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  1. Gas Prices

    GREATER OTTAWA AREA Lowest - 3-Way Tie at 106.3 - All in Orléans: Pioneer - St. Joseph Boulevard at Belcourt Boulevard ESSO - Innes Road at Frank Bender Street Ultramar - Innes Road at Pagé Road Highest: 124. 9 - ESSO - Island Park Drive at Wellington Street West - Ottawa Average: 115.6
  2. NHL Discussion

    Columbus is atop of the Metro Division, not New Jersey Surprises: Vegas, Detroit, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
  3. Celebrity Death Thread

    Singer/Actress Della Reese ("Touched By An Angel") has died at the age of 86. Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after succumbing to cancer. Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn has died at the age of 43 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident.
  4. OC and STO service disruptions

    HELP SANTA TOY PARADE DETOURS - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th On Saturday, November 18, 2017 from approximately 7 am* - 2:00 pm, routes 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, and 101 are detoured during the 'Help Santa Toy Parade'. * NOTE: Street closures may occur at or before 7 am, and activities prior to and after the parade may require other service detours and delays. 5 Rideau: From Pretoria Bridge, left Queen Elizabeth, right Pretoria, right Metcalfe, right Argyle, left Metcalfe, left McLeod, right Metcalfe, right Slater, left Elgin to regular route. 5 Billings Bridge: From Elgin, right Albert, left O'Connor, left Chamberlain, right Elgin, left Hawthorne to regular route. 6 Rockcliffe: From Billings Bridge Station, left Bank, right Riverside, left roadway to Riverside West, follow Riverside to Bronson North on-ramp, left ramp to Bronson North, follow Bronson North to Chamberlain, right Chamberlain, left Kent, right Wellington to regular route. 6 Greenboro: From Wellington, left Lyon, right Catherine, left Bronson, exit ramp to Riverside East, follow Riverside East to Data Centre, right Data Centre, left into Billings Bridge Station, right Bank to regular route. 7 St-Laurent: From Carleton University, left Bronson, right Chamberlain, left Kent, right Wellington to regular route. 7 Carleton: From Wellington, left Kent, right Catherine, left Bronson, right into Carleton University to regular route. 11 Rideau: From Somerset, left Kent, right Wellington to regular route. 11 Bayshore: From Wellington, left Lyon, right Somerset to regular route. 14 St-Laurent: From Gladstone, left Kent, right Slater, left Elgin to regular route. 14 Carlington: From Elgin, right Albert, left Lyon, right Gladstone to regular route. 101 St-Laurent: Regular route. 101 Bayshore: From Pretoria Bridge, left Queen Elizabeth, right Pretoria, right Metcalfe, left Catherine to regular route. BARRHAVEN SANTA CLAUS PARADE - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th On Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 3 pm - 8:30 pm, Routes 80 and 99 will be detoured due to the 'Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade'. 80 Barrhaven Centre: From Nepean Woods Station, left Woodroffe, right Paul Metivier, right Longfields, left Marketplace to regular route. 80 Tunney's Pasture: From Marketplace, right Longfields, left Paul Metivier, left Woodroffe, right into Nepean Woods Station to regular route. 99 Greenboro: From Marketplace, right Longfields, left Paul Metivier, left Woodroffe, right into Nepean Woods Station and continue to regular route. 99 Barrhaven Centre: From Nepean Woods Station, left Woodroffe, right Paul Metivier, right Longfields, left Marketplace to regular route. KANATA SANTA CLAUS PARADE - EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19th On Sunday, November 19, 2017, from approximately 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, routes 88 and 168 will be detoured due to road closures during the Kanata Santa Claus Parade, held from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 88 Hurdman: Buses will not travel on Eagleson Road or into Hazeldean Mall - Bus can be caught at Hazeldean (northside) at Eagleson. 88 Terry Fox: Buses will not travel on Eagleson Road or into Hazeldean Mall - Bus can be caught at Hazeldean (southside) at Carbrooke. 168 Bridlewood: Buses will travel Eagleson, bypassing Hazeldean Mall, to Stonehaven; to the regular route throughout Bridlewood, then Cope to end of route. 168 Terry Fox: Buses will travel from Stonehaven, right Eagleson, left Abbeyhill, right into Hazeldean Mall, left Eagleson to regular route.
  5. Gas Prices

    GREATER OTTAWA AREA Lowest: 100.3 - Petro-Canada - Windmill Lane at Highway 417 - Gloucester Highest: 123.9 - Petro-Canada - Carling Avenue at Bayshore Drive - Nepean Average: 112.1
  6. OC and STO service disruptions

    REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES AND PARADES On Saturday, November 11, 2017 between 7 am - 1 pm, various Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies will be taking place that may impact transit service. Buses will pull over to the side of the road (where it is safe to do so) to observe two minutes of silence at 11 am on Remembrance Day. At Slater and Elgin (eastbound) and at Rideau Centre (westbound), all OC Transpo buses will be stopped for approximately 5 minutes so as not to disrupt the 2 minutes of silence at the Cenotaph ceremonies. DOWNTOWN DETOURS - EFFECTIVE FROM 7am-1pm 4 Rideau: From Bronson, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Besserer to layup. 4 Carleton: From layup, continue Besserer, left Cumberland, left Rideau, left Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge. Start route at Mackenzie King Station, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bronson to regular route. 5 Rideau: From Elgin, left Gladstone, right Metcalfe, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, left Nicholas to layup. 5 Billings Bridge: From layup, left Daly, right Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge. Start route at Mackenzie King Station, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left O'Connor, left Gladstone, right Elgin to regular route. 6 Rockcliffe: From Bank, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route. 6 Greenboro: From Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route. 7 St-Laurent: From Bank, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route. 7 Carleton: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route. 9 Downtown: From Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Daly to layup. 9 Hurdman: From layup, continue Daly, right Sussex to regular route. 11 Rideau: From Bank, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Besserer to layup. 11 Bayshore: From layup, continue Besserer, left Cumberland, left Rideau, left Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge. Start route at Mackenzie King Station, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route. 12 Downtown: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge. End route at Mackenzie King Station. 12 Blair: Start route at Mackenzie King Station, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route. 14 St-Laurent: From Gladstone, left Metcalfe, right Slater, continue Mackenzie King Bridge, right Rideau to regular route. 14 Carlington: From Rideau, left Waller, right Mackenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left O'Connor, right Gladstone to regular route. ORLEANS DETOUR - EFFECTIVE FROM 10am-1pm 122 Place d'Orleans: From Trim and St. Joseph, use 2nd exit to Trim North, follow Trim to Dairy/Taylor Creek roundabout, use first exit to Dairy Drive and regular route. 122 Millennium: From Dairy and Trim, use 3rd exit to Trim South, follow Trim to St. Joseph roundabout, use 3rd exit to Trim South and regular route. NOTES Route 5 was omitted from the downtown detours list on the website. A detour maybe required in the Westboro area.
  7. OC and STO service disruptions

    The good news is this sinkhole is nowhere close to being the size of the one that occurred last year, so it shouldn't take as long to repair.
  8. Gas Prices

    GREATER OTTAWA AREA Lowest: 102.6 - Ultramar - Laurier Street at Heritage Drive - Rockland Highest: 122.9 - Peter's Gas Bar - Robertson Road near Vanier Road - Bells Corners Average: 112.75
  9. NHL Discussion

    Expect facial recognition software at NHL rinks in two years
  10. OC and STO service disruptions

    Update: The alert is now on the site.
  11. OC and STO service disruptions

    9 RUN RUN - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th On Sunday, October 14, 2017 from 8:50 am - 1:00 pm, routes 61 and 162 will be on detour due to the "9 Run Run" race in Stittsville. 61 St-Laurent: From the community centre, left Shea, left Abbott, right Stittsville Main to regular route. 61 Stittsville: From Stittsville Main, left Abbott, right Shea, right community centre to end of route. 162 Stittsville: Buses will serve Ballyboy, Bert G. Ague, and Westridge. CAMPEAU AND PALLADIUM DRIVES CLOSURES - EFFECTIVE: OCTOBER 15th-18th 162 Stittsville: From Cyclone Taylor, right Huntmar, use roundabout, use 4th exit to Huntmar South and regular route. A temporary stop has been installed on Huntmar (west side) at the pathway leading into Tanger Outlet Mall. TRILLIUM LINE SHUTDOWN - EFFECTIVE: OCTOBER 15th and 22nd Route 107 will replace the Trillium Line from 7:00am-1:30pm for site inspections in preparation for service expansion. CLOSURE OF RR 174 WESTBOUND ON-RAMP - EFFECTIVE: OCTOBER 16th-17th From 10 pm on Monday, October 16 until 5 am on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Routes 94, 95 and 104 will be detoured due to the closure of the north-west Hwy. 174 on-ramp at Blair (southbound). Routes 94, 95, 104 (westbound) will serve Blair Station, Blair, Ogilvie, St-Laurent and St-Laurent Station.
  12. NHL Discussion

    RECAP Artemi Panarin picks up 3 assists and Sergei Bobrovsky makes 29 saves for the shutout as the Blue Jackets hammer the Islanders 5-0. Brayden Point picks up 3 points (1G+2A) and Ondrej Palat scores twice as the Lightning beat the Panthers 5-3. James Neal scores twice and Marc-Andre Fleury makes 45 saves as the Golden Knights double-up the Stars 2-1. TRADE To TOR: Calvin Pickard To VGK: Tobias Lindberg, 6th-round draft pick in 2018. NEWS & NOTES Golden Knights become the first expansion team to win their season debut since the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 iin 1992.
  13. NHL Discussion

    RECAP David Krejci picks up 3 assists and Tuukka Rask makes 26 saves as the Bruins edge the Predators by a score of 4-3 in regulation. Carey Price makes 43 saves and Jonathan Drouin scores the shootout winner as the Canadiens edge the Sabres 3-2. Matt Duchene and Tyson Barrie each pick up a goal and an assist; Semyon Varlamov makes 37 saves as the Avalanche double-up the Rangers 4-2. Alex Ovechkin scores a hat-trick, Evgeny Kuznetsov picks up 3 assists and the shootout winner as the Capitals win a wild one over the Senators 5-4. Mike Green picks up 4 assists and Anthony Mantha picks up 3 points (1G+2A) as the Red Wings double-up the Wild 4-2. Ryan Hartman picks up 5 points (1G+4A), Brandon Saad scores a hat-trick, and Corey Crawford makes 43 saves as the Blackhawks lay a beatdown on the Penguins 10-1. Corey Perry (2G+1A), Andrew Cogliano (1G+2A), and Rickard Rakell (1G+2A) combine for 9 points as the Ducks rally from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Coyotes 5-4 in regulation. Trevor Lewis and Tyler Toffoli each scored a goal while Jonathan Quick made 35 saves for the shutout as the Kings blank the Flyers 2-0.
  14. NHL Discussion

    RECAP Auston Matthews and James van Riemsdyk each pick up 3 points (1G+2A each), Patrick Marleau scores twice in his Leafs debut, and Frederik Anderson makes 35 saves as the Maple Leafs trounce the Jets in Winnipeg 7-2. Alex Pietrangelo scores twice, including the overtime winner, as the Blues blow a 4-2 lead, but would edge the Penguins 5-4 in the extra frame. Connor McDavid scores a natural hat-trick and Cam Talbot makes 26 saves for the shutout as the Oilers win round 1 of the "Battle of Alberta" this season by a score of 3-0. Wayne Simmonds scores a hat-trick; Shayne Gostisbehere and Jakub Voracek each had 3 assists as the Flyers score 3 PPGs and would go on to beat the Sharks 5-3. NOTES The Maple Leafs win a season-opener for this the first time since the 2013-14 season. Connor McDavid is the first player in franchise history to score a hat-trick in the team's season debut. The Sharks lose a season-opener for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
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