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The Most Valuable Office Perk? It’s Not Extra Time Off Or A Gym Membership

In an effort to keep employees happy and loyal, some companies offer enviable extra perks like vacation funds, extra time off, free gadgets, and on-site classes. But the Harvard Business Review reports that the office perk employees crave most isn’t

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[Video] An Epic Film You Can Set Your Watch To: Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” is both the ultimate feature film and a performance piece of artwork you can set your watch by. The Swiss-American artist has edited together thousands of clips from well known movies containing clocks, watches or references

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Vintage Sounds From Yesteryear Are Being Curated By An Online Museum

Your familiarity with sounds like the plunk of typewriter keys, the buzz of a 56k modem, or the whir of a rotary-dial phone, probably depends on your age. Those sounds, made by outdated objects that have faded from our collective

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Olivia Newton-John Battling Cancer For A Third Time

Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. She told Australian news program “Sunday Night” doctors found a tumour in her lower back in 2017. Olivia says she’s “treating it naturally and

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Ottawa Fire Services Will Be Knocking On Doors Next Week

Ottawa Fire Services firefighters will visit homes throughout the city between September 10th and 17th to ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are present and in working condition. Visits will take place between 6 and 8 PM on

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What To Do This Weekend?

Check out all the great activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend! Three R’s of country fairs this weekend… Russel, Richmond and Renfrew (featuring the RCMP Musical Ride on Sunday!) https://russellfair.com/ http://www.exporichmondfair.com/ http://www.renfrewfair.com/ Explore the town of Wakefield, Québec with two days

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Neighbours Relieved – Michael Bublé’s New Mansion Nearing Completion

After years of construction, it looks like Michael Bublé’s more than 27,000-square-foot mansion in Burnaby, located across from his childhood elementary school (Seaforth Elementary), may be nearing completion. The house made news in 2016 when some neighbours complained that the

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Oscar nominated actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit has died. He was 82. His representative said he died of cardiac arrest earlier this morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.

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Ottawa’s Rich History Comes To Life During Beechwood Cemetery Walking Tour

The Annual Beechwood Cemetary Historical Walking Tour is happening this weekend – on Sunday, September 9th. Nick McCarthy, is Beechwood’s director of marketing, communications and community outreach. He says, “People are sometimes hesitant to come into cemeteries, and Beechwood’s annual

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Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Is Falling Apart!

There’s a lot of public debate surrounding the elimination of drinking straws and other plastic disposables piling up in landfills and oceans around the world. Oddly, museums have the opposite challenge; figuring out how to preserve artifacts made from plastic.

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Hundreds Of Clay Turtles Are Popping Up In Vanier!

Christopher Griffin is a local artist, renowned for his imaginative sculptures of primarily animal motifs. Christopher is also the ‘Artist in Residence’ in Vanier for 2018. For his most recent project, he chose a turtle theme and he had a

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[Video] Why ‘Felix’ Is Not A Great Cat Name, But ‘Fluffy’ Is…

When you named your cat, you probably didn’t consider your feline friend’s hearing range. But according to Vancouver-based veterinarian Uri Burstyn, you probably should have. According to Dr. Uri, ‘Felix’ isn’t a great cat name. Nor is ‘Garfield’, at least

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Free ‘Nature Sounds’ Download Made Available By The National Park Service In The U.S.

When life becomes too stressful, one of the best remedies is to get away for a while and spending some time out in nature. However, that’s not always doable. But now you can do it virtually, thanks to the U.S.

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Making Friends With Goats May Be As Simple As Flashing A Smile!

If you ever come face to face with a goat… you might want to try this… flash a smile! Show it your pearly whites! A new paper published in Royal Society Open Science suggests that goats not only recognize happy

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Today Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The Passing Of England’s Rose

On this day (August 31st) in 1997, the world mourned the tragic death of Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. The sudden and unexpected death of an extraordinarily

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