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Wrapping a gift to blind

SEE VIDEO It’s Christmas vacation, and while most teenagers are sleeping in, 16-year-old Morgan Jackson is volunteering at Bayshore Mall. “I just really love gift wrapping and figured it’s a good way to get community service hours,” said the grade 11 West Carleton student. She’s one of 300 volunteers wrapping presents to raise money […]


Planes, trains and … long lines

SEE VIDEO The three busiest days at the Ottawa airport fall during the week before Christmas, with more than 10,000 travellers each day. Graeme Goodlet is one of them. He’s off to Vancouver to visit his 91-year-old mom, and he’s ready for airport security. “I just carry a small carry-on bag. We check everything […]


Tax rebate cheques a few days late

Christmas shopping may have to be done at the last minute if you’re waiting for a sales tax rebate cheque. An Ottawa woman said she phoned the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on Monday to find out when her Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit money is coming. “The response was ‘it was scheduled to be processed […]