Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Great reasons to shop consignment: you’ll save money, you won't be supporting fast fashion, you will supporting a small business, and you’ll discover brands - even designer labels - without investing lots of time or money. Luckily for you, Ottawa’s many consignment stores, some of which have been in business for decades, cater to all wardrobes.
▪️The Clothes Secret has been serving Ottawa’s fashion hunters for an incredible 30 years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. 1136 Bank Street or shop online.
▪️If like Carrie Bradshaw you sigh “Hello, Lover” when you spot a designer shoe, Valamode is for you. The shop specializes in authentic designer consignment clothing and accessories for women and men. The showroom is open by appointment only, but you can also visit (and swoon over) the online shop. 1367 Wellington Street West.
▪️The Thrifted Mini consigns quality babies’ and kids’ clothing and accessories. Sales happen in the shop’s Insta stories on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
▪️Clothes Encounters of a Second Time celebrated an amazing 40 years in business a few weeks ago. There’s no online shopping but if you visit the boutique at 67 Beechwood Avenue you might be lucky to meet Clara the Boss Cat as you wander the racks of women and men’s clothing.
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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of -1°, low of -12°.
Number: 42,000. The amount of raw sewage, in litres, that spilled into the Ottawa River on March 20. The City says a faulty seal caused the spillage, which will be fixed and a flood alarm will be installed. This is a different raw sewage spill into the Ottawa River from the one four months ago that was due to – spins wheel – an instrument failure. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Graham Richardson. The CTV News anchor is challenging residents to a Bird Off. He's put up photos of local birds, challenging people to identify the most, and will announce the results on April 1st. [CTV]
Quote: ‘They filled them all a week-and-a-half ago, and look at it now. They’ve refilled it so often that I think they now need to absolutely scrape it right down two feet, fill it up and repave the whole thing’ – Bronson Street resident Mary Gorman on that Ottawa sign of Spring, the giant pothole. A monster pothole on Constance Bay Road cost the ottawan $1,400 in repairs last month. [Ottawa Citizen]
Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information.
⭕ The University of Ottawa will not require masking or proof of COVID-19 vaccinations after May. [CTV]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has died at age 62. Melnyk had come down with an unspecified illness. He had spent the last few years living in Barbados, where at $1 billion, he was one of the richest people in the country. Melnyk made his fortune from his former pharmaceutical businesses in Toronto. He leaves two daughters. [CBC]
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▪️The City is looking for someone to redevelop its property in ByWard Market. The property, 70 Clarence Street, is home to six shops and four levels of parking. The City is looking for someone to create a destination experience for the market. [City of Ottawa] [Police Tweet] [Docs]
▪️The Province will permanently increase the speed on two parts of Highway 417 – that's the Queensway to you and me. The new permanent speed limit will be 110 km/h from 1 km east of Anderson Road (we think – that's where it starts now) in East Ottawa to the Quebéc border. In the West, the increased limit will be from Kanata to Arnprior. Nothing actually changes – those bits have been 110 km/h as a trial project since 2019. [CBC]
▪️An Ottawa Police Officer and a Tow Truck operator have had their charges stayed because the prosecution waited too long to to go to court. The two were charged as part of a kickback scheme by Ottawa Police officers to accept bribes from tow truck companies. Six people in total were charged, and now that the case has ended, only one person was convicted: an Ottawa Police officer, who received a conditional discharge. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️Heartlines at the Great Canadian Theatre Company has a good review at Apartment 613. The play runs until April 3. [Apt 613]
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