Mario Carlucci

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Cottage life beckons in COVID-19 days, say realtors

Wishing you had a lakeside cottage or a country retreat to get away to this long weekend? You're not alone, according to local real estate agents who've seen a mini-boom in cottage and recreations property sales in recent weeks, despite — or perhaps because of — the pandemic.

6 ways to speed up your home internet connection

As we all hunker down with video chats, streaming and online games, home internet for many households struggles to keep up with demand. A Carleton computer scientist has some tips to avoid internet bottlenecks.

Look up, way up, for some COVID-19 stress relief

Clearer skies make for moments of mental clarity, according to backyard astronomer Gary Boyle.

Muralists leaving their mark on ByWard Market's boarded-up businesses

If you haven’t visited downtown Ottawa since physical distancing measures took effect, you’d be forgiven for missing some new art.

Fake money circulating in Westboro, deli owner warns

The owner of a Westboro deli wants businesses and shoppers to keep an eye out for counterfeit money.

Brockville's oldest Chinese restaurant closes for good Christmas Eve

The eastern Ontario city is about to say goodbye to the New York Restaurant, which has served politicians, authors and locals alike since 1930.

Why the Ottawa Valley is a 'hallmark' of Christmas movie magic

The Hallmark Channel leans heavily on the picturesque Ottawa Valley to capture Christmas movie magic. Here's why.

LRT stations slippery when wet, commuters complain

Some commuter are expressing concern about the slick floor tiles at two Confederation Line stations.

Eugene Melnyk's organ transplant charity 'on hold' until April

Its social media posts have dried up, its phone number is out of service and its annual gala didn't happen in 2019. But Eugene Melnyk insists his charity, The Organ Project, is still alive, and is refocusing its efforts for a relaunch next year.

Mayfair favourites could soon be toast as Disney pulls cult classics

Ottawa's Mayfair Theatre fears it will soon lose access to a vast library of indie film house mainstays such as Die Hard and The Rocky Horror Picture Show after The Walt Disney Company decided to extend its "vaulting" policy to 20th Century Fox.