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Russia Banned, But Some Athletes May Compete, 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Russia will not be allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The decision was announced today by the International Olympic Committee. However, Russian athletes who are considered “clean” can compete under a neutral flag at the Pyeongchang Games. The Olympic Anthem will

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CTA Orders Air Transit To Pay For Hours Long Delay On Tarmac

Air Transat has been ordered to cover out-of-pocket expenses for passengers who were forced to sit on two planes for hours this past summer at the Ottawa airport. The Canadian Transportation Agency rejects the airline’s claim that the airport authority

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Jim Nabors Has Died

Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle has died at the age of 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully at his home

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Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Co-founder Has Died

A 46-year-old New York man who co-founded the Ice Bucket Challenge has died after a long battle with A-L-S. Anthony Senerchia Junior died early Saturday. His wife Jeanette helped launch the fundraising challenge to raise money for research on Lou

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Carleton Grad Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Carleton University graduate Caitlin Salvino has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and will be attending Oxford University starting in October 2018. Salvino is one of just six Carleton students ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship and one of two recipients

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Grey Cup Festival Begins

Grey Cup week kicks off in earnest today in Ottawa. The East champion Toronto Argonauts and West champion Calgary Stampeders arrive in the nation’s capital today, and so does the iconic C-F-L champion trophy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be

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Don’t Drive To Grey Cup-Transportation Plan Released

Grey Cup organizers say Don’t Drive To Lansdowne” on the day of the big game Sunday November 26th Ottawa Sports and Entertainment today released a transportation plan that’s intended to give everyone attending the game and the festivities surrounding it

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Bill Gates Donates $50 Million – Alzheimer’s Research

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is donating 50-million-dollars to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. He says the donation to the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation, revealing that men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

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Senators Win In Sweden

In the first of back to back games against the Colorado Avalanche at the sold out Ericsson Globe, the Senators this afternoon scored a 4-3 overtime victory in Stockholm, Sweden. Mark Stone scored the winner, his second of the game.

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Property Taxes, Water Bills, To Increase In 2018

Mayor Jim Watson released the draft 2018 budget today. Property taxes will increase two per cent In addition to the property tax increase, the budget also proposes a four per cent increase in the water rate, the waste water rate

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Iconic “Ottawa” Sign Now Has A Permanent Home

Mayor Jim Watson celebrated the official opening of the York Street Plaza today, a new public space in the ByWard Market. The plaza is the new home of the iconic OTTAWA sign. The plaza is located at the west end

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Sens In Sweden

The Ottawa Senators are now in Stockholm and didn’t waste any time hitting the ice just after landing there. After taking a seven-hour overnight flight last night, the Senators took a one-hour skate Tuesday afternoon to try to get accustomed

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Ottawa’s Top Doctor Leaving

Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa’s medical officer of health, announced Monday he will be leaving his role at Ottawa Public Health (OPH) early next year. In a facebook post Levy said he will resign as of Jan. 8, 2018.  His last day

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Redblacks Flag Raising

The Redblacks flag is now flying at City Hall. Mayor Jim Watson hosted the flag raising this morning. The Ottawa Redblacks host the Saskatchewan Roughriders next Sunday, in the Eastern Semi-Final The division finals are held the weekend after and

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Name The Trains!

The Name the Trains Contest for the O-Train Confederation Line was launched today. Children and youth 16 years of age and under are invited to submit their name suggestions for all 40 of Ottawa’s train cars –that will operate along

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