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Another Close Shave, Astronomically Speaking

Astronomers around the world be keeping a close eye on a roughly 20-metre-wide (house sized) asteroid on Thursday as it flies well within the moon’s orbit, about 50,000 kilometres above Earth. While this asteroid currently poses no threat to Earth,

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Green Spaces Good For Our Collective Health

A new study suggests having a daily dose of trees and other greenery can extend your life. Dan Crouse of the University of New Brunswick, along with other researchers studied 1.3 million Canadians in 30 cities over an 11-year period.

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Nunavut Being Added To Centennial Flame

Nunavut joined the Canadian federation nearly two decades ago, but it’s only now taking its place among the other territories and provinces surrounding the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill. The 12-sided stone fountain at the foot of the walkway leading to the Peace Tower

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Local Flu Season Could Be A Doozy

Local health officials are already warning the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. Officials with Ottawa Public Health have been watching flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere with concern. That’s because Australia has had its worst flu season

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Time To Go A Little Batty

Its the time of year you tend to start thinking of bats with Halloween, horror movies and vampire bats, Count Dracula, muhahahah.  However in reality, bats are nothing like the caped romantic villain, but they also do get a bad

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Hundreds Of Drivers Nabbed In Operation Impact

It was a busy Thanksgiving long weekend for the Ottawa Police Service. From October 6-9,  officers were part of  the national road safety campaign known as “Operation Impact”. This police initiative was designed to remind people that an essential way

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The Rolls Royce Hood Ornament And The Story of Forbidden Passion Behind It

The very first Rolls-Royce motorcars didn’t have hood ornaments. They simply carried the Rolls-Royce emblem. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough for some of their customers, who believed that such a prestigious vehicle should have its own luxurious mascot. Enter ‘The

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Shania Tops The Album Chart For The First Time In 15 Years!

Shania Twain is reclaiming the number one position the charts with her first studio album in 15 years. Shain’s latest release “Now” rose to the peak position of the Billboard U.S. album charts in its debut week. It sold 137,000

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[Video] iPhone Designer Thinks We Are Misusing The Device

He’s the man who helped designed the smart phone that set the standard for all smartphones to be measured by. But it seems that Jony Ive isn’t that impressed with everyone’s use of the device he helped to pioneer. Jony

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Sears Canada, End Of The Road, Liquidating

It looks like the end of the line for a venerable Canadian retailer. Sears Canada hasn’t been able to find a buyer and is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets. It wants to

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Let’s All Be A Kid And Celebrate ;)

Everyone loves a special occasion and what better way to appreciate the diversity of celebrations in Canada than through Kids Celebrate!, a traveling exhibition presented at the Canadian Children’s Museum from now until January 1. Kids Celebrate! invites children aged

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Jeopardy Contestant Is On Fire!

Have you been watching? A quirky bartender from New York City is entertaining viewers as he continues to rack up cash on the game show Jeopardy! Austin Tyler Rogers of Manhattan has won $332,400 so far, and it’s probably safe

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Explosion And Fire In Gatineau

An explosion and fire caused a scare in Gatineau last night. Calls reporting a “violent explosion” came in around 8:30 p.m. to an apartment building 23 Soeur Jeanne Marie Chavoin.  Most of the building’s 400 residents managed to get out

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US Weather Radar Picks Up A Strange And Colourful Phenomenon

Weather radar doesn’t just pick up rain and snow, it can also detect other objects such as birds, insects and even flying debris. That’s what happened earlier this week in Colorado, when meteorologists picked up a large multicoloured pattern that turned

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Astrolabe Theatre Project Moves Ahead With 4 Detailed Proposals

Nepean Point is one of the most spectacular lookouts in Canada’s Capital, making it a key Capital destination. At the highest point of the site is a majestic statue of Samuel de Champlain, who explored the Ottawa River in 1613.

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