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All Kinds Of Christmas Markets And Activities To Chose From This Weekend!

This weekend, check out all the fun Christmas markets and activities around Ottawa, including: Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, the Magic of Lights and Holidays at the Parks at Wesley Clover Parks, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas Market at Lansdowne, Vintage Village of Lights at the Cumberland Heritage

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End of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant Is Closing

The end of an era… Wong’s Palace Restaurant on Carling Avenue is closing. Today is their final day.  In the late 1950’s, Keep Wong and his son Wayner, worked at the Canton Inn Restaurant in downtown Ottawa. In 1960, he

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Santa Arrives This Weekend!

Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton. This year’s parade takes place on Saturday,

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[Video] Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Begins This Weekend

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign rolls out this Saturday, November 17th, and runs through December 24th. This year’s campaign goal is set at $550,000 to meet the needs of individuals and families in our community. This year, 43 Christmas

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Significant Snowfall On The Way

Had to happen sometime.  More snowfall for the Ottawa-area, this time with significant accumulation.  Here’s the latest from Environment Canada: 4:21 AM EST Thursday 15 November 2018 Special weather statement in effect for: Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans Ottawa

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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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