Issue 662 Volume 3 Number 162

The Ottawan



It's Monday, December 5, 2022 and we note that the City will lower all its flags tomorrow to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  


5 Decor Ideas for your Festive Table

🎄Double oven mitt by Kate Austin designs. $45. 

🎄Hand printed napkins made from flour sacks. $52 for a set of four. Made by Havyn of Toronto. 

🎄Medium Rare Chef Apparel is Canadian Made. Gorgeous aprons for the amateur and professional chef in your life. 

🎄Art et Argile by Michèle Lavallée Small Condiment Dish is a tiny hand decorated ceramic bowl for the table or kitchen prep. $64 for a set of four. 

🎄The Niizh Table Runner by Indigo Arrows comes in a variety of colour ways and patterns inspired by Anishinaabe pottery, and will flatter any festive table. Each is hand made in Winnipeg, MB. 



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Blues Fest has put out the call for local artist submissions. The deadline to apply to perform at the 2023 festival (July 6 to 16 ) is 11:59pm tomorrow, December 6. 

Later this week

If you work in sustainability or you want to get into the industry, bring your business cards and social skills to The Women’s Environmental Sustainability Network Ottawa Networking Event. This Friday December 9 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Saigon Restaurant, 85 Clarence St.

Deal of the day

Snap up some BOGO deals from Franc.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Cloudy. High of 5°, low of 2°. 

Number:  $20,000. The price for a one-shot New Year’s Eve private dinner for four at Atelier. The bill includes tip but tax is extra. Atelier does accept payment in Bitcoin. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Bob Dyce. The head coach of the RedBlacks gets to drop ‘interim’ from his title as his job become permanent. Or at least as permanent as any coaching job in the Canadian Football League can be. [CBC

Quote: ‘When you're shooting at a flock of geese, you might wait all day for the flock to come in. So [a semi-automatic] brings your chances quite higher’ – Grenville-sur-la-Rouge hunter Harvey Young, who is opposed to the Federal government’s plan to ban semi-automatic weapons[CBC]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – New York Rangers 2 last Friday; Ottawa Senators 5 – San Jose Sharks 2 last Saturday; OHL Ottawa 67s 6 – Flint Firebirds 2, last Friday; Ottawa 67s 6 – Peterborough 2, last night QMJHL Les Olympiques de Gatineau 2 – L'Océanic de Rimouski 3 last Saturday; Les Olympiques de Gatineau  3 – Les Voltigeurs de Drummondville 3 last night

🎄Christmas t-shirt deadline is Dec 10

If you are considering an ottawan historic logo t-shirt as a gift, and frankly why wouldn't you, we really don't feel comfortable accepting orders after December 10. 

We'll still take the orders after Dec 10 of course, but they may not arrive before Christmas.

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▪️Next Wednesday’s City Council meeting includes a 2.5% transit fare increase despite the campaign promise of the new mayor. While campaigning Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe promised to freeze transit fares for one year. The budget submitted to council has an across the board recommendation of a 2.5 per cent increase in property tax, in addition to the increased transit levy. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa City Council last week voted to ask the Province to delay the planned infrastructure fee cut. The Province’s More Homes Built Faster Act includes a provision to cut the fees municipalities charge developers for infrastructure, such as sewers, parks, and water mains. The City says it will lose over $60 million annually from the cut. The Province points out that Ottawa has $724 million from past infrastructure fees in reserve and not yet spent. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️CHEO has called in the Red Cross to help with the surge of patients. The increase in cases of children with respitory viruses has overwhelmed CHEO staff. The Red Cross contingient will start next week in non-clinical roles. [CTV]

▪️Aylmer is under a boil water advisory. A mechanical failure at the water plant means people who live south of boulevard des Allumetières, west of rue Atholl-Doune, east of rue de la Lobo, and north of the Ottawa River must boil their water for one minute before drinking it. The advisory is in effect until further notice. [CBC]

▪️Geek Alert! This story is for computer nerds who want to know some tech details on how local mom and pop business Shopify handled 1.27 million requests during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's interesting if you are wondering how our local tech people dealt with a never-before-encountered surge but eye-glazingly boring if you are not curious about how the company scaled Nginx. [Tom Smykowski]

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