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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about. On a three-storey home on Stewart Street in Sandy Hill, there’s a house with a large Star of David set in white stucco. The home, built in the early 20th century by Oscar Petigorsky, a Russian-born Jewish immigrant, is close by the University of Ottawa. The reason for the star? According to his granddaughter, Petigorsky wanted to make a statement towards the school, which...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 07:00 | Alison Mah, Ottawa Citizen
Founded in 1970, in the early days of gay liberation, Glad Day is now the longest surviving LGBTQ bookstore in the world and the oldest independent bookstore still operating in Toronto.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 07:00 | Trevor Corkum - Special to the Star
Stephan-Scan The creators of an exhibit called Our Home and Miniature Land are turning their sights on Ottawa and some its most recognizable landmarks.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 24, 2017 - 07:00 | Arash Randjbar
The company that owns the Tweed plant in Smiths Falls has ambitious expansion plans as it races to get ready for the introduction of legal recreational marijuana in Canada. Canopy Growth Corp. is already the world’s largest medical marijuana company, and it’s about to get bigger. The company will open growing operations in Edmonton and Fredericton, expanding its reach into five provinces, Canopy was to announce Saturday. Canopy’s goal is to operate facilities across Canada, says CEO Bruce Linton. That will make it easier to offer same-day mail delivery. “...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 06:02 | Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen
CANADA QUIZ_FEATURE_07 Canada is big—we’re the second-biggest country in the world. And we’re smart, too: We’re among the top 10 when it comes to high-IQ countries, according to a 2012 study. (Just ask the Maclean’s Genius, our trivia champ and CFL player Peter Dyakowski!) So maybe it only makes sense that this is how Maclean’s is building up to the country’s big 150th birthday...
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Macleans | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | macleans.ca
Flooding After flood damage forced the closure of the only land link to Churchill, Man. — a railway from Gillam — a civil engineer says it's time to reconsider building a permanent road linking the northern community to the south.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | Cameron MacLean
Drone Peace Tower A CBC crew got special permission to use a drone to shoot footage of some of Ottawa's— and Canada's — most iconic landmarks. Here's a glimpse of what they captured.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | Waubgeshig Rice
Drone Peace Tower A CBC crew got special permission to use a drone to shoot footage of some of Ottawa's— and Canada's — most iconic landmarks. Here's a glimpse of what they captured.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | Waubgeshig Rice
As he prepares for his final broadcast hosting The National on Canada Day, the anchor, and CBC Television’s flagship newscast, face a great unknown.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | Vinay Menon - Columnist
Russell toured the world performing as a woman and made history. Over 25 years after he died, the art of drag performance has evolved as an art form, and is said to be the fabric holding Toronto’s gay neighbourhood together.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 06:00 | Brian Bradley - Toronto Star
Trump and Trudeau As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can do so secure in the knowledge that they won't be shuffled out of their job before...
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | David Cochrane
cfl-pride An historic amount of athletes, coaches, management and staff from Toronto sports teams and organizations will be attending this year's Pride Parade in Toronto.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Devin Heroux
Wynne at Hydro deal A new political force in Ontario is exploding on social media, with defeating Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in the 2018 election as its key goal.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Mike Crawley
Yolande Gallant dog Miscouche Pets are expensive, but few of us pay enough attention to the money we'll spend by adding a furry addition to the family. Here are 6 ways to cut down on pet costs.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Peter Armstrong
Wynne at Hydro deal A new political force in Ontario is exploding on social media, with defeating Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in the 2018 election as its key goal.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Mike Crawley
Thunderstorm watch We're not out from under the clouds yet, as showers are predicted during St-Jean-Baptiste Day afternoon.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Teri Loretto
naig dancers Select young dancers have been tapped to showcase their skills alongside rapper Taboo at the North American Indigenous Games, and they say it's a rare opportunity to tell the world that there's more to their cultures than...
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 05:00 | Malone Mullin
A second mistrial was declared in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.
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The Globe and Mail | June 24, 2017 - 02:07 |
Ellingson-Greg-06232017 The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders played to a 31-31 tie Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris was 33 for 45...
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 23, 2017 - 23:27 | Lisa Wallace
The Crown swans return to the Rideau River on Saturday during a jolly event marking the 50th anniversary of the regal gift, while the city endures a royal headache trying to find permanent winter lodging for the birds. The swans will arrive from their temporary winter home at Parc Safari in Hemmingford, Que., south of Montreal, to the riverbank, where Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Diane Deans are scheduled to open the crates and reintroduce the birds to the wild. By November, the royal swans will be collected and sent back to the zoo more than 200 kilometres away. Laila Gibbons, the city...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 23, 2017 - 23:11 | Jon Willing

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