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International Team Of Linguists Keeps Track Of Canadianisms

For the first time since 1967, there’s a new edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. The dictionary is a work in progress, assembled by an international team of linguists. The goal of the project is to assemble

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[Archival Video] Ottawa Ice Storm Of 1942 Wreaks Havoc On Public Transit

Excellent vintage film footage of Ottawa Electric Railway streetcars frozen in their tracks on Laurier Street in the aftermath of an ice storm in 1942. A work car is seen being pulled (and pushed) by bulldozers in an attempt to

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Ottawa Just Experienced Its Snowiest March 24th Since 1926

Today’s near record setting 10 cm (plus) early spring snowstorm led to traffic chaos, collisions, and frustration for pedestrians and motorists. Ottawa Police report there were 65 collisions on area roads before the noon hour. Some OC Transpo buses got

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Ottawa Chosen For Another Exciting Red Bull Event

Red Bull is adding a stop in the Nation’s Capital to its 2017 Global Rallycross racing series this June, marking the first time one of the events has been held in Canada. The two-day race event on June 17th and 18th will

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Federal By-Election Advance Polls Open Tomorrow In Ottawa-Vanier

If you live in the Ottawa-Vanier riding, make your vote count! There are several ways you can vote in the upcoming Federal by-election. 1. You can vote on Election Day – Monday, April 3rd. The polls will be open from

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Habs Captain Max Pacioretty Says NHL Players Want To Participate At The 2018 Olympics

According to a Sportsnet report, Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is one of a growing number of hockey players speaking out against the possibility of the National Hockey League not participating in the 2018 Olympics. “People want to see us go,

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Donald Trump’s White House Breaks With A Century Long Tradition

The 45th president of the United States appears poised to become the first in over a century to not have a dog, or any pet, for that matter in the White House. Earlier this year, a golden doodle named ‘Patton’

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Google Maps Tool Offers A Parking Reminder To Help Avoid Being Ticketed Or Towed

Google Maps is hoping to make getting a parking ticket obsolete. The latest release of Google Maps allows absent-minded drivers to easily pinpoint their car and get back to it before Ottawa’s very efficient parking enforcement officers get there! A

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[Video] Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductee Betty Kennedy Passes Away At 91

One of Canada’s best-known television personalities and a pioneering broadcaster who helped make way for women in the industry, Betty Kennedy has died. She was 91. The veteran journalist and broadcaster was one of the country’s most recognized voices and

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You Might Actually Be Richer Than You Think

“You’re richer than you think” is the most recognized tag line among Canadian banks, with an 85% recall rate among consumers. Here’s a real world example of how that phrase might actually apply to you. The Bank Of Canada is

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Being Dark Blue On This Map Is A Good Thing

Norwegians have more reason than ever to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. After ranking fourth for the last two years, Norway jumped three spots and displaced three-time winner Denmark to take the title of “world’s happiest country” for the

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The Boot Gets The Boot, By A Rubber Ducky!

The voters have spoken. The boot has been given the boot, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got a thumbs down. More than 4.3 million voters from 146 countries weighed in on which player tokens they wanted

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How Does Your Internet Speed Stack Up?

The city and the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority joined forces this week to launch the Internet Performance Test, for those who might be wondering is their “high-speed” Internet service is regularly stuck in a traffic jam. To participate in

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Netflix Users Have Spoken, With A Thumbs Up

Netflix has announced that they have plans to replace user star ratings with a simple thumbs ups & thumbs down rating system – maybe as a nod to Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert? A Netflix VP made the announcement yesterday.

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Google Asks Canadian Students To Submit A Canada 150 Doodle Design

Calling all budding graphic designers and artists! Google is asking Canadian students to submit a design for a “Canada 150” banner that will sit at the top of the search engine home page on July 1st. Students from kindergarten to Grade 12

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