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Will You Be Watching?

The skies will get a little darker for a short time this afternoon as a partial solar eclipse passes over the National Capital Region. The last time eastern Ontario experienced something close to this type of solar eclipse was an annular eclipse

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Ottawa’s Astronomical Experts Invite You To A Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Event Next Monday

On Monday August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, treating the National Capital Region to a partial solar eclipse. This is a rare natural phenomenon and, with help from members of the Royal Astronomical

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The Festival Of India Happens This Weekend In The Heart Of Ottawa

The Festival of India Ottawa starts up tomorrow (Friday) and continues right through the weekend at Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. This three day extravaganza features superb musical and dance acts from India and North America, more than sixty

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ByWard Market Valet Service Offered In Pilot Project

I came across a new valet parking service in the ByWard market last night, coming back from Volta. Did a little digging and here’s what I found out… The ByWard Market BIA has entered into a partnership with Responsible Choice

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[Video] Canadian Film Institute Wants To See Your Old Home Movies

Do you have any old home movies, or more recent family videos feature Parliament Hill, the RCMP Musical Ride, a picnic by the Ottawa River, skating on the canal or anything ‘quintessentially’ Ottawa? If the answer is yes, and you’re

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Polar Bears Arriving From The Arctic To Enjoy Activities And Sights This Week

Eight larger-than-life polar bears will be turning heads today and tomorrow here in Ottawa. Similar to last summer when a T-Rex pack was roaming Sparks Street and the ByWard Market, now a group of friendly polar bears will be riding double-decker buses

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The Mayor’s Canada Celebration For Seniors

Jewel 98.5 is a proud sponsor of The Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors at The Aberdeen Pavilion.   Returning to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park again this year, the sponsored event with Mayor Jim Watson, includes breakfast, served

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Goodyear Blimp Confirmed For Canada Day!

The Goodyear Blimp is taking part in Canada Day celebrations in the Nation’s Capital on July 1st. As the country celebrates its 150th birthday, the blimp will provide live aerial coverage of Ottawa’s festivities and fireworks, offering breathtaking views of

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Kenny Rogers At TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

  The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is packed full of amazing artists including Kenny Rogers!     On Saturday, June 24 it’s a concert under the stars you don’t want to miss! The Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s

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Bono & The Edge Will Join In The Parliament Hill Celebrations On Canada Day

Word about our BIG ‘Canada 150’ party on July 1st seems to be getting out! Rock superstars Bono and The Edge from U2 will be performing a song on Parliament Hill on Canada Day during the early show, although it’s not

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Thirteen Strings Presents Illuminations

Thirteen Strings presents Peter-Anthony Togni’s Illuminations with Clarinettist Jeff Reilly, Wűnderkinder Mozart + Mendelssohn part of Repertoire!   Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra closes off its season with an eclectic mix of brilliance: the “illuminations” concert takes place on Friday, June 16 at

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Tent Caterpillars Unwelcome Guests Throughout The Region

This damp Spring of 2017 has seen an explosion in the population forest tent caterpillars, not just in the National Capital Region, but across Ontario and Quebec. And it could get worse… Jason Pollard, is a forester with the City

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Arrival Of Summer Will Take 2 Days To Happen In Canada

Summer officially arrives on Tuesday, June 20th in B.C., but a day later in Ontario… Summer in Ottawa begins June 21st at 12:24 AM. It starts a little later in Atlantic Canada. But from Northwestern Ontario through to British Columbia,

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Heat Warning For Ottawa

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for the Ottawa area. The weather agency says hot and humid conditions are expected Sunday and Monday. Forecasted temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees both Sunday and Monday, and the evenings

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Local Farmer’s Market Season Is In Full Swing!

There’s nothing quite like locally grown fruits and vegetables and home-baked goods, and that’s why Ottawa’s farmer’s market scene is such a healthy one – pardon the pun! The oldest food market in Ottawa, and one of the oldest in

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