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[Video] You Can Lead A Cow To Water…

A video showing desert critters secretly filmed approaching a water bucket to quench their thirst is going viral. It was recently uploaded by John Wells from The Field Lab, a Southwest Texas alternative energy and sustainable living field laboratory. He

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Ottawa Information Sessions For Residents Affected By Flooding

The City of Ottawa will host information sessions for residents affected by the spring flooding. In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and

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[Video] The Oddest Music Instrument I’ve Ever Seen

While doing some research for an upcoming night in The Lounge, I came across the oddest musical instrument I have ever seen. Presenting the glass armonica, invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin. When Ben patented his new musical device

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Ottawa Tops All Canadian Cities In A Global Quality of Life Report

Deutsche Bank, the German bank has ranked 47 cities based on property prices, levels of pollution, cost of living, commute times and more. The top 10 included one Canadian city – ours! Ottawa ranked 7th on the list. The top-rated quality

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Several Jane’s Walks Are Planned For The Capital This Weekend

Jane Jacobs was born on May 4th in 1916. Jane was a Canadian/American journalist with no degree in planning or architecture. Yet she became arguably the most influential figure in city planning following the publication of her book ‘The Death and

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New Canadian Census Data Shows Some Local Anomalies

The town of Perth, just an hour west of Ottawa has a new claim to fame. It’s been named the location in the country where women most outnumber men. There are just under four men for every five women counted

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Blackout Blinds Are Back And Chic!

In 1939, at the outset of the Second World War, Britain enforced a mandatory blackout due to the threat of enemy air strikes. Residents were instructed to hang thick curtains made of black cotton over their windows at night so

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What To Do About Ottawa’s Fading Traffic Lane Lines?

We know that long Canadian winter’s take a huge toll on our roads and highways. The plethora of potholes that appear each spring are clear evidence of that! But there’s another issue that seems to generating a lot of attention

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Happy Birthday Engelbert Humperdinck!

Happy 81st birthday to Arnold George Dorsey, born on May 2nd, in Madras, India in 1936, when the country was still under British rule. His family moved to Leicester, England when he was 10 and he soon started showing an interest

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Apple’s Cash Reserves Worth More Than That Of UK & Canada Combined

When it reports its quarterly financial results tomorrow, Apple will likely have a quarter-trillion dollars in cash in the bank. That’s a greater hoard than any other company in recent US history, according to the Wall Street Journal. For comparison,

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Ottawa’s First Cat Cafe To Open Soon!

Ottawa’s first cat café will launch as soon as this week in Hintonburg, with a mission to find stray cats new homes. Feline Café owner is Josée Cyr. She got the idea after visiting a similar café in Montreal. Last

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ByWard Market ‘Inspiration Village’ Taking Shape

The city has installed 40 shipping containers on York Street in the ByWard Market, in preparation for an event space that will have free programming all summer. As part of Ottawa 2017, the city is creating a one-block “Inspiration Village,” with free

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The Ottawa Senators And New York Rangers Have History

It’s easy to forget that the Senators have won 11 Stanley Cups, most recently in 1927, when the New York Rangers were just entering the league as an expansion team. These were the original Senators, who after 1933-34 moved to

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[Video] Expo 67 Opened 50 Years Ago Today

Today marks a significant anniversary. Fifty years ago today, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, opened officially to the public. The Category One World’s Fair was held in Montreal, from April 27th

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Finally, A Quick Fix For The Dreaded Earworm!

We’ve all been victims of the earworm: that catchy piece of music that gets stuck in your head and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to dislodge it. Earworms are incredibly common; 90% of us suffer from earworms

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