Celebrate Canada Day With Unique New Coins

Canada Day is coming! While the celebrations this year may seem muted after the country toasted its 150th birthday in 2017, it’s still a beautiful time to celebrate the True North Strong and Free. Coin collectors around the country will be treating themselves by adding gold Canadian coins and silver Canadian coins to their collections to commemorate Canada’s 151st anniversary. The Royal Canad [...]

15 June 2018

What's open and what's closed this Victoria Day long weekend

The Canadian way to canonically spend your May long weekend (which celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria, but unofficially is more about kicking off the summer) is to get out of the city.For anyone spending time in town, here’s a rundown of what’s open and what’s closed in Ottawa this weekend.Retail, food, and alcoholThe Rideau Centre will stick to its regular hours on Sa [...]

22 May 2018

Quebec shopping centre bans unaccompanied minors following merchant complaints

MONTREAL — Hanging out at the mall to get away from mom or dad is no longer an option for some Quebec teens after their local shopping centre took the controversial step of banning people under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent.Le Carrefour du Cap shopping centre, located halfway between Quebec City and Montreal in Trois-Rivieres, refused to comment on its decision.But polic [...]

22 May 2018

Ottawa shoe seller Armstrong & Richardson closing after 84 years

Bankruptcy notices posted at family-run footwear retailer's 5 locations MondayArmstrong & Richardson, the high-end shoe retailer that outfitted generations of Ottawa families over more than eight decades in business, has filed for bankruptcy, closing five stores and leaving about 25 employees out of work. Four generations of the Armstrong family have run the bu [...]

22 May 2018

What's open and closed in Ottawa

What you need to know for the May long weekend, including Ottawa's rules about fireworksHere comes the second and final long weekend of the spring. Monday is Victoria Day and that means several business and service closures.Here are some examples in Ottawa:Parking and public transitAll City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions apply.OC Transpo service will operate on [...]

18 May 2018