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[Video] Grammy-winning musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a six-time Grammy winner, died Thursday morning from a heart attack, said his publicist and social media manager Karen Beninato. He was 77. In a statement released

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Rare Audio Recording Of Dr. James Naismith – The Canadian Born Inventor Of Basketball

All of the attention the Toronto Raptors are getting these days as they via for the NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors, is also drawing attention to the the Eastern Ontario town of Almonte, the birthplace of Dr. James

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ByTowne Cinema To Screen New Gordon Lightfoot Documentary This Weekend

A film about Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot made its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto last month. Now, the rest of Canada will get to see it over the next few weeks. Here

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New Pedestrian Friendly Areas Popping Up In The ByWard Market

New pedestrian-friendly spaces are popping up in the ByWard Market. Wiliam Street is the home to one of two pilot projects this summer that attempts to expand spaces for pedestrian use. The project was inspired by ideas coming out of

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The ‘Eagle’ has landed: NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander revealed By LEGO

Denmark’s Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking plastic toy bricks in 1949. Who among us hasn’t had at least one LEGO set while growing up? It’s such a ubiquitous toy, as of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been

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Flower Company FTD Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Another casualty of changing times? Florist’s Transworld Delivery, the century old flower company FTD is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a rough Valentine’s Day. The company plans to break up it’s operations. Originally called the Florists Telegraph Delivery

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Ottawa’s Gaby Dabrowski Continues Her Winning Ways At The French Open

Chalk up another doubles victory for Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski! She and her doubles partner, Xu Yifan, moved into the round of 8 at the French Open with a win earlier today. On Tuesday, she and her mixed doubles partner, Mate

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[Video] Ottawa Valley Lilt Ranked Canada’s Sexiest Accent

Just earlier this month the Canadian accent was ranked the 13th sexiest in the world. https://bigseventravel.com/2019/04/worlds-sexiest-accent/ But, with so many different accents in Canada, which one were people thinking of when they said Canada’s was the sexiest? We now have

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Volunteers Urgently Needed For Sandbag And Debris Removal

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday), volunteers of all abilities, age 12 and over, are urgently needed over the next two weeks for sandbag and debris removal at flood-affected properties in West Carleton, Bay and Cumberland. Work will take place between 9 AM

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[Video] Leon Redbone Has Died At Age 127

Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone died yesterday. No cause of death was given. He was 69. Leon Redbone was a quirky character, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music. Not the kind music that you’d think would make him

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City Of Paris Remembers Princess Diana

It’s been nearly 22 years since Princess Diana died in a tragic car crash in Paris, but the city is determined not to forget her. The site in Paris that is the most associated with Diana is the Flamme de

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And The Loser Is… Carling Avenue For The Second Year Running

The votes have been tallied in CAA’s Worst Roads campaign and local drivers have once again named Carling Avenue the worst road in Ottawa. This is the second consecutive year that Carling Avenue has topped the Ottawa list, and the

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12th Annual Upper Canada Medieval Festival – VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Missing Game of Thrones? Organizers are looking for talented and energetic volunteers who will serve as games people, gate attendees and more, at one or more days for the 12th annual Medieval Festival at Upper Canada Village, June 8,9,10. Costumes

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Unique Urban Phenomenon ‘Manhattanhenge’ Happens Today & Tomorrow

It’s that time of the year again when the setting sun perfectly aligns with Manhattan’s street grid creating a rare and beautiful phenomenon called Manhattanhenge. The biannual event typically happens once around Memorial Day and again in mid-July, and is

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World Health Organization Redefines Workplace ‘Burnout’

Long hours at work can often leave people feeling spread too thin, with feelings of fatigue, anxiety, and depression. They might casually tell friends or family members that they feel ‘burned out’. It seems more and more physicians are using

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