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Ottawa for Bargain Hunters

Ottawa for Bargain Hunters September 9, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Looking to pick up a cool souvenir of your visit to the capital…without breaking the bank? It can be done, if you know where to look and what to say. First, a word of warning for travellers from places where bargaining is the norm: you won’t have much luck trying to “make an offer”...

Quirks of Ottawa’s transit system

Quirks of Ottawa’s transit system August 29, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
First off, you need to know that Ottawans–like most urbanites–have a love-hate relationship with their transit system, OC Transpo. A long and nasty wintertime strike a couple of years ago still leaves a sour taste in many riders’ mouths. And a running joke when I was a student at Carleton...

Hit Calypso before summer ends

Hit Calypso before summer ends August 23, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Watery fun awaits families in Limoges. Creative Commons photo by Mike Gifford, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgifford/4719071531/ All of you who have been procrastinating about taking the family to the new Calypso Water Park in Limoges: it’s time to get your act in gear. The park is only open until...

Ottawa abuzz as Hollywood comes to Gatineau

Ottawa abuzz as Hollywood comes to Gatineau August 18, 2010 | What's New | Read More
They like us. They really, really like us! That could pretty much sum up Ottawa’s excited reaction to the news that a star-studded Hollywood movie shoot has rolled into the region. On the Road, based on the cult Jack Kerouac novel of the same name, will be shooting a few scenes in the Hull sector...

It’s almost time for SuperEx

It’s almost time for SuperEx August 17, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Love it or hate it (and if you live in the Glebe and fear the annual onslaught of fair-related traffic, you probably hate it), the Central Canada Exhibition is almost here. The annual fair, which the locals call “SuperEx” or simply “the Ex,” will take over Lansdowne Park in the...