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Mar 17th

2017

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Mayor Watson Brings NHL Outdoor Game and Lord Stanley to Ottawa

HORTICULTURE BUILDING, OTTAWA     Said to be one of the best Mayor’s Breakfasts, it certainly was the place to be this morning in Ottawa. NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, was the guest speaker with Lord Stanley in tow. I did get to chat with a few people and catch up on the events around the [...]

Jan 11th

2017

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NASCAR’s Carl Edwards Avoids Retirement And Steps Away From JGR

HUNTERSVILLE, NC Just 24 hours earlier, speculation ran high on all the possibilities of why Carl Edwards would be stepping away from NASACR and his full-time ride with JGR. Everything from contract problems, health issues to other opportunities inside NASCAR and outside as well. If you really want to drive yourself nuts with thoughts, how [...]

Nov 20th

2016

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Capital City Condors Edge Out Kanata Rangers 13-12 In Overtime

Ottawa, Ont     The Capital City Condors had their hands full on Saturday afternoon with a home game against the Kanata Rangers AA Bantam Girls. The Condors B Team had an early jump and took the lead for most of the first frame. Rangers coach, Mark Hooper, was forced to shuffle his line-up early [...]

Jul 4th

2016

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Beau Bennett Brings The Stanley Cup Home To California

Manhattan Beach, California .     Beau Bennett knows how to play Canada’s favourite sport and now he knows the exhilaration of winning Lord Stanley’s Cup. The highest drafted NHL player from California had the honour of hosting The Cup for the day which happened to coincide with Canada’s 149th birthday. And as most champions do, [...]

May 29th

2016

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MX101 Double Header Weekend At Sand Del Lee In Pictures

Sand Del Lee Motocross Park,     MX101 hosted one of the largest double headers in their history. ANQ and MMRS Provincials plus the AMO and MX101 Ironman. The grounds of Sand Del Lee were littered with racers of all ages and the action came fast and furious. Sunday brought scorching temperatures well into the [...]

Jan 27th

2016

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DCDLS vs RendezVous Lebreton Over NCC Lands And NHL Team

OTTAWA, ONT   Arriving at the Canadian War Museum was like watching an infrastructure two-ring circus with all the stars performing for the media and public alike.  I caught myself drooling more than a few times at the thought of nearly $6 billion in economic impact during construction. The 21.6 hectares of NCC land was [...]

Aug 11th

2015

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2015 K2O – Kingston To Ottawa 200km Race Images and Results

  The Kingston to Ottawa 200 (K2O) race is an ultra endurance 200km marathon paddling race through a UNESCO World Heritage site. The race takes place on slow moving water and must be completed within 36 hours. All types of non-fixed paddle crafts are allowed in the race however, no crafts with sails or pedals [...]

Jul 25th

2015

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Mohawk International Raceway Offers 1st Class Racing Experience

  MOHAWK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY         Lazore’s Construction sponsored the Empire Super Sprints on a spectacular July evening of racing at Mohawk International Raceway.     The Mohawk dirt track is second to none! Open air bar and updated food concessions, clean and modern restrooms, friendly staff, complete with a 24 suite grandstand. [...]

Apr 26th

2015

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2015 Upper Jock River Race & Results

RICHMOND, ONT     The 2015 edition of the Upper Jock River Paddling Race has something for everyone. The family filled event with kids, pets & paddles, all able to compete together down the mighty Jock River. Wether in pursuit of a medal or even the Trailhead Cup for the sub-60 minute racers, this is [...]

Jan 25th

2015

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Ottawa 67′s Host Goulbourn Rockets In Shutout Victory

TD PLACE, OTTAWA   On Friday the Ottawa 67′s were parked side by side in the standings with the Belleville Bulls, Ottawa posting just 4 more points in hand. 67′s head coach, Jeff Brown, would start rookie goalie, Leo Lazarev, and would be without his captain, Travis Konecny, due to suspension. With a very uneventful [...]

Jan 7th

2015

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Batallion’s Head Coach Stan Butler Set For Playoff March

TD PLACE, OTTAWA   My evening at TD Place started off well, being welcomed by Coach Kilrea rink-side for a make-up game between North Bay and Ottawa. I also ran into an old friend and teammate, Andrew Dixon, amateur scout for the Detroit Red Wings. We chatted about a few players on both teams, their [...]

Nov 24th

2014

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Pat Quinn And The Greatest Hockey Game Ever Played

Sad news struck the entire hockey world today with the passing of 71 year old hockey legend, Pat Quinn. Known as “The Big Irishman”, he played, coached and managed his way to Stanley Cup Finals, Olympic and World Junior gold medals. Most recently he became Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame and was unable [...]

Oct 19th

2014

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Brian “Killer” Kilrea Victorious Behind 67′s Bench On 80th Birthday

TD PLACE – OTTAWA, What do you get an OHL coaching legend for his 80th birthday? Well, a win of course! On Friday, Brian “Killer” Kilrea, took his familiar spot back behind the 67′s bench along side current coaches, Jeff Brown & Mike Eastwood. Although he may have down-played his roll with a one-N-done trip [...]

Jul 24th

2014

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Steve Kinser’s Salute To The King Tour Hits Canada

Fulton Speedway, Fulton NY, Twenty time World of Outlaws Champion, Steve Kinser, rolled into Fulton Speedway on Wednesday night about half way through his farewell tour season. At age 60, the living legend has lapped the field in records, wins and accomplishments in a sport he started competing at in 1978. Kinser ran 5 races [...]

Jul 19th

2014

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CFL’s RedBlacks Make History With 18-17 Victory At TD Place

Driving through downtown Ottawa on Friday afternoon, it was hard to believe the RedBlacks home opener was upon us. My first day at Lansdowne Park started with John Sweetnam of CDS Building Movers on April 11, 2012. Insurance photos for the Horticulture Building was first on the agenda, little did I know the journey ahead [...]

Jun 27th

2014

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Ekblad, Reinhart & Draisaitl Go 1-2-3 In 2014 NHL Draft

   PHILADELPHIA     The Florida Panthers opened the 2014 NHL Draft by selecting the most NHL-ready player in Jr hockey. Barrie Colts D-Man, Aaron Ekblad, stands at 6-foot-4 and a solid 215lbs. The Colts Captain has great leadership skills and was named the OHL’s best defenceman with 23 goals. Florida now has a great [...]

May 19th

2014

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English Racer Simon Andrews Dies After North West 200 Crash.

English racer Simon Andrews from Worcester, England died in hospital after being involved in a crash the North West 200. The 29 year old passed away Monday at Royal Victoria Hospital with his parents and girlfriend by his side. Andrews organs were donated at his family’s request, as his father expressed, “It was always something [...]

Apr 27th

2014

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The 2014 Jock River Canoe Race Pays Tribute To John Hiley *RACE RESULTS

  Despite the less than optimal weather conditions (atleast it wasn’t snowing!), this year’s event turned out to be a big success bringing in 91 teams with a total of 150 racers. First and foremost, we would like to thank John Hiley for giving us the opportunity to organize this event in which he has [...]

Jan 18th

2014

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FedEx Cup Info-Graphic For The 2014 Season

OVERVIEW The PGA TOUR entered a new era in 2007 with the introduction of the FedExCup, a season-long points competition, offering $35 million in bonus money and culminating with the PGA TOUR’s first-ever Playoff system. In 2013, the four Playoffs events will offer $32 million in prize money, meaning a total of $67 million is [...]

Jan 12th

2014

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Barbara Anne Scott’s Legacy Will Live On At Sochi Olympics

OTTAWA, ONT Just before wrapping up business on Sunday at the National Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa there was a bit of business to take care of dealing with the Sochi Olympics. Skate Canada was to announce 17 athletes who would compete for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Organizers should be encouraged by the media turn-out that overflowed the [...]

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