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Chinese New Year Of The Dog Starts Today

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, starts today, ushering in the year of the Dog. Some celebrants call it the Spring Festival. For a 15-day period beginning February 16th, China will welcome the Year of

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Pets, Bikes And Buskers May Get OC Transpo Green Light

OC Transpo is finally ready to welcome pets onto the transit system, and not just service animals. A report published yesterday recommends allowing small pets on buses and trains, provided the animals are in a carrier or crate that can

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Dream Job? Six String Theory Is Looking For Amateur Traveling Musicians

Want to be a traveling musician? Six String Theory offers musicians the opportunity to submit videos for a chance to perform at a number of festivals and venues around the world, including NAMM in Las Vegas, Blue Note in Tokyo

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The Origin Of The Heart Symbol Is Still A Mystery

Things that keep me up at night. Why does the heart symbol you see everywhere in February not look anything like an actual human heart? Which isn’t a bad thing, but it had me wondering…  The heart ‘symbol’ goes at

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Cost Of An Ottawa City Hall Wedding Unchanged In More Than A Decade

It’s Valentine’s Day, and for those lovebirds who can’t wait to tie the knot, or want a no frills wedding, you can always get married at city hall. According to the Ottawa Citizen, nearly 1,300 couples were legally joined in

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Life Long Friends From Ottawa Will Represent Canada On The Curling Sheet

Ottawa’s Rachel Homan and her long-time friend and teammate Emma Miskew have known each other since they were both five years old and enrolled in the Little Rock program at the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa. Rachel told the National

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The Dragons Will Swoop Into Ottawa For A Day Of Auditions

Are you an inventor or an entrepreneur? Does your idea, product or business need a cash injection or publicity boost? The Dragons will be flying in to Ottawa soon and it’s your chance to impress the panel. The popular show

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Canada’s Olympic Sweethearts Aren’t Sweethearts Off-Ice But The Internet Wants Them To Be

After they skated to a passionate song about love, the internet wants Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to be in love, and can’t figure out why they’re not? Their gold-medal winning routine, performed to the Moulin Rouge

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Avant-Garde Portraits Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled

Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, which is considered a rite of passage for most former presidents, all of whom have their portraits hanging in the museum. This particular unveiling was notable

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Golden Era Crooner Vic Damone Passes Away At Age 89

Legendary performer Vic Damone, who was given his big break by by Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 89. The singer passed away in hospital surrounded by his family in Miami Beach, Florida. Vic Damone was part of

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MacLean’s Is Asking Men To Pay More For The Magazine This Month

To draw attention to the problem of gender pay inequity, Maclean’s is asking men to pay 26 per cent more than women for its magazine this month, a reflection of the persistent wage differential between full-time working men and women

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First Look At Revised Site Plan For The Château Laurier

The City of Ottawa has received a revised, and somewhat scaled back site plan application to construct an eight-storey addition at the rear of the The Château Laurier Hotel. The addition would include 171 additional long-stay hotel units, an interior

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[Video] Cherry Red Tesla Takes A Mind-Blowing Trip To The Stars

Elon Musk, the South African business mogul behind Tesla and Space X, and one of the greatest self-promoters in the world, hand-picked the payload for the first flight of his new Falcon Heavy Rocket – a cherry-red Tesla convertible. The world’s

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Gender Specific ‘Lady Doritos’ Causes A Stir On Social Media

If you follow social media closely, you might have seen “Lady Doritos” come up as a trending topic in the past couple of days. The idea went viral this week after PepsiCo’s executive officer Indra Nooyi made an appearance on

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2018 Juno Award Nominees Announced This Morning

The 2018 Juno Awards nominees have just been announced. Album of the Year honours will go to one of the following; Arcade Fire, Johnny Reid, Michael Bublé, Ruth B or Shania Twain. International Album of the Year nominees include Kendrick

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