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The Drive Is On :)

The City of Ottawa, with Loblaw Companies Limited, will be collecting food and cash donations for the annual OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank this Saturday from 9am to 6pm. OC Transpo buses will be

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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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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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Back To School Means Be Safe Out There

Thousands of students across the region are heading back to class, including English-speaking elementary and high school students along with first-year college and university students kicking off their fall semester. A reminder from Ottawa police that officers will be out in

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Canada Day Road Closures Begin

Some Canada Day road closures are already in place. Week-long road closures come into effect starting today on Wellington Street between Bank and O’Connor.  This as two security entrances are being created for access to Parliament Hill.  As of tomorrow (June

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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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Retired OC Transpo Route 2 Honoured With A T-Shirt Design

Commuters will know that several OC Transpo route numbers were retired on Sunday, but the No. 2 will live on after being immortalized on a T-shirt designed by local artist Andrew King. The grey tees depict an old-style red and

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Transpo Changes Take Effect This Sunday

Starting Sunday, April 23, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes as part of getting ready for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to

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Road Closures For Ottawa 2017 Red Bull Crashed Ice

As a result of Ottawa 2017’s Red Bull Crashed Ice event, there will be road closures and transit service impacts in and around the downtown core today through Sunday. Some roads around the Red Bull Crashed Ice venue beside the

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OC Transpo Food Drive

Join Jewel 98.5 at Loblaws Gloucester on Saturday, December 3rd for the OC Transpo Food Drive!   The Jewel Crew will be out in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.  Steve Boyton will be broadcasting live from 11-3!   It’s

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Ottawa’s New LRT Stations To Be Marked With A Big Red “O”

The 13 light rail stations opening in 2018 won’t look anything like the Ottawa’s current O-Train platforms. OC Transpo says these state-of-the-art buildings will feature all-new integrated signage, ticket booths, digital schedules and, even cafes and convenience stores. There’s retail space at Tunney’s Pasture, Rideau,

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Missing A Cockatiel? OC Transpo May Be Able To Help

Anyone missing a Cockatiel? OC Transpo is looking for you. The bird is a parrot variety which is native to Australia. It was found on OC Transpo property at 1500 St. Laurent Boulevard late yesterday afternoon. Cockatiels are known to

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Doors Open 2016 – List Of Participants Grows To 120

Doors Open Ottawa is coming up soon. It’s a chance to visit many of Ottawa’s most iconic buildings, some of them normally closed to the public. More than 120 participating buildings will be putting out the welcome mat this year.

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OC Transpo Unclaimed ‘Lost & Found’ Items Sale This Weekend

OC Transpo is having another unclaimed ‘Lost & Found’ items sale this weekend. It’ll happen on Saturday, April 30th, from noon to 2 PM at Heartwood House (404 McArthur Avenue). In case you’re wondering, the holding period for lost items

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