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‘Not Just Tourists’ Relies On Vacationers To Ferry Medical Supplies

An Ottawa couple will be travelling to Hurricane ravaged Cuba for a beach vacation later this month with stacks of luggage – most of it filled with medical supplies. They are among dozens of local travelers who have enlisted with

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There’s No Job Security In Being A Crayola Crayon Colour!

Crayola announced the name of its new blue crayon today. ‘Bluetiful’ was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting, beating out ‘Dreams Come Blue’, ‘Blue Moon Bliss’, ‘Reach for the Stars’ and ‘Star Spangled Blue’. The

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Couple Who Stay Together Grow Closer In More Ways Than You Might Think

If your date’s preference for well-done steaks or an aversion to anchovies is a deal breaker for you, you may want to reconsider. A recent study shows that couples begin to develop similar smell and taste preferences if they stay

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Local Blogger Creates A Walking Tour Of Ottawa’s Statues

Lynn is a blogger who lives in Ottawa with her husband and three kids. Her blog is called ‘Turtlehead’ – her mother’s word for that groggy feeling you get when you’ve overslept. Lynn recently took her kids on a walking

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Eighty Cows Perish In Blaze

Eighty cows perished after a fire destroyed three barns, including one more than a century old, on a family farm on Prince of Wales Drive this afternoon. The barns sit on a farm in the 2600 block of Prince of Wales

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Meet Harvey & Irma, The Married Couple – Not The Hurricanes

Not the kind of notoriety they anticipated… Harvey and Irma Schluter have been married for 75 years. The couple live in Spokane, Washington. Harvey turned 104 in July; Irma will be 93 in November. They vividly remember many of the

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Cat With 17 Inch Tail Among Guinness World Record Holders

The 63rd edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is out. There’s a cat with a 17-inch tail named ”Cygnus” from Ferndale, Michigan. The record keepers at Guinness have recognized the feline for having the longest tail on a

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Fatal Collision On 401 Near Cornwall

OPP in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry are investigating a collision late last night involving three tractor trailers. It happened just before 11:30 pm. One of the tractor-trailers heading eastbound hit another big rig, which then struck a third tractor-trailer. One of

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Adele Open To A New Challenge – Acting!

Pop superstar Adele has suggested that she may not tour again, but she’s leaving the door open to acting! Adele is reportedly considering an offer to star in a big screen remake of the iconic musical Oliver! U.K. impresario, Cameron

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Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Region Population Tops 1,450,000

Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016. Here’s a quick snapshot of trends, from the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week. – The City of Ottawa’s population at the

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Dramatic Video Results in Charges Of Careless Driving

The driver of a car that veered into a ditch before becoming airborne and smashing into a traffic light standard in Carleton Place Tuesday escaped with only minor injuries — and a charge of careless driving. Another motorist travelling north on

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Another Enlightening Ottawa 2017 Event

Expect more in the way bright lights around the Chaudiere Falls for the next couple of evenings. Ottawa 2017 officials want the public to know that advance technical lighting tests continue Thursday and Friday night, from 7 p.m. to 7

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Finding The Right Balance Between GOT Tourism And Historic Sites

Game Of Thrones Tourism is real and great for local economies, but it can get out of hand! An iconic filming location has become a tourism mecca for fans of the TV series, changing the focus of a long-standing religious

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Clairvoyant Crustacean Predicts Six More Weeks Of Summer!

Rejoice! ‘Passy Pete’ the clairvoyant Lobster in Belfast, Maine, has predicted six more weeks of summer at an annual Labour Day ceremony. For the past three years, the crustacean has been fished out of the Passagassawakeag River in a tradition

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Interest Rate Hike

For the second time this year, the Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark interest rate. The central bank is hiking its key interest rate by another quarter point, to 1.0 per cent. The increase follows the release of economic

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