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Xīnnián hǎo! Happy Lunar New Year!

Today marks the Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival as it’s also known. The New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people around the

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Homeowner Tip: After A Heavy Snowfall, Don’t Forget To Clear Your Gas Meter

When there’s heavy snowfall like we’ve been getting lately in Ottawa, homeowners should make sure to add exhaust and intake pipes to the snow clearing checklist. You’re also supposed to clear your gas meter, because a buildup of snow and

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Another Italian Town Is Trying To Lure New Families With A Cash Offer

Not long after Sambuca, in Sicily, Italy tried to entice people to move there with houses for $1, a different quaint Italian village is offering an even better deal. Locana, a town located in the Italian Alps, will pay you

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[Video] Second Annual Mayor For A Day Contest Now Open To Grades 9 to 12 Students

The second annual Mayor for a Day contest officially launches today. Do you think you have what it takes to work alongside Mayor Jim Watson? It’s not an easy job, but it will be a fun day that you’ll never

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Founder Of Tim Horton’s Has Died

Ron Joyce, the co-founder of the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88. The cause of death was not immediately clear. The Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ont., and its namesake foundation say in a statement

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Celine Dion To Be The Subject Of A Forthcoming Fictional Film Based On Her Life

“The Power of Love” is the working title of a $23 million music-filled fiction film inspired by the life of Celine Dion. The French studio (Gaumont) behind the project said Thursday that the film will not be a biopic, but a

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[Video] Annual Musical Ride Open House & Ottawa Food Bank Drive Is This Weekend

The RCMP invites you to its annual Musical Ride Open House and Ottawa Food Bank Drive – Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The RCMP Musical Ride Open House and Ottawa Food Bank Drive has been a community tradition since 1996. There will be

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Actor Richard E Grant Finally Receives A Reply From Barbra Streisand After 47 Years

Here’s a wonderful story about a life-long fan crush. Oscar nominated actor, Richard E Grant, recently shared a long-waited reply to a letter that he sent to Barbra Streisand, 47 years ago. Richard is now 61. In the letter, which

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[Video] Today Marks The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles Rooftop Concert

On this day, January 30, 1969, at lunch time, The Beatles appeared on the rooftop of their record label’s headquarters, unannounced, and started performing. Londoners looked up with bewilderment as the world’s most popular band, which hadn’t played live in

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Battle For World’s Tallest Moose Heats Up Between Canada & Norway

A New Brunswick brewery has donated $25,000 to the cause of making a beloved Saskatchewan moose statue the tallest in the world once again. Moose Jaw’s ‘Mac the Moose’ held the title of world’s tallest moose statue for decades at

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Friends Set Up A GoFundMe Page For Bus Crash Victim Marcie Stevens

Another story of personal tragedy is emerging from the double-decker bus crash, which claimed the lives of three people and injured almost two dozen others at Ottawa’s Westboro Station on January 11th. Marcie Stevens was rushed to the hospital after

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January 29th Is National Puzzle Day!

This may surprise you, but jigsaw puzzles are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Perhaps, because it’s an opportunity to unplug and give yourself an escape from the information and technology overload we’re all experiencing these days. And there are some

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Dog-opoly Players Collect $200 By Passing Go Fetch

Dog-opoly has arrived. It’s just one of dozens of unofficial twists on the popular board game. Dog-opoly has similar rules to the classic version. Competitors can chose from a number of pet-themed playing pieces, such as a dog bowl, a mailman,

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Sarah McLachlan To Host 48th Annual Juno Awards In March

Sarah McLachlan has been named host of this year’s 48th annual Juno Awards in London, Ontario. At the nominations announcement this morning in Toronto, Juno’s president Allan Reid introduced Sarah McLachlan as “one of Canada’s most beloved artists”. Pop superstar Shawn

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Twin Statues Exemplify Strong Ties Between The Netherlands And Canada

Two statues facing each other across the Ocean. The one on the left (below) stands in Ottawa, at Commissionaires Park, near Dows Lake. The one on the right stands in Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands. The Ottawa ‘Man with Two Hats’

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