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Another Blast of Winter For The Capital Region!

Time to break out the shovels and snowblowers again! Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the National Capital Region calling for a significant snowfall. The forecast calls for 2-4 cm of steady snowfall starting around noon, another

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Massive Townhouse Fire In Nepean

Ottawa Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of yesterday’s massive four-alarm fire at a row house complex on Northview Road in Nepean. The first emergency calls came in at around 12:30 pm, with reports of flames visible at 34

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Electronic Tax Filing Back Online

Feel free to file your tax returns electronically again.  That was not the case all weekend though, which was frustrating for many Canadians hoping to get their taxes filed online. A notice was posted on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website

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Maple Syrup Is The New Superfood

Blueberries and broccoli move over – there’s a new kid in town! Welcome to the superfood team, Maple Syrup!  Science is now showing maple syrup to be a one-stop shop for beneficial compounds. Syrup is high in antioxidants that boost the

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Setting The Record Straight About Free Parks Canada Passes

While many Canadians have snapped up free Parks Canada passes for this year, Ontario officials want to make people aware that these passes won’t be valid in provincial parks. The Parks Canada Discovery Pass allows free access to all national

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Almost Time To Spring Forward

As the saying goes “spring forward, fall back”. Be prepared to lose an hour of sleep as this weekend marks the return to Daylight Saving Time.  What this means for us that the sun rises later but there’s more daylight

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Flu Cases Up In Ottawa

Flu cases are up locally compared with the same time last year. Ottawa Public Health officials say that’s because this flu season got underway a lot earlier. As of this week,  470 flu cases had been reported to Ottawa Public

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Freezing Rain Cancels Schoolbuses

The kids will be happy!  There are school bus cancellations for Ottawa schools as well as those in surrounding areas today.  Road conditions not the greatest after our latest bout with freezing rain. Environment Canada still has a freezing rain

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Another Reason To Check Smoke Detectors!

Ottawa fire officials say the fact an elderly couple was able to escape a fire in their home last night highlights the need to have working smoke detectors. On Sunday evening, a 911 call came in at 9:16 p.m. from

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Here We Go Again!

It’s happened again!  Another freezing rain warning for the Ottawa-area.  Might see a sneak peek of what’s to come later this afternoon, but more so during the evening hours.   According to Environment Canada,  a long-lasting period of freezing rain resulting

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Road Closures For Ottawa 2017 Red Bull Crashed Ice

As a result of Ottawa 2017’s Red Bull Crashed Ice event, there will be road closures and transit service impacts in and around the downtown core today through Sunday. Some roads around the Red Bull Crashed Ice venue beside the

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Graceland Entertainment Complex Grand Opening

Priscilla Presley will be on hand today at the grand opening of a 45-million-dollar entertainment complex at Graceland in Memphis. The complex features exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley. “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” will enable

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Top Ten Fraud Scams In Canada

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Canada’s Competition Bureau is marking the occasion with a top ten list of the scams that target Canadians. The list was compiled with the help of Better Business Bureaus across the country and other

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Major Curling Tournament Looking For Volunteers

Are you a fan of curling? Have some extra time on your hands?  Just so you know the search is now on for volunteers for the 2017 “Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings” being held here in the capital December

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Gatineau Police Investigate Two Suspicious Deaths

Police are expected to release more information today after a man and woman were found dead inside an apartment in Gatineau’s Hull sector Monday afternoon. A 3 year old child was also found alive and unharmed, and was taken to

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