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PHOTOS: GG says goodbye with ceremonial cornerstone, tree planting

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Sharon Johnston wrapped up their seven-year mandate on Thursday with a slew of official activities. The Johnstons began the day by laying a cornerstone at the new visitor centre on Parliament Hill, to “underline the importance of public education about our national institutions and to mark the construction of the first new building on Parliament Hill in over a century,” said a news release from Rideau Hall. ...

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At Rideau Hall, a celebration of achievement

[caption id=“attachment_68810” align=“aligncenter” width=“1000”] Carleton University professor Marie-Odile Junker accepts the Governor General’s Innovation Award, which she received because of her pioneering work in preserving endangered Aboriginal languages. (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com)[/caption] Inside Rideau Hall, there is an ornate ballroom with a tall ceiling and a large crystal chandelier. ...

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS: Ottawa remembers Vimy Ridge

[caption id=“attachment_65242” align=“aligncenter” width=“4896”] The National War Memorial during a vigil on Saturday evening to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Howard Whiting/Lightchasers Photography)[/caption] Hundreds turned out to a candlelight vigil Saturday night at the National War Memorial to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. ...