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Fall is here – Enjoy Fall Rhapsody starting September 30

  Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer magnificent views — as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride. Click here for more information!  
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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. There are going to be some
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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! Slow down, drive carefully and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
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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, September 2 with bands, baseball, and fireworks! Celebrate Latin American culture at the Latin American Festival with
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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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The last weekend of August is packed with fun activities in Ottawa!

  Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from August 25-27, 2017. There is an abundance of festivals this weekend, including the Capital Fair (August 18-27), House of PainT Festival (August 24-27), the Hopped and Confused Beer, Music & Food Festival (August 25), the Palestinian Festival Ottawa (August 25-27), Baconpalooza (August 25-27), the Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival(August 25-27), the Ottawa Lumière Festival (August 26), the North Lanark Highland Games (August 26), Westboro FUSE (August 26-27), and the Outaouais Gourmet Festival (August 27). Admission is FREE! to some festivals. The best golfers of the LPGA Tour compete in Ottawa at the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club from Monday, August 21 to Sunday,
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Solar eclipse today: Everything Canadians need to know about the event

By Maham AbediNational Online Journalist, Breaking News  Global News   Millions of people in North America will have the chance to view a solar eclipse as it moves across the continent on Aug. 21. While several states in the U.S. will see a rare total eclipse, meaning the moon will completely cover the sun. The path of totality will stretch from Salem, Ore. to Chaleston, S.C. The total eclipse will last from 10:16 a.m. PT to 2:48 p.m. ET. Canadians will see a partial eclipse, with the western coast seeing the most dramatic coverage of the sun. People across the continent are gearing
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