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Cross Country Ski Season Has Arrived, Downhill Soon To Follow!

Some of Gatineau Park’s cross-country ski trails are now open. Trails along the Ottawa River are also being readied. For downhill skiers, Mont Tremblant will open on November 22nd. Closer to home, Edelweiss might be ready on the weekend too.

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Beatles ‘White’ Album Re-enter Billboard 200 Album

The Beatles’ self-titled album, often referred to as the White Album, has re-entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 6. for the first time since 1969, following the album’s 50th anniversary reissue on November 9th. The White Album, first

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Community Shows Incredible Support For CHEO

Wow, that was quick! The CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery is SOLD OUT. Not only that, this year’s 50/50 draw jackpot is currently over $1.1 million and continuing to go up. Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket holders can

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Santa Arrives This Weekend!

Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton. This year’s parade takes place on Saturday,

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[Video] The Right Way To Commercialize Christmas Gift Giving

John Lewis, the British department store chain, has a reputation for creating some of the best Christmas-theme TV spots anywhere in the world. This one, featuring Elton John, might be one of their all-time best. It speaks to everyone on so

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[Video] Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Begins This Weekend

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign rolls out this Saturday, November 17th, and runs through December 24th. This year’s campaign goal is set at $550,000 to meet the needs of individuals and families in our community. This year, 43 Christmas

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‘Hee-Haw’ Host Roy Clark Has Died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV comedy/variety show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century has died. His publicist said Roy Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at his home in

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Have You Seen This Man?

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public assistance in locating a man who’s been reported missing. 27 year old Alexander Okonski was last seen on Tuesday November 13th. His kayak was found in the west end of Ottawa,

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Gas Prices Set To Drop To Lowest Levels In More Than A Year On Thursday

If you’re low on fuel, but can get by until tomorrow, it might be worth waiting until Thursday, when gas prices are forecast to fall – even lower. That’s the word from Dan McTeague, the senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com.

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Flu Already Taking A Toll

The flu season has barely begun, but the first flu-related death has already been recorded. According to Ottawa Public Health a 65 year old person died earlier this month.Public Health officials say it serves as a reminder the flu can

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Volunteers Needed For 41st Edition Of Winterlude

Canadian Heritage is looking for volunteers for the 41st edition of Winterlude! The festival is set for February 1st – 18th, 2019. A variety of positions are available, which cater to a wide variety of skills, experiences and time commitments. Anyone

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IKEA Will Buy Back Your ‘Gently’ Used Billy Bookcase!

Starting this month, IKEA stores in Canada will buy back your IKEA furniture in return for a store credit! IKEA Canada’s head of sustainability, Brendan Seale, announced the sell-back service at the Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver on November 8th. IKEA will

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Kingston City Council Approves Good Neighbour Guidelines For Over-The-Fence Disputes

Kingston residents fed-up with neighbours who rake leaves or shovel snow onto their lawns will soon have a new, somewhat passive aggressive way to politely let them know they should knock it off. After a motion passed in council, Kingston

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Coming Soon – Leif Garrett Memoir

One-time teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is planning an autobiography. He’s signed with a literary agent, but very few details have been disclosed. Garrett writes on social media he is “very excited for this big step in telling my truth.” In

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87 Percent Of Shoppers Plan To Support Canadian Retailers This Holiday Season

According to a new survey, a large majority of Canadians (87 per cent) believe it’s important to support Canadian retailers during the holiday season. More than a third of Canadians also said it’s more important to buy Canadian this year

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