• 🍻 Oktoberfest Giveaway

    Nita Beer Company’s Oktoberfest sounds like seriously good fun, with its delicious Nita craft beer, authentic German menu, polka performance, ‘Best Dressed’ competition, and games. If you’re itching to get into your lederhosen or dirndl dress (or both), make sure you read tomorrow’s newsletter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this awesome event.

  • 🚲 Chain Reaction

  • We have no idea where to place this in today’s ottawan, so we’ll just put it right up front: watch as Full Cycle Ottawa explains how to remove and re-install your bike chain.
  • – Martha & Darren



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    • 🌦️ Mainly sunny. High of 22°, low of 8°. 


    • 17.22%
    • – The number of working people in Ottawa who job hop – ‘holding multiple jobs in a relatively short time’. Ottawa has the second highest per centage of job hoppers, Montréal is number one. (BlogTO)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Dr. Jerry Tomberlin
    • – Carleton University’s former provost and vice-president (Academic) takes over as interim president and vice-chancellor tomorrow. Outgoing president and vice-chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon is leaving to become president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia. (Carleton University)


    • It's a recognition that not everybody wants to do frontline policing
    • – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Flynn on a proposed change that will allow recruits for Federal positions like counterterrorism to train in Ottawa instead of the current route of training at the academy in Regina and a posting to a remote community. The idea is to increase the calibre of recruits. (Catharine Tunney at CBC


    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 2 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 1 last night

    💥 Orléans Explosion

    🌉 Alexandra Bridge

    •  The city’s most beautiful bridge will be closed for a year begining October. The Federal government will spend the year performing essential rehabilitation and repairs so that it can be taken apart in the future. The bridge will close October 2 at 2:00 am and reopen in autumn 2024. (Public Services & Procurement Canada

      ➕ Related Here’s the link to the Save the Alexandra Bridge Coalition who are campaigning to prevent the travesty of destroying the bridge.

    💉  Museum of Nature

    •  People can receive a prescription to the Canadian Museum of NatureIt took us awhile to figure out what is happening here. A group of health professionals believed that spending time in nature is beneficial to people. These professionals made agreements with parks and museums across Canada to give free admission if prescribed by a doctor. Then they set up a website for doctors to sign into and write the prescriptions. It’s a half marketing, half encouraging healthy activity thing. Anyway, if you can talk your doctor into it, it's one free visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature per month. (Josh Pringle at CTV) (PaRx)

    🐟 Indigenous Rights

    •  Algonquins of Ontario are at odds with the Mattawa/Ottawa River Métis over fish and game rights. In 2017, the Province recognized the Mattawa/Ottawa River Métis as having aboriginal rights to fish and hunt  game over the Ottawa River watershed. The Algonquins of Ontario sued the Province as they were not consulted. The Court of Appeal for Ontario has agreed and ordered a lower court to work out the rights of both Indigenous groups. (Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen)


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    Try Ash & Posy’s trio of Cleanser / Moisturizers at 30% off until Saturday.

    Tate & Yoko’s Labour Day Sale has begun. Discounted items are a further 10% off, and the final markdown section is 60% off. Grab these deals until September 5.

    John St. Shop in Arnprior closes forever after this weekend, to prepare for the move over to the new business, a vintage and consignment alley called Johnies Vintage. As for this weekend, expect deals in plants and vintage.

    This previously unknown-to-us website coughed up a few previously unknown-to-us facts about the Ottawa River. The Ottawa is not only the deepest in Canada but it is the fourth deepest in the world. We also didn’t know that Oscar Wilde lectured here in 1882, complaining of how polluted he found the river. 

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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