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The Cooper Brothers to receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper will present the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Dick and Brian Cooper (The Cooper Brothers) on Wednesday, April 24 at the start of the City Council meeting. The Mayor’s City Builder

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Ottawa’s Sandra Oh Named To Time’s 100 List Of Luminaries For 2019

Introducing the 2019 TIME 100 – now in its 16th year. According to the publishers, it’s far more than just a list… It’s about connections, forged across and among industries. It’s a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of

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Celine Dion To Return To Ottawa In October!

It was announced last night that Céline Dion will perform at Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday, October 16th as part of her Courage World Tour. It will be Celine Dion’s first full North American tour in

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Two Iconic Statues On The Move

A couple of iconic Parliament Hill statues will be on the move soon to make way for the upcoming Centre Block renovation on Parliament Hill. The two statues, which stand just east of Centre Block, will be moved ahead of the

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Liberal Government Tables Pre-Election Budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled his fourth federal budget — his final one before the next election in October. Here are the highlights: By the numbers: $22.8 billion in new spending over the next five years. 2018-19 deficit projection:

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Calling All Gardeners! Ottawa’s Seedy Saturday Happens This Weekend!

Tired of winter and eager to get back in your garden? Ottawa’s Seedy Saturday is happening this Saturday, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Park, 102 Greenview Avenue. This annual seed exchange and sale will

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Coldest Night Of The Year Walk Takes Place This Weekend In Ottawa

This coming Saturday, February 23rd, hundreds of supporters of The Ottawa Mission will participate in the Coldest Night of the Year, a national walk to raise awareness of homelessness in Canada and funds to support those in need. There are

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As A Show Of Respect, Paul Dewar Election Signs Are Popping Up

Former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar died yesterday at the age of 56, a year after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer – a battle he fought with bravery and with candid openness, even leaving a touching deathbed message of

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[Video] Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration To Be Shown On The Big Screen This Week

To celebrate the 75th birthday of iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, Verve/Decca Records will release a tribute album featuring a star-studded line-up including James Taylor, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Graham Nash, and Seal among others.

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Local Musician Gets Musical

A musical based on our very own Alanis Morissette is set to hit Broadway.  Well more so her album Jagged Little Pill. The musical ran last summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will open on Broadway this fall. The book was

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Twin Statues Exemplify Strong Ties Between The Netherlands And Canada

Two statues facing each other across the Ocean. The one on the left (below) stands in Ottawa, at Commissionaires Park, near Dows Lake. The one on the right stands in Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands. The Ottawa ‘Man with Two Hats’

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A Long Stretch Of The Rideau Canal Skateway Will Reopen Friday

Nearly all of the Rideau Canal Skateway will reopen tomorrow. At 8 am Friday, January 11, a 7.2-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway, between the Laurier Bridge and Hartwells Locks, including all of the Dows Lake area will be

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Ottawa’s Zorn Pink Wins $7,400 On Jeopardy And Will Be Back As Returning Champion Tonight

Ottawa contestant Zorn Pink on Jeopardy! All of the contestants failed to answer the final Jeopardy question, but Zorn kept enough cash to dethrone a 4-day Champion. he is a policy analyst with the Federal Government. Zorn’s 1-day total on

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All Kinds Of Christmas Markets And Activities To Chose From This Weekend!

This weekend, check out all the fun Christmas markets and activities around Ottawa, including: Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, the Magic of Lights and Holidays at the Parks at Wesley Clover Parks, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas Market at Lansdowne, Vintage Village of Lights at the Cumberland Heritage

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End of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant Is Closing

The end of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant on Carling Avenue is closing. Today is their final day.  In the late 1950’s, Keep Wong and his son Wayner, worked at the Canton Inn Restaurant in downtown Ottawa. In 1960, he

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