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Military & Musical Spectacular Fortissimo Starts Tonight On Parliament Hill

Soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard put on a spectacular show at Fortissimo: Beating Retreat Ceremony nightly on Parliament Hill this Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20. FREE! Fortissimo is a military and musical spectacular created for the lawns of

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Simba Not Welcome On NCC Property

Ads promoting the new Lion King movie started appearing on NCC and City of Ottawa property this week. The painted ads were found on the Rideau Canal pathway, and along Elgin Street near the National Arts Centre. It’s not clear

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Survey Results – Kids In Western Countries Would Rather Become YouTubers Than Astronauts

50 years ago, a Saturn V rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. On July 20th, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin would land on the Moon and inspire a generation of

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Local Television Host, Actor, Singer, Bill Luxton Sr. Has Died

R.I.P. former local broadcaster, Bill Luxton Sr., who tragically drowned in his back yard pool in Westboro on Sunday. He was 92. Bill was part of the local scene at CJOH-TV – now CTV Ottawa – for 27 years as

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Apollo 11, Lift Off To The Moon, 50 Years Ago Today

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to Launch Complex 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center this morning — the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong died seven years

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How Do You Say Brain Freeze In Latin? Try ‘Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia’

The next time you eat ice cream, and your forehead starts throbbing with a sharp pain, you might want to consider what is actually causing that headache. According to Johns Hopkins University, the bout of radiating pain in your head after

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Step Aside Idris Elba – The New 007 Will Reportedly Be British Actress Lashana Lynch

With Daniel Craig stepping down from his franchise role as James Bond, there’s been a lot of speculation as to who the next 007 will be. As we’ve seen with The Little Mermaid, the subject of diversity and representation is

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Ottawa’s Kite Festival To Fly High At Andrew Hayden Park

Ottawa’s Second Annual Kite Festival is happening this weekend! It’s an all-day family event at Andrew Hayden Park (3169 Carling Avenue, Nepean) on Saturday, July 13th, from 11 AM to 8 PM.   featuring: – A variety of kites for purchase

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List Of Upcoming Events And Projects To Impact Ottawa Traffic

Here’s a list of upcoming events and projects will have an impact on Ottawa traffic in the coming days… Projects: Highway 417 – From Friday, July 19th at 10 pm to Monday, July 22nd at 6 am, and again from

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A First! A Canada-Shaped Coin!

This proudly patriotic piece was inspired by Canada’s geography and it’s animal icons. The coin’s contour wraps around the edges of the colour-over-engraved map of Canada. The bird and mammal mascots that make up the design are uniquely suited to

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“Gone With the Wind” Mansion To Be Auctioned Off

The Georgia mansion that inspired one of the homes in Gone With the Wind will be auctioned at the end of July 2019. Twelve Oaks is the name of the plantation home of the Wilkes family in the novel, and

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Comedian Tom Green Calls Proposed Chateau Design “Architectural Abomination”

Ottawa native, and world renowned comedian Tom Green was at city hall today as Councillors gathered to debate a motion to re-consider having another debate over the proposed addition to the iconic Ottawa landmark, the Chateau Laurier Hotel It is

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Gatineau’s Cultural Trail 2019 Features A Pinwheel Decorated Street

This year Gatineau’s Cultural Trail is back for its third edition this summer. Inspired by Boston’s legendary Freedom Trail the route is marked by a painted red line that you can follow. And if you haven’t visited the 3 km

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Versatile Actor, Voice Artist, And Comedian Rip Torn Has Died At 88

Rip Torn, the Emmy winning actor best known for his role as Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, died Tuesday afternoon at age 88. According to his publicist, he passed away peacefully at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut. He

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Rideau Bakery Acquired By Farm Boy

Farm Boy announced today they have acquired Ottawa’s beloved Rideau Bakery from the Kardish family and is working on a plan that will keep the iconic brand alive in Farm Boy stores across Ontario. Farm Boy CEO Jeff York said since

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