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Posts tagged with ‘ottawa’ (15)


10 sites to tour at Doors Open Ottawa this weekend


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Travel on Monday, June 02, 2014



The Supreme Court of Canada, one of the buildings visitors can tour in Ottawa this weekend. (Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson)

Most people try to avoid the inside of a police station. But this weekend, those in Canada’s Capital Region will be flocking to see it.

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Hockey player captures Rideau Canal footage for Google Street View


Posted by Angele Cano in Mapping on Wednesday, March 05, 2014



Ottawa's Rideau Canal. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

A young Ottawa Senators player received a rare opportunity to skate a different way than he normally does.

The Google Street View team paid a visit to Canada's capital on Feb. 20 and gave 20-year-old defenceman Cody Ceci the chance to share his vantage point of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal with the world.

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10 popular blogs of 2013: Mapping Stompin’ Tom’s songs


Posted by Siobhan McClelland on Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Explore the interactive map of a selection of Stompin' Tom Connors's songs by clicking on the image above.

He was a Canadian legend whose songs demonstrate his love for this country. Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away in March at age 77, leaving Canadians with a catalogue of toe-tapping songs from Long Gone to the Yukon to Down Nova Scotia Way to Take Me Back to old Alberta. Read more on Connors' songs and view a map of his hits from across Canada.

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The facts on Canada's cold weather


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Science & Technology on Thursday, December 12, 2013



Eureka, Nunavut on Ellesmere Island. (Photo: Wes Gill)

Antarctica was in the news recently when new data revealed that on Aug. 20, 2010, the temperature dropped to a whopping -93.2 C, the lowest recorded temperature in the world. In comparison to a temperature like that, Canada’s Arctic Coast seems like a day at the beach!

In honour of icy weather, here are a few fun facts about the cold.

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Hit the road: 2013's best travel accessories for the kinda/sorta girlie girl


Posted by Julie Smith in Product reviews on Sunday, October 27, 2013



I’ve been living the metropolitan life for almost a decade now, but I grew up the daughter of a fisherman, and in some ways, I’m still a rural girl at heart. I don’t worry about getting a bit dirty, breaking my fingernails or having the odd hair out of place. In fact in some ways I am at my most comfortable in the middle of the woods or beneath a dark desert sky, three days out from a shower with mud caked under my fingernails that looks like it’s settled in for the long haul.  
I’ve never been ...

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