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Ottawa road closures for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Sarah Dea, CBC News Posted: Mar 09, 2017 2:08 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017 4:03 PM ET

Motorists should expect delays Saturday as the City of Ottawa closes downtown streets for the annual St Patrick’s Day parade.

Although the parade does not begin until 11 a.m., westbound lanes on Laurier Avenue between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street and lanes along the parade route will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

The parade begins at Ottawa City Hall and will travel west on Laurier Avenue, turn left on Bank Street and end at Marché Way near Lansdowne Park, where businesses will remain open. Roads will reopen as the parade passes.

The city says the Laurier Avenue entrance to city hall will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The entrance to city hall on Elgin Street will be open as usual.

Some OC Transpo routes including 1, 2, 5, 7 and 14 will face detours because of the parade road closures.

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Organizing Tips To Help The Sandwich Generation Manage It All

Posted: 03/02/2017 2:52 pm EST Huffington Post


Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.

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Thinking of selling? NOW is a great time to list your home!




March Break is next week! 
Looking for things to do with the family?


Bring the family to enjoy these March Break activities in and around Ottawa!


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The spring market is primed for competitive season ahead

“Numbers continue to indicate a positive trend for Ottawa as a whole,” says President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “Even with the additional day in February last year due to the leap year, sales this year are up in both the residential and condo property classes. Keep in mind though, that all real estate is local, and that prices and conditions will vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.”

 

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