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CNE Food Concession Favourite – A Gold Leaf Ice Cream Bar

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is known for challenging the taste buds of all who choose to eat there with its crazy food creations and oddball pairings… and every year the menu gets more and more bizarre. For example, this

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Scientists Pin-Point Source Of Elephants’ Cancer Immunity

When it comes to cancer rates in the animal kingdom, elephants are an anomaly. Cancer should be more common among larger species, but with elephants, that simply isn’t the case. Only about 5 percent of elephants die from cancer, compared

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How To Build A Better Lid…

Tim Hortons’ has been using the same lids for 20 years despite customer complaints that they leak. But Timmy’s is coming out with new, more environmentally-friendly packaging at six locations, featuring lids that can be properly closed. Six of the

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[Video] Aretha Franklin – The Voice Of A Generation Silenced At 76

Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, was so much more than just the ‘Queen of Soul.’ Her rise to super stardom coincided with a virtual powder keg of politics, the

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Ontario Doctor Calling For A Ban On Wire BBQ Brushes

As the number of serious injuries continues to grow, an Ontario surgeon is calling on Health Canada to ban metal-bristle barbeque brushes. In less than five years, Health Canada has received reports of 46 injuries caused by tiny metal bristles,

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Time Is Running Out To Exchange Old OC Transpo Paper Tickets

Time to check you purse, wallet, or kitchen drawer. Those old sheets of OC Transpo paper bus tickets will no longer have any value or be exchangeable toward new fare products after Friday, August 31st. Customers who still have expired

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On This Day In 1962, Ringo Starr Joined The Beatles

56 years ago today, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison asked Ringo Starr to “join the band.” While the Beatles were formed in 1957, Ringo didn’t join until 1962, replacing original drummer Pete Best. Ringo had previously been a

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70% Chance El Niño Will Make A Comeback This Year

Remember how last winter seemed to go on forever? And it was a lot colder and snowier than normal too. But this year, we might just get a little lucky. According to experts there is a 70% chance that El

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Innovation Pod Unveiling Tomorrow At Landsdowne Park

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, will be on hand for the opening of the Made Mill Innovation Pod’s residence at Lansdowne Park. The Innovation Pod is a mobile studio and multi-use space designed as a creative space for musicians and artists. The

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Local Honour For Grand Slam Champ Gabriela Dabrowski

On Monday, the City of Ottawa officially dedicated the Gabriela Dabrowski Tennis Courts at the Russell Boyd Park, on Bernard Street, in the south end, where the Canadian doubles star first honed her craft and still practices today. The city

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The Great North America Blackout Of 2003

Tomorrow will mark the 15th anniversary of one of the largest blackouts in North American history, affecting parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, including the Nation’s Capital. It happened on August 14th, 2003, on a typically hot

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Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Is Reportedly Gravely Ill

A close friend of Aretha Franklin is confirming that the ‘Queen of Soul’ is seriously ill. Detroit news anchor, Evrod Cassimy, reported that “Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.” He spoke with her family members on Sunday evening, who were gathered

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Toronto Mall Food Court All But Eliminates Food Waste And Packaging

A waste audit of the food court at Carleton University in Ottawa last year found that only 12 per cent of waste was recycled or composted, even though 22 per cent of the waste headed for the dump could have

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The 3 Phases Of Retirement: Go-Go, Slow-Go, No-Go

How much money will you need after you retire? Likely less than you might think. That’s from an article in the Financial Times. People tend to spend more immediately after retiring as they check items off their bucket lists. Those

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[Audio Video] Cher Covers ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme”

Cher seems to be everywhere these days… in theaters, starring in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, on Broadway in “The Cher Show”, and all over social media, where she has increased her online presence lately. Soon, Cher may be

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