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Christ Church Cathedral

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

By Garth Hampson In the year 2018, Christ Church Cathedral celebrated 185 years of a continuing journey, building a diverse and vibrant parish that glorifies God and welcomes all people. Its history goes back to the time of Col. John By and the building of the Rideau Canal. The first service was held on July
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Wine, stunning scenery awaits Down Under

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

South Australia’s Barossa Valley and Flinders Ranges National Park By Katharine Fletcher “Would you like to try these wines before you decide which one to buy?” Our server at Adelaide’s trendy La Tapita Spanish bistro enquired. What a great idea! Who knew that restauranteurs would be so generous? But in Australia, my husband Eric and I
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Deciding who to hire for your renovation

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

(NC) You’ve been planning your home renovation for months, attended all the home shows and spent countless hours online looking at inspiration boards and photos. You’ve also interviewed numerous contractors, checked their references and received written price quotes from those you are interested in hiring. Now it’s time to decide who will be doing the
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108 years and going strong!

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

Presenting current issues and celebrating Canadian History and Culture By The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club In this era of quick fixes and disposable everything, isn’t it reassuring to know that some things can stand the test of time?  The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club (OWCC) is proud of its history and contribution to Ottawa and Canada
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Multi-faceted, fun Mont Tremblant

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

  By Katharine Fletcher I bet you’ve heard of Mont Tremblant because it’s an all-year resort which in winter is a favourite magnet for downhill boarders and skiers. Also, because it’s only an hour and 45 minutes (153 km) from Ottawa, the ski hills of this destination resort are oh-so-close to us here in the
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Leaving a legacy

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

By Randy Ray Few Canadians realize their money and assets can be put to good use by charitable organizations after they’ve passed away. The fact is, more than 80 per cent of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime, but only seven per cent continue this support by including a charitable gift in their
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Flu shot helps us stay healthy and active

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) As the weather gets colder, people make certain changes — dressing warmer, drinking hot beverages and staying healthy by getting the flu shot. Getting the flu shot boosts your defense against the illness. Before each flu season, a vaccine is developed to protect against the most common, expected flu viruses. That’s why it’s important
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Naturalist Michael Runtz

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

Michael Runtz is well known throughout Canada as one of the country’s true naturalists. His interest in wildlife goes back to when he was a small boy, when he held his first pair of binoculars. Since that time, he has authored many books and written countless articles on everything from birdwatching to Algonquin Park, and
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The ins and outs of renovation warranties

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

(NC) When you hire a contractor to renovate or improve your home, there are many details that need to be spelled out in your work order or contract. These include a thorough description of the work to be done, the work schedule to be followed, and what amounts you will pay the contractor and when.
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Renovate with fire safety in mind

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

By Scott McGillivray (NC) The best time to improve the fire safety of your home is during its construction or when renovating. I’m a big believer in building fire protection directly into the structure of a home. After all, active fire measures, such as smoke detectors, combined with built-in or passive fire safety measures can
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