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2018-12-12

Greeting Card Series For Challenging Situations

Posted by: Steve

Thoughtful Human is essentially the Hallmark cards of strained relationships and awkward ice-breakers. The messages get straight to the point and say the words you might have trouble voicing aloud. “I was being really selfish and immature. I’m sorry,” reads

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2018-12-12

Almonte Makes Readers Digest List of Top-20 Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

Posted by: Steve

Reader’s Digest magazine has published its annual list of the Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada, and the post card pretty town of Almonte, just west of Ottawa is number 4! According to the article, Almonte has served

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2018-12-12

Stars Are Aligned

Posted by: Codi

I do love it when our stars align as that means there are two major celestial events this month. Comet 46P/Wirtanen is now visible in the southern sky. Throughout December the comet grows larger and brighter as it races northward.

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2018-12-11

Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

Posted by: Steve

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

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2018-12-11

Hockey Broadcast Legend Bob Cole To Call His Final NHL Game Next April

Posted by: Steve

The National Hockey League’s oldest rivalry will provide the backdrop for Canadian broadcast legend Bob Cole to call his final regular season game on Hockey Night in Canada. Bob Cole will handle play-by-play for the regular-season finale between the Toronto

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2018-12-11

Love On Christmas Day!!

Posted by: Codi

If Beale Street Could Talk marks the first time a James Baldwin novel has been adapted for the screen.  It tells the story of Trish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence

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2018-12-10

Canada Tops Global Festive Ranking Of Top-25 ‘Christmassy’ Counties

Posted by: Steve

Canada is the #1 most ‘Christmassy’ country in the world, according to a “Global Festive Ranking” conducted by the website Taxi2Airport. We even beat out Norway, which is no small feat! According to the folks at Taxi2Airport… “Every country has

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2018-12-10

Researchers Attempt To Grow The Perfect Christmas Tree

Posted by: Steve

You walk into your home and relax as you inhale the fragrance of a fresh Christmas tree, but then you notice all of those annoying pines needles all over the floor. Wouldn’t it be great if those needles would just

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2018-12-10

You Had Me At Carrot Cake ;)

Posted by: Codi

Gosh I gotta say how much I love our Jewel 98.5 Recipe Contest with all these great recipe entries and today’s winner is no exception. Sue Saikley used to have her own business and desserts were her middle name and

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2018-12-07

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

Posted by: Steve

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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2018-12-12

Greeting Card Series For Challenging Situations

Posted by: Steve

Thoughtful Human is essentially the Hallmark cards of strained relationships and awkward ice-breakers. The messages get straight to the point and say the words you might have trouble voicing aloud. “I was being really selfish and immature. I’m sorry,” reads

Read More..

2018-12-12

Almonte Makes Readers Digest List of Top-20 Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

Posted by: Steve

Reader’s Digest magazine has published its annual list of the Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada, and the post card pretty town of Almonte, just west of Ottawa is number 4! According to the article, Almonte has served

Read More..

2018-12-11

Promising Sign? NCC Crews Are Flooding The Rideau Canal

Posted by: Steve

You may have seen National Capital Commission work crews on the Rideau Canal, drilling holes and flooding parts of the ice surface – already! Seems a bit early? It should be known that the layer of ice that has formed

Read More..

2018-12-11

Hockey Broadcast Legend Bob Cole To Call His Final NHL Game Next April

Posted by: Steve

The National Hockey League’s oldest rivalry will provide the backdrop for Canadian broadcast legend Bob Cole to call his final regular season game on Hockey Night in Canada. Bob Cole will handle play-by-play for the regular-season finale between the Toronto

Read More..

2018-12-10

Canada Tops Global Festive Ranking Of Top-25 ‘Christmassy’ Counties

Posted by: Steve

Canada is the #1 most ‘Christmassy’ country in the world, according to a “Global Festive Ranking” conducted by the website Taxi2Airport. We even beat out Norway, which is no small feat! According to the folks at Taxi2Airport… “Every country has

Read More..

2018-12-10

Researchers Attempt To Grow The Perfect Christmas Tree

Posted by: Steve

You walk into your home and relax as you inhale the fragrance of a fresh Christmas tree, but then you notice all of those annoying pines needles all over the floor. Wouldn’t it be great if those needles would just

Read More..

2018-12-07

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

Posted by: Steve

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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2018-12-06

650 People Will Brave The Cold Tonight To Raise Money For Youth Services Ottawa

Posted by: Steve

Tonight, about 650 people (half of them students) will be sleeping outside at TD Place to raise money for Ottawa area Youth.  Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive

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2018-12-06

A Old Favourite Is The New King Of Christmas

Posted by: Steve

A new national poll by the Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult found that the animated 1964 TV special ‘Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer’ is the most beloved Christmas movie, with 83% of participants voting it as a very favorable title. In

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2018-12-05

Millennials Are Avoiding Canned Tuna Because They Don’t Own Can Openers!

Posted by: Steve

A Wall Street Journal article about the tuna industry alleges that millennial’s are killing it – not because they don’t like eating fish, but because they don’t own can openers! The story acknowledged that sales of fresh and frozen tuna

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2018-12-05

This Week’s Recipe Winner

Posted by: Nida

Congratulations to Adele McKale, whose recipe for Salmon en Croûte was chosen this week’s winner in Codi and Nida’s Recipe Contest! Adele has won a $100 gift card to The Unrefined Olive and a $100 gift card to Ferme Reveuse.

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2018-12-04

9 Year Old Reverses Ban On Snowball Fights

Posted by: Nida

A nine-year-old has convinced a small town in northern Colorado town overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights. Dane Best, who lives in the often snow-swept community of Severance, presented his arguments at a town board meeting Monday night.

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2018-12-04

Canadian Crabtree And Evelyn Stores Closing

Posted by: Nida

Crabtree and Evelyn Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing its 19 stores across the country. The beauty and home products retailer plans to begin liquidating inventory, saying it has experienced significant losses due to changing consumer demand. The company

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2018-12-03

Doctors Say Toys For Kids Should Go Back To Basics

Posted by: Nida

Holiday toy shopping just got a lot easier. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children in this digital era are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles, rather than costly electronic games and high-tech gadgets. The report by the

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2018-11-30

City Looking For Food Truck And Cart Vendors

Posted by: Nida

Attention food truck vendors! The City has 22 on-street food spaces available in 2019. There are 10 cart spaces and 12 truck spaces available. If you’re interested, the list of available locations can be found on ottawa.ca. A volunteer street-food selection

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2018-11-29

Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at Lansdowne

Posted by: Nida

The festive season officially begins in the Glebe this Friday November 30th with the lighting of one of Ottawa’s largest Christmas trees at Lansdowne. Following the lighting ceremony set for shortly after 6:00 p.m., enjoy a special  evening with the

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2018-11-28

Prominent Anti-Poverty Activist Harry Leslie Smith Has Died

Posted by: Brian

Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith is being remembered as one of a kind and a man who never wavered in his fight for equality and justice. The 95-year-old, who split his time between Canada and his native England, died in

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2018-11-28

Humboldt Broncos “Go Fund Me” Monies Distributed

Posted by: Brian

A Saskatchewan judge has approved a committee’s recommendation on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Justice Neil Gabrielson agreed that families who lost a loved one in the April 6

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2018-11-28

Fatal Fire In Carlington

Posted by: Nida

One person is dead after a fire in a Carlington area apartment. Ottawa Fire received multiple 911 calls around 6:30 p.m. reporting heavy smoke and flames originating from the back of a small residential building at 1290 Emperor Avenue. It’s

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2018-11-28

ALS Claims Life Of Spongebob Squarepants Creator

Posted by: Nida

Stephen Hillenburg had a love of drawing and a love of marine biology.  He combined those dual loves into what has become a singular sensation: “SpongeBob SquarePants.”   Sadly, Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was only 57. Hillenburg conceived,

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