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The Ottawa maternity ward that became international territory for the birth of a royal


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in History on Tuesday, January 19, 2016



Princess Juliana holds Princess Margriet and sits with her family in Ottawa in 1943. (Photo: Library and Archives Canada/Wikimedia Commons)

It’s not often that maternity wards are placed on the same legal footing as some foreign embassies and military bases. But on this day 73 years ago, a tiny corner of the Ottawa Civic Hospital was declared international territory so that a newly born princess could retain her right to the Dutch throne.

On January 19, 1943, Princess Margriet became the first, and so far the only, royal to have been born in Canada.

The Second World War was raging overseas, and Crown Princess Juliana of the ...

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Managing the white-tailed deer population


Posted by Alvina Siddiqui in Wildlife on Wednesday, October 1, 2014



(Photo: Courtesy of the City of Ottawa)

You may only see Bambi, but the City of Ottawa’s Amy MacPherson cautions white-tailed deer can be dangerous.

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10 sites to tour at Doors Open Ottawa this weekend


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Travel on Monday, June 2, 2014



The Supreme Court of Canada, one of the buildings visitors can tour in Ottawa this weekend. (Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson)

Most people try to avoid the inside of a police station. But this weekend, those in Canada’s Capital Region will be flocking to see it.

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Hockey player captures Rideau Canal footage for Google Street View


Posted by Angele Cano in Mapping on Wednesday, March 5, 2014



Ottawa's Rideau Canal. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

A young Ottawa Senators player received a rare opportunity to skate a different way than he normally does.

The Google Street View team paid a visit to Canada's capital on Feb. 20 and gave 20-year-old defenceman Cody Ceci the chance to share his vantage point of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal with the world.

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10 popular blogs of 2013: Mapping Stompin’ Tom’s songs


Posted by Siobhan McClelland on Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Explore the interactive map of a selection of Stompin' Tom Connors's songs by clicking on the image above.

He was a Canadian legend whose songs demonstrate his love for this country. Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away in March at age 77, leaving Canadians with a catalogue of toe-tapping songs from Long Gone to the Yukon to Down Nova Scotia Way to Take Me Back to old Alberta. Read more on Connors' songs and view a map of his hits from across Canada.

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