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There are too many geese, and they are pooping all over the place

A Canada goose sits on poop-ridden grass in Andrew Haydon Park, with its reflection appearing in the pond. (Public Domain photo by Devyn Barrie) It’s getting a lot harder to not accidentally step in something gross this summer. I came across this interesting fact on Bay Ward councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s blog: there are a lot more geese in Ottawa this year, and that’s why many waterside parks and pathways have recently become minefields. ...

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'Business as usual', says TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival crowd at City Hall in 2018. (Photo/Chris Parker) With word of the so-called freedom convoy making a return to Ottawa for Canada Day, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is seeking to reassure ticketholders. “The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, in recent consultation with Ottawa Special Events, has been reassured that a significant police presence will ensure the safety of all jazz fans over the Opening and Canada Day weekends. ...