WOITA - 31 Oct 22

Monday October 31, 2022

Intro - 31 Oct 22

Sunday October 30, 2022


Welcome to February and Happy Lunar New Year!

Today, more than 1 billion people around the world will celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger. Those born in Tiger years are said to be assertive, strong, passionate, maybe a bit arrogant, and competitive.

As if we needed any more evidence that Rihanna's kid will take over the world.

We'll see you tomorrow — Martha & Darren

Matt Skube, CTV

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La Bottega Nicastro

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Mayfair Theatre

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Written by Martha Gall and Darren Atwater.

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Bell-Northern Research 1971 - 2013

Friday October 7, 2022

Founded in 1971, Bell Northern Research was purchased by Nortel and eventually shared that companies fate. The BNR campus in Ottawa was fondly deemed the 'Big Nerd Ranch', and is now the headquarters of the Department of National Defence.

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DOTD – 06Oct22

Friday October 7, 2022

Save up to 50% site wide at West of Main, until 11:59pm tonight.

Get up to 20% off many items at the Modern Shop's End of Season Sale.


Friday October 7, 2022


  • ☀️ Sunny. High of 28°, low of 13°.


  • The City will buy fewer electric buses and partner with Toronto after a harsh review by the City's Auditor General. The City had previously announced that it would buy 74 buses immediately, as part of a $1 billion, 450 bus plan. The City has reduced that initial buy to 26. The Auditor had criticized the City for not focussing on battery life and winter degradation. The plan now is to piggyback onto the Toronto Transit Commission – let them find and contract with a suitable bus maker, then OC Transit will make a separate agreement with that company.(CBC)

Gatineau City Council

  • The next mayor of Ottawa will be able to veto bylaws, hire and fire department heads, and prepare the City's budget. The Provincial Parliament passed the 'strong mayor's act' yesterday, increasing the mayor's authority. The mayor of Toronto will also be so empowered. Council will only be able to undo a veto by a two-thirds vote. (CBC)


  • As we reported back in August, the Omer Gulder Memorial Charity Tournament 7-a-side will obviously involve a lot of fun soccer, food, and entertainment. It will also raise funds for the building of the Mathare Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as Mamboleo FC's Newcomer Integration Program. 11:00am to 6:00pm at the RA Centre Turf Fields, 2451 Riverside Drive.


  • Square Lemon and Moonstoned present another Beginner Rude Glass Painting session. Your $45 registration includes everything you need to make a one of a kind piece for your home or for gift giving. Unit 14, 2350 Stevenage Drive.

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