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It’s fall…sort of!

It sure doesn’t feel like autumn, does it? But, nonetheless, today is the first day of fall. With this summery weather though, we really have to ask what the rest of the year is going to look like as winter approaches. Does this unusual warm weather mean we’re going to pay dearly with a cold, bitter winter? According to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips: Not so much! “It is so Canadian to worry about winter before summery weather is even over.” Well, can you blame us? “There is going to be something for everybody. Th...

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Fall Maintenance Tips

  Fall. Arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year! The weather has cooled and the leaves have begun to change, reminding us that winter isn’t all that far away. Before the snow flies, our homes need a little TLC in order to ensure our warmth and safety over the months – yes, months – of winter. We’ve prepared a few tips on where to begin and what to include in your home maintenance checklist for the fall: Inspect and clean out your eaves trough. In order to ensure a smooth and safe flow of water away from your home’s exterior and foundat...

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Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016

Published on: September 6, 2017 | Last Updated: September 7, 2017 5:52 PM EDT Ottawa Citizen Online by Jon Willing   Ottawa continues to welcome new resident as the population steadily climbs and developers build new homes.   Commercial and industrial space vacancies inched up last year, but developers continued to add more space to the market.   All of the latest statistics are in the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week.   The City of Ottawa’s population at the end of 2016 was 968,580, up by 0.8 pe...

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Summer’s not over yet! Here are some fun things to do this weekend!

Although the summer season is wrapping up, there are still tons of great events happening in Ottawa this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from September 15-17, 2017. The Northern Lights sound and light show on Parliament Hill ends on Saturday, September 16. Head to Parliament Hill nightly before then at 9:00pm to see the final days of the spectacular presentation. FREE! Now through Saturday, October 21, grab your cowboy boots and head to the Casino du Lac-Leamy to check out their special Country themed a...

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Condo sales help set new record for August unit sales

News Release Ottawa Real Estate Board September 6, 2017 Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 1,538 residential properties in August through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 1,481 in August 2016, an increase of 3.8 per cent. The five-year average for August sales is 1,343. “Condo sales continue to strengthen the Ottawa resale market,” says Rick Eisert, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “These numbers also assisted in setting a new record for the number of units sold in August, pushing August 2016 unit sales into...

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Back to School for Drivers and Pedestrians

  Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:58AM EDT  Ottawa Police will be testing motorists and pedestrians on the rules of the road during the first week of the school year. As tens of thousands of students head back to school today, officers will be conducting School Zone Enforcement blitzes across the capital. Ottawa Police have several tips for drivers and cyclists: There are also safety tips for students and pedestrians:Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time. Watch for pedestrians! Sl...

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Fall Staging Tips

Are you thinking of selling your home?   Fall is just around the corner. Here is an article with staging tips to help make your home appealing to prospective buyers   Click here to read the article

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September in Ottawa begins with a busy Labour Day long weekend!

  Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from September 1-4, 2017. Look up! At the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, hot air balloons will fill the sky from Thursday, August 31 to Monday, September 4. Cheer on the Ottawa Champions at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park at their final games of the season, each night from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. Don’t miss the Teal Tailgate Party, following the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope at the Ottawa Champions game on Saturday, Se...

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Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019, environmental groups say

By The Canadian Press PUBLISHED: Aug 17, 2017 8:32am EDT     Listing your home for sale in Canada could soon mean you not only have to tell people how much it costs to buy it, but also how much it costs to run it.   When 11 provinces and territories signed the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change in 2016, they agreed to look at requiring all existing buildings to have an energy label outlining how much energy the home or building uses as early as 2019. Click here to read the article

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Easing back into routines can also ease back-to-school jitters

POSTMEDIA NEWS, VANCOUVER SUN  08.23.2017 Headed back to school? Better get back into those routines now. While the worries may seem trivial to adults, things like meeting new teachers and figuring out who to sit with at lunch can cause anxiety for students, Grade 1 through senior year of high school. But experts say it’s possible to ease those fears by easing into a routine before heading back to school in just under two weeks. Click here to read the article 

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