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Camp FFIT Held Today

Some extraordinary young women took part today in Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training). Camp FFIT provides young women an opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be a firefighter – It also gives young women the self-confidence to

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How To Build A Better Lid…

Tim Hortons’ has been using the same lids for 20 years despite customer complaints that they leak. But Timmy’s is coming out with new, more environmentally-friendly packaging at six locations, featuring lids that can be properly closed. Six of the

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[Video] Aretha Franklin – The Voice Of A Generation Silenced At 76

Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, was so much more than just the ‘Queen of Soul.’ Her rise to super stardom coincided with a virtual powder keg of politics, the

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Contact Lens Stuck In Woman’s Eye For 28 Years!

A 42 year old woman in the UK unknowingly carried around a contact lens inside her eye for almost 3 decades! The woman’s incredible story has been published in the journal “BMJ Case Reports”. Doctors found the hard lens after

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Ontario Doctor Calling For A Ban On Wire BBQ Brushes

As the number of serious injuries continues to grow, an Ontario surgeon is calling on Health Canada to ban metal-bristle barbeque brushes. In less than five years, Health Canada has received reports of 46 injuries caused by tiny metal bristles,

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Time Is Running Out To Exchange Old OC Transpo Paper Tickets

Time to check you purse, wallet, or kitchen drawer. Those old sheets of OC Transpo paper bus tickets will no longer have any value or be exchangeable toward new fare products after Friday, August 31st. Customers who still have expired

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On This Day In 1962, Ringo Starr Joined The Beatles

56 years ago today, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison asked Ringo Starr to “join the band.” While the Beatles were formed in 1957, Ringo didn’t join until 1962, replacing original drummer Pete Best. Ringo had previously been a

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Time To Relax!

You can thank a fourth-grader from Iowa for bestowing this day upon us. Sean Moeller was in primary school in 1985 when he told a newspaper reporter that too much work can make us sick, run down, tired and that’s

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Recall Of Children’s Drawstring Jackets

A brand of children’s jackets are being recalled because they have a drawstring at the bottom that could present a hazard. Health Canada says the Calikids nylon waterproof shell jacket, style S1654, are sold in blue, pink, red and yellow

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70% Chance El Niño Will Make A Comeback This Year

Remember how last winter seemed to go on forever? And it was a lot colder and snowier than normal too. But this year, we might just get a little lucky. According to experts there is a 70% chance that El

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Innovation Pod Unveiling Tomorrow At Landsdowne Park

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, will be on hand for the opening of the Made Mill Innovation Pod’s residence at Lansdowne Park. The Innovation Pod is a mobile studio and multi-use space designed as a creative space for musicians and artists. The

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Local Honour For Grand Slam Champ Gabriela Dabrowski

On Monday, the City of Ottawa officially dedicated the Gabriela Dabrowski Tennis Courts at the Russell Boyd Park, on Bernard Street, in the south end, where the Canadian doubles star first honed her craft and still practices today. The city

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Looking Good For LRT

This fall’s timeline for the start of light rail in the capital is looking good. Rideau Transit Group says it’s “confident” the Confederation Line will be ready to roll in early November. In a memo to members of council, City

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The Great North America Blackout Of 2003

Tomorrow will mark the 15th anniversary of one of the largest blackouts in North American history, affecting parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, including the Nation’s Capital. It happened on August 14th, 2003, on a typically hot

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Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Is Reportedly Gravely Ill

A close friend of Aretha Franklin is confirming that the ‘Queen of Soul’ is seriously ill. Detroit news anchor, Evrod Cassimy, reported that “Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.” He spoke with her family members on Sunday evening, who were gathered

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