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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Former NCC Board Member Proposes Reopening Sparks St. to Traffic And Closing Off Wellington St. As A Pedestrian Mall

The most recent attempt to bring Sparks Street back to life will happen this fall, as the City of Ottawa follows through on a plan to revamp the pedestrian walkway. That’s a move which Bob Plamondon, a former board member

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Gatineau Park To Be Closed To Motorists Overnight

Gatineau Park Parkways will be closed to motorists overnight as part of a new pilot project. This is part of a multi-pronged approach to manage activities and traffic on the Gatineau Park parkways. According to the NCC website; “Following a number

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Lebreton Flats Do-Over Might Not Include An NHL Arena

The National Capital Commission is taking a new approach to LeBreton Flats by offering up pieces of the 21-hectare property for development in stages, but says the do-over might not include an NHL arena. “It’s not essential. It’s possible,” said

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Christmas Tree Recycling Options Include Local Farms

With Christmas now behind us, you might be thinking about taking down your tree soon. If you have a real tree, don’t be so quick to just toss it by the curb. Many farm animals enjoy eating or playing with

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NCC To Terminate Development Deal With Rendez-Vous LeBreton Group

The National Capital Commission says it is moving to terminate a development deal with Rendez-Vous LeBreton Group, in the wake of bitter legal infighting within the development group. Last January, the Crown corporation responsible for the redevelopment of the land at Ottawa’s

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NCC Seeking A Name For The Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

The National Capital Commission’s brand-new, Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park needs a new, less cumbersome name, and you can help. The NCC is inviting suggestions from the public to name the sweeping nine-kilometre-long green space that follows the river along

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Rideau Canal Slushway – Officially Closed For The Season

The Rideau Canal Skateway is officially closed for the season. The NCC inspected the ice conditions today and observed that the mild weather and the precipitation over the past few days have deteriorated the Rideau Canal Skateway’s ice faster than

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Finally! The Rideau Canal Skateway Opens Officially On Friday Morning

This just in… A 5-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open at 8 AM tomorrow, January 5th, from the Bronson rest area to the Pretoria Bridge (Hawthorne Avenue), including all Dows Lake. Official opening ceremonies will take place

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