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Game Of Thrones Inspires A New Trend In Baby Names

I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Game of Thrones names are showing up on baby name registries these days. Game of Thrones cast members have common names that you’d find in our world, as well as fictional

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R.I.P. Boxing Legend Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta, the boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Raging Bull’, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight boxing champ died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. The 1980 film, based on LaMotta’s

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Wiarton Willie Has Died

Canada’s most famous weather prognosticating groundhog has died at the age of 13. Wiarton Willie drew crowds to the small town of Wiarton, Ontario each February for Groundhog Day festivities. Willie died on Friday and the town is planning a

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NCC To Offer A Free Shuttle Bus To Gatineau Park For Fall Rhapsody

With the arrival of the Autumn Equinox at 4:02 PM on Friday, you may be thinking of spending some time on the road to take in all of the amazing fall colours that we typically get at this time of

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Anglicisms Like ‘Grilled-Cheese’ And ‘Cocktail’ Now Acceptable In Quebec

Quebec’s language watchdog is taking a more measured approach to a number of popular anglicisms, now deeming terms like “grilled-cheese” to be acceptable for everyday usage. The Office québécois de la langue française signaled the shift in a report posted to

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Mexico City Rocked By Quake-Update-42 Dead

Forty-two people are now reported to have died after a powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico today, causing buildings to sway in the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its preliminary magnitude at 7.1. There have been no reports of damage

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Poignant Moments From The 10th Annual Army Run

The 10th Annual Army Run took place over the weekend. The half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs on Sunday attracted 21,000 military and civilian runners, walkers, as well as spectators from around the world. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is

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Sting, k.d. lang, & Elvis Costello In Montreal For A Leonard Cohen Tribute In November

The approaching first anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death will be marked with a tribute concert in Montreal kicking off a week of events to celebrate the beloved singer-songwriter and poet. The show, titled ‘Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to

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British PM Theresa May In Town

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is confident Canada will maintain strong trade ties with the U-K as Britain pulls out of the European Union. At a joint news conference on Parliament Hill, Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May

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Local Battle Of Britain Day Celebrations To Feature Vintage Aircraft

On Sunday, September 15th, 1940, the future of Great Britain was up in the air. The German air force had been relentlessly pounding cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months. On that day, the

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‘Not Just Tourists’ Relies On Vacationers To Ferry Medical Supplies

An Ottawa couple will be travelling to Hurricane ravaged Cuba for a beach vacation later this month with stacks of luggage – most of it filled with medical supplies. They are among dozens of local travelers who have enlisted with

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There’s No Job Security In Being A Crayola Crayon Colour!

Crayola announced the name of its new blue crayon today. ‘Bluetiful’ was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting, beating out ‘Dreams Come Blue’, ‘Blue Moon Bliss’, ‘Reach for the Stars’ and ‘Star Spangled Blue’. The

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Couple Who Stay Together Grow Closer In More Ways Than You Might Think

If your date’s preference for well-done steaks or an aversion to anchovies is a deal breaker for you, you may want to reconsider. A recent study shows that couples begin to develop similar smell and taste preferences if they stay

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Local Blogger Creates A Walking Tour Of Ottawa’s Statues

Lynn is a blogger who lives in Ottawa with her husband and three kids. Her blog is called ‘Turtlehead’ – her mother’s word for that groggy feeling you get when you’ve overslept. Lynn recently took her kids on a walking

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Eighty Cows Perish In Blaze

Eighty cows perished after a fire destroyed three barns, including one more than a century old, on a family farm on Prince of Wales Drive this afternoon. The barns sit on a farm in the 2600 block of Prince of Wales

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