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Lunch Or Brunch On Us – With Codi & Nida

  When was the last time you got together with your circle or friends, or family and caught up over brunch or lunch?  Here’s your chance with Lunch Or Brunch On Us – With Codi & Nida.  Listen this Friday

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Jewel 98.5’s Viva Italia

  Jewel 98.5 teamed up with Algonquin Travel & Cruise in The Gloucester Center and Collette Vacations – guided by travel –  to award a 12 Day Guided Tour through Southern Italy & Sicily, including meals (10 breakfasts, 6 dinners) 

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Awesome Recipe For National Spaghetti Day!

How about a fresh take on an old classic on this National Spaghetti Day?   My sisters-in-law have made this and it’s now become a favourite in our household.  And it’s super-easy!  – Nida TOMATO, BRIE AND BASIL SPAGHETTI 4 large,

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[Interview] Codi & Nida Chatting With John McDermott

  Codi & Nida had an opportunity to speak with John McDermott on “Breakfast With The Girls” this morning about his music, career, and upcoming concert, tomorrow night at Centrepointe Theatre.    Click Here For More Information On The Show /

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Spring Cleaning? Hazardous Waste Dropoff Is This Sunday

  If you’re planning any spring cleaning, here’s something to keep in mind for this weekend.  The City of Ottawa’s first Household Hazardous Waste Depot of the year is happening this Sunday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

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[Audio] Codi & Nida Play The Secret Sound

Ottawa-Gatineau is trying sooo hard to solve The Jewel 98.5 Secret Sound, and like this morning, having fun with it, all to win a European River Cruise from Algonquin Travel & Cruise in The Gloucester Centre.  Don’t forget to visit

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What Made Mary Tyler Moore So Special – [VIDEO]

Many years ago now, I was offered a job in radio news at an Ottawa radio station.  I was terrified to leave my family, my friends and everything I’d ever known. At the same time, I was thrilled with the

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[Audio] Someone Is Off To Jamaica

Nothing like starting off a Monday getting a call from Codi & Nida with news that soon you’ll be packing your bags for a trip for two to Jamaica.  Congratulations Brenda Moore.  Thanks to everyone who played #Jewel985PressYourLuck

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[Audio] GIVE – Backpacks For The Homeless

  Ron Pitre, the founder of GIVE – Backpacks For The Homeless, stopped into “Breakfast With The Girls” with Codi & Nida to talk about his initiative, purchasing and filling 1300 backpacks for the homeless around Christmas time.  Jewel 98.5

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Possible Tornado In Windsor-area!

More than a dozen homes were damaged and at least three people injured early last evening amid multiple reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwestern Ontario.Environment Canada said an eyewitness saw a tornado near LaSalle, a bedroom community

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Purple Hair? Starbucks Doesn’t Care.

Purple hair? Starbucks doesn’t care.  TORONTO – Got purple hair? Starbucks wants to hire you. The world’s largest coffee chain is loosening its employee dress code to allow workers to don brightly-dyed hair and coloured, patterned clothing. Starbucks says employees

Posted in All Stories, Codi Jeffreys, Nida Drake, Sylvia Asche Bullard, Ted Silver

Phone Scam Making The Rounds

Seems I avoid more calls than I take on our home phone these days.  A never ending list of companies trying to sell me something, or telling me my computer is broken.  Now, Ontario Provincial police are warning of another

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Downtown Sinkhole Has Major Traffic Impact

Downtown Ottawa is going to be a traffic mess for a while after a huge sinkhole opened up near a busy intersection not far from Parliament Hill. No injuries were reported in yesterday’s sudden road collapse on Rideau at Sussex,

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13 Year Old’s Amazing Performance On America’s Got Talent!

Did you happen to catch the start of the new season of America’s Got Talent?  No worries if you didn’t, because we have one of the highlights.  Truthfully it gave me shivers!!!  It’s a video of a teenager who, judging by her

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RCMP Holds “Name The Foal” Contest!

The RCMP needs help to name six foals born this spring at its breeding farm in Pakenham, and children 14 and under are invited to help make that happen. Who knows?  One day, one of the foals could be part of the world-famous

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