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Ho Ho Ho! Complete List Of Regional Santa Claus Parades

It’s Santa Claus Parade season as the Ottawa Valley welcomes the arrival of St. Nick! Ottawa’s 48th annual Help Santa Toy Parade, organized by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters’ Association, starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th. Every year, firefighters

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Latest On This Weekend’s Wintry Mix

What we know about this weekend’s weather system is that it’s on its way.  Beyond that it’s difficult to determine what type of precipitation we’re in for.  Right now forecasters are saying a combination of rain, freezing rain and/or snow

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[Video] Bryan Adams Booked To Entertain At The NHL 100 Classic

The NHL announced today that Bryan Adams, will be the musical headliner for the NHL 100 Classic game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens at TD Place in December.  Bryan Adams has won 18 Juno Awards, has been awarded the

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Canada Science & Technology Museum To Reopen Friday

After a three-year absence and an $80 million make-over, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will re-open on Friday to show how Canada has become a world leader in technology and innovation. A massive 1,200 square foot LED canopy over

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9/11 Gander Story To Be Made Into A Movie

The homegrown and Tony Award-winning musical “Come From Away” will be getting the big-screen treatment. Canadian husband-and-wife writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein — who penned the book, music, and lyrics — will also adapt the feature screenplay. The show is

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Significant Winter Storm On Its Way

Had to happen sometime.  A heads-up from Environment Canada, which has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa-area.  Here’s what it says: A significant winter storm expected this weekend. A low pressure system is expected to track over Southern

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It Seems People Do Actually Listen To Their Hearts When It Comes To Giving

Generous people are said to be capable of giving or helping in a heartbeat. Now, new research suggests that those people may actually be more in touch with their own heartbeat. The findings suggest links between body and brain may

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Christmas Tree Gift from Nova Scotia To New England Goes Back 100 Years

A Nova Scotia tradition that recalls how New England residents came to the aid of Halifax after a massive explosion ripped through the city 100 years ago is underway today. On December 6th, 1917, two ships collided in the city’s harbour,

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Time To Clean Out The Fridge

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is observed every year on November 15.  Not the most popular chore but it’s something that needs to get done.  So get together a soap and hot water filled bucket, some disinfectant, a sponge or

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Jerseys for Upcoming NHL 100 Classic Game Unveiled

The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will wear their traditional colors with design enhancements when they play in the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday Dec. 16th. Each uniform simultaneously pays homage to the history of

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Internet Usage Among Those 65 And Up Significantly

According to new data from Statistics Canada, older Canadians represent the fastest-growing segment of internet users. Survey participants were asked if they used the internet “at least a few times during a typical month.” Data analysis revealed online activity among

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Plastic Photo ID Cards May Become A Thing Of The Past Thanks To An Ottawa Startup

ID cards jamming up your wallet? An Ottawa company has an app of that! Ottawa software company Bluink is testing an app it says could one day make all those plastic photo ID cards obsolete. The company, which started up in

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Lord Of The Rings TV Series On The Way

“Lord of the Rings” is headed to a flat-screen near you. And the people putting it there are the programming chiefs at Amazon. The streaming service says it has snared the global T-V rights to Lord of the Rings, which

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Voting Starts Today For Faculty At Ontario Colleges

Voting begins today and runs through Thursday for faculty members at Ontario’s colleges who must decide whether to accept the latest contract offer or continue a strike that’s now into its fifth week. Some 12-thousand college professors, instructors, counsellors and

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This year’s Help Santa Toy Parade Just Days Away!

This year’s Ottawa Help Santa Toy parade happens on Saturday, November 18th, starting at 11 AM. Fire fighters will be collecting NEW toys and cash donations along the route (see the map below). Unfortunately, used toys of any kind will

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