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Huge Weekend At The Box Office

It was a monster weekend at the North American box office, with business roughly double what it was the same weekend last year.  Ticket sales this past weekend total 280 million dollars, the fourth-biggest movie sales weekend ever, not accounting

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Have You Seen This Plant?

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says Ontario residents should be on the lookout for a dangerous plant when they’re outside this summer. The conservancy says giant hogweed has become one of Canada’s most dangerous plants as it poses a real

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Recipe Of The Month – Bakery-Style Strawberry Muffins

It’s strawberry season in Eastern Ontario, and we loved the feedback on our Facebook page this week about how people like their strawberries.  With that in mind, you might want to give this recipe a try. It’s very easy and

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Police Watchdog Investigates Man’s Death In Gatineau

Quebec’s police watchdog has been called in after a 28-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Thursday morning in Gatineau. The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) said Gatineau police got a call at about 1:20 a.m. about a man trying to steal

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Recreational Marijuana Legal As Of October 17th-This Year

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada as of Oct. 17. Trudeau made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons, which is expected to rise for the summer break after today. He

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OC Transpo Schedule Changes Take Effect This Weekend

OC Transpo’s summer service starts this Sunday, June 24. Several changes will be made to help us get ready for rail and the opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, later this year. Other summer service changes include adjusted

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ParticipAction’s Annual Report Links Brain Health To Regular Exercise, Children And Youth

A new report says kids with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other brain-based conditions could have the most to gain from boosting physical activity. For the first time, ParticipAction’s annual report card on physical activity for children and youth

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Sens Trade Hoffman!

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Mike Hoffman.  The move comes less than one week after a story broke about his partner’s alleged harassment of team captain Erik Karlsson’s wife.The Senators announced Tuesday they have traded Hoffman, prospect defenceman Cody

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One Impaired Charge In Friday’s Mega RIDE

The results are in from Friday evening’s MegaRIDE program held across the National Capital Region.  Only one charge of impaired driving was laid in the June 15th operation, which featured co-operation from police forces across the Ottawa-area. In addition, two

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Another Queensway Ramp Closure

Commuters take note! Another ramp closure in the end of Ottawa.  The latest Highway 417 ramp closure  is the eastbound off-ramp near Carling Avenue.  The shutdown is expected to last at least four weeks as the Ministry of Transportation rehabs and widens

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Feeling Beachy?

The kids will be out of school before you know it, and beach season is upon us. Lifeguards are on duty at most City of Ottawa beaches and outdoor pools starting this weekend. Here are some things you need to

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Feeling Beachy? It’s Officially That Time Of Year!

The kids will be out of school before you know it, and beach season is upon us. Lifeguards are on duty at most City of Ottawa beaches and outdoor pools starting this weekend. Here are some things you need to

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Police Investigating Rash Of Car Thefts

A warning from Ottawa Police regarding a rash of theft from vehicles in the city. The  suspects are either opening unlocked car doors or breaking windows to gain access. Since the start of the year, there have been more than

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SIU Investigates Shooting In Almonte

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a woman was seriously injured in a shooting involving provincial police in Almonte.  The Special Investigations Unit says two OPP officers went to a residence Tuesday morning as part of an investigation, and that

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Paul Dewar Says His Cancer Is Terminal

Former New Democrat M-P Paul Dewar has sent an open letter revealing his brain cancer is terminal. Dewar first announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, and now says he has the same type of

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