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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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Potential For Flooding Along Ottawa River

Although we are not expecting nearly the same situation as we experienced last year, rising water levels on the Ottawa River have the City preparing to roll out the sandbags. Four flood information centres from east to west open their

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Play Ball Starting Next Week

The City of Ottawa says all ball diamonds in the city will be open of next Tuesday May 1st. All other fields for sports like soccer and football won’t open until two weeks later, on Tuesday May 15th. The City

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First Household Waste Depot Of The Year

This should help in your spring-cleaning efforts. The City of Ottawa’s first household hazardous waste depot of  2018 is being held this Sunday April 29th between 8 am and 4 pm at the OC Transpo Park and Ride at 1201

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Green Bin Program Set To Expand

The City of Ottawa’s Green Bin Program could expand. Starting in mid-2019, plastic bags and dog waste could be included in green bins for weekly pick up, eliminating the need for special liner bags. This expanded service, would cost the City

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Lyft Has Just Launched In The Capital

The ride-hailing company, was granted a private transportation company licence from the city and was scheduled to be online in Ottawa as of 2:30 PM this afternoon. Aaron Zifkin, is Lyft’s managing director for Canada. He says “thousands of people” have

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Complete Shutdown For Elgin Street Next Year

Major road work is coming to Elgin Street. The popular thoroughfare will be completely shut down to traffic from Gloucester Street to Isabella for all of 2019. The closure is for the redesign and renewal of Elgin, which will revamp

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‘Name The Train’ Contest Winners Revealed

Last November, the City of Ottawa invited local kids under the age of 16 to submit names for the rail cars that will soon travel along Ottawa’s two light rail lines. Over the weekend, the winning names were revealed at

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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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