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“Canada In One City”- Ottawa’s New Slogan

“Canada in one city” Its our new slogan. Those four words will soon welcome visitors to the nation’s capital. Mayor Jim Watson introduced the new brand this morning “We have rural countryside, vibrant suburban and downtown. We’ve got a very multicultural

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Around The World In 80 Days Offer From Airbnb

Airbnb is offering an Around the World in 80 Days adventure. Travelers who sign up for the trip will visit 18 countries across six continents, exploring such places as Japan, the UK, and the U.S. During the 80-day trek, guests

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Beach Season Begins This Weekend

Starting this weekend, lifeguards are on duty at most City outdoor pools and beaches. Mooney’s Bay Beach, Westboro Beach and Britannia Beach will open Saturday, June 15th. Petrie Island beach remains closed until further notice. Visit ottawa.ca or follow the

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Elgin Street Music Puns Signage

Elgin Street renewal continues this summer from Gloucester Street to Isabella Street. This project will also include the renewal of Waverley Street from Elgin to Metcalfe Street through Jack Purcell Park, as well as roadway renewal on Isabella Street from

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Moose Swimming In The Ottawa River

The Ottawa Riverkeeper captured this video yesterday of a moose swimming in the Ottawa River near the Portage Bridge. I suppose too much traffic on the bridge! Here is the video and tweet from Ottawa Riverkeeper. Just now! A moose

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New Expedia Study Finds That American Travelers Are Better Mannered Than Canadian Tourists

Canadians have a reputation for being polite, which does have its advantages. Tourists from Canada are well-received in countries around the world. That might be why so many Americans pretend to be Canadian nationals when vacationing to locales frequented by

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This May Be The Last Summer To Enjoy Royal Swans On The Rideau

After more than 50 years, the Royal Swans may spend the rest of their days at Parc Safari, in Hemningford, Quebec. A new report coming to the city’s Community and Protective Services committee is asking council to consider gifting the

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Music Legend Steve Lawrence has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Sad news for friends, family and fans of singer Steve Lawrence. In a letter released by his spokesman Howard Bragman earlier today, the 83-year-old singer, best known as a member of the musical duo “Steve & Eydie” with his late

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The Results Are In… A Brisk Walk Can Add Years To Your Life

People who walk briskly can expect to live years or even decades longer than people who prefer a more plodding pace, according to an extensive study. British researchers examined the physical health and self-reported walking habits of nearly 475,000 people

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Ottawa’s Population Reaches One Million-Weeks End

Mayor Jim Watson announced this morning that Ottawa’s population will join the one million club on Friday While saying “it’s symbolic in some respects”, Mayor Watson also said “it also brings us into the league of cities like Toronto and

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[Video] Michelin Reinvents The Wheel – Or The Tire In This Case

Every since the dawn of motoring, flat tires have been the bane of motorists. Loss of air pressure or simply driving over a piercing object can blow out a tire, causing delays, accidents, and emergency stops into repair facilities. In

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Vancouver Grocery Store Plastic Bags Come With Embarrassing Slogans

Ottawa has announced its intention to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled, and without any change in habits, Canadians will be throwing out $11 billion worth of plastic

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Viva Italia! Ottawa’s Italian Week Festival Gets Underway Today!

Today marks the beginning of an annual festival that celebrates all that is Italian Art, Culture, food and history, for ten special days. Italian Week is back! The Ottawa Italian Week Festival was started in 1974 by St. Anthony’s Church

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[Video] Grammy-winning musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a six-time Grammy winner, died Thursday morning from a heart attack, said his publicist and social media manager Karen Beninato. He was 77. In a statement released

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Rare Audio Recording Of Dr. James Naismith – The Canadian Born Inventor Of Basketball

All of the attention the Toronto Raptors are getting these days as they via for the NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors, is also drawing attention to the the Eastern Ontario town of Almonte, the birthplace of Dr. James

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