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Yes Yet Another Special Weather Statement!!!

No wait, there’s more…..yes more snow and winter weather to come. Environment Canada has issued this for your Tuesday, so please don’t shoot the messenger. Another blast of winter weather is expected today. Precipitation associated with a fast moving low

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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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[Video] Ice-Chewing Sidewalk Plows Being Tested In City Of Ottawa Pilot Project

In a pilot project undertaken by the City of Ottawa, a new Blue Gryb rotating ice breaker can be seen chewing up a thick layer of ice on sidewalks in Blackburn Hamlet. As a spokesperson from the city explains, these specialized

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City Prepping For Snowmageddon

With Environment Canada calling for up to 40cms of snow starting later today, 5cms today, 25-30cms overnight and an additional 5cms tomorrow, city crews are getting ready for it. City road crews are preparing to plow and salt roads and

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Today Was Once Called The Saddest Day Of The Year

Got the Monday blues? Today was once called the saddest day of the year, or “Blue Monday,” by British psychologist, Dr. Cliff Arnall. The doctor came up with a pseudo-scientific formula in 2005 to calculate why we may feel a

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A Long Stretch Of The Rideau Canal Skateway Will Reopen Friday

Nearly all of the Rideau Canal Skateway will reopen tomorrow. At 8 am Friday, January 11, a 7.2-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway, between the Laurier Bridge and Hartwells Locks, including all of the Dows Lake area will be

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Skating Season Starts This Weekend At The Rink Of Dreams

The Sens Rink of Dreams, located at Ottawa City Hall, will open for skating on Saturday, at noon. Weather permitting, the Sens Rink of Dreams will be open daily, from 6 am to 11 pm, until the end of the

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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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Hydro Ottawa Time of Use Rate Changes

Just a heads up… The Hydro Ottawa Time of Use rate schedule has changed for the Winter months. With time-of-use prices, customers pay prices that generally reflect the relative value of electricity supply at different times of the day. There

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Gatineau Parkway Network Has Closed For The Season

The Gatineau Park parkway network (Gatineau, Champlain, Fortune Lake and Philippe Lake parkways) has closing for the season. The National Capital Commission put the gates in place at 6 PM, on Friday. The early closure is a result of the

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Canadian Edition Of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts A Colder Than Normal Winter

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is North America’s longest-running continuously published periodical, first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas. The Canadian edition has been in print for 37 years, priding itself on providing the same useful information as the original,

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No Thank You – Farmer’s Almanac Predicts A Long, Nasty & Brutish Winter

The Farmer’s Almanac is warning us to brace for a winter that will be nasty, brutish and not at all short. The almanac’s projections call for “biting cold in Ontario, cold weather in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and “teeth-chattering cold”

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70% Chance El Niño Will Make A Comeback This Year

Remember how last winter seemed to go on forever? And it was a lot colder and snowier than normal too. But this year, we might just get a little lucky. According to experts there is a 70% chance that El

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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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How Cold Is Too Cold For Your Furry Friend?

Dogs have built-in fur coats, but they can still get dangerously cold when the temperature plunges in the winter. Chances are, Fido will still happily wait for walk-time and get excited when you reach for the leash, so it’s up

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