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Ontario Doctor Calling For A Ban On Wire BBQ Brushes

As the number of serious injuries continues to grow, an Ontario surgeon is calling on Health Canada to ban metal-bristle barbeque brushes. In less than five years, Health Canada has received reports of 46 injuries caused by tiny metal bristles,

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Time Is Running Out To Exchange Old OC Transpo Paper Tickets

Time to check you purse, wallet, or kitchen drawer. Those old sheets of OC Transpo paper bus tickets will no longer have any value or be exchangeable toward new fare products after Friday, August 31st. Customers who still have expired

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On This Day In 1962, Ringo Starr Joined The Beatles

56 years ago today, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison asked Ringo Starr to “join the band.” While the Beatles were formed in 1957, Ringo didn’t join until 1962, replacing original drummer Pete Best. Ringo had previously been a

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70% Chance El Niño Will Make A Comeback This Year

Remember how last winter seemed to go on forever? And it was a lot colder and snowier than normal too. But this year, we might just get a little lucky. According to experts there is a 70% chance that El

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Innovation Pod Unveiling Tomorrow At Landsdowne Park

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, will be on hand for the opening of the Made Mill Innovation Pod’s residence at Lansdowne Park. The Innovation Pod is a mobile studio and multi-use space designed as a creative space for musicians and artists. The

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Local Honour For Grand Slam Champ Gabriela Dabrowski

On Monday, the City of Ottawa officially dedicated the Gabriela Dabrowski Tennis Courts at the Russell Boyd Park, on Bernard Street, in the south end, where the Canadian doubles star first honed her craft and still practices today. The city

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The Great North America Blackout Of 2003

Tomorrow will mark the 15th anniversary of one of the largest blackouts in North American history, affecting parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, including the Nation’s Capital. It happened on August 14th, 2003, on a typically hot

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Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Is Reportedly Gravely Ill

A close friend of Aretha Franklin is confirming that the ‘Queen of Soul’ is seriously ill. Detroit news anchor, Evrod Cassimy, reported that “Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.” He spoke with her family members on Sunday evening, who were gathered

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Toronto Mall Food Court All But Eliminates Food Waste And Packaging

A waste audit of the food court at Carleton University in Ottawa last year found that only 12 per cent of waste was recycled or composted, even though 22 per cent of the waste headed for the dump could have

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The 3 Phases Of Retirement: Go-Go, Slow-Go, No-Go

How much money will you need after you retire? Likely less than you might think. That’s from an article in the Financial Times. People tend to spend more immediately after retiring as they check items off their bucket lists. Those

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[Audio Video] Cher Covers ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme”

Cher seems to be everywhere these days… in theaters, starring in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, on Broadway in “The Cher Show”, and all over social media, where she has increased her online presence lately. Soon, Cher may be

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Cows Like A Good Scratch As Much As We Do

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as having an itch scratched and researchers at the University of British Columbia say cows appear to feel the same way. A study from the animal welfare program at the school found dairy cows want

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10 Million Ford Mustangs!

Today the 10 millionth Ford Mustang will roll off the assembly line at the Ford Motor plant in Michigan. Though that number doesn’t even come close to the brand’s top-selling F-150 – more than 26 million of those pickups have

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R.I.P. Hockey Hall Of Fame Great – Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita, a nine-time all-star who played his entire NHL 21-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, has died at age 78. The Blackhawks confirmed his death earlier today. Stan Mikita, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in

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Robert Redford Confirms He Plans To Retire From Acting

81 year old legendary actor Robert Redford has confirmed he is retiring from the world of acting following his upcoming movie, The Old Man & The Gun. He was recently quoted as saying; “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded

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