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The Odd And Antiquated Reason Players Wear White At Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament that’s still played on a grass court, and the only one that schedules a day off on the middle Sunday of the tournament. Wimbledon is also known for its rather rigid dress

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1950’s Heartthrob Tab Hunter Has Passed Away At 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob back in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!” has died. He was 86. His spouse confirmed that he died Sunday of a blood clot

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Every Wanted To Design A Chocolate Bar?

Cadbury is asking the public to invent a brand new chocolate bar to complement the chocolate maker’s current crop of Dairy Milk products. As part of the contest, would-be chocolatiers can select up to three ingredients to create a custom

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Viola Desmond Honoured With A Google Doodle

The Google Doodle today honours the birth of Viola Irene Desmond, a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the

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Ottawa Humane Society Offering A Microchip Clinic This Weekend

The Ottawa Humane Society is holding its sixth microchip clinic of 2018 on Sunday, at its 245 West Hunt Club Rd. Shelter. Pet owners are urged to take precautions to ensure that if their dog or cat becomes lost, it

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A Growing Number Of People Think Avocado Pits Deserve More Respect

Avocados are widely valued for their heart-healthy fats and high nutrient value – an Avocado contains roughly 20 vitamins and minerals and more potassium than a banana. If you’re like most people, you slice your avocados in half lengthwise, dislodge

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Canada’s Best Track & Field Athletes Are Competing In The Capital

The Canadian Track & Field Championships are taking place at Terry Fox Stadium on Riverside Drive, through Sunday. Sunday. Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the low 30’s on each day except for Friday. For the athletes, the hot weather

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American Independence Was Nearly Celebrated On July 2nd

Happy Fourth of July to our American friends and listeners, and all of the tourists from south of the border visiting the Capital today. Did you know that American Independence Day was almost celebrated on July 2nd, the day John

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Maxed Out! We Tend To Frequent Only 25 Places In Our Daily Travels

We’re not as adventurous as we’d like to thing we are. Based on a study of 40,000 people, new research on human mobility finds that we tend to frequent only 25 places at any given time in our lives. In

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Sir Paul McCartney Will ‘Freshen’ Up In Canada With 4 Tour Stops In September

Paul McCartney says fans can expect a blend of new songs and classic hits at his four newly announced Canadian shows. Sir Paul is set to play Quebec and Western Canada in September as part of his “Freshen Up” tour.

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#NoHotPets Campaign Launched By Ontario SPCA

With a heat advisory in place right through the Canada Day long weekend, the Ontario SPCA is urging pet owners to plan ahead this long weekend. They’ve launched a program called #NoHotPets to raise awareness. It’s a simple message… If

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Gas Prices On The Rise Again Over The Long Weekend

Gas prices are set to rise just in time for the Canada Day long weekend. Chief Petroleum Analyst with EnPro, Roger McKnight, is forecasting a two cent hike overnight into Friday, and another five to six cents by Sunday. The

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Impressive Art Installation Celebrates Peace And Canadian Unity

Very cool art installation along Sussex Drive, near Rideau Falls. It’s called ‘Compass’, and it’s made up of 3800 hand made ceramic sculptures, arranged in the shape of the compass rose logo of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society who operate

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True Or False? Zamboni Racing Was A Demonstration Sport At The ’88 Winter Olympics

The organization behind those Heritage Minutes we see on TV and online recently compiled a list of 30 statements framed as bits of Canadian trivia and asked respondents to say whether the statements were true or false. 62 per cent

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Joe Jackson – Musical Family Patriarch Has Died

Joseph Jackson, the patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family. He was 89. Joe Jackson was a guitarist who put his own musical ambitions aside to work in the steel mills

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