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A Short List of Oddly Named Canadian Places And Towns

Last week, American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s quest to become mayor of Dildo, Newfoundland drew unprecedented attention to the small Newfoundland hamlet, but it’s definitely not the only place in Canada with an unintentionally funny name. How about… Blow

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What Your Headphones Say About You

A sign of the times… A study of over 800 people completed last month by AVSForum.com (a group of audio-visual experts) reveals that 72 percent of people working in an open floor plan wear headphones at times, while 66 percent

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Ottawa Area Beaches On Track To Record Fewest Number Of No-Swim Advisories In 5 Years

So far, the summer of 2019 has been great one for cooling off at the beach! No doubt families will be flocking to the beach this weekend – with another heatwave predicted for the Capital region! Public heath data has

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[Video] Ottawa’s Greekfest Starts Today! Opa!

The Ottawa Greek Festival is an annual event that features live Greek music, traditional Greek dances, excellent Greek Cuisine, cooking demonstrations, Greek language lessons, craft and cultural exhibits, souvenirs, raffles, children’s activities, Church tours and ecclesiastical displays. The admission is

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Defining Moment – The Woodstock Music & Art Fair Happened 50 Years Ago

50 years ago, from August 15-18, 1969, an estimated 400,000 spectators attended Woodstock, a music and art fair held in Bethel, New York, that quickly became a defining moment in the counter-cultural movement of the era. Nearly three dozen music

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New Google Maps ‘Live View’ Makes It Nearly Impossible To Get Lost

Following a line of blue dots using Google Maps navigation on foot isn’t always easy, but a new feature for iPhone and Android now makes getting from point A to B crystal clear thanks to a massive arrow superimposed on

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[Video] Ed Sheeran & Heinz Ketchup Team Up To Help Out Two U.K. Charities

Singer/song writer Ed Sheeran really likes Heinz Ketchup. He actually had the Heinz logo tattooed on his bicep… and of course Heinz took notice. After teaming up earlier this year for a limited-edition bottle of ‘Edchup’… Ed Sheeran and Heinz

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When In Rome – Don’t Sit On The Spanish Steps Or Wade In The Trevi Fountain!

If the 1953 classic ‘Roman Holiday’ had been filmed this year, Audrey Hepburn wouldn’t have been able to enjoy her own ice cream cone while perched on the Spanish Stairs. It’s not the only iconic film scene that Rome’s new

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Step Aside Fogo Island – Everyone Is Talking About Dildo, Newfoundland These Days

The town of Dildo, Newfoundland was “bursting at the seams” with tourists and traffic over the weekend, after attracting the attention of late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel. Producers were in the community yesterday filming, as residents and curiosity seekers

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[Video] Two Guinness World Records Will Be On The Line In St-Albert This Weekend

A group in the town of St-Albert, southeast of Ottawa, is on a quest to set two new Guinness Book of World Records this weekend. The first record is to reclaim the record for the greatest number of threshing machines

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Red Arrows Precision Aerobatic Team Coming To Ottawa-Gatineau

The British are coming! Aviation fans in Ottawa-Gatineau will have a unique opportunity to see the Red Arrows take flight next Tuesday during the team’s 11-week deployment. The first public event of the tour will be a flypast of Parliament

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Willie Nelson Cancels Remaining August Tour Dates Due To Breathing Problems

Willie Nelson has had to cancelled some upcoming tour dates to seek medical treatment. Willie took to Twitter to break the news, writing, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I

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Ottawa Ranks #3 On McLean’s List Of Cities & Towns With The Best Quality Of Life In Canada

Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, was quick to Tweet about this earlier today. Maclean’s Magazine has just unveiled a list of the top-25 cities and towns that offer the best quality of life in Canada, and the City of Ottawa was

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What It Means To Be ‘Canadian’ According To Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada is a government resource that aims to assist visitors and new immigrants to better understand Canadian cultural norms and conversations by outlining the Canadian government’s definitions of what it means to be a Canadian. And in classic fashion,

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“Good Answer!” Applications Now Being Taken For Canadian Version Of Family Feud

CBC is bringing the Family Feud to Canada and you and your family can officially apply to take part. To be in the running to appear on the show, you’ll have to submit a short write-up, along with a video

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