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Greeting Card Series For Challenging Situations

Thoughtful Human is essentially the Hallmark cards of strained relationships and awkward ice-breakers. The messages get straight to the point and say the words you might have trouble voicing aloud. “I was being really selfish and immature. I’m sorry,” reads

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Almonte Makes Readers Digest List of Top-20 Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

Reader’s Digest magazine has published its annual list of the Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada, and the post card pretty town of Almonte, just west of Ottawa is number 4! According to the article, Almonte has served

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Stars Are Aligned

I do love it when our stars align as that means there are two major celestial events this month. Comet 46P/Wirtanen is now visible in the southern sky. Throughout December the comet grows larger and brighter as it races northward.

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Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

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Hockey Broadcast Legend Bob Cole To Call His Final NHL Game Next April

The National Hockey League’s oldest rivalry will provide the backdrop for Canadian broadcast legend Bob Cole to call his final regular season game on Hockey Night in Canada. Bob Cole will handle play-by-play for the regular-season finale between the Toronto

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Love On Christmas Day!!

If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first time a James Baldwin novel has been adapted for the screen.  It tells the story of Trish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence

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Canada Tops Global Festive Ranking Of Top-25 ‘Christmassy’ Counties

Canada is the #1 most ‘Christmassy’ country in the world, according to a “Global Festive Ranking” conducted by the website Taxi2Airport. We even beat out Norway, which is no small feat! According to the folks at Taxi2Airport… “Every country has

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Researchers Attempt To Grow The Perfect Christmas Tree

You walk into your home and relax as you inhale the fragrance of a fresh Christmas tree, but then you notice all of those annoying pines needles all over the floor. Wouldn’t it be great if those needles would just

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You Had Me At Carrot Cake ;)

Gosh I gotta say how much I love our Jewel 98.5 Recipe Contest with all these great recipe entries and today’s winner is no exception. Sue Saikley used to have her own business and desserts were her middle name and

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All Kinds Of Christmas Markets And Activities To Chose From This Weekend!

This weekend, check out all the fun Christmas markets and activities around Ottawa, including: Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, the Magic of Lights and Holidays at the Parks at Wesley Clover Parks, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas Market at Lansdowne, Vintage Village of Lights at the Cumberland Heritage

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Steve Boyton In Conversation With Stewart MacNeil

Jewel 98.5 is please to present The Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas tonight at 7:30 pm at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe.  Tickets are still available. The siblings are mid-way through an epic cross country tour that started on Vancouver Island

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

No pressure but you have until Sunday to cast your vote for who should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame next year. The top five vote-getters will be tallied along with the other ballots by industry

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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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Sugar Is Not So Sweet

It happens to us all right?  We get stressed and too much on the go and we forget to take care of ourselves and we starting adding up the pounds.  Yup this is what happened to me.  So what did

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