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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11

This Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. If you are looking for an event to help commemorate and show your respect to those who have sacrificed for our country, see the list of Ottawa-based events below. The National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, put together by the Royal Canadian Legion, downtown Ottawa from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.The Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, displays photographs of late veterans before the Veterans Parade (departing from Parliament Hill).The National Arts Centre is presenting a special free concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of
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Fall Give Away Weekend

  Do you have unwanted CDs, books, DVDs, furniture, small appliances (and more)? Don’t throw them away! Instead, this weekend bring your gently-used items curbside for the Fall Give Away Weekend. Then hit the streets and tour the Ottawa communities in the search for hidden treasures! This is a great way to reduce our waste and help protect the environment.  Click here for the Fall Give Away Weekend guidelines.  
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Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your Family Day Weekend now!

Family Day is Monday February 19th, which means there’s a long weekend ahead! There’s plenty of activities and events going on in the capital this week and weekend to choose from. Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your fun-packed weekend now! Click here to see the full list of events and activities.  
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This Important Element Often gets Overlooked when Buying a Home

Ottawa Citizen, Stephen Moranis, Postmedia News 08.15.2016 It’s the most common hazard that home buyers overlook: disagreements between homeowners that can turn entire neighbourhoods into war zones. These can happen anywhere, of course; but they’re especially common in tonier, wealthier communities, where people are more inclined to lawyer up, and where small contrarian disputes can escalate quickly.   These conflicts end up becoming embarrassing, upsetting and expensive, occasionally leading some residents to consider selling and moving on. So much for that friendly block party.   It’s a shame. The neighbourhood you once thought was charming and peaceful becomes the one
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Give Away Weekend!

  City of Ottawa website   The fall Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017   Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.   Examples of acceptable items   Books, CDs and DVDs Old furniture and small appliances Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans Unwanted gifts Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the
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Back to School for Drivers and Pedestrians

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:58AM EDT   Ottawa Police will be testing motorists and pedestrians on the rules of the road during the first week of the school year. As tens of thousands of students head back to school today, officers will be conducting School Zone Enforcement blitzes across the capital. Ottawa Police have several tips for drivers and cyclists: There are also safety tips for students and pedestrians:Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time.   Watch for pedestrians! Slow down, drive carefully and watch for pedestrians and
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Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind? Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead.   Read the full article here
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Have you had a chance to check out this must-see attraction yet?

  This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country. Key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life using five distinct artistic styles. All are presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower.   Click here for more info
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Get out and explore this summer!

The Capital Pathway network is a great resource for many activities such as cycling, walking, running and in-line skating, picnics and more. Click the image to start planning your next outing!  
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Happy 150!

It’s going to be a busy weekend, with lots of crowds and festivities (as blogged about on Wednesday!) It’s going to be a tremendous experience! I just wanted to wish everyone, who chooses to celebrate, a very happy and very safe Canada 150 holiday weekend!
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