Thursday February 29, 2024


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We missed this item yesterday in our weekly Food + Drink update and it will be too late for next week but shawarma fans have a good reason to celebrate tomorrow: it is Shawarma Al Mouna’s first anniversary and it is taking 15% off all day from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

You can find Shawarma Al Mouna at 1266 Wellington Street West.

– Martha and Darren


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    •  What Ottawa is Talking About
    •  Events
    •  Deals of the Day


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      • – Where the Canadian Tire Centre lays on a list of the 34 dirtiest stadiums in Canada, according to an analysis of online reviews. TD Place made the list at #22, and Ottawa Stadium, home of the Titans, wrapped it up at #34. (Cole Fortner at CityNews)

      Ottawan of the Day

      • Anthaea-Grace Dennis
      • – The youngest ever graduate of the University of Ottawa is now a masters student at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Dennis is 12. (Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen)


      • Oh my God, your funeral’s tomorrow

      • – Heather Insley to her son, Sean Cox, who she believed had died at Montfort Hospital and had been cremated. The 43 year-old Cox had no idea his family had been mourning another patient. (Dan Taekema at CBC)


      • 🏒 PWHL Ottawa 4 – New York 2 last night


      What’s going on at City Hall

      No meetings tomorrow.


      📱 ArriveCAN Vaccine Passport App

      •  The chief executive officer of the ArriveCAN Vaccine Passport App developer turns out to be both a National Defence employee and a former candiate for the People’s Party of Canada in Ottawa West–Nepean. The ArriveCAN app is under scrutiny by Parliament for perceived cost overruns. Dalian Enterprises, a two-person software company in Ottawa, received millions to develop the app, which they subcontracted out. Now it has been discovered that chief executive David Yeo got the contract while an employee of the Department of National Defence. During the 2021 Federal election, Yeo ran for the People’s Party, which campaigned against vaccine passports. (Luke LeBrun in PressProgress)

      ⚖️ Privacy Commissioner

      •  The Ottawa-owned purveyor of naughty websites like Pornhub is suing the Federal privacy commission to block an unflattering report. The privacy commission has been working on the report on Aylo for over a year that alleges the company has breached privacy law. Aylo says the commissioner has gone beyond his jurisdiction. (Christopher Nardi in the National Post

      🚫 Environment

      🛒 Donovan Burey’s Weekly Grocery Flyer Review

      •  Every week, Donovan Burey goes through all the flyers and posts the deals on Ottawa Reddit. Some highlights: Chicken drumsticks are $1.88 per lb at Food Basics and celery is $1.99 each at Metro. (/Ottawa)



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      •  The Ottawa Bluesfest 30 lineup is here and like most years it crosses genres, with headliners ranging from Tyler Childers and Maroon 5 to 50 Cent and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Presale tickets and passes start tomorrow (Friday March 1) at 10:00am.  
      •  Ottawa International Writers Festival and Author Meets Readers present Care Homes in a Turbulent Era: Do They Have a Future? The book’s editors will be in attendance to discuss the current and future challenges and possible outcomes of care homes. This event open to Carleton students and members of the public. Irene’s Pub Restaurant 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
      •  43 Québec brewers are represented at Festi Biere Gatineau, running today through Saturday at Place des festivals Zibi, Gatineau (60 rue Jos-Montferrand).

      •  Ottawa Farm Fresh’s Deep Winter CSA subscription starts today. Get a weekly dose of nutrient-rich locally grown organic veggies for 14 weeks.

      •  Pity the comedians who play Absolute Comedy’s Write ‘Em Up show: as they perform, writers are busily writing roast-jokes about everything they say an do on stage. Host Todd Van Allen will then read the roast jokes out loud.

      •  Disney’s Frozen continues at the NAC.

      •  ByTowne CinemaLa passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things), Perfect days, The Monk and the Gun

      •  Mayfair TheatreRu, The Zone of Interest, The Sweet East


      •  Irene’s Thursday Blues Sessions with Host Joe Mcdonald. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Rebel Rock Concert Series with The Lazy. The 27 Club

      •  Love Language, Valley Girls, Grey Brisson. LIVE on Elgin

      •  Scott Reeves. Il Vicolo

      •  Aurora’s Reef. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

      •  Open Mic. Stray Dog Brewing Co


      •   General sales for Ottawa’s Jann Arden and Rick Mercer tour stop on May 11 go on general sale today.
      •  Prep for the golf season with a visit to Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo (today and Saturday March 2 at EY Centre). Tickets $10 online or $15 at the door.

      •  Swing dancers have registered in their dozens for O-Town Showdown 2024, which is back after a hiatus of three years. The competition slots are all filled however you can still buy dance tickets and passes at the door for the social dancing on Friday night and Saturday.

      •  The Ottawa Polar Plunge dares you to be #freezinforareason to raise funds for the Ontario’s Special Olympics athletes. The current fundraising total is 97% of the goal of $30,000.

      •  Visit almost 100 exhibitors at Salon du Vélo de Gatineau-Ottawa to learn the latest about cycling and cycling tourism in our region. Today through Sunday at the Gatineau Convention Center.

      •  Search for the big answers today through Sunday at the Ottawa East Psychic & Crystal Fair. Holiday Inn Ottawa East, 1199 Joseph Cyr Street.

      •  Disney’s Frozen continues at the NAC.

      •  ByTowne CinemaPerfect Days, About Dry Grasses, The Peasants, Mean Streets

      •  Mayfair TheatreThe Teachers’ Lounge, The Zone of Interest, Drugstore June


      •  The Barrow Gang. Atomic Rooster

      •  High Waters EP Release, Annie Martel, Megan Francoeur. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  John Allaire. O’Brien’s Roadhouse

      •  Slo’ Tom record release plus The Reverb Syndicate, Doubletalker. House of TARG

      •  Excuses Excuses, Neon Ghosthouse, Rebel, Quiet Crimes. Rainbow Bistro

      •  Skid Row vs. Mötley Crüe. Brass Monkey

      •  Thievery Corporation. Bronson Centre


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      BKIND nail polish is 40% off when you buy four or more.The offer includes nail polishes already on sale. You have until midnight to purchase.

      Silver jewelry is 20% off at Horace.

      Use the code LIGHTENUP to receive 30% off Harlow Candles.

      This is more of a call to action than a deal: Sales from aalin retail inc’s Orange Shirts raise funds for the Indigenous brand’s events and collaborations for Indigenous History Month in June and Truth and Reconciliation Day in September. The shirt design features the message “every child matters” in ojibwe syllabics 94 times, representing the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The shirts are $45 and shipping is free.


      Dave Allston at the Kitchissippi Museum has a wonderful photo of Island Park Drive in 1955. Unlike the Queensway feeder it is today, it was a branch line of the Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway. But a pretty quiet line, as the final train had run on it three years previously.




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