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Coyote ‘Decoy’ Being Tested At Andrew Haydon Park

If you happen to live near Andrew Haydon Park, in the city’s west end, don’t be surprised to see something a little odd along the shore line. The city is “employing” a decoy coyote to discourage geese from settling in,

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Time To Check Your Smoke Detectors

It’s that time of year again! Ottawa firefighters will visit homes throughout the city from now until September 17th  to to make sure that everything’s good with your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Visits will take place between

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Are You On The Voter’s List?

With election day not far off,  Voter Notification letters are now being sent to eligible Ottawa voters. The letters provide information on where and when to vote in the upcoming municipal elections.  Eligible voters who do not receive this letter, or

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Fall Cleaning The Capital

The City of Ottawa and GLAD are pleased to announce that early bird registration is open for the  GLAD Cleaning The Capital campaign, which will take place from September 15 to October 15. Real easy to do, just visit ottawa.ca/clean

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Looking Good For LRT

This fall’s timeline for the start of light rail in the capital is looking good. Rideau Transit Group says it’s “confident” the Confederation Line will be ready to roll in early November. In a memo to members of council, City

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More Local Road Construction To Watch For

Lots of roadwork construction for motorists to keep in mind over the next days and weeks in the capital region.  Here’s the latest list from the City of Ottawa:   Beginning today (Friday, August 10 at 9 pm), the northbound

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Fall Into Some Great Programs

One thing I find about living in our fine city are the many things one can find to do.  You can be a tourist in your own hometown by taking a walk anywhere in the Byward Market and seeing all

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City Of Ottawa Looking For Input Regarding The Future Of Canada’s Oldest Pedestrian Mall

The City of Ottawa has opened its own storefront workspace on Sparks Street, with the hope of creating more dialogue about the future of the oldest pedestrian mall in the country. Sparks Street was closed off to vehicle traffic in

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Patio With A View…And Sound

It’s the first official day of summer and us Girls feel pretty sure that those patios will be in full swing this afternoon and tonight to celebrate it. Nida has been telling me about the patio at Rideau On The

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Welcoming Ottawa Week

In 2013 our very fine Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed the last week of June to be Welcoming Ottawa Week which has now become an annual week long series of cultural and celebratory events and activities. It’s designed to convey welcome

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Feeling Beachy?

The kids will be out of school before you know it, and beach season is upon us. Lifeguards are on duty at most City of Ottawa beaches and outdoor pools starting this weekend. Here are some things you need to

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Local Traffic Notes To Keep In Mind

Here are some upcoming projects that will have a traffic impact in the nation’s capital: Deakin Street – Deakin Street will be closed between Prince of Wales Drive and MacFarlane Road on Saturday, June 2 from 7 am to 9

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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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Fourth Time The Charm For Château Laurier Expansion Plans?

The architects behind a much-maligned makeover to Ottawa’s Château Laurier are hoping they finally have it right, and can win over critics of its modernist addition to the historic hotel. The latest version of their design, the fourth, was released

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Camp FFIT – Firefighting As A Viable Career Option For Women

As part of Ottawa Fire Services efforts to attract more women to the profession, Camp FFIT will be offering firefighter training for young women in Ottawa. Women between the ages of 15 and 19 are encouraged to apply for the

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