They have The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We have the Oktoberfest Parade in Kitchener. Which sounds like more fun?

10 reasons why Canadian Thanksgiving is better than American Thanksgiving

10 reasons why Canadian Thanksgiving is better than American Thanksgiving

A holiday on Monday is always better than a holiday on Thursday. Whoever heard of the Thursday Blahs?

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Mahogany changes

Minto Communities vice president of development Susan Murphy, left, and Mahogany land development manager Erin O’Connor were ready to face hard questions from residents in Manotick on Nov. 25.

Residents concerned Mahogany will become ‘moveable feast’

Skeptical residents questioned the motives behind Minto’s proposal to change lot sizes and add 14 new units to a section of its Mahogany...

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Communications Security Establishment

The woods around the new Communications Security Establishment facility at 1929 Ogilvie Rd. features publicly accessible pathways for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, members of the Carson Grove Community Association heard during their Nov. 17 annual general meeting.

Carson Grove aims to revive its community association

After four years without an annual general meeting, the newly renamed Carson Grove Community Association is hoping for a bit of a revival.

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Youth forum brings city's students together

Students Robert Ryan, left, and Darien Paul attend the public school board’s Rainbow Youth Forum for both students who identify as LGBTQ and students who are allies or participate in schools’ gay-straight alliances. The forum was hosted at the Confederation Education Centre on Nov. 27.

Students join together for Rainbow Forum

Students and staff from every school in the Ottawa public board came together on Nov. 27 to learn about issues affecting a diverse group of...

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Rainer Bloess retires from city council

City manager Kent Kirkpatrick, left, and Mayor Jim Watson, right, give a photo of a marshy area between the mainland and Petrie Island taken at dawn to retiring Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess during the final city council meeting of the term on Nov. 26.

Choked-up Rainer Bloess says goodbye to city council

Rainer Bloess delivered emotional goodbye remarks during his final city council meeting as councillor for Innes Ward on Nov. 26.

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Doug Thompson departs council table

A parade of retiring Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson’s notable silly hats made their final appearance during Thompson’s goodbye speech to council on Nov. 26.

Silly-hat tribute a fitting goodbye for Osgoode councillor

For many years, Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson was known as a sort of fashion plate around the city council horseshoe.

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National Capital Culinary Competition

Michel Gervais, executive director of the Vanier Community Service Centre, left, Carlos Gomez-Mugica Sanz, the ambassador of Spain in Canada, La Cité collégiale culinary program co-ordinator Wayne Murphy, Mélanie Bourdon, winner of last year’s culinary challenge, Riadh Essid, the ambassador of Tunisia in Canada, and vice-president of the service centre Michael McLellan celebrate the launch of the third annual National Capital Culinary Competition on Nov. 24.

Tunisian culture to shine at this year’s culinary challenge

A culinary challenge will ask some of Ottawa’s finest chefs to create a Tunisian-inspired dish to help out a local community service centre.

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Community keen on new, urban vision for South Keys

City staffers were on hand to explain plans for a new community design plan intended to spark redevelopment in the South Keys and Blossom Park area.

Community keen on new, urban vision for South Keys

A move to “urbanize” South Keys Shopping Centre and the surrounding area is gaining support from many residents, despite some concerns about...

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