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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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Why Choose Tile Over Carpet

  If you’re looking to update the flooring in your home, you may want to consider choosing tile over carpet. Not only are there many beautiful options available, but there’s also a host of benefits that come with choosing tile such as: durability, health and low maintenance. Click here for more reason you should consider tile for your home!  

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Ottawa: Things To Do October 12th – 14th

Looking for great events and activities that the whole family can enjoy? This weekend enjoy spook-tacular events like Aces of Terror at the Cannamore Orchard or Haunting Season & Fright Fest over at Saunders Farm. If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet, try out TimeLess or Nature Days at Philippe Lake! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  

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Protecting Your Home from Critters

Protecting Your Home from Critters As the cooler weather starts to roll in, we are all thinking of cozying up indoors and unfortunately our furry friends outside are also thinking the same. Wild animals are currently looking for warm spaces to call home for the winter months and unfortunately our homes can be an attractive target. When animals get into a home, the damage can be severe and costly to fix but fortunately, with some careful planning you can ensure that you are not welcoming some unwanted guests over t...

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Things to Do This Weekend

Are you looking for something exciting to get up to this weekend? It’s the season for gorgeous sights, festive traditions, and fun events! There are plenty of activities and events happening that will keep you entertained for the whole weekend. For starters, check out the Etsy: Made in Canada event for over 150 local sellers, Oktoberfest, or Fall Rhapsody. Click here for full list of events and details.  

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The Ottawa Fall Home Show

The Ottawa Fall Home Show starts this Thursday, September 27th at noon and will run until Sunday September 30th. This year’s event will house many different exhibitors from accessibility, garden and decks, organization, home decor and design, health, wellness, and many more.   You’ll be able to view the all-new Bonneville Model Home: Héméra, a main stage from Dala Décor, and the Housing Design Awards. Have a one-on-one with Canadian designer and TV personality, Sarah Richardson, and participate in ...

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How to help the victims of the Ottawa tornadoes

After a severe windstorm and two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa area on Friday, many residents are left without power, shelter and food. Approximately 60 buildings were decimated in the Dunrobin area and more than 215 structures in Gatineau were damaged or destroyed. If you are looking for a way to help your fellow citizens, click here for information.

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The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

  The Fall Equinox is this Saturday, which means we will officially be welcoming the cold weather. Say goodbye to longer daylight hours, and hello to Ottawa’s arguably most beautiful season. Want to know more about the equinox; such as why we have them, how many hours of daylight we’ll have tomorrow and whether or not myths surrounding this day are true? Click here for 8 things to know about the first day of Fall.  

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Falling for comfort, style and colour

  This autumn mixing & matching fabrics, materials and time periods are all the rage to create a contemporary look for your home. More designers are beginning to blend decorative elements and playing more freely with colours this fall to create beautiful, yet functional and livable spaces. Click here to fall for comfort, style and colour.  

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Getaway to Ottawa this Fall: An Itinerary

Ottawa is a beautiful city, and even more so with the beautiful colours of the changing leaves. Fall is a great time to explore and fall in love with the city again. Use this itinerary to plan out a trip to Ottawa or do a staycation in the city. Click here for Ottawa’s Autumn Itinerary.

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5 Pro Tips Prepare Your Garden for the Fall

Fall is here, and with it colder weather. Looking for tips to get your garden in order for winter? Here is an article to help you prep your garden for the cooler months. Click here for the full article.  

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8 Home Staging Tips for Fall

Looking to sell your home this Fall? Seasonal home staging can help! Catch homebuyers’ attention with stylish decor and updates this Fall. Click here for your home staging tips.  

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Pool Closing Tips for Ottawa Winters

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the Ottawa winter. Help keep your pool clear and trouble free by following the 9 pool closing tips! Click here for your step-by-step guide.  

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Things to Do During the Last Long Weekend of the Summer

It’s the last long weekend of the summer, Ottawa. If you aren’t getting out of the city or heading to a cottage, there’s plenty of events happening here to make your weekend! Enjoy the Latin American Parade or head to Beachburg for a whitewater rafting adventure! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  

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Safety Tool kit for DIY Renovation Projects

  Tackling a DIY home renovation or project? Being prepared and having the proper protective gear is the first place to start. No matter the project size, you should always be wearing the appropriate protective gear! Click here for a safety tool kit for your DIY projects.  

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Things To Do in Ottawa This Weekend

Ottawa has many exciting events and activities taking place this weekend, August 24th – 26th. Not only is there The Capital Fair, and festivals (like Lumiere Ottawa), but there will be an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park on Sparks Street! There will be something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Click here for full event list.  

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Do It Now: Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

A new school year is just around the corner! As exciting as that is, back-to-school time comes with it’s own sets of challenges and difficulties. Trying to stay organized, getting your family prepared, and buying school supplies can be tough to manage smoothly! Click here for some back-to-school tips to help you stay on track.  

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Checklist: At least 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer’s over (2018 edition)

OttawaStart.com, BY OTTAWASTART STAFF · AUGUST 16, 2018 We’re nearly halfway through August and the summer is just flying by.  But there’s still a lot of hot days and sunshine left. Here’s a list of 40 or so things you should check out before September. Go see Northern Lights and/or do yoga (Wednesdays at noon) on Parliament Hill. Ride your bike on a parkway during Nokia Sunday Bikedays. Have another beer (maybe for just a buck?) on another patio. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. Visit a local winery or...

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Things To Do in Ottawa this Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with family and friends, there’s plenty going, so enjoy another busy weekend! From the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light Fireworks Competition, the Vanleek Hill Fair, and enjoying live bands at the Hopped and Confused Beer, Music and Food Festival – there’s something for everyone! Click here for the full list of events.  

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Things To Do this Weekend in Ottawa!

  Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Ottawa’s got you covered! Many fantastic events and festivals will be taking place, such as the 4th Annual West End Food Truck Rally in Bells Corners and visiting Parc Omega with the family to learn about Canadian wildlife. Click here for full list of events.  

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Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!

Happy long weekend! If you’re looking for things to do, Ottawa has plenty of exciting events and activities for you and the whole family! Check out events like the Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show, Capital Ribfest, and Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. Click here for list of events.  

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New Tax on Ottawa Airbnb Rentals

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live. Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018 2:51AM EDT  Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Acco...

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Summer entertaining: Patio-party decor mixes old with new

It’s the season to host outdoor parties or events, and when it comes to creating a beautiful and cozy space for your guests – it’s all about eye-appeal. Keeping fresh flowers, playing with patterns, and treating yourself are some of the key must-haves for your patio party. Click here for full details.  

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Ottawa: Weekend Road Closures

CBC News: Traffic headache alert: Highway 417 closed this weekend, July 25, 2018 Plan your Queensway trips well in advance this weekend, because Highway 417 will be closed in both directions between Bronson and Carling avenues. Significant traffic impacts are expected during the closure, which is planned to start at 5 p.m. Saturday and end 11 a.m. Sunday. The closure is necessary for the demolition of the Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge, which is set to be replaced over the next two years. Several eastbound on-ram...

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Lightning Safety on the Soccer Field

Here is a great video from Environment Canada that explains what to do in the case of lightning and how to access The Canadian Lightning Danger Map which represents areas at greater risk of being struck by lightning in the next ten minutes

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CMHC wants to make it easier for self-employed Canadians to get a mortgage

Are you self-employed and looking to buy a home? The CMHC is giving lenders more guidance and flexibility on determining whether a self-employed person qualifies for a mortgage. They are implementing changes in order to make it easier for self-employed individuals to obtain a mortgage, as these Canadians tend to have a more difficult time qualifying. This is due to incomes varying and being less predictable than those with salaries/are employed by a business. Click here for the full story.  

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Ottawa: Things to Do This Weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the city has a plethora of events and activities happening! Whether you’re looking for a family event like the Ottawa Lebanese Festival or a great date night activity like the Outdoor Movies in the ByWard Market – there’s something for all. Want the full scoop? Click here!  

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Tips to Keep You Cool All Summer Long

It’s no exaggeration that this has been an extremely hot summer for Ottawa, and trying to stay cool has been a challenge! Overheating is unpleasant and exhausting, not to mention dangerous for your health, so it’s important to find ways to keep cool (especially if you don’t have AC or an AC unit in your home). Luckily, there are a few tips you can easily implement in your home that will drastically cool things down! Click here to discover tips to stay cool this summer.  

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HOPE Volleyball this Saturday!

HOPE Volleyball SummerFest’s 36th edition, sponsored by Big Rig Brewery, is this Saturday, July 14th at Mooney’s Bay! There’s lots of fun to be had by everyone. Watch the exciting games, check out the HOPE Mainstage to listen to the great lineup, all while supporting the community! Click here to download the event guide! Visit HOPE for more.  

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How to Fertilize Your Garden Organically

The Ottawa Citizen. Lee Reich, Associate Press. June 19th 2018 In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was once living. Plants are most hungry for three nutrients — nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium — and organic fertilizers can supply them just as synthetic (chemic...

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Condo Sales Keep Market from Over Heating

News Release July 5, 2018 The Ottawa Real Estate Board Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,070 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,163 in June 2017, a decrease of 4.3 per cent. The five-year average for June sales is 1,914. June’s sales included 455 in the condominium property class, an increase of 11.5 per cent from June 2017 and 1,615 in the residential property class, a decrease of 8 per cent from a year ago. “The first half of 2018 has ...

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Ready for the 2018 Ottawa Bluesfest?

Looking for a fun music festival to attend this summer? Why not hit up the Ottawa Bluesfest, on until July 15th! See performers like Brett Eldridge, Foo Fighters, Blue Rodeo, Jethro Tull and many more amazing bands. For event details, click here.  

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