Issue 624 Volume 3 Number 124

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, October 4, 2022 and we like this list of eight autumn walks that are not in Gatineau Park.

IT’S DAY TWO OF VOTING. Vote for the best in Shops & Restaurants, Culture, Media, People and Place.

Polling ends next Tuesday.



▪️If you’re panicking about Thanksgiving but you don’t want to cook, Fraser has a feast for up to eight people that might be what you’re looking for. The meal includes a green salad, a young whole turkey, bread stuffing, baby red potatoes, Brussels sprouts and carrots, green bean almandine, and Swiss Apple and Walnut pie. $350 + hst. 

Deals of the day

▪️Onderbroeks is avoiding waste by offering imperfect pieces at discounted rates. Choose from mini robes, maxi robes, and lounge pants. 

▪️Shop for deals in Nelson, BC clothing brand Lilikoi’s clearance sale. Wrap tops, dresses, and sleep sets are all available at reduced prices. You can also score 20% off new fall pieces by using the code NEWFALL20 at checkout.

▪️In the North Standard Toque Sale, buy any toque and receive 50% off any other toque of equal or lesser value, today only. No code necessary. 

▪️Aurelius is offering a 15% off Thanksgiving Bundle of Scallion Infused Olive Oil, Cranberry Pear Balsamic vinegar, and a packet of Aurelius Bread Dip in a gift box. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 17°, low of 1°.   

Number: $90,000. The amount that Ottawa-headquartered supermarket Farm Boy was fined over an injury to a worker in its Orléans warehouse. The company had pleaded guilty. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Charlie Pinkerton. Pinketon is leaving as editor of Ottawa Sports Pages after five years with the local action publication.  [Ottawa Sports Pages

Quote: ‘“I think if I had run, I still would’ve won’ – Outgoing College ward councillor Rick Chiarelli. Chiarelli says he chose not to run again because of health and family matters and not the litany of harassment complaints against him, supported by the City's Integrity Commissioner report. [Algonquin Times]

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?️ The Civic Election

▪️Mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe wants festivals, car free days, and offices converted to apartments to attract people downtown. [Candidate Statement]

▪️Wonks say that there is much more interest in this year's civic election, as evidenced by the 3,000 person increase in advance voting over last time. 42.2 per cent of those eligible voted in 2018.  [CBC]

▪️In an exit interview, Mayor Jim Watson says that he is most proud of the O Train expansion, the Innovation Centre, Arts Court, the new Ottawa Central Library, and the new Civic Hospital.

? The Emergency Act Hearings

Prime Minister Trudeau expects to testify at the Public Order Emergency Commission. The New Edinburgh resident says, through his office, that he expects to be invited to speak and will do so if asked. The Cabinet had previously waived priviledge over documents regarding the calling of the Emergency Act last February. [CBC

The Rest

▪️Yesterday's election returned all the same Members from the Outaouais except one back to of the National Assembly

Suzanne Tremblay wins Hull for CAQ

Robert Bussière re-elected in Gatineau

André Fortin re-elected in Pontiac

Mathieu Lévesque re-elected in Chapleau

Mathieu Lacombe re-elected in Papineau

▪️Nepean Point will be renamed to Kìwekì Point. The prominent lookout next to the National Gallery is being redeveloped by the National Capital Commission. When it reopens in next summer, it will have newly redesigned pathways and a new pedestrian bridge that connects it to Major’s Hill Park. Kìwekì is Algonquin for ‘returning to one's homeland’. The new bridge will be named the Pìdàban Bridge, meaning ‘dawn’. [CBC]

▪️A petition has been launched to allow tiny homes on wheels in Ottawa. The petitioners say that tiny homes on wheels will help alliviate the housing crisis and create intensification gently. Tiny houses on wheels are not trailers because they look like cottages, and are not mobile homes because unlike those, they can still move. [The Petition]

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