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[Video] Go Olly Go!

A very determined Jack Russell terrier’s face-planting moment and dogged determination didn’t win him any prizes at the annual Crufts dog show, but Olly just won the internet! Watch as Olly is escorted around the obstacle course at the Crufts

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately

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Zzzz – It’s National Napping Day!

It’s not too late to take a few minutes out of the day to observe National Napping Day! The holiday was created in 1999 by Boston University professor William Anthony, and his wife Camille, as a means of spreading awareness

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[Video] R.I.P. Joni Sledge Of The Disco Group Sister Sledge

Joni Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. She had not been ill and the cause of death is unknown. Joni

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Sunrise Records Reveals More Details About Expansion Plans

As you may have heard, Sunrise Records recently announced that it’ll be taking over the leases of 70 former HMV locations in malls across Canada… including the former HMV location at Place d’Orleans. HMV Canada was put into receivership earlier

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Bryan Adams & Russell Peters Named 2017 Juno Award Co-hosts

After weeks of speculation, Juno Award organizers have made it official. Michael Buble won’t be hosting the awards ceremony on April 2nd, at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. Michael Buble and his wife chose to put their careers on hold last

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Homemade Jam, Cheese & Roasted Coffee Vendors Given The Green Light To Sell In The ByWard Market

Ottawa City Council has given the thumbs up to Local coffee roasters, cheese makers and jam producers who could soon be selling their wares at stands at the ByWard and Parkdale markets. The city is expanding the criteria for its

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Ottawa Is Canada’s Most Uber-friendly City – StatsCan

According to recent data from StatsCan, the sharing economy is a rapidly growing sector across the country. The report, released in late February, shows that 7% of Canadian adults have used a ride sharing service (like Uber) and 4.2% had

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City Of Ottawa Has Already Plowed Through This Year’s Snow Clearing Budget

This was predictable, given the trend over the past number of years… The City of Ottawa spent $13.8 million more on snow and ice removal last year than was budgeted, making 2016 the 5th straight year in which the city

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Youngest Ever Scripps National Spelling Bee Competitor Is Just 5 Years Old

Meet 5-year-old Edith Fuller, winner of the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee, held in Tulsa last Saturday. That win has earned Edith a place on the stage at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which starts on May

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Eyesore Or Heritage Building? The Civic Pharmacy Is For Sale

The building – and landmark “CIVIC” pharmacy sign – at the corner of Carling and Holland is up for sale for $3,360,000. Years ago, the letters used to rotate and it was lit up at night. Local freelance designer, and

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Lofree Brings Back The Tactile Joy Of Tapping On A Typewriter

There are some satisfying tactile experiences that just can’t be replicated, like the joy of tapping away on an actual typewriter, for example. It might be hard to find an original “Underwood” typewriter, but the Lofree Keyboard aims to retain

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Dame Vera Lynn Will Celebrate Her 100th Birthday Later This Month!

“The Forces’ Sweetheart” – renowned World War II singer Vera Lynn will celebrate her birthday on March 20th by becoming the first singer in history to release a new album at age 100! “Vera Lynn 100” will feature her original

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Americians Experiencing Voter Regret Aren’t The Only Ones Who Want Barack Back!

“Oui on peut!”… I’m a little amused by a campaign in France, urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. An online petition has already attracted more than 45,000 signatures in 10 days. The organizers behind

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Investors Snap-Up Snapchat On First Day Of IPO

The TSX composite closed down 63.03 points today… Meanwhile, the company behind Snapchat is trading sharply higher in its Wall Street debut. Snap Inc. jumped $7, or 41 per cent, to $24 a share. Snap’s IPO is one of the

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