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    • 🌦️ A mix of sun and rain. High of 24°, low of 14°. 


    • 40
    • – The number of years Theresa de Vries has owned Wool-Tyme in Nepean. The original name was Wool-Mart until Walmart came-a-suing in 1994, eventually settling with de Vries on a name change. De Vries’ niece Diana Zondag will continue the yarn business. (CBC)

    Ottawans of the Day

    • Geoff Coventry, Gregory Bridges, James Clock, Riley Turpin, Christopher Savov and Matthew Makin
    • – The six players on the Manotick-based Ottawa Swans have been selected to play for Team Canada in the annual argy-bargy against Team USA for the Parallel Cup. The sport is Australian rules football. (Ali Boty in the Manotick Messenger)


    • All the newer community associations are treated as second class
    • – Rachelle Lecours, president of the Greater Avalon Community Association in Orléans, on the City providing cheap insurance only to pre-amalgamation non-profit groups. Organizations that use City-facilities must have insurance, however, those who were created before amalgamation in 2001 can access the City’s Community Partners Insurance Program. Those created later must buy more expensive insurance on the private market. (Elyse Skura at CBC)


    • 🏈 CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 24 – Montréal Alouettes 25 last Saturday
    • ⚽ CPL Atlético Ottawa 3 – Winnipeg Valour 1 last Friday
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 7 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 9 last night
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 4 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 3 last Friday

    🛻 Convoy News

      •  The hearing against an Ottawa Police Service constable who ran an unauthorized does-the-COVID-19–vaccine-cause-child-death investigation has begun. Constable Helen Grus, a detective with the sexual assault and child abuse unit, is accused of accessing child death cases on which she had no authority and contacted the father of a deceased child to ask about the mother’s vaccination status. Grus has been charged with discreditable conduct. Supporters of Grus packed the hearing room and held placards outside. (Joanne Laucius in the Ottawa Citizen)

      🎭 Ryan Reynolds Way

      •  The first round of houses on Ryan Reynolds Way have been sold but more will be built soonThe City approved naming a road after the actor in recognition of his contributions to life in Ottawa. The street has been assigned to the new Cassette development in Orléans. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

      🌊 Dundonald Park

      •  Hundreds have signed a petition against a kids splashpad in Dundonald Park in Somerset WardWhile the splashpad has already been approved, some residents want it stopped so a new, different vision of the park can be created instead of adding things piecemeal. City Council will discuss it Wednesday. (Lynn Saxberg in the Ottawa Citizen)

      🚚 King Edward Avenue

      •  Expect delays on King Edward Avenue as the National Capital Commission conducts an inter-provincial truck survey. The company hired by the Commission will be stopping – voluntarily – commercial trucks to better understand how they are moving around downtown, Lowertown, and cross the Québec/Ontario border. Drivers who fill out the survey will receive $25 Amazon gift cards. The two week survey begins today. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

        ➕ Related The Champlain Brige partially reopens today after repairs and updates were finished early. The bridge will remain closed 10:00 pm to 5:00 am nightly for continuing work.


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        •  The Fierté Capitale Pride flag was raised this morning at City Hall, but you can Join Mayor Mark Sutcliffe and activist and fundraiser Marion Steele at the Pride Flag Raising in Stittsville today at 4:00 pm. Village Square Park. (6000 Abbott St at Stittsville Main).
        •  Ottawa Street Markets have fresh Niagara peaches at the Farm Store today from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 1805 Gaspé Ave. They also have Ontario apples, bans, beets, tomatoes, and many other seasonal veggies. Enjoy the proximity of the RCMP horses while you shop in person, or head online.



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        Nadia Doucoure was our Ottawan of the Day awhile ago, and now Tim Baines in the Ottawa Citizen has a feature-length article on ‘How a rugby player from France became the second full-time female coach in CFL history’. That rugby player was Doucoure, by the way. It started when she was on a train in France and through the window saw a bunch guys playing a sport that kind of looked like rugby, but wasn’t.

        We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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