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Miss America To Become A Competition, Not A Beauty Pageant

The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit aspect of its annual competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance. The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep

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Many Of Ottawa’s Heritage Buildings Will Open Their Doors This Weekend

The City of Ottawa presents Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. It is the second-largest Doors Open event in Canada, and one of the largest in the world! On June 2nd &

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Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban Named 2018 Tony Award Hosts

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will be co-hosting the 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York City on June 10th. Sara Bareilles was a 2016 Tony nominee for the score she wrote for Waitress. She also was recently seen

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Herbie Hancock, Alison Krauss & Boz Scaggs To Headline TD Ottawa Jazzfest

TD Ottawa Jazzfest organizers have revealed this year’s line-up. Headliners include keyboard jazz legend Herbie Hancock, soft-rocker Boz Scaggs and bluegrass star Alison Krauss! More than 50 acts were unveiled this morning by organizers. Ottawa Jazzfest runs June 21 to

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Make 2018 The Year You Take New Orleans Off Your Bucket List

New Orleans is fast approaching the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1718, meaning the Big Easy will be partying even hard this year. The city of New Orleans has grown to become a cultural bastion teeming with the best

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2018 Vacation Trend – Revisiting A Childhood Destination

Canada was named The New York Times top travel destination of 2017, on account of Canada 150 celebrations. For 2018, travel company Booking.com has some predictions for popular international getaways. In a survey of 19,000 travelers across the globe, nearly

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Emoji Inventory About To Expand – Soon We Won’t Need Any More Words

These days, modern communication has evolved to the point that there’s now a visual counterpart to go along with virtually any situation, however nuanced… I’m talking about emoji. Quite literally, one can use an emoji or a combination of many

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Breaking News – NHL Won’t Participate At 2018 Winter Olympics

Shocker! For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not be playing in the Winter Olympics. The league has released a statement saying it will not participate at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and that it “considers

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Ottawa’s New LRT Stations To Be Marked With A Big Red “O”

The 13 light rail stations opening in 2018 won’t look anything like the Ottawa’s current O-Train platforms. OC Transpo says these state-of-the-art buildings will feature all-new integrated signage, ticket booths, digital schedules and, even cafes and convenience stores. There’s retail space at Tunney’s Pasture, Rideau,

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