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650 People Will Brave The Cold Tonight To Raise Money For Youth Services Ottawa

Tonight, about 650 people (half of them students) will be sleeping outside at TD Place to raise money for Ottawa area Youth.  Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive

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A Old Favourite Is The New King Of Christmas

A new national poll by the Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that the animated 1964 TV special ‘Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer’ is the most beloved Christmas movie, with 83% of participants voting it as a very favorable title. In

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Millennials Are Avoiding Canned Tuna Because They Don’t Own Can Openers!

A Wall Street Journal article about the tuna industry alleges that millennial’s are killing it – not because they don’t like eating fish, but because they don’t own can openers! The story acknowledged that sales of fresh and frozen tuna

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Dog Food Recall Also Affects Canadian Distributor

Eight dog food brands have just been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with one brand being sold across Canada. The recalled kibble has been tested and confirmed to contain as much as 70 times the appropriate

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This Week’s Recipe Winner

Congratulations to Adele McKale, whose recipe for Salmon en Croûte was chosen this week’s winner in Codi and Nida’s Recipe Contest! Adele has won a $100 gift card to The Unrefined Olive and a $100 gift card to Ferme Reveuse.

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[Video] Christmas Lights Across Canada Kicks Off Tomorrow Evening

The 34th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada will kick off with an official illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM. The atmosphere will be magical with performances by Ariane Moffatt, winner of several

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9 Year Old Reverses Ban On Snowball Fights

A nine-year-old has convinced a small town in northern Colorado town overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights. Dane Best, who lives in the often snow-swept community of Severance, presented his arguments at a town board meeting Monday night.

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Canadian Crabtree And Evelyn Stores Closing

Crabtree and Evelyn Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing its 19 stores across the country. The beauty and home products retailer plans to begin liquidating inventory, saying it has experienced significant losses due to changing consumer demand. The company

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Rituals You Should Know Before Boarding A Russian Rocket

The Russian Soyuz is currently the only spacecraft capable of carrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Getting on board involves a laundry list of procedures, etiquette and superstitions. For instance… Here is a list of some of the rituals

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[Video] The WestJet Christmas Ad Tradition Continues

WestJet has done it again! The airline has released another kleenex grabbing holiday video as part of what’s become a Canadian Christmas tradition. This year, the campaign kicks off with a stunt that reunited a long-distance family, friends and loved

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Former President George H. W. Bush Was Known For His Quiet Diplomacy And Loud Socks

The city of Houston is honouring George H. W. Bush with a tribute at City Hall where attendees are being asked to wear colorful socks. It’s a nod to one of the former president’s favourite fashion accessories. The Mayor of

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Doctors Say Toys For Kids Should Go Back To Basics

Holiday toy shopping just got a lot easier. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children in this digital era are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles, rather than costly electronic games and high-tech gadgets. The report by the

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Skating Season Starts This Weekend At The Rink Of Dreams

The Sens Rink of Dreams, located at Ottawa City Hall, will open for skating on Saturday, at noon. Weather permitting, the Sens Rink of Dreams will be open daily, from 6 am to 11 pm, until the end of the

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End of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant Is Closing

The end of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant on Carling Avenue is closing. Today is their final day.  In the late 1950’s, Keep Wong and his son Wayner, worked at the Canton Inn Restaurant in downtown Ottawa. In 1960, he

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City Looking For Food Truck And Cart Vendors

Attention food truck vendors! The City has 22 on-street food spaces available in 2019. There are 10 cart spaces and 12 truck spaces available. If you’re interested, the list of available locations can be found on ottawa.ca. A volunteer street-food selection

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