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

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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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Into the light

Fifteen candles are lit during the annual Dec. 6 vigil at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. The vigil is held on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women to honour the 14 women killed in 1989 by a psychologically disturbed gunman at École Polytechnique. The day also recognizes all women and children impacted by violence by lighting a 15th candle.

Into the light: Vigil honours abused, murdered women

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month and Metroland Media has published a number of articles on the subject. This final installment looks...

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Canterbury Christmas craft fair brings community together

John Marshall, president of the Canterbury Community Association, and Jessica Hughes, association vice-president, were among a bevy of volunteers who organized the annual Canterbury Community Association’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, held Nov. 16. More than 80 vendors and artisans took part, drawing hundreds of people, some of whom arrived early before the fair got underway.

Canterbury community gearing up for annual Breakfast with Santa

They come in droves and leave with smiles on their faces. A free hot breakfast, a visit with Santa and free activities for children will...

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Councillor cooking up plan for community sugar bush

Maple syrup is turned into taffy as it cools on snow – one of the many activities Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley anticipates residents in Monahan Landing and nearby Bridlewood could take part in after he raises the funds for a community-run sugar bush in the area.

Councillor cooking up plan for community sugar bush

A stand of sugar maple trees in Monahan Landing south of Bridlewood could be the area’s gateway to fresh, free syrup.

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Lions donate to eye institute, hospice

The Kanata-Hazeldean Lions largest donation in its history goes to Ottawa Hospital Eye Institute on Nov. 25. The $25,000 will help purchase a piece of equipment expected to make better diagnoses of eye problems that often require surgery at the institute. From left are Dr. Kashif Baig of the institute, Lion Todd Sloan and Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club president Peter Henry and his guide dog Kane.

Lions boost eye health, future hospice

Kanata Lions Club members made one of their largest-ever donations on Nov. 25, and then a few minutes later turned around and donated even...

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Molly O’Connor is hoping to raise nearly $3,000 to self-publish her first novel.

Local author kick starts first novel with funding campaign

There’s little North Gower author Molly O’Connor hasn’t published – short stories, a memoir, children’s books – and now she hopes to add a...

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Garage art

Wicked Garage restoration facility in Greely will host a car-themed art show on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Wicked Garage pairs art, classic cars at Greely show

We’ve all heard of garage bands, but garage art? That’s what three classic car buffs hope to showcase at a pop-up art show inside their...

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Santa Claus is coming

Santa Claus will use his North Pole magic to make it to a number of events around Osgoode and Rideau-Goulbourn wards this December.

Santa Claus is coming to rural south Ottawa

With less than a month to go until Christmas, Santa’s going to be a busy guy as he works his way across Osgoode and Rideau-Goulbourn wards...

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