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The Return Of An Iconic Cirque du Soleil Show

The Cirque du Soleil show Alegria will mark its 25th anniversary next year with big-top shows of an updated spring production in Montreal, and through most of August 2019 at the Zibi site in Gatineau! Performed more than 5,000 times

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Mosaiculture Exhibit Returns To Gatineau This Summer

The group behind a horticulture exhibit that drew more than a million visitors to Gatineau last year is returning to Jacques-Cartier Park, but this time you’ll have to pay for the privilege. Last summer’s hugely-successful MosaïCanada 150 exhibit was one of

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Not Locking Your Car Door In Gatineau Could Cost You $52

A Gatineau bylaw that’s been on the books for years is catching some motorists off guard. It requires drivers to lock their car doors when they leave their vehicles or face a hefty fine. Common sense would dictate that it’s

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Gatineau’s MosaïCanada Could Be Back Next Year

The immensely popular MosaïCanada horticultural exhibit could be returning to Gatineau next year. City councillors are set to discuss a resolution today to set aside money to bring the spectacular Canada 150 event back to Jacques-Cartier Park. MosaïCanada ran from

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Aaron’s Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau

Aaron’s Butterfly Run is a 1 mile family walk/run and 5 km walk/run on Saturday October 14th, 2017 in at Brewer Park in Ottawa. Aaron’s Butterfly Run 2017 is the 1st charity run of its kind in the Ottawa and Gatineau

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Local Battle Of Britain Day Celebrations To Feature Vintage Aircraft

On Sunday, September 15th, 1940, the future of Great Britain was up in the air. The German air force had been relentlessly pounding cities and airbases on an almost daily basis for more than two months. On that day, the

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Time For Some Estate Planning

As in Mackenzie King Estate up in Gatineau Park, one of my absolute favorite spots to visit which I honestly don’t do enough of.  Sure, we may live in a big city but it’s amazing how it’s only minutes away

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Spectacular Horticultural Event Starts Friday In Gatineau

Starting tomorrow, Jacques-Cartier Park will host one of the most impressive horticultural events in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA 150/Gatineau 2017. Mosaiculture involves a spectacular horticultural technique that combines a variety of art forms, including dramatic sculptures for the structure, a palette

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Ottawa Information Sessions For Residents Affected By Flooding

The City of Ottawa will host information sessions for residents affected by the spring flooding. In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and

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Coping With High Water And Flooding

Environment Canada is forecasting a significant amount of rainfall to begin tonight and persist into the weekend, there is the potential for more local flooding Ahead of the rain, and lots of it, the ground is already saturated The Ottawa

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Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo

If you’re looking to step up your golf game or just looking to window-shop, the Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo is waiting for you!   The expo runs Friday, noon until 8, and Saturday 9 until 5, with free parking on

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Meet Gatineau’s Léonard Bélanger – IKEA Toy Designer

Gatineau’s Léonard Bélanger was all smiles yesterday at the IKEA in west Ottawa, just like the plush toy he helped design. He and his family were on hand to see a toy version of his smiling sun drawing when it

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Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

It’s the 29th edition of this festival featuring over 300 shows and activities, incredible Francophone concerts, a special tribute to David Bowie and Prince.       Not to mention the largest amusement park in the national capital region, fireworks,

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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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Bonne Fête Nationale!

Bonne fête! It’s St-Jean Baptiste Day and there’s live music (from 6 PM) and fireworks (9:30 PM) tonight, at Parc des Cèdres, in Gatineau. (Plus, more live music and fireworks Saturday too.) Tickets: $15 after 5 PM., free daytime activities.

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