Mario Carlucci

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Drag performance brightens ailing grandmother's day before going viral

Eric has only been performing in drag for about a year, but he knew he wanted his grandmother to see a live show before it's too late.

Dentists lobby to administer COVID-19 vaccines

As Ottawa residents flood online registration sites and pharmacy phone lines to gain access to COVID-19 vaccinations, some local dentists are wondering why their offers to join the effort have been ignored.

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.