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How Does Your Internet Speed Stack Up?

The city and the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority joined forces this week to launch the Internet Performance Test, for those who might be wondering is their “high-speed” Internet service is regularly stuck in a traffic jam. To participate in

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A Fun Read About Being A Tourist In Your Own Home Town

I always think its fun to be a tourist in your own home town but its sad that most of us, yours truly included don’t venture out until say, we have friends in town who want to see the sights

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Potholes Everywhere!

City of Ottawa officials say it’s not your imagination. More potholes than usual have cropped up this winter, and are causing serious issues on city streets this winter.  The city’s general manager of public works says the freeze-thaw cycles we’ve had are

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Raise The Cup To The Junos

The Juno Awards are pretty exciting in themselves when they hit town…..all the stars….all the hype….all the glitz….all the excitement.  But how can we forget all the days leading up to the big event….the parties and galas and lets not

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Urban Camping Comes to Ottawa Next Summer

  Do you have friends and/or relatives who want to be here for the capital’s 150th Canada Day celebrations? In order to create extra accommodation space to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the Canada Day festivities, Ottawa is

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Teal Pumpkin Project Promotes Candy-Free Halloween Treats

If you spot a teal coloured pumpkin this Halloween season, it’s not just a trendy decor choice. It’s year three of a new tradition known as the Teal Pumpkin Project, introduced by FARE (which stands for Food Allergy Research &

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“Proposal Pond” Is Among Eight Suggested Place Names City Committee Is Reviewing

An Ottawa man who proposed to his girlfriend one winter’s night during a skate on a south Ottawa pond wants the small body of water to be officially named – “Proposal Pond.” Greg Lister proposed to his then-girlfriend Andrea last

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New Murals Highlight Rideau Canal Heritage & History

Two new murals highlighting Ottawa’s history and the Capital’s connection with the Rideau Canal have been unveiled at the underpasses beneath the Laurier Avenue Bridge, on Queen Elizabeth Drive and on Colonel By Drive. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand

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Axe Falls At City Of Ottawa

A very difficult day for the City of Ottawa on Wednesday, with one city employee describing the mood as “brutal.” A total of 177 City of Ottawa jobs have been slashed in the second and last round of a sweeping reorganization. In a

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Ottawa’s 12th And 13th Murders Of 2016

The Ottawa Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating two weekend murders.  Ottawa Police were called to the Suya Spot Restaurant on Shillington Avenue around 6am Sunday morning on reports of a shooting.  The victim – identified as 26 year old

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Its Like Riding A Bike…For The Final Weekend

When  I first moved to Ottawa back in 1999, it totally amazed me to see Parkways across the Nation’s Capital shut down every Sunday from the May 2-4 Long Weekend to Labour Day Weekend to traffic so you could get

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Ottawa – Bike Friendly Capital Of Canada?

Is Ottawa Canada’s most bike friendly city? There are over 600 kilometres of bike paths in Canada’s Capital Region. Dedicated bike lanes have been created on many of our major thoroughfares and for those part-time riders, or tourists, the bike

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Carling Avenue Number 1!

Carling Avenue takes the top spot on CAA’s annual list of Ottawa’s worst roads, according to those who voted. Ottawans voted for Carling Avenue more than any other street. Ottawa’s top five worst roads: Carling Avenue Joseph Boulevard Renaud Street Main

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Royal Swans Return To Rideau

Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Diane Deans and Councillor David Chernushenko will open the gates to release the Royal swans into the Rideau River for the 2016 season. The graceful birds were returned to their natural habitat over the noon hour

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Alex Trebek Gets Keys To The City Today

Since 1984, he has hosted over 7 thousand episodes of Jeopardy. Today, Alex Trebek receives a special honour from Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson as he is awarded a key to the City.  Trebek is being honoured for his philanthropy and

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