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Another Sign Of Summer! The Changing Of The Guard Ceremony Starts This Sunday

On summer mornings, the lawn in front of Parliament’s Centre Block comes alive with sights and sounds of the impressive Changing of the Guard ceremony. The free event, which is modeled on the one in London, England, is a parade

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The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Starts Thursday

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival & Competition Pow Wow starts on Thursday at Vincent Massey Park, in Ottawa, and continues through Sunday. This year, the festival celebrates UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. The heart of the Festival is the

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This May Be The Last Summer To Enjoy Royal Swans On The Rideau

After more than 50 years, the Royal Swans may spend the rest of their days at Parc Safari, in Hemningford, Quebec. A new report coming to the city’s Community and Protective Services committee is asking council to consider gifting the

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Viva Italia! Ottawa’s Italian Week Festival Gets Underway Today!

Today marks the beginning of an annual festival that celebrates all that is Italian Art, Culture, food and history, for ten special days. Italian Week is back! The Ottawa Italian Week Festival was started in 1974 by St. Anthony’s Church

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Ottawa’s Gaby Dabrowski Continues Her Winning Ways At The French Open

Chalk up another doubles victory for Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski! She and her doubles partner, Xu Yifan, moved into the round of 8 at the French Open with a win earlier today. On Tuesday, she and her mixed doubles partner, Mate

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New Amazon Fulfillment Centre Looking To Fill 600 Jobs Locally

The new Amazon fulfillment centre, slated to open in the Ottawa-area, is looking to fill more than 600 full-time positions. Anyone interested in working at the facility on Boundary Road, in Carlsbad Springs, can apply online. In a statement, Varun

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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Jane’s Walk Neighbourhood Walking Tours Are Happening This Weekend

Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. Jane’s Walks are named

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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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