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Exploring beautiful Almonte

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

This Ottawa Valley mill town is a showcase for history, festivals, and park lands By Katharine Fletcher Almonte is one of our prettiest and most vibrant Ottawa Valley towns. Yes, a river runs through it –  the Mississippi – which gave today’s bustling town its first raison d’être as a mill town. Grist, saw and
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Michael Bublé honoured

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

By Jayne Rooney  The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) are Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the performing arts. Created in 1992 by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934–2002), then Governor General of Canada, and his wife Gerda, these awards are the ultimate recognition of Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched
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OPP Chief Superintendent East Region

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Just being a police officer in this day and age is a challenge. Being the Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police for a huge area like the Eastern Region of Ontario, comes with its own ups and downs. Chris Harkins, a native of the Ottawa Valley, is the Chief Supt. for the Eastern Region.
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The Ottawa Valley’s history and nature outings

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Celebrate summer by getting out and about – in nature! By Katharine Fletcher Summertime and the living is easy. Finally the snow and yes, the heavy rains and flooding, are behind us, so now the Ottawa Valley awaits exploration. Where to go and what to do? Here are some best picks to get you started
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Celebrate spring with the Canadian Tulip Festival

May 12th, 2017 | By

Cover story by Jayne Rooney The Canadian Tulip Festival has heralded the arrival of spring in the capital since 1953. This year, the Festival’s 65th edition will celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday with the official Canada 150 tulip blooming in NCC flower beds and community gardens. This special 65th edition also marks a partnership with the
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Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge 1917-2017

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Photo: George Metcalf Archival Collection, CWM 19920085-294 © Canadian War Museum Canadian troops head to the rear after the Battle of Vimy Ridge. At 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge began. Through wind-driven snow and sleet, the first wave of 15,000-20,000 Canadian soldiers attacked directly into a barrage
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The 50th Anniversary tour – The legend continues

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

By Jayne Rooney Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th anniversary tour to Ottawa on May 4. It’s been five decades since his massive hit Release Me reached number one on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. And after selling more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 35 certified with platinum status and 64
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Rock On! Ottawa celebrates Canada’s birthday

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

2017 is our 150th birthday and our capital hosts many celebrations By Katharine Fletcher Ottawa’s the place to be this year because our country’s sesquicentennial birthday – 150th – sees the capital hosting a fabulous array of epic events. Perhaps you caught the start of the celebrations on Parliament Hill on New Year’s Eve? If
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The Ottawa Redblacks – Grey Cup champs – having their cake and eating it too!

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

Cover story by Sheryl Bennett-Wilson When an injured Henry Burris threw the pass that would win the game in overtime for the Ottawa Redblacks, it was like history repeating itself. Almost forty years ago, to the day, Tony Gabriel caught the fourth-quarter pass from Tom Clements that would win the Ottawa Rough Riders the Grey
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The First Lady of Iceland

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

It isn’t often a young lady from the Ottawa Valley rubs shoulders with nobility in another country, but Eliza Reid, raised right here in the Ottawa Valley, is now the First Lady of Iceland. Eliza spent many years travelling the globe … including a solo trip across Northern Europe, travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway,
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