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Many Learn To Curl Programs Being Offered Now!

Curling is a great winter activity, and Ottawa is the place to be if you’re interested learning how to Curling. You really can’t go wrong with a choice of club, so location is probably your deciding factor, along with finding

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September 26th Marks First Rowan’s Law Day

The first-ever Rowan’s Law Day is being marked today with a free information session at Sir Robert Bordon High School on Greenbank Road. 17 year old Rowan Stringer died after suffering multiple concussions during rugby games. She collapsed on the field

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You Better Bee-lieve It!

Staff at Ottawa City Hall is reviewing an application to make Ottawa a “bee city”. Councillor Keith Egli says while there are already projects promoting bee health, such as a community garden program, the city needs more initiatives for “strengthening

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Coyote ‘Decoy’ Being Tested At Andrew Haydon Park

If you happen to live near Andrew Haydon Park, in the city’s west end, don’t be surprised to see something a little odd along the shore line. The city is “employing” a decoy coyote to discourage geese from settling in,

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Timmies’ Smile Cookie Campaign Begins Today

The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is underway and runs through September 23rd. All proceeds from a $1 chocolate chunk Smile Cookie will be donated by restaurant owners to local charities, hospitals and community programs. “We are underwriting all

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Ottawa’s Rich History Comes To Life During Beechwood Cemetery Walking Tour

The Annual Beechwood Cemetary Historical Walking Tour is happening this weekend – on Sunday, September 9th. Nick McCarthy, is Beechwood’s director of marketing, communications and community outreach. He says, “People are sometimes hesitant to come into cemeteries, and Beechwood’s annual

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Ottawa & Montreal Housing Market Heating Up!

Homebuyers in Toronto and Vancouver are no longer living in the country’s most competitive housing markets. According to a new analysis from real estate site Zoocasa, the home sales slump in those two cities has made them among the least

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Innovation Pod Unveiling Tomorrow At Landsdowne Park

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, will be on hand for the opening of the Made Mill Innovation Pod’s residence at Lansdowne Park. The Innovation Pod is a mobile studio and multi-use space designed as a creative space for musicians and artists. The

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Local Honour For Grand Slam Champ Gabriela Dabrowski

On Monday, the City of Ottawa officially dedicated the Gabriela Dabrowski Tennis Courts at the Russell Boyd Park, on Bernard Street, in the south end, where the Canadian doubles star first honed her craft and still practices today. The city

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The Great North America Blackout Of 2003

Tomorrow will mark the 15th anniversary of one of the largest blackouts in North American history, affecting parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, including the Nation’s Capital. It happened on August 14th, 2003, on a typically hot

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14-Year Old Ottawa Teen Reported Missing

The Ottawa Police Service needs the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old. Jaedon Thibeault of Ottawa was last seen on Saturday, July 28, in the area of Place d’Orléans Drive and St. Joseph Boulevard. Police say his family is

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Oh Oh…We’ve Dropped To Second

Every year Money Sense magazine puts out the list of the top spots to live and while we’ve enjoyed our fine stay at the top for the longest time, it’s like they say, once at number one, there is no

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Celebrity Happy Birthday! Ottawa Born Paul Anka Turns 77 Today

Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, on July 30th, 1941. He developed a talent for song writing in high school (Fisher Park) and recorded his first single, “I Confess”, when he was just 14. In 1957, with $100 given to him

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Whole Lotta Rain!

It was a very hot and dry summer – until a few days ago!  The Ottawa-area is now experiencing record rainfall. There are reports of localized flooding, flash floods and large amounts of water pooling on the roads. This marks

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Huntclub & Riverside Tops List Of Most Dangerous Intersections – Again

For the fourth year in a row, the most dangerous intersection in Ottawa was at Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive, where 45 collisions occurred in 2017, more than at any other intersection with traffic lights. Hunt Club and Riverside

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