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🚊 OC Transpo

✈️ Ottawa International Airport

  •  The chief executive officer of Porter Airlines hints at new routes to California, the west coast of Florida, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean. While making no promises or giving dates, Michael Deluce says the airline will be adding new markets over the next six to 24 months. Deluce says Ottawa is his second favourite airport after his airline’s original home, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. (David Sali in the Ottawa Business Journal)

🚨 Ottawa Police Service

  •  An Ottawa constable who pleaded guilty to drunk driving in Gatineau has been charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Service Act. The constable led a high speed chase from Highway 5 in Gatineau across the bridge to a University of Ottawa parking lot. Arrested at gunpoint, the constable had twice the legal amount of alcohol and was fined $1,000. His lawyer said the fine was unfair as the constable struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. (Marlo Glass in the Ottawa Citizen

📎 Federal Public Employees

🏘️ House Prices

  •  Royal LePage says house prices in Ottawa will increase by 4 per cent by the end of the year. The real estate agency’s House Price Survey figures that the average house price will increase $34,000 to $788,662.  (Josh Pringle at CTV) (The Report)

📚 Ottawa Public Library

  •  Part of a $750,000 donation will fund the restoration of a stained glass window from the original 1906 Carnegie-funded library. The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association made the donation, which will be used to restore and install several public art pieces held by the Library into the new new central library and joint facility with Library and Archives Canada, Ādisōke. (Toula Mazloum at CTV) (Decent picture of the stained glass)



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deals of the day

Friday April 12, 2024

Stylegarage is offering a 20% discount on any made-to-order sofas, sectionals, banquettes, storage, dining, and beds between April 18 and April 28. These will be heirloom quality, made-in-Canada pieces that will hold pride of place in your home. Every piece is made to your specifications and can only be ordered via a consultation.

Thursday April 11, 2024

49th Apparel is making room for new collections with a big ol’ Spring Cleaning Sale. Get Made in Canada sleepwear that’s up to 60% off the regular price. Flannel nightshirts are just $59, Mens Slim Boxer Pants are $39, and the Emilia nightshirt in Chippewa Falls Big Check Flannel, which doubles as a daytime dress, is $59.

Wednesday April 10, 2024

Everything is 30% off at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore until April 14. Visit the in-person locations in Stittsville and at Trainyards, or shop online.

Tuesday April 9, 2024

Almond Fingers, Koekies, and Stroopwaffles – and other biscuits to enjoy with your favourite hot bevvies – are on sale at the Dutch Groceries store on Merivale Road.

Monday April 8, 2024

Ottawa boutique Viens avec Moi’s Total Eclipse of the Heart sale is offering a reduction of 15% across the site, today only.

Friday April 5, 2024

Tomahawk Steaks are 25% off at Wellington Butchery. For a limited time get them for $63/kg (regularly $84/kg).

Save up to $450 on Essential Bundles at Solo Stove.

Wednesday April 3, 2024

Save 15% site wide at Silk & Snow. We spotted a Percale bed sheet set for $136 (Queen).

Tuesday April 2, 2024

Want a deal for dinner tonight? Save 50% off Paellas at Soca Kitchen, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm tonight and every Tuesday.

Enjoy 15% off in the Masterpiece Lasered Wood Easter Sale.

There are only two days remaining to enjoy Early Bird pricing on Aèro Gatineau-Ottawa tickets.

Thursday March 28, 2024

Early Bird tickets are now on sale for AERO Gatineau Ottawa (September 6-7). Save between 27% and 44% off the full priced general admission ticket. The Early Bird discount ends April 2.

Fabric people: Head to Mad About Patchwork for savings from 20 to 40% until Monday.

Up your kitchen fashion game with the 20% sale at Medium Rare Supply Co. There are limited quantities available of the range of aprons, tees, and hats.

Wednesday March 27, 2024

Get 15% off the weighted blanket in Endy’s Best Mattress & Bedding Deals in Canada sale. Only until tonight. Other deals are available on the website.

Tate + Yoko’s Easter Weekend Sale will see discounts of up to 60% off brands like Naked & Famous, Yuketen, Raised by Wolves, In Situ.

Save 50% on Fall/Winter ’23 shirts, outerwear, hats, tees, ties, bandanas, knits, and pants at 18 Waits.




  • The number of years since the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club in Westboro was founded. An open house of the small, one-level clubhouse, which has just been given a heritage designation, will be on May 11. (Kitchissippi Times)

ottawan of the day

Halim Yanikomeroglu

  • The Systems and Computer Engineering professor at Carleton University has been named a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association. The Association gathers 1,500 scientists in different disciplines to work on artificial intelligence in computing, communication, power, medicine, transportation, agriculture, education, and more. (Carleton University)


Ottawa Tourism, whatever you do, please do not announce a Tokyo trade mission around the time of the 2 March 2025 marathon

  • Neil Saravanamuttoo in The 613making fun of the idea of Mayor Mark Sutcliffe running the ‘big six’ marathons – New York, Chicago, Boston, Berlin, London and Tokyo – on the City’s dime. Sutcliffe has run in five of the cities, and will be participating in the London Marathon while he is there on an Ottawa Tourism junket. That leaves only one more city: Tokyo.


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