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ByWard Market ‘Inspiration Village’ Taking Shape

The city has installed 40 shipping containers on York Street in the ByWard Market, in preparation for an event space that will have free programming all summer. As part of Ottawa 2017, the city is creating a one-block “Inspiration Village,” with free

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The Ottawa Senators And New York Rangers Have History

It’s easy to forget that the Senators have won 11 Stanley Cups, most recently in 1927, when the New York Rangers were just entering the league as an expansion team. These were the original Senators, who after 1933-34 moved to

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[Video] Expo 67 Opened 50 Years Ago Today

Today marks a significant anniversary. Fifty years ago today, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, opened officially to the public. The Category One World’s Fair was held in Montreal, from April 27th

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Finally, A Quick Fix For The Dreaded Earworm!

We’ve all been victims of the earworm: that catchy piece of music that gets stuck in your head and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to dislodge it. Earworms are incredibly common; 90% of us suffer from earworms

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Fans Slow To Get Behind The Sens This Play Off Year

The Senators overtime victory last Sunday over the Boston Bruins moved them into the second round of the NHL playoffs. The best of 7 series against the New York Rangers, who beat the Montreal Canadiens in round 1, begins on Thursday night. Surprisingly,

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It’s World Penguin Day!

April 25th is World Penguin Day, timed to coincide with the annual northward march to the sea of Antarctic penguins, as autumn edges toward winter in that part of the world. According to a new report released today, there are

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Elton John Recovering After Contracting Serious Bacterial Infection

Elton John has cancelled more than a month of upcoming shows after contracting an unusual bacterial infection during a South America tour that left him in intensive care for two nights. John is scrapping all upcoming April and May dates of

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Retired OC Transpo Route 2 Honoured With A T-Shirt Design

Commuters will know that several OC Transpo route numbers were retired on Sunday, but the No. 2 will live on after being immortalized on a T-shirt designed by local artist Andrew King. The grey tees depict an old-style red and

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[Video] Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand!

One of the most successful personalities in show business is celebrating her birthday today! Barbra Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 24th in 1942. She was raised in a middle-class family and grew up dreaming of becoming

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[Video] Former Main Ingredient Lead Singer Cuba Gooding Sr Found Dead

Sad news. Sad circumstances too, by the sound of it. Cuba Gooding Sr, the lead singer of 70s soul group Main Ingredient and father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr, has died at the age of 72. Gooding Sr was found

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New Driver Exam In The UK Will Test GPS Navigation Skills

Not only do new drivers in the UK have to place a large “L” on the back of their vehicles, indicating that they are ‘learning’ to drive, but now there’s a new technological hurdle. As part of the practical exams

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Ottawa Is One Of The World’s Preferred Destinations For Millennials

A new online ranking has determined that Ottawa is among the best places in the world to live as a student or young professional. The list, created by Nestpick, a Berlin-based online rental company, ranked Ottawa 36th globally, behind three other Canadian

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The Sens Mile Isn’t Really A Mile – It’s Not Even A Kilometer

The Ottawa Senator’s are hoping to back the Boston bruins into a corner with another win tonight. On the topic of Ottawa and the NHL play-offs… the Ottawa Sun employs a lot of people with enquiring minds and some of

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Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind Dollars For Dogs Fundraiser Is Back

Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area! You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sunday, May 28, 2017, participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in

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Dirty Car Art!

How often has someone left a “Please Wash Me” message on your vehicle? Where one person might see a dirty car, another person sees only a blank canvas. Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev brings out the full artistic potential of dirty

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