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Ottawa Painter Tony Harris Rises To The Challenge – 100 NHL Portraits in 12 Months

Tony Harris is a celebrated Ottawa artist. He’s just completed a monumental task – painting the portraits of the NHL’s 100 all-time greatest players. He started painting last November after the NHL approached him with the idea of painting one

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Russia Banned, But Some Athletes May Compete, 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Russia will not be allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The decision was announced today by the International Olympic Committee. However, Russian athletes who are considered “clean” can compete under a neutral flag at the Pyeongchang Games. The Olympic Anthem will

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Separation For “Long Island Medium” And Her Husband

Long Island Medium” star Theresa Caputo and husband Larry are separating. The couple has issued this joint statement: “After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate. We will always love each other and our two wonderful children.

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The Peregrine Falcon Is Back!

After spending four decades on the list of threatened species in Canada, the peregrine falcon may soon fly off it. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife is recommending the Trudeau government de-list the bird as a threatened species

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Secret Santa Goes Nationwide In New Zealand!

Kiwi’s certainly know how to pull off a gift exchange. As Travel + Leisure reports, the island nation is entering the seventh year of its Secret Santa program, and this time even the Prime Minister is taking part. The gift

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Redheads Have Superpowers

Meghan Markle is one smart woman. Redheads, it turns out, are pretty special people — and she’s marrying one. The new book The Big Redhead Book is full of fascinating facts about gingers. For example, they smell better and they

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Norwegian Cruise Line Makes A Bold Offer

Seeing the Northern Lights in person is never a guarantee. The visibility of the aurora borealis on any given night depends on multiple factors that are tough to predict. But one cruise line is so confident they can take you

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Want To Be A Mall Santa? There’s A Course For That!

There’s much more to being a mall Santa than you might imagine… ‘Santa University’ is run by Noerr Programs Corporation, an events company that trains and distributes Santas to more than 278 major malls and shopping centers in the U.S.

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December 1st Marks World AIDS Day

It’s World AIDS Day. Every year, since 1988, December 1st has been designated an international day for raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and for mourning those who have died of the disease.

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Santa Is Not Just For The Kids

Every year, kids line up to see the Man In Red, Kris Kringle, Old Saint Nick……aka Santa Claus!!  They sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas while he asks them if they’ve been naughty or

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Getting Ready For Christmas At Lansdowne!

Christmas arrives at Lansdowne! The festive season officially begins this evening (Dec 1st) with the lighting of one of Ottawa’s largest Christmas trees. Following the Christmas Tree Lighting shortly after 6:00 p.m., enjoy an evening with the family at Lansdowne

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The Drive Is On :)

The City of Ottawa, with Loblaw Companies Limited, will be collecting food and cash donations for the annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank this Saturday from 9am to 6pm. OC Transpo buses will be

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Ottawa Jazz Festival Could Use Your Help

Organizers of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival are dealing with a significant challenge. This past year, they faced an unprecedented year with rain and more rain.  There were downpours each-and-every day of the Festival, and not surprisingly, the poor weather

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Montpellier France Sends Misspelled Soccer Jerseys To Montpelier Vermont

Soccer jersey Diplomacy! Vermont’s capital city has said ‘merci’ to the French city it’s named after, for a shipment of misspelled soccer jerseys. Montpelier (mont-PEEL’-yuhr), Vermont, says Montpellier (mon-pell-YAY’), France, ordered jerseys for its professional soccer team and fans, but the

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CTA Orders Air Transit To Pay For Hours Long Delay On Tarmac

Air Transat has been ordered to cover out-of-pocket expenses for passengers who were forced to sit on two planes for hours this past summer at the Ottawa airport. The Canadian Transportation Agency rejects the airline’s claim that the airport authority

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