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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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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Cyclist killed following collision on Clyde Avenue

Police investigators examine a damaged bicycle at the intersection of Clyde and Lotta avenues on the morning of Nov. 26. A male cyclist in his 40s was killed after being struck by a garbage truck.

Cyclist killed following collision on Clyde Avenue

Paramedics were called to the scene of a fatal collision on Clyde Avenue at Lotta Avenue on the morning of Nov. 27. A mangled bicycle...

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Holiday donations help local families

Milt Mitchelmore, a volunteer with the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre, stocks food at the resource centre’s food bank. The food bank will distribute extra food for Christmas, as well as provide clients with a grocery store gift card to purchase some special extras.

Resource centre provides extra boost for holidays

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre will co-ordinate food and toy sponsorship for over 200 local families this Christmas.

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Toy Mountain accepting donations

From left, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School co-presidents Jenna Braham and Cameron Dunfee inside a toy display set up in the school’s rotunda. Community members can donate toys to be passed on to Toy Mountain by Dec. 17.

Sir Wil collecting toys for Toy Mountain

Students and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School celebrated the launch of their 2014 Toy Mountain campaign on Nov. 24.

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