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City Warns Residents About Water Filtration Salespeople

Have you ever answered the door only to have an aggressive salesperson try to sell you a new water filtration system?  The City of Ottawa is again warning residents to be aware of door-to-door salespeople posing as water-quality technicians and

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Canada 150 Horticulture Exhibit Opens June 30th

Something pretty incredible is taking shape in Jacques-Cartier Park, and it’ll be open to the public in time for Canada Day. For 107 days starting June 30th, Jacques-Cartier Park will host the biggest horticultural event in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA 150. The theme

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Horrific And Deadly Fire In West London

Six people are dead at least 64 others injured after a deadly fire raced through a 24-floor apartment tower in west London overnight, London Police believe the death toll is likely to rise during what’s expected to be a complex

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Most Ottawa Beaches Open This Weekend

A sure sign that summer is almost here. Three of Ottawa’s outdoor beaches are set to open this weekend – Britannia, Westboro and Mooney’s Bay. However, continued issues with high water has delayed the preparation of Petrie Island beach.  Although

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Could Be The End Of The Line For Sears In Canada

Things are going from bad to worse for Sears Canada. The company is reviewing its strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company,  as it warns there’s “significant doubt” regarding its ability to continue operations. The retailer says that

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Who Are The Top Earning Celebrities?

Over the years he’s been known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and just plain old Diddy. But now Sean Combs can be called something else: the highest-paid celebrity on the planet. The title is bestowed on his by his own

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Urgent Need For Donors During National Blood Donor Week

It’s National Blood Donor Week, typically a time to celebrate donors across the country.  This year though, Canadian Blood Services is focused on a critical need for blood donations and is urging Canadians to make an appointment to donate before

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Heat Warning Continues For The Capital

To think that less than a week ago we were complaining about a lack of sun and cool temperatures.  Now we’re into day two of a heat warning for the capital region. Environment Canada calls it the first “heat event”

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Voluntary Recall of Some Iogo Yogurt Products

Ultima Foods is recalling seven yogurt products under the brand name Iogo because they may contain pieces of plastic. The company says the affected items were sold in all three prairie provinces, as well as B-C, Ontario and Quebec. Full

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Today Is Tax Freedom Day

Canadian families celebrate Tax Freedom Day today, the 9th of June. This according to annual calculations from the Fraser Institute. Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial and municipal governments. If

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Remaining Grey Cup Tickets On Sale To The Public Today

Last chance to snag tickets to this year’s Grey Cup. Fewer than 3,000 tickets remain for the big game at TD Place Stadium Sunday November 26th.  Those remaining tickets go on sale to the general public as of this morning

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Spring Giveaway Weekend Coming Up!

Remember the saying “one man’s junk is another man’s joy”? That holds true during the Spring Giveaway Weekend, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday. Instead of putting your unwanted stuff in the garbage — set it out at the

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80’s Movie To Be Adapted For Broadway

A 1980’s movie that starred Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver will get new life as a Broadway play. “Working Girl” is being adapted into a musical. The music for the production will be written by Cyndi Lauper, who

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Male Exposing Himself In Orleans

The Ottawa Police Service is looking for help in identifying a suspect who exposed himself in a quiet neighbourhood in Orleans. Last Wednesday (May 31) at around 10 pm, a teenaged female was walking on Prestwick Drive towards her home.

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More Drones Than Ever In Canada

A University of Calgary professor says it’s only a matter of time before near misses between drones and aircraft turn into something worse. Associate professor Chris Hugenholtz  found there are now more drones in the air in Canada than piloted

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