City of Ottawa closing Britannia Beach over summer 2020 for riverbed restoration

Ottawa’s Britannia Beach will be closed to public swimmers and “all other beach activities” this summer because of construction work to restore the riverbed in the swimming area, a process called dredging. The popular west-end beach will re-open in 2021,…

‘Run This Town’ trailer: Rob Ford movie coming soon to a theatre near you

A first look at Run This Town — the long awaited film revolving around Rob Ford‘s extremely turbulent and final year in office as Toronto’s mayor — has been revealed, in the form of a teaser. The late-Canadian politician served as…

Neil Young granted U.S. citizenship 54 years after moving there

Canadian rock legend Neil Young moved to the U.S. in 1966 at the age of 21, and now, nearly 54 years later, he’s been granted American citizenship. The Heart of Gold singer confirmed the news through his website, the Neil Young Archives, on…

City to allow 16 Montreal bars to stay open until 6 a.m. for Nuit Blanche

A select number of bars in two Montreal neighbourhoods will stay open three hours later than normal for the annual Nuit Blanche cultural festival this year. The city will allow a total of 16 establishments to continue serving alcohol until…