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International Team Of Linguists Keeps Track Of Canadianisms

For the first time since 1967, there’s a new edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. The dictionary is a work in progress, assembled by an international team of linguists. The goal of the project is to assemble

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[Archival Video] Ottawa Ice Storm Of 1942 Wreaks Havoc On Public Transit

Excellent vintage film footage of Ottawa Electric Railway streetcars frozen in their tracks on Laurier Street in the aftermath of an ice storm in 1942. A work car is seen being pulled (and pushed) by bulldozers in an attempt to

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Senators Anderson Up For Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson has been nominated for the 2016-17 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey. The Ottawa chapter of the

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Fewer Canadians Turned Away at U.S. Border Crossings

It might come as a surprise, but data obtained by The Canadian Press shows there were fewer Canadians turned away at the U-S land border crossings in recent months. This despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies were resulting in

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Two Movie Remakes Dominate Weekend Box Office

It was remake city at the multiplex over the weekend. Two of the three did well, the other – not so much. At the top of the list was “Beauty and the Beast.” The remake of the Disney classic animated movie

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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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Homan Goes For Gold!

Ottawa’s Rachel Homan is off to the final at the women’s world curling championship. Homan advanced to the championship game with a 7-3 win over Russia in the Page playoff game between the top two round-robin teams in Beijing. The

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Everything Old Is New Again, Including This Game Show

It was a popular game show hosted by Chuck Woolery in the 1980’s until the early 90’s. Now “Love Connection” is reconnecting with television viewers. A new version of the match-making game show is set to air on the Fox network

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Air Miles Reporting Theft of Cash Miles

Air Miles is notifying some of its members that criminals may have stolen their cash miles. Company spokeswoman Rachael Montgomery says although the cash miles were stolen, personal information was not compromised.Cash miles options for in-store purchases has temporarily been

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Ottawa Chosen For Another Exciting Red Bull Event

Red Bull is adding a stop in the Nation’s Capital to its 2017 Global Rallycross racing series this June, marking the first time one of the events has been held in Canada. The two-day race event on June 17th and 18th will

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Federal By-Election Advance Polls Open Tomorrow In Ottawa-Vanier

If you live in the Ottawa-Vanier riding, make your vote count! There are several ways you can vote in the upcoming Federal by-election. 1. You can vote on Election Day – Monday, April 3rd. The polls will be open from

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City Gives Ottawa 67s Playoff Sendoff Today

The Ottawa 67’s a gearing up for the playoffs, and the City of Ottawa is gearing up to send them to the post-season.  The City and Mayor Jinm Watson will give the team a playoff send-off at noon today with

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New Milestone For Worldwide Box Office

Who goes to the movies?  It seems just about  everyone does these days — and that’s reflected in the latest worldwide box office numbers.  The Motion Picture Association of America says the worldwide box office has reached a new milestone.

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Habs Captain Max Pacioretty Says NHL Players Want To Participate At The 2018 Olympics

According to a Sportsnet report, Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is one of a growing number of hockey players speaking out against the possibility of the National Hockey League not participating in the 2018 Olympics. “People want to see us go,

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Donald Trump’s White House Breaks With A Century Long Tradition

The 45th president of the United States appears poised to become the first in over a century to not have a dog, or any pet, for that matter in the White House. Earlier this year, a golden doodle named ‘Patton’

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