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LEED Gold-targeted Ottawa library will honor local history

After nearly a year of public input by Canadians from coast to coast, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has finally revealed renderings for the new Ottawa library and archives. Designed in collaboration with KWC Architects, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility will be an innovative landmark representative of all Canadians. The building will target, at minimum, LEED Gold certification and will reflect the region’s rich history and natural beauty with its...
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Keeping Tabs on the Habs – Canadiens Without Key Players This Week

The Montreal Canadiens have come off a successful week with two wins (against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals) and an overtime loss (to the New Jersey Devils), picking up five of a possible six points. In the week ahead, they have three games, all against Eastern Conference rivals, all with losing records. Will the Habs be able to capitalize on this opportunity? Let’s take a closer look at what this week has in store. The Buzz The Canadiens are enjoying their winning re...
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Flood washes away high school rowing season

High levels on the Ottawa River have forced the Ottawa Rowing Club to cancel this year's high school season, preventing local athletes from attending this month's national championships. On top of the club being inaccessible, the frigid, swiftly flowing river also poses a safety concern, said coach Cliff Brimmell. While the issues facing the rowers pale in comparison to residents whose homes are flooded, Brimmell said it's still disheartening for young athletes who've put in ...
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Rainy Easter

The grim forecast was all over local news before the Easter long weekend—“Significant rain expected!” “Exercise caution!” “Flood concerns along the Ottawa River!”
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Another Bump In The Road For Eugene Melnyk And The Ottawa Senators

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail, Ottawans woke up Thursday morning to the coldest Nov. 22 in recorded history: -15. As if the chill wasn’t already on as the National Capital Commission (NCC) met in an open board meeting to discuss where matters lie with the much-anticipated move downtown by the struggling, and seemingly cursed, Ottawa Senators. To no one’s surprise, the conclusion was, as former Ottawa Citizen sports reporter Wayne Scanlan so adeptly put it, “…stalled, li...
Tags: Sport, Globe, Ottawa, Ottawa River, Ottawa Senators, LeBreton, Ottawa Citizen, NCC, Eugene Melnyk, Roy MacGregor, Wayne Scanlan, National Capital Commission NCC, Trinity Development Group, Mark Kristmanson

5 Things You Must Do on a Visit to Ottawa

Ottawa. Canada’s Capital. The city I grew up in, have a soft spot for – and one of the few places in Canada where I’d happily live again. Every time I go back, I marvel at how vibrant the city has become. How much there is to do. I leave thinking next time I come back I’ll leave time to wander the museums I’ve never set foot in, sip coffee in cute locally run cafes, shoot down the rapids on a raft on the Ottawa River – in sight of the Parliament Buildings, and perhaps even take a ride in a bipla...
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The lowdown on Ottawa: Canada’s capital city

Whether you want to do mass yoga, visit parliament, try a BeaverTail pastry or ice skate on the Rideau canal – Ottawa has something for every visitor …The city of Ottawa has a wonderful setting, its centre perched on cliffs above the churning Ottawa River and overlooking the peaceful rolling forests of the Gatineau Hills. Once a rowdy lumber town, it quietly developed into one of the country’s most handsome and liveable cities; federal money backed impressive architecture and still supports a ra...
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Mer Bleue: A Notable Nature Hot Spot Within a Stone’s Throw of Ottawa

A  bog, a receded continental ice sheet and isostatic rebound: oh…. oh…. this going to be boring. Surprisingly not – read on to learn about Mer Bleue, a nature hot spot just minutes from downtown Ottawa. The Mer Blue hike is family-friendly Leigh and I were greeted at Mer Bleue by the very keen, engaging and knowledgeable Owen Clarkin, Chair of the Conservation Committee of the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club. We ambled a short distance from the parking lot onto the boardwalk and the feeling of...
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Beach Essentials Packing List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of my BEST memories were spent on the beach! Growing up, our family had a boat and my dad would take us out every weekend on the Ottawa River. We’d hop from beach to beach, […] The post Beach Essentials Packing List appeared first on Simply Stacie.
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Trick-or-treat for Street View Frights!

If you’re trick-or-treating on Halloween, you might see a ghost or two. But take this tour of haunted houses and spooky sites on Street View -- and the ghosts are no trick. Our first stop is the Château Laurier, a 660,000-square-foot hotel that looms above the Ottawa River. Over the past 105 years, this architectural majesty has been graced by the likes of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. But these dignitaries are not the only ones to walk its halls over the years … the restless spirit of bus...
Tags: Maps, Virginia, US, Philippines, New Orleans, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa River, Elizabeth, Georgetown University, Ottawa Canada, Eli, Hotel Monteleone, George VI, Karras, Mara Harris, Charles Melville Hays

When in Doubt, Go to the Hill

I have so many memories on Parliament Hill. This is where I hung out when I first came to Ottawa (I couldn’t believe it was open to the public!). This is where I worked, a few years later. This is also where I occasionally protested, attended festivals, partied on many Canada Day events, where Mark practised the art of walking, where I enjoyed countless breaks reading books sitting on the grass, where I took hundreds of pictures, where I came right after becoming a Canadian citizen. In Ottawa, i...
Tags: Travel, Canada, House Of Commons, Wellington, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, Cbc, Mark, Hill, Kingston Ontario, Rideau Canal, Nathan Cirillo, Gord, Snapshots

Quebec, Canada –

Welcome Quebec, Canada! Quebec Canada Travel & Adventure Communities and Regions “It is one more step to becoming the first Canadian national travel and adventure website on the internet created by travelers for travelers in real-time …” We are excited to announce we have added the main tourism communities and regions for the Province of Quebec, Canada to our website based on our 8 years of research traveling Canada and documenting communities and their adventures.  It ...
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“Bon Cop, Bad Cop” and Canadian Humour

Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 movie ticket In 2006, everyone at the language school where I worked was talking about Bon Cop, Bad Cop, a new Canadian thriller-comedy. On Friday afternoons, I could hear laugher coming from the media room where yet another teacher was showing students the film—”The French version!” they’d stress. Never mind the French was partly delivered in joual and even to a native French speaker like me, the verbal logorrhea was hard to decode. But most teachers were from Quebec and the...
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No Access to Remote Justice in L’Orignal, Ontario?

Recently we took on two Small Claims Court actions for good clients. In both cases we acted for the plaintiff.   Anyone who has commenced a Small Claims Court proceeding knows that the Small Claims Court Rules provide that the plaintiff is generally required to commence the action in the jurisdiction where the defendant lives or carries on business. In both cases our client operated from Toronto. In both cases, we had to commence the action in L’Orignal, Ontario as a result of that being where t...
Tags: Technology, Law, Toronto, Small Claims Court, Ottawa River, Milton, Guelph, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, L'Orignal Ontario, Map Quest

Ottawa’s First Retired Jersey

The Ottawa Senators’ decision to retire Daniel Alfredsson’s number was considered an easy choice for many people. Of course, Alfredsson is just the second Senators player to have the honour. The number 8 was retired first. It still hangs in the rafters of the Canadian Tire Centre and belongs to a man named Frank Finnigan, who was known as the ‘The Shawville Express’ in the National Hockey League. Finnigan was born on July 9, 1901, and raised in Shawville, Quebec. A couple of his first jobs were ...
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Top 10 Canada Moments – from Toronto to Montreal

This summer we adopted an motorhome, or RV as they are known in Canada, and spent two weeks driving from Toronto to Montreal. ‘Monty’ as we fondly named the RV, took us on many an adventure, from bear spotting in Agonquin to farmer’s markets in Kingston, from feeding carrots to Bambi in Parc Omega to climbing a Via Ferrata in Mont Tremblant park. We dipped our toe in Canada’s wilderness, toasted s’mores over the campfire and tasted everything from thousand island dressing to poutine. While there...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Camping, Toronto, Nature, Leisure, Algonquin, Canada, Italy, Arctic, Vancouver, Sightseeing, Parliament, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec

How to drive an RV from Toronto to Montreal (our top tips)

As a child our family were great campers, touring Europe with all our gear packed into the Morris Minor. While my parent’s spirit of adventure must have rubbed off on me, I have to admit that my memories are of early morning starts, endless unpacking and the smell of damp grass. Since then I’ve always preferred to have a solid roof over my head. Husband Guy, however, is a natural born camper, relishing the chance to sleep under the stars and brew up over the camp fire. When we were offered the c...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, UK, Featured, Camping, Toronto, Nature, Leisure, Algonquin, Canada, National Parks, Lake Ontario, Kingston, Montreal, Perth

Discover Ontario, the Most Populated Province in Canada

Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids The licence plate all over this province reads, ‘Ontario, Yours to Discover’. If that doesn’t say it all then maybe the breath-taking list mentioned below will. Ontario is considered to be the most populated province in Canada and it is known for its striking balance of scenic adventures and cultural richness. It has a wondrous combination of endless fores...
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Bridges and Water

SPONSORED LINKS ( = || []).push({}); END OF SPONSORED LINKS Every city in the world has sights worth marveling at. A few are blessed with natural assets, like Rio de Janeiro and its beaches or Antigua and its volcanoes, while many have man-made attractions, like Shanghai’s skyline or Sydney’s Harbour. No matter where you go in this big world, there is always a focal point, that place where tourists and locals alike enjoy gathering or must visit over and o...
Tags: Travel, Shanghai, Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Disneyland, Ottawa, Nantes, Antigua, Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, Beaulieu, Atlantic Ocean, Loire River

Canada Day in Ottawa, Eh!

I should have paid more attention to the clues. The official beginning of summer, the giant flags displayed on government buildings, the many aisles at the Dollar Store dedicated to “Canadian pride” products, the mountain of fireworks at Walmart with the “NO SMOKING!!!” sign beside… Yet, somehow, July 1st and Canada Day took me by surprise. June went by fast and the last week of the month went by even faster. On Thursday night, I finally got the message—“Canada’s birthday, mommy, happy birthday…...
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What you should do if you catch an eel in the Ottawa River (Thanks to The Perts)
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Ottawa in May

I went to a small conference in Ottawa, Ontario in May, and knowing how famous Ottawa has become for cycling, I threw my bike in the car as well. Wow, Ottawa, congratulations. Those are some jaw-droppingly beautiful cycling routes you've created! Not having done much "on street" bike commuting while I was there, I'm not going to try and verify Ottawa's growing reputation as a bike-commuting paradise. However, walking around on foot (in the U. of O. area) it was obvious that cycling is a huge mo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Sport, Cycling, Ottawa, Ottawa River, Ottawa Ontario, University of Ottawa, Houses of Parliament, Rideau Canal, Nepean, Tuco

7 of the Best Bike Rides in Ontario

My love affair with biking started in Ottawa with a turquoise coloured CCM that was two sizes too big – because that’s what you did in the 60’s – you grew into your bike. Since then I have always loved the freedom a bike offers and the amount of country you can cover in a day. Ontario has loads to offer the cyclist. Here are 7 of the best bike rides you’ll find.  OTTAWA  I was lucky to grow up in Ottawa for the city was ahead of the curve when it came to bike trails and Sunday street closure...
Tags: Toronto, Unesco, Cycling, Biking, Jordan, Buffalo, Kingston, Quebec, Wellington, Lake, Collingwood, Durham, Peterborough, Ottawa, Grey, Niagara Falls

Is it Worth the Splurge to Stay at the Fairmont Montebello?

I’ve stayed at a few Fairmont properties over the years (all on my own dime) including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. All have delivered wonderful stays and experiences – but at a price – as you would expect from a hotel chain of this caliber. Almost a year ago I was asked if I’d consider coming to the Outaouais Region to participate in the 50th anniversary of the Canada Ski Marathon (more on this in a future blog). It is a cro...
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Third in Gatineau Sprint, Hamilton Just Hundredths of a Second Out of First

American Simi Hamilton during his “victory lap” after finishing in the top three of the men’s freestyle sprint at the Ski Tour Canada World Cup stage in Gatineau, Quebec. (Photo: John Lazenby/ For the men’s opening stage of the Ski Tour Canada on Tuesday,  a 1.7-kilometer freestyle sprint, the end is the best place to start. Adjacent a frozen Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, those who withstood the -5 degree Celsius (23 Fahrenheit) cold, the tight corners, and the scrum-li...
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Discovering the heart of Canada in Ottawa

A new Canadian citizen seeing the Parliament Buildings for the first time Canada’s beautiful capital city, Ottawa is the perfect place to begin your Canadian travels WE TURNED THE CORNER on a side street in Ottawa, and boom, there they were, in all their High Victorian Gothic glory, embellished by gargoyles and grotesques, topped by green-tinged copper and intricate spires, every stone of Canada’s Parliament Buildings inspiring awe and patriotism. I watched my friend Ajay stand quietly before...
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Photos: Fiddling to cycling - fun in Ottawa on Victoria Day Weekend

On Saturday, the first National Fiddling Day as proclaimed by Parliament, musicians joined together for an al fresco performance on the banks of the Ottawa River at the DeschAanes Rapids. Paddlers also braved the grey skies to test their gear as the summer begins.
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