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The City Of Ottawa Wants You To Call 311 To Report Potholes

City public works crews are now working round the clock repairing potholes. The fluctuations in temperatures is creating the “perfect conditions for potholes”  which is warm weather with a lot of water on the road along with heavy traffic volume.

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Rideau Canal Slushway – Officially Closed For The Season

The Rideau Canal Skateway is officially closed for the season. The NCC inspected the ice conditions today and observed that the mild weather and the precipitation over the past few days have deteriorated the Rideau Canal Skateway’s ice faster than

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Cost Of An Ottawa City Hall Wedding Unchanged In More Than A Decade

It’s Valentine’s Day, and for those lovebirds who can’t wait to tie the knot, or want a no frills wedding, you can always get married at city hall. According to the Ottawa Citizen, nearly 1,300 couples were legally joined in

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The Dragons Will Swoop Into Ottawa For A Day Of Auditions

Are you an inventor or an entrepreneur? Does your idea, product or business need a cash injection or publicity boost? The Dragons will be flying in to Ottawa soon and it’s your chance to impress the panel. The popular show

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The First Weekend Of Winterlude Has Arrived! 

The 40th edition of Winterlude begins this weekend with the Official Winterlude Launch on Friday, February 2nd. This year, the Winterlude fun will span three weekends, wrapping up on Monday, February 19 (Family Day in Ontario). The official sites are the

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Elton John To Play Ottawa On September 28th

Bittersweet news… Elton John has announced plans to retire from touring in 3 years, at the conclusion of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”. The tour will start in September and consist of 300 shows in North America, Europe, Asia,

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Canada’s first female Grand Slam Winner Gabriela Dabrowski Is Into The Quarter Finals Down Under

One to watch! It was only a few years ago that Canada’s first female Grand Slam tennis champion was doing her laundry on the road and booking her own flights and hotels. Last year, Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and India’s Rohan

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Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin Wins Gold At World Cup Speed Skating Event

Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin topped the field in the women’s 3,000-metre speed skating race at the World Cup event on Sunday in Erfurt, Germany. She clocked in a time of three minutes 59.47 seconds, edging out Antoinette de Jong of the

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O’Connor Street Closure To Add To Commuter Woes Downtown

A six-week closure of O’Connor Street in the heart of Centretown will force southbound motorists to find alternate routes during the afternoon rush. The city announced on Wednesday that it will close O’Connor Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street

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Ottawa Painter Tony Harris Rises To The Challenge – 100 NHL Portraits in 12 Months

Tony Harris is a celebrated Ottawa artist. He’s just completed a monumental task – painting the portraits of the NHL’s 100 all-time greatest players. He started painting last November after the NHL approached him with the idea of painting one

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[Video] Nepean Point Redevelopment Plan Moves Ahead

The winning concept for the Nepean Point redevelopment has been revealed by the National Capital Commision. ‘Big River Landscape’ was submitted by Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. with Patkau Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, and ERA Architects Inc. The NCS’s Board

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[Video] Bryan Adams Booked To Entertain At The NHL 100 Classic

The NHL announced today that Bryan Adams, will be the musical headliner for the NHL 100 Classic game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens at TD Place in December.  Bryan Adams has won 18 Juno Awards, has been awarded the

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Canada Science & Technology Museum To Reopen Friday

After a three-year absence and an $80 million make-over, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will re-open on Friday to show how Canada has become a world leader in technology and innovation. A massive 1,200 square foot LED canopy over

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Rockcliffe Park Public School Bookfair This Weekend!

Great deals and amazing finds – Bargain shoppers can choose from among tens of thousands of used books: fiction and non-fiction, for every age and stage. It’s a great place to find titles long out of print, to pick up

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Sir Rod Stewart To Play Ottawa Next March!

Legendary two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Sir Rod Stewart will return to Canada in 2018 for a 10-date tour across the country, kicking off in Toronto on March 22nd. Tickets for all dates on the tour will

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