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Saturday, April 21st Is Record Store Day In Canada

Record Store Day (on April 21st) is an annual event which celebrates local independent record stores, and their customers, with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that spans genres and unites music lovers of all ages. In Ottawa,

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Low Value Of The Loonie Has Many Canadians Re-Thinking Vacation Plans

All of those beautiful TV ads for Newfoundland & Labrador might really pay off this year. The lower loonie has Canadians rethinking their summer travel plans. In a recent BNN.ca poll, 40 per cent of respondents said they would stay

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Steering Wheel Concerns Prompts Large Scale Ford Recall In Canada

Big Ford recall in North America. Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million mid-size cars, including 62,479 in Canada, because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle. The recall covers certain Ford

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Canada Ranks 7th On 2018 World Happiness Scale

Fans of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus won’t be surprised to hear Finland is the happiest place to live. The World Happiness Report has ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and

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Governor General’s Performing Awards Class Of 2018 Announced

Twin pop duo Tegan and Sara, singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan, and one of the creators of “SCTV” will be among the recipients of Canada’s most prestigious performing arts awards – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. The 2018 recipients were announced

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Michael Buble Back To Host The 2018 Juno Awards In Vancouver

It’s back on! Michael Buble will be the host the 2018 Juno Awards. Michael had been tapped to host the music awards show last year before he had to bow out when his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. Bryan

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Julie Payette Sworn In As Canada’s 29th Governor General

Canada’s 29th Governor General Julie Payette signed her official instruments as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin stand and watch in the Senate chamber during her installation ceremony Monday. The Prime Minister described her as

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Loblaws Eat Together Day

Join Loblaws in store for a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! There’ll be a free BBQ with an assortment of great food and activities too! The food and fun can be found at Loblaws on June 29th from 3-7pm  

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Arrival Of Summer Will Take 2 Days To Happen In Canada

Summer officially arrives on Tuesday, June 20th in B.C., but a day later in Ontario… Summer in Ottawa begins June 21st at 12:24 AM. It starts a little later in Atlantic Canada. But from Northwestern Ontario through to British Columbia,

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Snowbirds Postpone Airshow Season

Canada’s famous Snowbirds aerobatic team have hit pause on their airshow season after determining they need more practice. In a rare move, the team has abruptly cancelled scheduled appearances in six cities in Canada and the United States over the

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New Canadian Census Data Shows Some Local Anomalies

The town of Perth, just an hour west of Ottawa has a new claim to fame. It’s been named the location in the country where women most outnumber men. There are just under four men for every five women counted

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[Video] Expo 67 Opened 50 Years Ago Today

Today marks a significant anniversary. Fifty years ago today, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, opened officially to the public. The Category One World’s Fair was held in Montreal, from April 27th

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Not Sarah Palin – Kelly Knight Craft Named New US Ambassador to Canada

Not Sarah Palin… A wealthy Republican fundraiser and campaign supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump will be the next United States ambassador to Canada, according to Bloomberg News. Kelly Knight Craft, a member of the U.S. delegation to the United

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Mayor Watson Says 2017 Will Be A Year For Celebration

Mayor Jim Watson previewed a year of celebration in his annual State of the City address today, as Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations unfold in our nation’s capital. 2017 will be a year of continued growth and sustainability, and the face

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Tickets Are Still Available For National Skating Championships At TD Place Arena This Weekend

Ottawa, is the host city for the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, on now through Sunday at the TD Place Arena. The championships are the first BIG sporting event in a year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in the

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