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Christmas Lights & Santa Claus Parades in Ottawa

What to do this Weekend Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events happening from Santa Claus Parades to Christmas Lights. Join in the festivities and make the most of your weekend! Click here to see the full list.  

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Reopening: Canada Science and Technology Museum

 November 17, 2017 The Museum will open its doors to the public at 9 a.m. EST on November 17, 2017. After an expansive 80.5 million invested on upgrades and repairs, expect an exciting and immersive heritage experience. Observe completely redesigned exhibits, a demo stage, and more artifacts on view than ever before. Click here for more information on the museum’s reopening.

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Ottawa: Where to Commemorate Remembrance Day

The National War Memorial will be the site of the largest commemoration of Remembrance Day in Ottawa, but there are many other functions throughout the city. Click here to see the full list of ceremonies.   

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Residential Landlord Rules: An Update

Over the past year, there have been many significant changes to the rules for Residential Landlords. These changes may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help; if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact a Realtor. Outlined below are the major rule changes as well as an understanding of how they may affect you as either a landlord or a tenant. September 2016 – Terminations for Domestic Abuse New rules have been put in place involving the termination of a lease in the case of domestic abuse. The landlord no longer has the ability to c...

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Five Ways to Decrease Busy Season Stress

Prepping for the changing season is a lot to endure; for some it’s stressful and nerve-wracking, and for others it means they become quite the busy bee. In addition to everything else usually happening at the end of the year, trying to get ready for the season change while maintaining your household can become a big, burdensome cherry on top. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, believe me – you’re not the only one. No matter if you become frazzled by the thought of holiday prep or if you just need an extra boost, it’s always nice to have some help. The ...

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Leaves may be falling, but the real estate market is not

Leaves may be falling, but the real estate market is not News Release November 2nd 2017, OREB “As we enter the 3rd quarter of the year, we continue to see the resale market outpace last year’s performance, which was also a stellar year,” says President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. Click here for the full News Release.

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Keeping You Safe on Halloween

Halloween Safety The night is quickly approaching when the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and fairies. As always, there are a few important Halloween safety guidelines that should be observed to ensure the night runs smoothly.   Click here for spooktacular safety tips.  

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Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Ottawa has plenty of Spooky Halloween events and family friendly activities to keep you busy!   Click here for the full list of Ottawa Halloween events.  

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Canada’s new budget numbers show booming economic growth — and booming spending

Published online Ottawa Citizen by Brian Platt: October 25, 2017 | Last Updated: October 25, 2017 8:43 AM EDT   OTTAWA — Surging economic growth has Canada’s government on track to lower its deficits, but it’s also committing billions of dollars in new spending, including an extra $5.6 billion pumped into the Canada Child Benefit program over five years. “We’re very pleased with our economic situation, it’s what we would have hoped for.” Finance Minister Bill Morneau An extra $1.8 billion is already booked this year in new spending since the spring ...

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OSFI sets new mortgage rules, including stress test for uninsured borrowers, find out more about how this will affect you

By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2017 9:29 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017 3:02 PM ET   Canada’s top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules, which include a requirement to “stress test” borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they could withstand higher interest rates.   The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released new guidelines for the mortgage industry on Tuesday. The regulator floated a similar version of these&nb...

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