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2009-06-04 10:30:00

The Canadian government has sold three sterling silver flower baskets belonging to Queen Elizabeth, former Rideau Hall employees said in Ottawa. The baskets were at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general, the queen's representative. The residence is managed by the National Capital Commission, which posted the baskets on the Crown Assets Distribution Web site where it normally sells such things as excess office furniture and old computers, Sun Media reported Thursday....

2008-10-30 15:00:39

The public is invited to trick or treat at Rideau Hall on Halloween night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as part of a "Sinister Circus". Rideau Hall employees will be on hand to distribute goodies to costumed visitors of all ages! Who: General public of all ages What: "Sinister Circus" for Halloween Where: Rideau Hall, Thomas Gate, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa When: Friday, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking: Street parking is available in the neighbourhood Information:...

2008-09-19 12:00:22

By Jim Harrington There's nothing about Bart Davenport's Oakland apartment that screams "important indie-pop artist." It's a small, humble abode, located directly above a Chinese restaurant, and the most noticeable thing is the stacks of old LPs. The 38-year-old East Bay native has literally hundreds of records on display. His love for vinyl, he explains, is something passed down from his dad, who worked at a record store while Davenport was growing up. "He would get all these promo...

2008-08-25 12:00:37

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today the awarding of four Stars of Courage and 49 Medals of Bravery. The recipients will be invited to receive their decorations at a ceremony to be held at Rideau Hall at a later date. On the recommendation of the Canadian Decorations Advisory Committee (Bravery), the Governor General has awarded Decorations for Bravery to the following recipients: (list available at the following address:...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'