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Blogging from Silicon Valley: What can Ottawa learn from the Bay Area?

Blogging from Silicon Valley: What can Ottawa learn from the Bay Area?

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

Silicon Valley is well-branded as the largest technology hub in the world. Other regions in the world tried to duplicate it to a lesser degree of success. What factors make Silicon Valley, the giant

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The Capital Builders: J.R. Booth, ‘monarch of the Upper Ottawa’

The Capital Builders: J.R. Booth, ‘monarch of the Upper Ottawa’

Jean-Marc Leger July 17, 2017 0

It’s difficult to gauge how Ottawa would look today had John Rudolphus (J.R.) Booth not settled in Ottawa in the early 1850s Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1827, Booth came to

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New park unveiled at LeBreton Flats

New park unveiled at LeBreton Flats

Jean-Marc Leger June 28, 2017 0

Pindigen Park celebrates Indigenous culture and heritage The National Capital Commission has opened a new park at LeBreton Flats that celebrates Indigenous culture and heritage. Called Pindigen Park, it’s located next to the Sir

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The Capital Builders: How Mackenzie King and Gréber made the modern city

The Capital Builders: How Mackenzie King and Gréber made the modern city

Jean-Marc Leger June 18, 2017 0

As rumours of war grew in Europe in 1937, Paris hosted a grand exhibition. In the shadow of the great pavilions of the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life, the partnership that

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Capital Facts: The man who inspired the Redblacks’ mascot

Capital Facts: The man who inspired the Redblacks’ mascot

Jean-Marc Leger May 30, 2017 0

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you

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Census data shows where children live in Ottawa’s diverse neighbourhoods

Census data shows where children live in Ottawa’s diverse neighbourhoods

Jean-Marc Leger May 18, 2017 0

Seniors may outnumber children across Canada, but the same can’t be said for Ottawa’s suburbs. Ottawa may be growing older along with the rest of the country, but the number of new kids on

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Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa

Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa

Jean-Marc Leger May 18, 2017 0

Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is coming to the capital. The international entertainment chain announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Rideau Carleton Raceway to revamp the horse track and gaming complex in Ottawa’s rural

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Ottawa’s past in pictures: Disasters that shook the city

Ottawa’s past in pictures: Disasters that shook the city

Jean-Marc Leger May 18, 2017 0

In many ways, Ottawa is a city forged by fire. Over the years, landmarks, neighbourhoods, and even Parliament itself have been destroyed, only to be restored or reborn in new ways. As we explore the

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Capital Facts: Elvis’s pelvis scandalizes Ottawa

Capital Facts: Elvis’s pelvis scandalizes Ottawa

Jean-Marc Leger March 16, 2017 0

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you

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Capital Facts: Ottawa’s first streetcars shuttled millions

Capital Facts: Ottawa’s first streetcars shuttled millions

Jean-Marc Leger March 8, 2017 0

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you

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