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💥 Clarke Kelly

  • Police were called after an altercation between West Carleton - March ward councillor Clarke Kelly and the operator of a daycare. The West Carleton Kids Korner said they called Ottawa Police after Kelly ‘started yelling profanities at staff, threatening that camps has to go and using vulgar language and names towards staff and children’. The daycare had been running a summer camp in its office which is next door to Kelly’s in a City-owned complex in west Ottawa. The daycare says it is asking for a peace bond to ensure it does not happen again. Kelly says it ‘wasn't my finest moment as councillor’ but the dispute is a culmination of almost two years of messes, noise, and toys left in hallways. (William Eltherington at CTV)

🏇 Musical Ride

  •  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Musical Ride is suffering from a lack of recruits. A new report says the Ride, based in Rockcliffe, is lacking riders because Mountie supervisors across Canada are unwilling to sign off on transfers because they themselves are short staffed. (Catharine Tunney at CBC)

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Father’s Day Food Ideas

Much of which involves grilling.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

You’re all grown up now, so your Father’s Day gift ought to read ‘stylish’ and ‘mature’ rather than ‘goofy’ and ‘socks’.

🌹 10 cool ways to celebrate Mother’s Day

If you have a mother figure to celebrate (we're talking about your Mom, your friend who’s a cat or dog Mom, your mother-in-law, your grandma, your favourite Aunt, etc.) there is still time to find a gift that will make her day. Here's a list of 10 cool ways to celebrate.

Get a jump on Easter chocolate

Chocolate bunnies wait for no one.

Our annual reader survey of the best that Ottawa and area has to offer.

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The latest food and dining news in the Capital.

Weekly update for Wednesday July 17

Korean-Japanese fusion, fancy ice-cream, and stolen peanuts.

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Wednesday June 26, 2024

The Americanada Sale is live at Tate & Yoko. The special prices will last until July 7. Shop online or visit the flagship store in Montréal.


Wednesday June 19, 2024

Save 25% on Summer Lovin’ package getaways at Moulin Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa this weekend. You’ll receive a room for two overnight, a bottle of sparkly, Québec charcuterie, gourmet breakfast, and access to the outdoor pool, hot tubs and sauna. You’ll also get preferred rates to local partners’ activities like Aventure Outaouais Tours, Eco-Odyssée, Expédition Wakefield, Golf Edelweiss, Arbraska and Owl Rafting. From $299 + tax for two. Valid Sunday to Friday until June 30. 

Need new swimwear? There are some extraordinary deals to be had in the SHAN sale, with savings of up to 70%. Even better: all pieces are designed and manufactured in Canada. 

Early Bird prices to Calabogie Peaks will be gone in 11 days.

Tuesday June 18, 2024

Get 20% off select summer styles in the Message Factory flash sale.

Monday June 17, 2024

Need something pretty for an event this summer? Look no further than Parkhurst, which is holding a sale on its Made in Canada dresses. Choose one of three styles that are now priced at $75.

To mark St. Jean Batiste day in Québec next Monday (June 24), all pieces in the ‘la vie en bleu’ selection are discounted 24% at checkout at Vètements Mandala, until Wednesday June 19. Naturally, all of the brand’s clothing is manufactured in Québec.

Friday June 14, 2024

Full Cycle is throwing a 30th anniversary party in the St. Laurent store with a sale on Saturday (June 15). Visit for in person for deals like 30% off shoes, apparel, helmets, and tires.

Dad gets in for free all weekend at Saunders Farm.

Check out the deals in I Love Tylor Madison’s summer sale. Shorts, tees, pants, and skirts are on sale.

Thursday June 13, 2024

Use the code strawberries to save on Montréal-made womenswear at Rightful Owner, this week only. 

Save 20% on the Mens Collection at Message Factory. Everything is designed and made in Montréal. 

Pop Up Podcasting is having an Indy Podcasters Summer Sale. Save 25%on indy sessions this month, July, and August. Now is obviously the time to get that podcast off the ground. 

One-pieces are 20% off at June Swimwear, today through June 16. It’s an automatic sale; no discount code necessary.

Wednesday June 12, 2024

Give your father figure some made-in Québec style. Mens clothing and socks are 15% off onsite at Abaka. The sale will be applied automatically until June 16.

Tuesday June 11, 2024

One for the crafters: Fabrications is offering 25% off Imaginary Flowers quilting cotton. Use the code SALEOFTHEWEEK when you check out online; the sale is also happening in-store. The sale ends 11:59 pm on Sunday June 16.

Monday June 10, 2024

Get 25% off archive pieces at Rose Boreal. 

Find offers of up to 50% off at the Cyntia Miglio sale. Earrings and bracelets in a range of prices are included in the sale. 

Enjoy 15% off regularly priced furniture at Maison Corbeil until July 1. 

Emilia Night Shirts are 30% off until June 17 at 49th Apparel.

Friday June 7, 2024

Get Dad a groovy new grilling apron in the Medium Rare Chef Apparel 20% sale.

In Franc’s Gratitude Sale you’ll get deals of 30-60% off. Use the code BIGGRATITUDE to save.

We know we featured Sophie Grace yesterday, but today they’ve got bamboo basics for under $50. We thought you should know.

Save up to 60% on summerwear at Katrin LeBlond.

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  • The damages asked for by Dr Brian Nadler and family in a lawsuit against the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital and several staff members. Nadler was acquitted this week of four charges of first degree murder after the Crown declined to present any evidence. The doctor says that police only charged him because of ‘false statements’ from hospital staff. He maintains that the four elderly patients under his supervision at the hospital died of COVID 19 complications. (Nicole Williams and David Fraser at CBC)

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Alex Munter

  • The president of CHEO is stepping down after 13 years to become the chief executive officer of the Canadian Medical Association. Munter will stay in position until October. (CBC

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I’m big, I like to hit … I love to hit

  • Gabriel Eliasson, the 6-foot-7, 207 pound Swedish defenceman, was the Sens second round draft pick last week and, according to a scout, will use his ‘nasty streak to make people pay in the crease’.  (Tim Baines in the Ottawa Citizen

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