Issue 565 Volume 3 Number 62

The Ottawan



It’s Thursday, June 29, 2022.


▪️Barrhaven is kicking off Canada Day early with a midway at Clarke Fields Park. Tomorrow’s schedule includes activities for kids, an Indigenous Display, and stage shows from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 93 Houlahan St. Nepean. 

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▪️If you hear the call of the open road, Juniper Farm is open from 12:00pm to 7:00pm for the shopping of strawberries, peas, garlic scapes, and all sorts of other delicious freshly harvested goodies. The farm is also open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. 375 Shouldice Road, Wakefield, QC.

▪️Calabogie Brewing is turning its Kanata (105 Schneider) and Calabogie (12612 Lanark) taprooms into party zones. Starting at noon, expect live music, pizzas, and delicious drinks including Calabogie beers, obvs. And don’t worry about the weather; this is a rain or shine shindig. 

▪️The official state authorized Canada Day party will take place at Lebreton Flats and Place des festivals Zibi in Gatineau, thanks to the renovations underway at the Parliament Buildings. The event includes performances by emerging Canadian artists. 

▪️Ridge Rock Brewing in Carp is planning a proper party with live music all day, outdoor games, and face painting. Reserve a table inside or walk up to the patio (first come first served). 
▪️There’s another big Canada Day party planned at Overflow Brewing, with Boston Levi headlining a show that also includes Brother Elsey and Kasador. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. 2477 Kaladar Ave.

Deals of the day

▪️Stanfield’s is offering up to 60% off its range of Canadian-made essentials. Shop the Canada Day Weekend Sale until July 10th.

▪️The Kindred Studio has free shipping all weekend. Even better: one lucky shopper will receive a Golden Ticket in their shipped package, good for a $350 shopping spree at Kindred Studio. 

▪️Bather’s Canada Day Sale is a quick one. Save 20% site wide, only online and only until July 1st at 11:59pm. Use the code JS2H7Z467W2Q at checkout to get your discount on a huge selection of stylish mens’ swim and leisurewear, plus some kids’ clothing. 

▪️It’s Summer Sale time at Montréal’s Eliza Faulkner, with the Spring/Summer 2022 collection up to 40% off. There’s no code, but be aware that these items are all final sale. 

▪️Phatboy Fireworks’s Canada Day Sale is on now. Visit their popup shops at 1642 Merivale Road or 1383 Clyde Avenue. 

▪️Starting tomorrow until Sunday, Atlético Ottawa is having a flash sale for the remainder of its matches at 10 per cent off when you buy four tickets. Which, to be honest, isn't really the most exciting of deals but  hey, if you want to bring the family, who wouldn’t turn down a teeny, tiny discount?

▪️Meanwhile, a real deal is $10 tickets for Hamilton. Starting July 7, and every Friday thereafter, click here to get into the lottery for cheap seats.

We'll see you Monday from the road – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 24°, low of 19°. 

Number:  4.4 million. The number of trips on OC Transpo in March, the month the O Train and 15 bus routes were free and the highest usage of the system this year. Last month, it dropped to 3.6 million trips. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Michael Rudnicki. The scientist is one of only 12 Canadians to accept membership of the Royal Society in the UK, whose previous members include Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Rudnicki’s work has led to novel stem cell-based approaches to treating muscular dystrophy. The full name of the organization is Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: 'No shenanigans this weekend’ – Premier Doug Ford’s warning to Freedom protestors over the Canada Day weekend, a marked departure from his hands-off attitude before he was reëlected. [Toronto Star]

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▪️The family attacked yesterday has been confirmed as a mother and two daughters. Anne-Marie Ready, who worked at Global Affairs Canada, and her 15 year-old daughter were murdered by the attacker. 19 year-old Catherine is in hospital with serious stab wounds. The attacker has been identified as a 21 year-old man who was previously told to stay away from one of the daughters. [CBC]

▪️OC Transpo diverts buses after temporary bridge makes too much noise.Buses that take passengers from Westboro to Dominion stations during O Train construction must pass over a temporary bridge – which is causing a racket to the neighbourhood. Buses will now take a longer diversion until the bridge noise can be solved. [CBC

▪️All Ottawa beaches have tested safe for swimming as of today. The City tests for E. Coli during the summer, which is a persistent downer for beachgoers. [Toronto Star]

▪️One of the Trucker seigers has pleaded guilty to assaulting a peace officer with a weapon. The man had thrown a paintball ‘grenade’, which hit a police officer but did not cause an injury. The man told the court he ‘made a bad decision’. The man was sentenced to time served, 130 days. [Ottawa Citizen]

Convoy Part II

Ottawa Police came across a small convoy on the Queensway, sent them packing. One of the vehicles had a jerry can as a hood ornament. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Police on Guard for Thee, Veterans 4 Freedom, and Freedom Fighters Canada have chosen Strathcona Park for a ‘Freedom Family Picnic’. The three groups have asked the City for a permit.

A final reminder on which streets will be closed this weekend.

The Inquiries

? LRT: The former CEO of the O Train builder said that the City asked for trial-run requirements to be lessened. The former CEO said that then OC Transpo director Troy Charter asked that the requirements be reverted to a previous version, set two years earlier. 

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