The City of Ottawa is holding day camps for Wednesday’s OCDSB closure

Registration is open for the city of Ottawa day camps that are in place for Wednesday’s Ottawa-Carleton District School Board closures. All OCDSB elementary and high schools will be closed for the day since talks have stalled between the union representing Ontario’s public teachers and support staff and the provincial government. Field trips, extracurriculars and co-op […]

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Unikkaaqtuat makes its world premiere at the NAC

Terrence Uyarak and Neil Christopher are feeling the pressure. They are just hours from debuting their Unikkaaqtaut at the National Arts Centre Thursday evening, and they don’t take the venue for granted. “We need two more weeks to finish this circus show,” says Terrence Uyarak co-artistic director and performer in the show, quoting fellow co-artistic […]

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I watched a bunch of mediocre Christmas romances – here’s the official rankings

This holiday season I decided to give the ultimate selfless gift, I gave you the chance to vote on crappy Christmas movies that I should watch. I now know everything I need to about small-town holidays, fake monarchies and why I should leave a fulfilling job for someone I just met. If you don’t have time to […]

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Anonymous donor will match up to twenty thousand dollars at the Parkdale Food Centre

The Parkdale Food Centre says there is an extra reason to give this Giving Tuesday. An anonymous donor will match up to $20,000 worth of donations.  “It’s exciting to have this donation,” says Parkdale’s Food Rescue Coordinator Kori Liversage. “We’re excited.”  Liversage says she’s hopeful the matching will encourage people to donate on Giving Tuesday, […]

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Councillor Shawn Menard wants you to jump on your bike this winter!

Before you hang up your bike for the winter, Councillor Shawn Menard wants Ottawa residents to consider biking all year long. “It’s a bit more hearty of a ride,” says Councillor Menard, who winter-bikes regularly. “It’s great. For me it’s faster than walking, it’s faster than transit.” For those looking to make biking a year […]

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The election we nearly had: last week at West Block (March 18-22)

Last week saw a typically filibuster last over 30 hours, an investigation shut down and another person resign in the SNC fallout. Here’s your wrap-up from the House of Commons last week. An early election was nearly called. The Conservatives launched a filibuster, or marathon voting spree, that forced Members of Parliament to stay on the […]

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Interview: Josée Lusignan – I Love First Peoples

Josée Lusignan is the president and founder of I Love First Peoples, an organization bridging together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada through reconciliation. I Love First Peoples is collecting friendship boxes for the holiday season. The boxes include gifts for Indigenous children including a letter of friendship. Josée spoke with 957 ELMNT FM about […]

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