Issue 574 Volume 3 Number 71

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, July 19, 2022 and we are looking through the new Autumn recreation and culture eGuide which looks newly redesigned as mobile-firstUkelele lessons, maybe.

Five cool jobs for a hot Tuesday

▪️The Ending Violence Association of Canada requires a remote-working Research Coordinator to develop a research agenda, lead and support project-based initiatives, produce final reports, etc. 

▪️Pomerleau needs a bilingual Project Coordinator with experience in the buildings construction industry to assist the team with projects in the institutional, commercial, industrial, and civil engineering sectors. 

▪️The City of Ottawa is looking for a mid-to-senior level Outreach and Communications Coordinator to work with elected officials, City staff, and senior management in departments such as Parks, Forestry and Stormwater Services, Roads and Parking Services, and Solid Waste Services.

▪️Ottawa Art Gallery is searching for a Senior Digital and Marketing Manager, who will support artists and help to advance the future of the visual arts in Canada. 

▪️Food Banks Canada is advertising for a remote-based National Food Program Officer to develop strategic relationships, support food banks, and execute programs. 


The Green Needle is taking registrations for the September-October sewing courses.

Deals of the day

Côté Fleurs has announced a collection of subscriptions that will deliver fresh floral arrangements or plants on the regular. 

We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛈️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 30°, low of 18°.   

Number: 2,700. The number of new houses that Minto Developers expects to build in a just-purchased plot between Kanata and Stittsville. The 212 acre property was purchased from another developer which already had approval to build. [Globe & Mail]

Ottawans of the Day: Jesse Stewart, Ellen Waterman, and Matt Edwards. The three artists have created sound art exhibits using ball bearings and a pad that directs noise direct to the chest. Their three pieces are featured until August at the New Adventures in Sound Art in South River. [Toronto Star]

Quote: ‘Unnecessary added work for family docs. We're not your sick day police’ –  Family doctor Dr. Nicole Shadbolt in a Tweet, hitting back to the Ottawa Hospital which is now requiring doctor's notes for staff who book off due to COVID-19. [CTV]

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▪️A group that some people associate with the Freedom Convoy have bought a 130 year-old church in Lowertown. St. Brigid’s, a former Catholic church, had previously been turned into a cultural centre with concerts upstairs and a pub downstairs. The United People of Canada say that they are not in fact affiliated with the Freedom Convoy but say that they don't discriminate and Ottawa citizens may prefer some events in the church rather than Parliament Hill. The new name of the facility is 'The Embassy', a name that is very annoying to Google in the Capital. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Cyclist Michael Woods has come in third on the 16th stage of the Tour de France. Fellow Canadian Hugo Houle won the stage, the first Canadian to do so. This puts Woods in 36th place and Houle in 26th. [CBC]

▪️The Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre has laid off a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, and two family physicians. The layoffs were not for cause. The Centre says that having fewer staff will allow them to serve 2,500 new patients without more funding. More than 1.3 million Ontarians do not have a family doctor. [CityNews]

▪️Two councillors from two different Southern Ontario small towns have been caught out by their Integrity Commissions for supporting the Freedom ConvoyHarold Jonker broke the West Lincoln code of counduct and  ‘was a vocal representative and leader of the convoy, including after the point the protest was deemed unlawful, meaning the councillor was no longer able to fulfil his duty of loyalty to residents’. He also accepted gifts of food and fuel. Council voted to suspend his pay for 30 days and ask that he donate the value of the gifts to West Lincoln Community Care.

Dave Sharpe was deemed to have broken the Grimsby code of conduct by posting 37 social media posts during his visit to Ottawa during the siege. He gets a 15 day pay suspension. [CityNews]

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