Issue 650 Volume 3 Number 150

The Ottawan



It's Monday, November 14, 2022 and we just realized that Christmas is fewer than six weeks away. Thank goodness there's still time to check out the Ottawa Artisans Happy Holidays Online Shopping Event. Their vendors sell everything from stocking stuffers under $20 to handcrafted quilts and everything in between. 

Today’s ottawan is still abbreviated

We had such a great weekend in Toronto that today's ottawan is shorter than normal. We're travelling up to Ottawa today, so you can expect us to get our act together for tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ❄️ Chance of flurries. High of 1°, low of -8°.   

Number:  6,000. The number of new sugar maple, balsam fir, red maple, white spruce and red oak saplings planted to help alleviate the damage caused by the derecho windstorm. 1,300 were planted in  Deevy Pines Park, 850 in Windsor Park, 275 in JJ Clarke Park, and 75 in Brian Parsons Park. The rest were in Hazeldean Park.  [CBC

Ottawan of the Day:  Jonathan David. The forward will start with Canada’s World Cup team on Nov 23 against Belgium. Canada is ranked 41st. David currently plays for LOSC Lille. [CityNews]

Quote: ‘If we don’t do that, we run the risk of them becoming anxious and apathetic, and depressed because the world is so terrible and they don’t know what to do about it’ – Lindsey Barr, who organized a kid-led shore clean-up at Nepean Sailing Club, as part of a project to engage children in taking action. [Ottawa Sun

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Philadelphia Flyers 1, last Saturday OHL Ottawa 67s 7 – Niagara IceDogs 2 last Saturday, Ottawa 67s 6 – Oshawa Generals 3 last Friday

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🚨 The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️Texts show that Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver was frustrated with the Federal government, having asked for military tow trucks that did not materialize. Fort McLeod town councillor Marco Van Huigenbos, who was a spokeperson for the Coutts stand off, said that the protest disbanded because its message had been lost after a weapons cache was found.

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▪️Gatineau mechanics are worried that there are not enough time slots for winter tire installations by December 1. The lack of supply and of labour has reduced the number of appointedments available for winter tires. By law, all cars in Québec must have winter tires on by December 1. Gatineau Police say there will be no extention. [CBC]

▪️Hamilton billionaire Michael Andlauer has thrown his puck into the rink to buy the Ottawa Senators. Andlauer is part owner of the Montréal Canadiens, as well as full owner of the Hamilton Bulldogs. [CityNews]

▪️The former railway bridge between Gatineau and Ottawa has been officially named for Chief William Commanda. The bridge’s previous name represented a former Prince of Wales (the one that became Edward VII). A ceremony last Thursday officially renamed the bridge for the late Algonquin chief William Commanda. The City is currently converting the crossing into a bike and pedestrian crossing. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Capital Current has brief Q&A’s with some of the new faces on City CouncilJessica Bradley (Gloucester-Southgate), Clarke Kelly(West Carleton-March), Laine Johnson (College Ward), Marty Carr (Alta Vista), Stéphanie Plante (Rideau-Vanier), and Wilson Lo (Barrhaven East)

+ Related Mayor Jim Watson’s exit interview with the Ottawa Citizen

+ Related Diane Deans, Eli El-Chantiry, Scott Moffat, Keith Egli, Mathieu Fleury, and Jean Cloutier’s exit interviews with the Ottawa Citizen

▪️Algonquin College is 2,000 students short of its expectations. The college expected to enroll 20,031, but ended up with only 18,101. For the lucrative international student racket, the college was short by 425 students. The college says many students are preferring to work rather than study right now. [Algonquin Times]


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