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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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[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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