,400 so far, and it’s probably safe

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