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Issue 620 Volume 3 Number 120

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and anyone who would like to gaze at the stars – especially Jupiter – should go the to final Star Party at the Diefenbunker car park this Sunday .

Okay, it's the last day for nominations. After three years of doing this, we think this is the best round of nominations that we have ever done.

Let us remind your of our rules: it's called the Best Of Ottawa, but your nominations can be from the city of Ottawa, la ville de Gatineau, the Ottawa Valley, or the Outaouais; we only shortlist organizations that are headquartered in this area (for example, you may love Second Cup coffee but as it's headquartered in Montréal it's ineligible for nomination); and the person, place, or thing that you're nominating must be current (don't nominate a gig you attended in 2017).

If you enter your email address, we'll do a random draw for a $100 gift card to the Ottawa business of your choice.

ALSO We didn't include Best Bakery as a category. We should have. Email your nomination for Best Bakery to bes[email protected] and we'll add them in the voting round.


Back to School

Pelican Seafood Market & Grill is teaming up with Chef’s Paradise on cleverly named School of Fish workshops. They’re kicking things off with Oysters 101 - Shuck Yeah! on Wednesday October 12 or 19. 


September 28 You have a sewing machine, but you don’t know how to use it. Book your place on the Introduction to: Using Your Sewing Machine by Square Lemon Artistic Association. $38.56. 2350 Stevenage Drive, Unit 14. 

Deals of the day

▪️Camp Fortune season passes are at their lowest price for the next four days only. 

▪️The Terry cotton dress, pullover, and toque are 30% off while supplies last, at Cedar & Vine

▪️Until October 31, get the KT Valley beard growth, cleansing, and styling products at a 10% discount, using the code THANKYOU10 at checkout. 

▪️Save 15% when you buy two or more Classic Everywhere dresses from Pure Balanxed

▪️Save an extra 20% on sale items at Desserts & Skirts, until September 30. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

? Is there something that Ottawans should know about? Email to us at [email protected]. We read every single comment.


Weather: ?️ 70 per cent chance of showers. High of 16°, low of 10°.   

Number: $129,980. The salary needed to buy a single-family home in Ottawa, a decrease of $7,500 from June. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day (Honorary): Séamus Gallagher, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, and Clara Lacasse. The three are the 2022 winners of the New Generation Photography Award, an annual prize for artists under 35 working in lens-based art. The National Gallery of Canada will showcase their works until Dec 19. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘I went to three and spent over a $100 in cabs, but didn’t see a doctor in person’ – Ottawa resident Althea, who tried to visit a walk-in clinic but found they were all booked. She has not been able to register with a family doctor either. [CTV]

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?️ The Civic Election

▪️Read how City Council candidates answered their CTV questionaires:

(Don't know which ward you live in? Use this handy tool from the City)

Ward 1 – Orléans East Cumberland

Ward 2 – Orléans West Innes

Ward 3 – Barrhaven West

Ward 4 – Kanata North

Ward 5 – West Carleton March

Ward 6 – Stittsville

Ward 7 – Bay

Ward 8 – College

Ward 9 – Knoxdale Merivale

Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate

Ward 11 – Beacon Hill Cyrville

Ward 12 – Rideau Vanier

Ward 13 – Rideau Rockcliffe

Ward 14 – Somerset

Ward 15 – Kitchissippi

Ward 16 – River

Ward 17 – Capital

Ward 18 – Alta Vista

Ward 19 – Orléans South Navan

Ward 20 – Osgoode

Ward 21 – Rideau Jock

Ward 22 – Riverside South Findlay Creek

Ward 23 – Kanata South

Ward 24 – Barrhaven East

And the Mayoral Candidates

▪️Advance voting ends today at 8 pm. There are nine locations around the City. [Advance voting locations]

The Rest

▪️Another bear has been spotted in a residential area, this time on Old Quarry Trail in Kanata. The trail is currently closed after the sighting on Sunday. The suspect left the area before police arrived. [CTV

▪️The City and the National Capital Commission have a general idea of a new municipal park and community building on Le Breton Flats. That's as definite as it gets – the development will occur over decades. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Ottawa Police say that shootings have decreased in Ottawa but gun injuries have risen. There have been 48 shootings so far this year, a 25 per cent decrease. 30 people have been shot, three fatally in 2022. There were 42 shootings in all of 2021, with nine dead. Interim Chief Steve Bell also said the Service is working to have femicide – murder of a woman because of her sex – written into law as a crime.   [CTV]

▪️Okay, this made us laugh: ‘First, he came out of the closet, now he’s cleaning out his closet’. Mayor Jim Watson is auctioning off a career’s worth of civic memorabilia to raise money for the food bank.  It will be a live event – Tues, Oct 4, 7 pm - 9 pm at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall. [Jim Watson]

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