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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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Canada Day Volunteers Wanted!

The countdown is on to Canada’s 151st birthday bash, and Canadian Heritage is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to lend a helping hand in making this year’s Canada Day celebration a success! Register now and come celebrate Canada Day

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Doors Open All The Time

A few weeks ago, Rideau Hall opened it’s doors to the public to show itself off from the inside out.  If you missed that opportunity, not to worry, they’re kinda continuing the trend. You can visit the residence and tour

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Meet Ottawa’s Morgan McKay – Who Just Ran A 10k With 100 lbs On Her Back

Ottawa obstacle racer and personal trainer Morgan Mckay always wanted a Guinness World Record. She scrolled through all the fitness-related records on the Guinness site until she found one she thought might work for her. And now she may have

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Royal Swans To Be Released Tomorrow

Ottawa’s Royal swans will make their annual return to the Rideau River tomorrow. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Councillor’s Diane Deans and David Chernushenko will be on hand for the occasion, as they officially release the Royal Swans into the

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30,000 ‘World Friendship Tulips’ Will Be In Bloom At This Year’s Canadian Tulip Festival

The 66th Canadian Tulip Festival kicked off today. This year’s theme is ‘A World of Tulips.’ In keeping with the theme, keep an eye out for the “World Friendship” tulip. This tulip, a Triumph Group mid-season tulip, is a soft creamy

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Canadian Tulip Festival Looking For Volunteers

The Canadian Tulip Festival is looking for people to join their ‘tulip team’ as volunteers in a variety of roles. Why you should join? Well, for starters, you’ll meet new people and make new friends, experience different cultures, gain experience in

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Jane’s Walk A Highlight Of The First Weekend In May

Jane’s Walk takes over Ottawa this weekend with the Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau Launch Party on Thursday, May 3 and free neighbourhood walking tours throughout the city on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th! It’s a FREE event! Click on

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Nominations Are Now Open For The Upcoming Municipal Election

Registration has opened for the Ottawa’s upcoming municipal election. You can now file nomination papers for the positions of mayor, councillor, and school board trustee. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson filed his papers earlier this afternoon at the City of Ottawa Elections

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April Showers Bring May’s Tulipfest

Oh I know April showers usually bring May flowers but in Ottawa, it brings flowers known as tulips aka Tulipfest. The Canadian Tulip Festival officially launches its 66th edition with “A World of Tulips” theme May 11th to 18th. “A

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April 26th, 1900 – The Great Fire Of Ottawa/Hull

On this day in 1900 – What began as a small chimney fire quickly spread into a raging inferno, engulfing two-thirds of Hull, numerous mills at Chaudière Falls, and much of LeBreton Flats. The blaze – soon to be known

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Fleetwood Mac To Stop In Ottawa On New Tour With New Lineup

Fleetwood Mac will be bringing their new lineup to the Canadian Tire Centre on November 3rd as part of a 50-city North American tour. Running through the spring of 2019, the tour will feature the newly announced lineup of Mick

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[Video] Colourful Mural Boxes Are Part Of Downtown Rideau Culture Walk Tour

Have you seen these and wondered about them? Mural boxes are part of the Downtown Rideau Culture Walking Tour, a free self-guided walking tour featuring the abundant, and vibrant collection of public art, galleries, exhibits, monuments and points of interest

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5 Ottawa Establishments Make Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List For 2018

The 2018 rankings for Canada’s top restaurants have just been released, giving us more delicious reasons to dine out from coast to coast to coast. This year, the annual rankings from Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants included the country’s top 50

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[Video] Behind The Scenes With Ottawa’s Paul Anka In This 1961 NFB Short

While doing research for an upcoming edition of The Lounge, I came across this interesting short film by The National Film Board about teen phenomenon, Paul Anka. It’s a black & white, 26-minute documentary short, providing some insight to Paul

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