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The Next Frontier In Heart Health Is… A Toilet Seat?

Most doctors would agree that even the most well-meaning patients who suffer from heart-related issues won’t measure their blood pressure every day, so research engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology set out to find an easy way to monitor

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New Amazon Fulfillment Centre Looking To Fill 600 Jobs Locally

The new Amazon fulfillment centre, slated to open in the Ottawa-area, is looking to fill more than 600 full-time positions. Anyone interested in working at the facility on Boundary Road, in Carlsbad Springs, can apply online. In a statement, Varun

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Archaeologists Uncover Remnants Of Military Barracks On Parliament Hill

Beneath the tulips, trees, lawns and statues on Parliament Hill lie the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation and the founding of Ottawa. Three years after Ottawa was named the capital of the United Province of Canada

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Should We Bring Back Dandelion Fest?

I was joking with Brian that right after the Tulip Festival, we should stage a Dandelion Festival, because they are so annoyingly abundant in Mid-May. Apparently, there used to be a Dandelion Festival Kemptville not long ago. Next Sunday is

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Pulitzer Prize Winner, Herman Wouk Has Died At 103

Herman Wouk (wohk), the author of “The Caine Mutiny” and the World War II epics, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” has died at age 103, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday. Literary agent Amy Rennert says

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Sheep Shearing Festival this weekend!

This Victoria Day long weekend, visitors to the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum will be able to learn all about wool by participating in various activities and demonstrations. Attend sheep shearing, sheep herding and sheepdog agility demonstrations. You can also

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‘Rabbit’ Sculpture By Jeff Koons Sells For A Record $91 Million

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist,

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Canada Is World’s Worst Offender When It Comes To CO2 Emissions Per Kilometre Driven

Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer except in Vancouver – where a perfect storm of factors will likely ensure motorists continue to set new all-time records at the pumps. Meanwhile, we’re

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[Video] Comic Actor Tim Conway Has Died At 85

Comedian Tim Conway died earlier today at a Los Angeles care facility. He was 85. According to a spokesperson, the cause of death was a disorder in which there is an excess of fluid on the brain. His wife and

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Cycling Advocates To Celebrate 5th Annual Bike Day On The Hill

Canada’s Fifth Annual Bike Day on the Hill takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14th) from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Parliament Hill. Federal politicians, cyclists and cycling advocates will join together for a few words on cycling, a photo

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City Of Ottawa Hosting Information Sessions For Flood Victims

A series of information sessions for flood victims is being held this this week. The sessions will provide information on safely returning to a flooded-out home, removing waste and debris, as well as applying for financial assistance. https://ottawa.ca/en/news/information-sessions-ottawa-residents-affected-spring-flooding-0? When and

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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Ottawa Part Of A Provincial Pilot Project To Raise Speed Limit

Starting in mid-September, as part of a pilot project, Ontario will increase speed limits to 110 km/h on three sections of highways in Southern Ontario, including Ottawa. The locations are Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to the Ontario/Quebec border, Queen Elizabeth

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Are Tennis Balls Yellow Or Green?

By rule of tennis law – specifically, the International Tennis Federation, or ITF – a tennis ball should be yellow in colour. The edict was handed down in 1972, after TV viewers had trouble following the movement of white balls.

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46 Million Australian $50 Banknotes Are In Circulation With A Typo

Australia’s new $50 banknote is filled with all kinds of innovative security features, such as holographic design elements, but it also has a typo. According to CNN, the $50 bill, worth about $34.90 (US), debuted in October 2018. It features

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