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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Sad Sight – Old Wakefield Stream Train Rail Cars Are Being Cut Up For Scrap

Eight train cars that carried tourists and railway enthusiasts up to Wakefield and back for a quarter century or more are being cut into pieces. The popular steam train made its last journey on June 18th, 2011. Five days later, heavy

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A Great Run For Rideau Canal Skateway!!

The one good thing about this year’s winter weather is how good it was to our Rideau Canal Skateway.  Past years have seen it almost too cold to skate out there or worse case scenario, too mild and it closes

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Volunteers Needed For 41st Edition Of Winterlude

Canadian Heritage is looking for volunteers for the 41st edition of Winterlude! The festival is set for February 1st – 18th, 2019. A variety of positions are available, which cater to a wide variety of skills, experiences and time commitments. Anyone

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Welcoming Ottawa Week

In 2013 our very fine Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed the last week of June to be Welcoming Ottawa Week which has now become an annual week long series of cultural and celebratory events and activities. It’s designed to convey welcome

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