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“Bear-y” Good News!

The Byward Market was abuzz with news this morning that a bear had found its way into the area.  Ottawa Police officers were initially called after 3 a.m.   For several hours the bear kept emergency crews busy, and an area

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Support Local

I’m a big fan of supporting local whether it’s the great stock we have in comedians, musicians or authors because Ottawa sure does have it’s share. And one of those great authors is putting on the final Author’s Market In

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Time To Get Funky With Your Vinyl

Do you go to flea markets?  Well I do and sometimes you can come across the greatest things there. A lot of the time, it’s what people are selling like books, dvd’s or antiques. Other times, it’s the great things

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April Showers Bring May’s Tulipfest

Oh I know April showers usually bring May flowers but in Ottawa, it brings flowers known as tulips aka Tulipfest. The Canadian Tulip Festival officially launches its 66th edition with “A World of Tulips” theme May 11th to 18th. “A

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Ottawa’s Annual Wiener Dog Parade Happens This Weekend!

Why not head to the ByWard Market this weekend for the ongoing Ottawa Sausage Fest (on now through Sunday, October 15th). On Saturday, you can take in a Sausage Party, and the annual Weiner Dog Parade – the tiniest parade

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Two New Stands Are Part Of ByWard Market Revitalization

Two new so-called ‘gateway’ stands were officially unveiled in the ByWard Market today… one on either side of the historic market building, facing George Street. The new vending spaces will operate year-round and serve as a welcoming gateway to the

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A North American First – La Machine Descends On Ottawa

La Machine has arrived in the Capital. One of the creatures is perched atop the Notre-Dame Cathedral, across from the National Art Gallery. It’s an amazing sight, but some people aren’t happy about it. One local Twitter user wrote, “Are

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Young Cape Dorset Artists Turn ByWard Market Wall Into Mural Masterpiece

I had a chance to visit a work-in-progress on George Street, earlier today. A group of young Inuit artists from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, are working on a giant mural in the ByWard Market… and it’s on an immense scale! The

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The Owner Of Ottawa’s Most Unique Car Revealed

If you were anywhere near the ByWard Market this weekend, you night have seen this car. It’s not hard to miss! It looks like the ‘Back the Future’ Delorean time machine, but underneath all of the outrageous hood ornaments, spoilers,

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ByWard Market ‘Inspiration Village’ Taking Shape

The city has installed 40 shipping containers on York Street in the ByWard Market, in preparation for an event space that will have free programming all summer. As part of Ottawa 2017, the city is creating a one-block “Inspiration Village,” with free

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Road Closures For Ottawa 2017 Red Bull Crashed Ice

As a result of Ottawa 2017’s Red Bull Crashed Ice event, there will be road closures and transit service impacts in and around the downtown core today through Sunday. Some roads around the Red Bull Crashed Ice venue beside the

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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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Why Is Wasabi Japanese Restaurant And Sushi Bar My Favorite Restaurant?

Yes I get asked this A LOT!!!  It’s fair as I also eat there A LOT!! (See my Facebook for pics if you don’t believe me 😉 I could actually eat there everyday and some weeks I have, maybe even

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No Requests For A Trump Cookie At Ottawa’s Moulin de Provence Bakery

A Trump Cookie won’t be replacing the world famous Obama Cookie any time soon! Ottawa’s Moulin de Provence bakery in the ByWard Market, home of the famous “Obama cookies”, isn’t planning on making a special treat for the U.S. president-elect.

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Charges Laid In Byward Market’s Latest Homicide

The Ottawa Police Major Crime Section has charged a 37-year-old man with multiple charges related to the homicide of Kayla Sullivan.   Sullivan, 30, was stabbed on George St. on Friday night and succumbed to her injuries in hospital early

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