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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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In The Key Of Hank

Where were you when your Ottawa Redblacks led by Henry Burris went on to win Great Cup 2016?  I remember it well, we were in Toronto for our early staff Christmas party, we had come back to the room early

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Time For Spring….Er Fall Cleaning

The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital fall campaign which will take place from September 15 to October 15. Early bird registration is now available. Registration is quick and  easy, go to their

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More Bike Repair Stations Popping Up Around Town

As part of an initiative to improve the safety of Ottawa’s road, the city has installed more bike repair stations (like the one pictured below). By the end of day today, a total of 17 of these stations will be

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They’re Coming….Be Warned ;)

La Machine, will occur in downtown Ottawa, the ByWard Market and Downtown Rideau, from July 27 to 30. This event will bring giant mechanical creatures, thousands of visitors and five days of intermittent traffic impacts including one for setup on

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We’re Still Griping About Potholes In July!

Hard to believe we’re still taking about potholes at this time of year, but we are… Calls about “road traveled surface,” (or potholes) accounted for the city’s largest volume of complaints, by far, in almost every ward. Ottawa residents made

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Traffic Notes For This Week

You’ve probably heard this saying: “There are two seasons in Ottawa – winter…..and construction”.  Here are a few traffic notes to keep in mind for this week:   ·         Dynes Road – Starting on Monday, July 10 until December 2017

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Did You Know…

With the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival kicking off its second week in town, some interesting facts about one of the biggest festivals to hit our Nation’s Capital. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is the 2nd oldest jazz festival in the

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Royal Swan Release Party This Weekend

A special family event is  being held tomorrow as the City of Ottawa officially releases the Royal Swans onto the Rideau River.  The event takes place Saturday morning (June 24th)  from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Brantwood Park (at

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OC Transpo Employees Honoured

The city today recognized the actions of OC Transpo employees who in the last year helped residents in their moments of need. 16 OC Transpo employees were honoured today for their actions during 2016 as part of the City’s 27th

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