Issue 668 Volume 3 Number 168
It's Tuesday, December 13, 2022 and some will be thrilled to know that Camp Fortune is opening on Friday. Preseason lift tickets are on sale. The cost for a day pass this weekend (December 16 through 18) is $35 or $31.50 for a day ticket reload.
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6 gift experiences
1 The National Arts Centre’s Resident Chef programme brings guest culinary artists from across Canada to 1 Elgin St for unforgettable dining experiences. 2023’s first guest will be Charlotte Langley of PEI, whose menu will feature sustainably sourced seafood. Thursday January 26 at 6:30pm. $175.25 per person.
2 The Dominion City Winter Book Club is a three month book club of Canadian fiction from independent publishers. Subscribers will receive one book and a Dominion City six-pack each month.
3 Give a Hintonburg Pottery five week Wheel Beginner course. Students learn in a light filled space in the heart of Ottawa.
4 Learn all about silkscreening at a Screenprinting Workshop by Possible Worlds in Hintonburg.
5 An Ottawa Tool Library Membership will give the recipient access to tools to borrow for their home projects.
6 Give your crafty friend a soap workshop from Zoë’s Corner.
1️⃣ Save 40% in Birds of North America’s first ReNest sale, on preloved pieces from collections new and old. Use the code EMPTYTHENEST at checkout to receive your discount.
2️⃣ Enjoy 25% off site wide at the It Most Likely Won’t Arrive By Christmas Sale at the Kindred Studio.
Weather: 🌞 Sunny. High of -3°, low of -13°.
Number: $739,602. The price of a single family home in Ottawa, as hoped for by Royal Lepage in their new market forecast. That's a two per cent rise over this year. [CTV] [Market Forecast]
Ottawan of the Day: Camille Villeneuve. The Outaouais real estate mogul has donated $5 million to her alma mater, the University of Ottawa, for research at the Faculty of Medicine and Telfer School of Management. [CityNews]
Quote: ‘Let me be clear – any plans to unilaterally change the terms and conditions of our members’ employment and impose a mandatory return to offices would be an egregious violation of workers’ collective bargaining rights’ – Chris Aylward, national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, on reports that the Treasury Board was planning to order Federal servants back to the office. [Ottawa Citizen]
Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – Anaheim Ducks 0 last night
🎄It's too late to order a Historic Logo t-shirt for Christmas delivery
Don't get us wrong – we'll still take the order but there is no guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas. Please don't order one for Christmas delivery.
But it would make a great gift to ring in the New Year, after the fact.
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️A lawsuit and counterclaim over LeBreton flats development with a new Senators arena has been settled. In 2018, a company owned by the late Senators owner Eugene Melnyk sued various developers for $700 million; a countersuit was issued for $1 billion dollars. The two parties have now settled. Any new plans for moving the Senators now would be with the as-yet-undecided new owners. [CBC]
+ Related National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says more than a dozen parties have had interest in buying the Sens. Those parties will be invited to visit the ‘data room’ in the new year to look at the team’s finances.
▪️Mayor Sutcliffe wants a full review of all City spending by February 1. Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliff plans a line-by-line review of spending before the budget is decided in February, with a hope of finding $35 million in savings. [CBC]
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