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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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First Ever Hollywood Movie Shot Entirely In Canada Has An Ottawa Connection

Very interesting footnote from the Historical Society of Ottawa concerning July 16th… On this day in 1941… A film crew from Warner Brothers, the motion picture studio, arrived in Ottawa to film ‘Captains of the Clouds’, the first ever Hollywood

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Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski Advances To Wimbledon’s Ladies Doubles Semi Final!

Go Gabby! Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski is heading to the Wimbledon semifinals in women’s doubles. Gabriela and herr partner, Yifan Xu of China, defeated the unseeded pair of Bethaine Mattek-Sands of the U.S., and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 5-7,

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Canada’s Best Track & Field Athletes Are Competing In The Capital

The Canadian Track & Field Championships are taking place at Terry Fox Stadium on Riverside Drive, through Sunday. Sunday. Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the low 30’s on each day except for Friday. For the athletes, the hot weather

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Canada Day Volunteers Wanted!

The countdown is on to Canada’s 151st birthday bash, and Canadian Heritage is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to lend a helping hand in making this year’s Canada Day celebration a success! Register now and come celebrate Canada Day

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Doors Open All The Time

A few weeks ago, Rideau Hall opened it’s doors to the public to show itself off from the inside out.  If you missed that opportunity, not to worry, they’re kinda continuing the trend. You can visit the residence and tour

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Meet Ottawa’s Morgan McKay – Who Just Ran A 10k With 100 lbs On Her Back

Ottawa obstacle racer and personal trainer Morgan Mckay always wanted a Guinness World Record. She scrolled through all the fitness-related records on the Guinness site until she found one she thought might work for her. And now she may have

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Royal Swans To Be Released Tomorrow

Ottawa’s Royal swans will make their annual return to the Rideau River tomorrow. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and Councillor’s Diane Deans and David Chernushenko will be on hand for the occasion, as they officially release the Royal Swans into the

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