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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 budget, and starting next year, hundreds of millions
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Give Away Weekend!

City of Ottawa website The fall Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017 Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures. Examples of acceptable items Books, CDs and DVDs Old furniture and small appliances Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans Unwanted gifts Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb. The Consumer Product Safety Bureau(link is external)of Health Canada advises
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Fall is here – Enjoy Fall Rhapsody starting September 30

  Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer magnificent views — as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride. Click here for more information!  
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It’s fall…sort of!

  It sure doesn’t feel like autumn, does it? But, nonetheless, today is the first day of fall. With this summery weather though, we really have to ask what the rest of the year is going to look like as winter approaches. Does this unusual warm weather mean we’re going to pay dearly with a cold, bitter winter? According to Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips: Not so much! “It is so Canadian to worry about winter before summery weather is even over.” Well, can you blame us? “There is going to be something for everybody. There are going to be
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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  Fall. Arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year! The weather has cooled and the leaves have begun to change, reminding us that winter isn’t all that far away. Before the snow flies, our homes need a little TLC in order to ensure our warmth and safety over the months – yes, months – of winter. We’ve prepared a few tips on where to begin and what to include in your home maintenance checklist for the fall: Inspect and clean out your eaves trough. In order to ensure a smooth and safe flow of water away from your home’s exterior and foundation
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