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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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Local Kombucha Company Fights Addiction

We loved our chat with Jon Ruby of Carlington Booch Tuesday morning.  Jon is the co-founder of a new company in Ottawa which produces traditionally-brewed kombucha, a fermented fizzy tea which has been around for centuries and has a ton

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Goldfish Cracker Recall

A brand of popular Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers are being called due to Salmonella contamination.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers sold in both 180 gram and 69-gram packages are being recalled.  No

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Fire Situation Worsens In Northeastern Ontario

Fire crews are desperately trying to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario, after evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames.The fires have often been helped along by

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And the Inductees Are……

Movie star Seth Rogen, actress Andrea Martin, Olympic skating medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are among those joining Canada’s Walk of Fame this year. The organization announced its list of inductees Monday morning.  It

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“All You Need Is Love” Children’s Book Comes Out In 2019

A new children’s book series based on songs by The Beatles is coming out next year. Simon and Schuster has announced the series will begin with “All You Need Is Love,” with illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in

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Major Queensway Closure for Last Weekend In July

Major traffic disruptions along the Queensway for the last weekend of July.  A section of highway 417 will be fully closed in both directions, with significant traffic impacts expected from 5 pm on July 28th to 11 am on July

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New Campaign Focuses On The Food We Waste

How much food do you throw out on any given week?  If you’re like most Canadians, it’s a whole lot! Now a new campaign is bringing together governments, non-government organizations and food retailers to tackle the food habits of Canadians

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Cars Destroyed In East-End Auction Parking Lot

A fire investigator has been called in after a dramatic early morning blaze at a Vars car auction yard that destroyed a number of vehicles. Responders were called to the large ADESA auction lot at 1717 Burton Road near Highway

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John Lennon Stamp Dedication in NYC in September

John Lennon is the next artist to be featured in the U-S Postal Service series of stamps honouring music icons. The Forever stamp will be dedicated September 7th in New York City.  The stamp pane will resemble a 45-record sleeve. 

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“Downton Abbey” Movie Starts Filming This Summer!

A popular import TV show is about to make the leap from the flat-screen to the big screen. There’s confirmation that “Downton Abbey” will be released as a movie. Focus Features says work on the movie will begin this summer.

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Royal Christening Official Photos

In honour of Prince Louis’ christening earlier this month, Kensington Palace has released four official photos taken after the ceremony. The images captured by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak show Prince William and his wife Kate posing with their three children

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Million Dollar Blaze In Barrhaven

Fifteen people have been left without a place to stay after a blaze in Barrhaven Thursday. Around 4:45 p.m., crews responded to several 911 calls reporting a townhouse fire at 244-A Claridge Drive. Smoke was visible from a distance and a

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Thailand Cave Rescue Story Coming To The Big Screen

That was fast! It’s only been a few days since 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach were pulled from the flooded cave where they were trapped for more than two weeks, but there’s already talk of a movie

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Is A Bad Mood Good For You?

Is there any benefit to being in a bad mood?  Apparently so. New research has found that being in a bad mood can help some people’s executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks.

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