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Your Original Songs Could Be Featured On The City’s Phone System

Open call to all aspiring musicians and composers. In 2016, the City of Ottawa launched an an initiative that integrates local music into the city’s phone system. That’s right… “on hold music,” and the application process for 2018 has begun.

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[Video] The Ice Breakers Of Ottawa

Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River started last week between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Ice blasting will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting. The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations

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Pets, Bikes And Buskers May Get OC Transpo Green Light

OC Transpo is finally ready to welcome pets onto the transit system, and not just service animals. A report published yesterday recommends allowing small pets on buses and trains, provided the animals are in a carrier or crate that can

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Time Capsule Ceremony At City Hall Next Week

Something special happening at Ottawa City Hall early next week. A time capsule commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Canada will be entombed in the walls of City Hall by Mayor Watson and members of council following this year’s annual Heritage

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First Look At Revised Site Plan For The Château Laurier

The City of Ottawa has received a revised, and somewhat scaled back site plan application to construct an eight-storey addition at the rear of the The Château Laurier Hotel. The addition would include 171 additional long-stay hotel units, an interior

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It’s Back Today….Skate To Your Heart’s Desire

I drive by the canal everyday and it’s been a sad place the past few days…..so lonely looking…..no one skating as the thaw, then the freezing rain just wasn’t the canal’s friend.  However if you can say there is one

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Skate Your Cares Away

Its one of the greatest wonders of the world, maybe not in the top seven category but it darn well should be 😉  The Rideau Canal Skateway is the longest skating rink in the world and its one of the

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O’Connor Street Closure To Add To Commuter Woes Downtown

A six-week closure of O’Connor Street in the heart of Centretown will force southbound motorists to find alternate routes during the afternoon rush. The city announced on Wednesday that it will close O’Connor Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street

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Animals Get Their Day

And it’s today as the City Of Ottawa announces that as of today, the City will handle calls about sick and injured animals and will take on responsibility for transporting them. This is great news for all animal lovers like

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Remembrance Day Reminders From The City Of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa will recognize the contributions of its veterans by offering them special transit services during National Veterans’ Week, which is on now until this Saturday, November 11. War veterans who wear their medals and/or uniforms ride free

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Find A Flu Clinic Near You

Planning on getting a flu shot this year?   Here’s a list of clinics around the city that are happening for the next couple of weeks. Free flu shots are also available at most local pharmacies. The flu is a common

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OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale This Weekend

Every Spring and Fall, Heartwood House hosts the ‘OC Transpo Unclaimed Items Sale’. Items like cell phones, purses, wallets, umbrellas, musical instruments, backpacks will be available for purchase… You wouldn’t believe what people leave behind on the bus, and then

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Ottawa Collection Calendar App Now Available

Not sure which bin aluminum foil belongs in? Wondering when to put the leaf bags out by the curb? Struggling to keep track of your collection schedule? There’s an app for that. The Ottawa Collection Calendar app is now available for

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More Tree Lined Streets In The Capital

New subdivisions in Ottawa may soon have more tree-lined streets, thanks to guidelines received by the City’s Planning Committee. The new guidelines offer flexibility to the 2005 Clay Soils Policy when it comes to small and medium-sized trees. More than

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Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Region Population Tops 1,450,000

Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016. Here’s a quick snapshot of trends, from the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week. – The City of Ottawa’s population at the

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