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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.

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".

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.