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Dollar$ For Dog$

Calling all Ottawa dog owners!   Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and Jewel 98.5 presents the 33rd annual Dollar$ for Dog$ Fundraising Dog Walk!   This is an event for the general public and your pet dogs to raise funds

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Glebe Spring Fling Fundraiser

The Glebe Spring Fling fundraiser for the Glebe Co-operative Nursery School is on May 13th! Children and their families are invited to this fun-filled party with a BBQ, Snow Cones, Crafts and Games, Bouncy Castle Face Painting and more. In

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Two Days of Summer Coming Our Way

We think most of you would agree;  it was a looooong winter. Not only that, April delivered more than enough in the way of April showers to the nation’s capital.  Now Mother Nature is redeeming herself, at least for a

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Grey Cup Volunteers Needed!

Potential volunteers can apply online to help out during this fall’s Grey Cup celebrations here in the capital. Valerie Hughes, OSEG’s director of major events estimates between 700 and 1,000 volunteers will be required.  The 105th Grey Cup is taking

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Bulgarian Arts Festival Highlights

The 7th annual Bulgarian arts festival takes place in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal until April 17th. It highlights Bulgarian contemporary art, music, theatre & film, featuring performances by the female chamber choir from the city of Plovdiv, the George Donchev Duo,

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City Of Ottawa Proclaims “Elvis Presley Day”

It’s Elvis Presley Day in Ottawa! Mayor Jim Watson made the proclamation to recognize the anniversary of The King’s performance in the Nation’s Capital on April 3, 1957. That ties in nicely with a concert Tuesday at the National Arts

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Bulgarian Arts Festival

  For more details on this event visit the Bulgarian Arts Festival website HERE 

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Ottawa Chosen For Another Exciting Red Bull Event

Red Bull is adding a stop in the Nation’s Capital to its 2017 Global Rallycross racing series this June, marking the first time one of the events has been held in Canada. The two-day race event on June 17th and 18th will

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Are You Ready for A Mild Spring?

Environment Canada’s top weatherman  is forecasting warmer-than-normal spring  conditions for a “good chunk” of the country. Senior climatologist Dave Phillips says the latest models show Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes will be the first regions to snap out of winter-type

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Ottawa Man Hopes For 3 Wins In A Row On Jeopardy Tonight

An Ottawa software developer goes for his third straight win on Jeopardy tonight. Grant McSheffrey became a two-day Jeopardy champion on the show that aired last night, winning $30,000. His two days of  winnings add up to $53,400. “It was a

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Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo

If you’re looking to step up your golf game or just looking to window-shop, the Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo is waiting for you!   The expo runs Friday, noon until 8, and Saturday 9 until 5, with free parking on

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Bryan Adams & Russell Peters Named 2017 Juno Award Co-hosts

After weeks of speculation, Juno Award organizers have made it official. Michael Buble won’t be hosting the awards ceremony on April 2nd, at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. Michael Buble and his wife chose to put their careers on hold last

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City Of Ottawa Has Already Plowed Through This Year’s Snow Clearing Budget

This was predictable, given the trend over the past number of years… The City of Ottawa spent $13.8 million more on snow and ice removal last year than was budgeted, making 2016 the 5th straight year in which the city

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Eyesore Or Heritage Building? The Civic Pharmacy Is For Sale

The building – and landmark “CIVIC” pharmacy sign – at the corner of Carling and Holland is up for sale for $3,360,000. Years ago, the letters used to rotate and it was lit up at night. Local freelance designer, and

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Here We Go Again!

It’s happened again!  Another freezing rain warning for the Ottawa-area.  Might see a sneak peek of what’s to come later this afternoon, but more so during the evening hours.   According to Environment Canada,  a long-lasting period of freezing rain resulting

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