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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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Ottawa’s Annual Wiener Dog Parade Happens This Weekend!

Why not head to the ByWard Market this weekend for the ongoing Ottawa Sausage Fest (on now through Sunday, October 15th). On Saturday, you can take in a Sausage Party, and the annual Weiner Dog Parade – the tiniest parade

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Taste Of Ottawa-Gatineau – La Piazza Courtyard And Lounge

Jewel 98.5’s Taste of Ottawa-Gatineau is your weekly spotlight on incredible local restaurants you need to experience.   Plus we’ll give you a chance to taste their incredible offerings by winning a $50.00 gift certificate every morning during Breakfast With

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Local Flu Season Could Be A Doozy

Local health officials are already warning the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. Officials with Ottawa Public Health have been watching flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere with concern. That’s because Australia has had its worst flu season

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[Video] Buster Keaton’s Last Silent Film Was Partially Filmed In Ottawa

The Railrodder is a 1965 short comedy film starring silent film star Buster Keaton in one of his final film roles. It was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The Railrodder was also Buster Keaton’s final silent film,

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National Holocaust Monument Officially Inaugurated Today

Ottawa’s newest monument is now completed. The National Holocaust Monument’s official inauguration happened at a ceremony earlier this afternoon, adjacent to the National War Museum on the Sir John A. McDonald Parkway. The Prime Minister was on hand, along with

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Beginnings Of Ottawa Can Be Traced To This Day in 1826

On this day in 1826, the Governor Of British North America, Lord Dalhousie outlined his orders to develop the land adjacent to the Rideau Canal. This is where Ottawa begins. By November 25th, 1830, Lieutenant-Colonel John By could report to the

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Poignant Moments From The 10th Annual Army Run

The 10th Annual Army Run took place over the weekend. The half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs on Sunday attracted 21,000 military and civilian runners, walkers, as well as spectators from around the world. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is

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I Miss Him Again ;)

I’ve been known to run the Canada Army Run, in fact its also been known to be one of my favorite runs.  I was thinking of doing it this year but ended up helping to organize another great event, a

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Local Blogger Creates A Walking Tour Of Ottawa’s Statues

Lynn is a blogger who lives in Ottawa with her husband and three kids. Her blog is called ‘Turtlehead’ – her mother’s word for that groggy feeling you get when you’ve overslept. Lynn recently took her kids on a walking

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Our Cup Runneth Over

The Grey Cup is making an early appearance in Ottawa this year and you can get your photo taken with the Cup at the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. and check

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Is Profit Taking Behind The Latest Gas Price Increase?

The price of a litre of gas jumped 10 cents/litre at several Ottawa gas stations overnight. Stations in Kanata, Gloucester and Nepean were reportedly selling gas at $1.13.9 a litre this morning. Gas analyst Dan McTeague says retail operators in

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Two New Stands Are Part Of ByWard Market Revitalization

Two new so-called ‘gateway’ stands were officially unveiled in the ByWard Market today… one on either side of the historic market building, facing George Street. The new vending spaces will operate year-round and serve as a welcoming gateway to the

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Missed Last Tuesday’s Eclipse? The Next One Will Be Right In Our Backyard

The 2017 solar eclipse is now history. If you missed the big event or, regret not traveling to the path of totality to watch the sun go completely dark, not to worry — you’ll have another chance in less than

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Capital Pride Welcomes News Of The PM’s Attendance At This Year’s Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in the Capital Pride Parade for the first time this Weekend. The Prime Minister’s office confirmed his attendance earlier today. The PM’s participation marks the first time a sitting prime minister has ever marched

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