Monday, May 30, 2022
For the eighth day, the remaining homes without power will be powered up by tomorrow. About 8,000 homes are still without power after last week’s storm.
The City is converting some of the emergency centres into Community Support Centres. Each centre will have representatives from:
Besides information related to general insurance, housing and financial services, building and demolition permit requirements and processes, public health, and psychosocial support, each location has charging stations for electronic devices, showers, and washrooms.
The locations are:
The Howard Darwin Centennial Arena and Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre also has food until tomorrow evening.
▪️Starting today you can get the full schedule of Doors Open Ottawa, the celebration of Ottawa’s heritage architecture unfolding on June 4th and 5th. You’ll have to register to access some of the buildings, and some are participating via virtual tours only, but otherwise you can walk in during the event’s hours.
▪️OrKidstra returns with a free live event featuring over 100 young musicians, on Wednesday (June 1st) at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street. Donations are welcome.
▪️Small Pony Barrel Works has launched A Lonely Forest 2022, a “spontaneously fermented” golden sour wheat beer promising a note of browned apple and a very slight bitterness. Sounds lovely for a picnic.
▪️Bkind is offering products with slightly unsightly packaging, at reduced prices. They say there’s nothing wrong with the products inside.
▪️Get an extra 20% off already reduced items in the Knix Last Call sale, ending tonight. Enter the code EXTRA20 at checkout to receive the discount.
▪️Just in time for outdoor dining, get up to 40% off site wide at Solo Stoves. Fire pits, accessories, camp stoves, and bundles are all included. The sale ends tonight.
▪️Enjoy 40% off cozy and stylish items by Dames de Pique, including a dress, oversized joggers, and plenty of tees in men’s and women’s sizes.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 30°, low of 18°.
Number: 7. Where Ottawa lies on a new top 10 list for best work-life balance – and the only one in North America. [Inc.] (Thank you to reader Andrea)
Ottawan of the Day: Brian Carson. The Stittsville resident has been awarded the Silver Medal, the highest honour of the Ontario Horticultural Association, for outstanding work in the advancement of horticulture. [Stittsville Central]
Quote: ‘Is it something that is obsessing many people? I’m not sure’ – Bay Ward councillor Theresa Kavanagh on complaints that a new O Train shed alongside Highway 417 near Moodie Drive is hideous and ruining one of the best views of the city. [Ottawa Citizen]
Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans – Gateway Grizzlies 2 – 5, yesterday, 5 – 4 Saturday, 3 – 1, Friday; AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 18 – New York Empire 30, last Saturday; CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 23 – Toronto Argonauts 17, last Friday
Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information.
⭕ Algonquin College is dropping its mask mandate as of June 1, joining the University of Ottawa, which will end its mandate tomorrow. Carleton University still requires masks. [CTV]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The City’s Planning Committee decides that razing 100 units of affordable housing for a new O Train line is a bad idea, moves the line. The Planning Committee previously approved destroying lower-rent apartments at Manor Village and Cheryl Gardens because existing major utilities made it inconvenient. Some City worker figured out they could raise the new Barrhaven Stage 3 route over the utililies and made the recommendation. The decision will now go to the full council over whether it is a good idea to raze 100 lower-rent apartments. [City of Ottawa]
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