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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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Trooper, April Wine & Shania Twain To Entertain During Grey Cup Week In Ottawa

Ottawa won’t just host a Grey Cup game next month, it will host a whole week of events including a three-day concert series at TD Place beginning with a country night featuring Jess Moskaluke, The Washboard Union and JJ Shiplett.

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Angels Among Us – A Visit To Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cemetery

One of the most beautiful and tranquil places to take pictures of fall foliage is Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cemetery, opened in 1872. It is the most prominent Catholic cemetery in Ottawa. In the early 1870s, His Excellency Joseph Eugène Guigues, 1st

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Betting Website Lists Ottawa As A Long Shot To Lure Amazon’s HQ2

More than 200 cities have submitted bids to become Amazon’s second corporate home—a prize that could bring 50,000 new high-paying jobs and a big construction boom, along with the prestige. The high stakes bidding ended last week. Amazon is not

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Cleaned Up Reputation! Ottawa Called Canada’s “Most Orderly And Best Conducted City” In 1865

On this day in 1865, Queen Victoria issued a Royal Proclamation making Ottawa the permanent seat of government for the Province of Canada. The soon to be ‘Capital’ was nearing confederation, and had slowly turned itself around from its earlier

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Aaron’s Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau

Aaron’s Butterfly Run is a 1 mile family walk/run and 5 km walk/run on Saturday October 14th, 2017 in at Brewer Park in Ottawa. Aaron’s Butterfly Run 2017 is the 1st charity run of its kind in the Ottawa and Gatineau

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Ottawa’s Annual Wiener Dog Parade Happens This Weekend!

Why not head to the ByWard Market this weekend for the ongoing Ottawa Sausage Fest (on now through Sunday, October 15th). On Saturday, you can take in a Sausage Party, and the annual Weiner Dog Parade – the tiniest parade

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Local Flu Season Could Be A Doozy

Local health officials are already warning the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. Officials with Ottawa Public Health have been watching flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere with concern. That’s because Australia has had its worst flu season

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[Video] Buster Keaton’s Last Silent Film Was Partially Filmed In Ottawa

The Railrodder is a 1965 short comedy film starring silent film star Buster Keaton in one of his final film roles. It was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The Railrodder was also Buster Keaton’s final silent film,

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National Holocaust Monument Officially Inaugurated Today

Ottawa’s newest monument is now completed. The National Holocaust Monument’s official inauguration happened at a ceremony earlier this afternoon, adjacent to the National War Museum on the Sir John A. McDonald Parkway. The Prime Minister was on hand, along with

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