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Recording Breaking Rainfall Recorded Today

Environment Canada says Wednesday’s rainfall in Ottawa broke the previous record set back in 1969. Ottawa airport reported 60 mm of rainfall from midnight to 2:30 PM. The previous record observed at the airport was 41.1 mm in 1969. Observers

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Whole Lotta Rain!

It was a very hot and dry summer – until a few days ago!  The Ottawa-area is now experiencing record rainfall. There are reports of localized flooding, flash floods and large amounts of water pooling on the roads. This marks

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Local Kombucha Company Fights Addiction

We loved our chat with Jon Ruby of Carlington Booch Tuesday morning.  Jon is the co-founder of a new company in Ottawa which produces traditionally-brewed kombucha, a fermented fizzy tea which has been around for centuries and has a ton

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Fire Situation Worsens In Northeastern Ontario

Fire crews are desperately trying to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario, after evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames.The fires have often been helped along by

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And the Inductees Are……

Movie star Seth Rogen, actress Andrea Martin, Olympic skating medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are among those joining Canada’s Walk of Fame this year. The organization announced its list of inductees Monday morning.  It

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Recall

  You may want to check your freezer as Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets and unbranded $10 Chicken Fries due to possible salmonella contamination.   The nuggets were sold in 907-gram packages (UPC code

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“All You Need Is Love” Children’s Book Comes Out In 2019

A new children’s book series based on songs by The Beatles is coming out next year. Simon and Schuster has announced the series will begin with “All You Need Is Love,” with illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in

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Major Queensway Closure for Last Weekend In July

Major traffic disruptions along the Queensway for the last weekend of July.  A section of highway 417 will be fully closed in both directions, with significant traffic impacts expected from 5 pm on July 28th to 11 am on July

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New Campaign Focuses On The Food We Waste

How much food do you throw out on any given week?  If you’re like most Canadians, it’s a whole lot! Now a new campaign is bringing together governments, non-government organizations and food retailers to tackle the food habits of Canadians

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Cars Destroyed In East-End Auction Parking Lot

A fire investigator has been called in after a dramatic early morning blaze at a Vars car auction yard that destroyed a number of vehicles. Responders were called to the large ADESA auction lot at 1717 Burton Road near Highway

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Huntclub & Riverside Tops List Of Most Dangerous Intersections – Again

For the fourth year in a row, the most dangerous intersection in Ottawa was at Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive, where 45 collisions occurred in 2017, more than at any other intersection with traffic lights. Hunt Club and Riverside

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John Lennon Stamp Dedication in NYC in September

John Lennon is the next artist to be featured in the U-S Postal Service series of stamps honouring music icons. The Forever stamp will be dedicated September 7th in New York City.  The stamp pane will resemble a 45-record sleeve. 

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“Downton Abbey” Movie Starts Filming This Summer!

A popular import TV show is about to make the leap from the flat-screen to the big screen. There’s confirmation that “Downton Abbey” will be released as a movie. Focus Features says work on the movie will begin this summer.

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Royal Christening Official Photos

In honour of Prince Louis’ christening earlier this month, Kensington Palace has released four official photos taken after the ceremony. The images captured by celebrity photographer Matt Holyoak show Prince William and his wife Kate posing with their three children

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Million Dollar Blaze In Barrhaven

Fifteen people have been left without a place to stay after a blaze in Barrhaven Thursday. Around 4:45 p.m., crews responded to several 911 calls reporting a townhouse fire at 244-A Claridge Drive. Smoke was visible from a distance and a

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