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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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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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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 Outa...

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Ottawa viewed as Canada’s safest city: Poll

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:06AM EDT  Last Updated Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:42AM EDT Canadians believe Ottawa is Canada’s safest city. A new Mainstreet poll looks at Canadian perceptions of safety in 15 major cities across the country. Ottawa is viewed as Canada’s safest city. The survey shows 74% of Canadians say Ottawa is safe, while 14% say Ottawa is unsafe. This is the second straight year Ottawa is ranked 1st for perceived safety. The survey notes Canadians believe Ottawa is safe despite the 5% increase...

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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. Peopl...

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