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Ontario To Increase Minimum Wage

Ontario is  increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 from $11.40 this fall.  Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn made the announcement in Toronto. The increase will come into effect

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Netflix Binge Watchers Would Be happy With This Feature

Internet streaming company Netflix is testing a new feature that allows users on its website to skip the introduction on its original programming, a potential delight for binge-watchers tired of hearing the same song at the start of every episode.

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CRA May Take Tax Online Filing Service Down Indefinitely

If you were planning to file your taxes online, you could face some challenges. The threat of hacking is prompting the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service indefinitely. A notice on the agency’s website says it detected an

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Offer Panhandlers Work To Keep Them From Begging

We all know the areas  in Ottawa/Gatineau where the homeless people will try to get a couple of dollars off of us. What can be done for them? What is a solution to the crisis of the ever growing homelessness

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Ontario Wants to Know If You Can Help Solve The Scalper Problem?

Ontario is asking for help figuring out how to tackle so-called scalper bots that scoop up huge blocks of tickets to popular events. The Liberal government has said it would work to improve the process of buying and selling tickets

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World Health Organization Warning About Increasingly Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, and warning they are becoming increasingly drug-resistant. In a press briefing, the U-N health agency says its list is meant to promote the

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People’s Court Judge Wapner Dies At 97

The television judge on “The People’s Court,” has died.     Joseph Wapner became an instant sensation when the show debuted in September, 1981.  “The People’s Court” was the first TV reality show, and it opened the door to many more,

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(Video) Tennis Ball Tug of War

If you can’t beat them…join them    

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Ottawa Street Closure; Greenfield Avenue

Ottawa – Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are advised that Greenfield Avenue, from King Edward Avenue to the westbound Highway 417 on-ramp, will be closed from Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. until Monday, February 27, at 6 a.m. The closure

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Grab a Hug On Sparks Street This Thursday

Kindness Week Ottawa, proudly presented by the Caring and Sharing Exchange is a week long celebration of kindness throughout the city. The event has included many visits to schools to talk about the importance of kindness as well as a

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Helping Ottawa Become Cleaner And Greener

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is proceeding with eight renewable energy and energy conservation projects, totalling $300,000, as a practical way to advance the City’s Renewable Energy Strategy, called Energy Evolution.     An update report on the Energy

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The Capital Region Braces For Major Snowstorm

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Capital region. The snow began falling before noon Sunday —  heavily at times.  Before tapering off,  overnight total accumulations of 20 to 25 cm are expected by Monday morning. Drivers and pedestrians

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Lawyers On Hand At Ottawa’s Airport If Travellers Caught Up In U.S. Travel Ban

Travellers at major Canadian airports may be able to call on some legal help if they get caught up in the U-S travel ban. A number of Canadian lawyers are volunteering their time at airports to ensure anyone with valid

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Petition Calling To Ban Donald Trump’s State Visit To Britain

More than 410-thousand people have signed a petition on a British government website calling for U-S President Donald Trump to be barred from visiting the country. British Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to make a state visit later this

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An Event Reminder For Winterlude In The Byward Market

All the events coming up in the ByWard Market for Winterlude (some free, some minimal costs, many family-friendly, all amazing)     26th Annual Winterlude Stew Cook-Off with Henry Burris! Friday Feb 3, 11:30 – 2 p.m. New Location: William

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