Mario Carlucci

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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.

Neon sign maker's art now on display in Almonte

When Scott Adamson got so busy making neon signs for commercial customers that he didn't have time to focus on his own projects, he decided to make a change.

Ottawa's Jonathan David leading Canadian men at CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 19-year-old striker is set to play the biggest game of his young soccer career Saturday night as Canada faces Haiti in quarter-final action.

Podcast tackles new country commotion over Old Town Road

The rapid rise and fall of hip-hop/country hybrid hit Old Town Road has provided some timely fodder for the Ottawa hosts behind a new podcast on all things Nashville.

'We like our chances': Ottawa 67's confident heading into 3rd round clash

The 67's will be taking on the Oshawa Generals in the OHL's eastern conference final, after sweeping both the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Sudbury Wolves in the first two rounds.

Ottawa 67's add social media wins to turnaround season

The Ottawa 67's digital team helped put the actual hockey team back on the map.

Sens management to fans: We've messed up, but don't give up

As senior managers for the Ottawa Senators made the media rounds to promote their new season seat program for 2019-2020, it was clear they had reconciliation on the mind.

Former NHL tough guy pulling no punches on state of Sens ownership

Ottawa's Mark Fraser rarely pulled any punches during his NHL career, and he's not about to start now.

Legal cannabis could be economic kickstarter for First Nations, group says

Indigenous communities are poised for economic gains with cannabis sales but are playing catch-up thanks to a lack of consultation with federal and provincial governments, according to a consortium of entrepreneurs and researchers that were in Ottawa last week.

Boxer aims for 1st heavyweight title in her 5th pro bout

Claire Hafner's relatively new professional boxing career is about to take a dramatic turn as she prepares for a title bout against veteran U.S. opponent Carlette Ewell.

Quebec 'out of their jurisdiction' with long-gun registry, says former band councillor

The province of Quebec has vowed to resurrect a provincial version of the failed federal long gun registry — but one former band councillor in Kitigan Zibi says he has no intention to add his firearms to the list.

5 reasons your brain can't resist the Super Bowl

In anticipation of today's tilt between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, we asked a Carleton University cognitive science professor to break down all the reasons the Super Bowl — or any other big match, for that matter — makes our brain light up.