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2018 Juno Award Nominees Announced This Morning

The 2018 Juno Awards nominees have just been announced. Album of the Year honours will go to one of the following; Arcade Fire, Johnny Reid, Michael Bublé, Ruth B or Shania Twain. International Album of the Year nominees include Kendrick

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Paul Simon Announces His Retirement From Touring

Less than a week after Elton John announced his retirement from touring in three years, Paul Simon has decided to throw in the touring towel too. Paul took to social media Monday to say his upcoming tour will be his

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‘Mayor For A Day’ Opportunity For Local High School Students

Do you know any civic-minded high school students who’d like to sit in the Mayor’s chair for a day? Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in conjunction with Youth Ottawa have just announced a ‘Mayor For A Day’ initiative. Applicants must be

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Many Actors Are Signing Fewer Autographs These Days

After 18 years of signing everything for fans, actor Bryan Cranston says “I’m retiring,” complaining he’s been “overwhelmed by requests”. Part of the problem is professional autograph hunters are often found at premieres and other events, collecting celebrity scribbles on

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Six More Weeks Of Winter, Or Not?

Using animal behaviour as a bellwether of seasonal change has been around for a long time… much longer than ground hog prognosticators like Punxsutawney Phil or Wiarton Willie. A robin’s song or a budding flower was always great indicator of

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The First Weekend Of Winterlude Has Arrived! 

The 40th edition of Winterlude begins this weekend with the Official Winterlude Launch on Friday, February 2nd. This year, the Winterlude fun will span three weekends, wrapping up on Monday, February 19 (Family Day in Ontario). The official sites are the

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Severed Forearm & Hand Of St. Francis Xavier On Display In Ottawa

The severed forearm and hand of St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic missionary who died almost 500 years ago, is on display in Ottawa. St. Francis Xavier died in China in 1552, but his body didn’t decompose. The Catholic Church says

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Make 2018 The Year You Take New Orleans Off Your Bucket List

New Orleans is fast approaching the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1718, meaning the Big Easy will be partying even hard this year. The city of New Orleans has grown to become a cultural bastion teeming with the best

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Swearing May Not Be Appropriate But It Does Make You Feel Better

For a long time, conventional wisdom held that swearing was not a very useful pain response. Many psychologists believed that swearing could actually make pain feel worse. But Richard Stephens wasn’t convinced. Richard is a psychologist and author of Black

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Tom Hanks To Play Mr. Rogers In A Biopic

Tom Hanks is set to portray late children’s television personality Mister Rogers in an upcoming biopic titled, ‘You Are My Friend’. Production will begin in September. The film is based on the real-life friendship between Mister Rogers, whose real name

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$1.50 Will Buy You A Home In Sardinia, But There’s A Catch

Looking to get away from it all? For just €1 (about $1.50), you can buy a Mediterranean country home in Sardinia’s mountainous Barbagia region. Ollolai, the region’s former capital, is selling hundreds of empty homes for next to nothing. Officials

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FREE Screening Of The Film ‘Jane’ At Wakefield’s Annual Doc Fest

Lots of variety at the 9th Annual Wakefield Doc Fest, which gets underway this weekend with a FREE screening of ‘Jane’, an Oscar nominated feature about the early life and work of Jane Goodall. The film traces the early years of her

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IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Has Died At 91

“People Say I Am Cheap, And I Don’t Mind If They Do” – Ingvar Kamprad. The retail world just lost a giant and a game-changer with the death of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away at the age of 91

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Free Activity! Rideau Hall’s Winter Celebration Is On This Weekend!

Governor General Julie Payette invites you to come to Rideau Hall with your family this weekend to enjoy fun activities and winter sports such as skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The annual Winter Celebration takes place on Saturday, January 27,

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Legendary Canadian Pianist And Former Senator Tommy Banks Has Died

Ottawa’s National Arts Centre has lowered its flag to half mast in memory of legendary jazz pianist Tommy Banks. The Edmonton jazz pianist and former senator died yesterday (Thursday) at the age of 81. His family has issued a statement

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