Issue 668 Volume 3 Number 168

The Ottawan



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. 

Deals of the day

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.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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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

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▪️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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