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The Jetsons’ Set To Make A Live-Action TV Comeback

A live-action adaptation of classic cartoon ‘The Jetsons’ has received the go-ahead from ABC. The show will be a multi-camera sitcom, based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The Jetsons’, which premiered in 1962 on ABC and lasted for 24 episodes, was

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More Bike Repair Stations Popping Up Around Town

As part of an initiative to improve the safety of Ottawa’s road, the city has installed more bike repair stations (like the one pictured below). By the end of day today, a total of 17 of these stations will be

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[Video] Eclipse Seekers Aboard A Caribbean Cruise Will Have Their Own Soundtrack

This coming Monday’s cruise aboard the Oasis of The Seas may seem a little surreal for some passengers. Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler will be aboard the big ship to sing her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, just when the

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Beatles Memorabilia Keeps Turning Up 48 Years After The Break-Up Of The Band

More than 300 Beatles items are going up for sale at a memorabilia auction in Liverpool, England, on August 26th. The items on the block include the front door of the Arnold Grove, Wavertree home where George Harrison was born,

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Dolly Parton Goes Back To Her Second Childhood

Dolly Parton is set to release her first-ever children’s album in September. The album ‘I Believe in You’ will benefit her Imagination Library charity. Dolly wrote and recorded all 14 tracks for the album which will debut September 29th in

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Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Elvis Presley’s Death, Or Does It?

On August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden. The medical examiner’s official cause of death was “hypertensive heart disease associated with atherosclerotic heart disease.” But toxicologists found

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Look What Turned Up In The Garden!

When Mary Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in her garden 13 years ago, she thought it was gone for good. This week, it was found… on a carrot, plucked from the soil on the family farm. Mary thinks she

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Be Ready For Your ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cameo With This IKEA Rug Trick

Game of Thrones may be one of the most expensive TV shows ever produced, but the costume department still knows how to cut corners and save a few dollars by using a humble hack. According to Mashable, the fur capes

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Explore This Interactive Map Of Mother Tongues Spoken In Canada

Which languages are spoken in your neighborhood? Discover the native language of each of the 34,504,810 people who call Canada home. A very detailed analysis of Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census has produced this fascinating visualization of our collective mother tongues

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2017 – The Year Of The Big Wet!

Ottawa has broken a depressing amount of water-related weather records this year. So many, that Environment Canada has been calling 2017 “the year of the big wet.” To give you an idea of just how wet it has been, both

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Ottawa’s Astronomical Experts Invite You To A Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Event Next Monday

On Monday August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, treating the National Capital Region to a partial solar eclipse. This is a rare natural phenomenon and, with help from members of the Royal Astronomical

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[Video] The Crown – Season 2 Promises More Upheaval At The Palace

A teaser video just dropped for the second season of ‘The Crown’, and things are heating up at Buckingham Palace. The first season of the Netflix series nabbed 13 Emmy nominations for its stunning portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth

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Ottawa Hair Salon To Introduce Gender-Neutral Prices

Is it time for hair salons to stop charging different prices for men’s and women’s haircuts? A downtown Ottawa hair salon has taken that bold step and will soon be charging their clients based on how much work their hairstyle

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Ottawa’s Riviera Makes Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants Top-30 List

Air Canada has released its annual long list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants. Sadly, Ottawa was all but left out, but there was a bright spot. Riviera, a fine-dining restaurant on Sparks Street, made the 30-restaurant long list. Riviera has

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The Festival Of India Happens This Weekend In The Heart Of Ottawa

The Festival of India Ottawa starts up tomorrow (Friday) and continues right through the weekend at Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. This three day extravaganza features superb musical and dance acts from India and North America, more than sixty

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