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650 People Will Brave The Cold Tonight To Raise Money For Youth Services Ottawa

Tonight, about 650 people (half of them students) will be sleeping outside at TD Place to raise money for Ottawa area Youth.  Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive

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A Old Favourite Is The New King Of Christmas

A new national poll by the Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that the animated 1964 TV special ‘Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer’ is the most beloved Christmas movie, with 83% of participants voting it as a very favorable title. In

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Millennials Are Avoiding Canned Tuna Because They Don’t Own Can Openers!

A Wall Street Journal article about the tuna industry alleges that millennial’s are killing it – not because they don’t like eating fish, but because they don’t own can openers! The story acknowledged that sales of fresh and frozen tuna

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Dog Food Recall Also Affects Canadian Distributor

Eight dog food brands have just been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with one brand being sold across Canada. The recalled kibble has been tested and confirmed to contain as much as 70 times the appropriate

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[Video] Christmas Lights Across Canada Kicks Off Tomorrow Evening

The 34th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada will kick off with an official illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM. The atmosphere will be magical with performances by Ariane Moffatt, winner of several

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Rituals You Should Know Before Boarding A Russian Rocket

The Russian Soyuz is currently the only spacecraft capable of carrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Getting on board involves a laundry list of procedures, etiquette and superstitions. For instance… Here is a list of some of the rituals

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[Video] The WestJet Christmas Ad Tradition Continues

WestJet has done it again! The airline has released another kleenex grabbing holiday video as part of what’s become a Canadian Christmas tradition. This year, the campaign kicks off with a stunt that reunited a long-distance family, friends and loved

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Former President George H. W. Bush Was Known For His Quiet Diplomacy And Loud Socks

The city of Houston is honouring George H. W. Bush with a tribute at City Hall where attendees are being asked to wear colorful socks. It’s a nod to one of the former president’s favourite fashion accessories. The Mayor of

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Skating Season Starts This Weekend At The Rink Of Dreams

The Sens Rink of Dreams, located at Ottawa City Hall, will open for skating on Saturday, at noon. Weather permitting, the Sens Rink of Dreams will be open daily, from 6 am to 11 pm, until the end of the

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End of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant Is Closing

The end of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant on Carling Avenue is closing. Today is their final day.  In the late 1950’s, Keep Wong and his son Wayner, worked at the Canton Inn Restaurant in downtown Ottawa. In 1960, he

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The Verdict Is In… Judge Judy Is The Highest Paid TV Host

It takes a lot of time, energy and hard work to build a loyal daily TV audience, but that kind of hard work can really pay off for television hosts. The verdict is in… For the first time ever, Forbes

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Blast-Off Breakfast Planned For Next Monday

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum presents a special breakfast event in celebration of the historic launch of Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques on December 3, 2018. The Museum will be live streaming this milestone space mission to the International Space

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That Famous TV Kiss, 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, two of science fiction’s most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura, locked lips on “Star Trek”. It was one of the first interracial kisses seen on television. The kiss between William Shatner and Nichelle

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Giving Tuesday Idea – Backpacks For The Homeless

After Black Friday & Cyber Monday, join the movement dedicated to giving back… It’s called ‘Giving Tuesday’! And here’s a way you can make a big difference locally – It’s called ‘Backpacks for the Homeless’. The goal is to fill 2000

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Building Lots In McAdam New Brunswick Are Selling For A Buck Each

You’ve heard about those ‘too-good-to-be-true’ stories about houses or land for sale in small communities struggling to attract newcomers to move there. But this one is for real. McAdam is a tiny New Brunswick village, about an hour’s drive from

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