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    • ⛅ Partly cloudy. High of 25°, low of 11°. 


    • 35
    • – The number of years Rick O’Connor has been serving the City of Ottawa. The City Clerk has announced his retirement, effective September 1. In the past, O’Connor has also served as City Clerk and Solicitor, City Solicitor, Deputy City Clerk, and Chief Electoral Officer. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

    Ottawans of the Day

    • Cara and Mike Bryant and family
    • – The four spent 23 hours travelling to Ottawa after their their home city of Yellowknife was ordered to evacuate due to encroaching wildfires. (Jackie Perez at CTV)


    • We sadly have not received enough donated food in recent weeks to be sorted
    • – A Tweet from the Ottawa Food Bank apologizing to volunteers whose shifts were cancelled because the Bank did not have enough donations. (Ted Raymond at CTV) (Donate)

    🦟 West Nile Virus

      •  Move over Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, the West Nile virus has been found in Ottawa mosquitoes. No human so far has contracted it this year but Ottawa Public Health warns to guard against mosquitoes, both with bug spray and to drain any still water you find outside your home. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

      🚧 Pedestrianizing Streets

      •  Some City councillors want Ottawa to emulate Montréal’s pedestrianized streetsCouncillors from Capital ward, Shawn Menard (Not Mendez! Not Mendez), Somerset ward, Ariel Troster, and Knoxdale-Merivale ward, Sean Devine, observe that Montréal’s closed summer streets are full of life compared to our avenues. (Arthur White-Crummey at CBC)

      🐕 Deschênes Rapids

      •  A dog and his man were saved by Ottawa firefighters in the middle of Deschênes Rapids yesterday. The two were in a boat that got stuck on the rocks. Firefighters went out on their own boat and retrieved the castaways. Both dog and man were wearing floatation devices. (CBC)

      🐍 American eels

      •  Ottawa Riverkeeper wants Hydro Québec to build an eel ladder at its Carillon dam. The Carillon hydroelectric dam is undergoing a $750 million refurbishment, which is an opportunity to help out the eels by building a ladder. The American eel is at imminent risk of extinction, mostly due to habitat changes. As we have previously reported, American eels swim down the Ottawa River, into the St Lawrence, then 4,000 km into the Sargasso Sea to breed. Hydro Québec doesn’t want to do it. (Blair Crawford in the Ottawa Citizen)


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        •  Almanac Urban Mill & Bakery presents the inaugural Real Bread Festival on Saturday September 23. Along with the hosts, all of Ottawa’s best loved bread brands will be there, including Nat’s Bread, Bread by Us, Your Bread Box, and the Black Walnut. There’s also a keynote address by Chris Wooding, the co-founder at Ironwood Organics and a Home Baker Competition. While single event tickets are available, there’s a super-economical Festival Bundle for $25.57, which not only gets you access to the festival, but also an Almanac tote bag and a $5 voucher toward the purchase of fresh-milled flour. Dough not miss it! 9-5510 Canotek Road.

        Today is your final chance to buy Early-Bird Festival Passes to 2023 Cranium. The festival rolls up to Bronson Centre September 19 - 23.

        Need to get away, but not too far? The Metcalfe Hotel is offering three nights for two.

        Get up to 50% off of Winnipeg’s Prana Vida women’s joggers, sweats, and leggings.

        If you’re heading back into an office environment you’re probably going to require clothing with a professional vibe. Sophie Grace is discounting bundles of the brand’s Smoothing Stretch Fabric Collection. Buy three pieces and take 15% off, or buy four or more for a 20% discount.

        15% of the sales from Londre Bodywear over the next 24 hours will be donated to parents and caregivers displaced by BC wildfires, through Mamas for Mamas.

        David C. Martin in the Ottawa Citizen takes a look back at the Ottawa Valley wildfires of 1870. Both Stittsville and Bells Corners burnt down.

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