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Google Makes Good On A Promise To Fix The Hamburger Emoji

In the wake of an online debate last month, Google has made good on a promise to fix its controversial hamburger emoji. In case you missed it, when a tweet about the problem with the emoji went viral – the

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Hall Of Fame Inductee Ken Dryden In Ottawa Tonight For Book Launch

Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to the launch of ‘Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey’. From the bestselling author and Hall of Fame inductee Ken Dryden,

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Cyber Monday On Track To Be A Record Breaker

Ottawa based Shopify has been tracking Cyber Monday sales today. Their figures reveal there are around $280,000 in sales being made every minute. By comparison, Shopify noted that at its peak, this year’s Black Friday was generating $1 million in

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World’s Worst Kept Secret Revealed Today

It’s official – Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle. Buckingham Palace confirmed the rumours, ending months of intense speculation. It was announced that the two were engaged earlier this month

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Shock And Dismay At The Lose Of Community Newspapers

Canada’s two largest newspaper companies have struck a deal to swap a total of 37 community newspapers and four free commuter papers, and shutting many of the newsrooms that once competed in those markets in an effort to cope with

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[Video] Nepean Point Redevelopment Plan Moves Ahead

The winning concept for the Nepean Point redevelopment has been revealed by the National Capital Commision. ‘Big River Landscape’ was submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc. The NCS’s Board

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[Video] Victoria Boy’s New Word Is On Oxford’s Watch List

An editor at Oxford Dictionaries in the United Kingdom has sent an encouraging message to a 6 year-old Victoria boy who created a media buzz by inventing a new word. Levi Budd came up with ‘levidrome’ to define a word

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Have Fun, But Not Too Much Fun On The Canada 150 Rink On The Hill

The city that fun forgot? That’s seems to be the general consensus from media outlets across the country following Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s Twitter Feed announcement about the $5.6 million dollar Canada150 Rink on the Hill. Earlier today, the Minister

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Bad Parrot

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried

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Here’s A Handy Avocado/Banana Ripening Hack

Avocados are one of my favourite foods. The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health.

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Mess With William Shatner At Your Own Risk

Toronto condo developer Brad Lamb isn’t making many celebrity friends these days. Canadian born actor, William Shatner, took him to task on Twitter overnight for using the names and likenesses of some of Hollywood’s biggest names as part of promotional

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Gatineau’s MosaïCanada Could Be Back Next Year

The immensely popular MosaïCanada horticultural exhibit could be returning to Gatineau next year. City councillors are set to discuss a resolution today to set aside money to bring the spectacular Canada 150 event back to Jacques-Cartier Park. MosaïCanada ran from

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Michael Buble Back To Host The 2018 Juno Awards In Vancouver

It’s back on! Michael Buble will be the host the 2018 Juno Awards. Michael had been tapped to host the music awards show last year before he had to bow out when his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. Bryan

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Mark Their Platinum Anniversary Today

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are marking 70 years since they wed in London’s Westminster Abbey. The Queen and Prince Philip were married on 20 November 1947. The wedding attracted worldwide attention and came just five years before Elizabeth

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Singer, Film & TV Actress Della Reese Has Died At 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running TV drama ‘Touched By An Angel,’ has died at the age of 86. Reese’s co-star on the

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