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5 Ottawa Establishments Make Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List For 2018

The 2018 rankings for Canada’s top restaurants have just been released, giving us more delicious reasons to dine out from coast to coast to coast. This year, the annual rankings from Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants included the country’s top 50

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[Video] Behind The Scenes With Ottawa’s Paul Anka In This 1961 NFB Short

While doing research for an upcoming edition of The Lounge, I came across this interesting short film by The National Film Board about teen phenomenon, Paul Anka. It’s a black & white, 26-minute documentary short, providing some insight to Paul

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This Saturday Will Be Seedy In Ottawa!

Seedy Saturday is primarily a seed sale and exchange. It will take place at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre where you’ll find heritage, open-pollinated seed growers, local nurseries, sustainable local food growers/producers, horticultural societies, and environmental groups. A swap table will

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Thinking On Your Feet! The Ottawa Improv Festival Gets Underway Tonight

The Ottawa Improv Festival is back this weekend, starting tonight (Thursday) through Saturday. Over three days, performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Guelph and Boston will be showcasing all sorts of improv formats. They also have workshops for those who’ve never

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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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