Thursday, 19 October 2023


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Of all the surveys that the City has requested from the public, we may have found the most controversial: do we need a frisbee golf course in Centrepointe Park?

Residents can meet with City staff on Sunday between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to discuss and also to sample the game.

Those who have other plans at that time can fill out the online survey.

The City will wrap up their consultations October 30.

– Martha and Darren


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    • $90
    • – The annual savings predicted by Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith for Hydro Ottawa customers who switch to the new ultra-low overnight rate plan. The new plan – which is not automatic, you must deliberately select it – has cheaper rates from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. (CityNews) (Details from Hydro Ottawa)

    Gatinoise and Ottawans of the Day

    • Mia Kelly, Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Chelsey June and Jaaji, and Lynn Miles
    • – All have been nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which will be held April 4 to 7 in Newfoundland. (Lynn Saxberg in the Ottawa Citizen)


    • We haven’t heard anything from the landlord

    • – Orange Art Gallery co-owner Jim Hollander who had previously been told by the landlord that his lease would not be renewed. He has not yet received a notice to vacate and now the City is trying to designate the 90 year-old building with heritage status. (Alayne McGregor in the Centretown Buzz)



    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 6 – Washington Capitals 1 last night


    What’s going on at City Hall.

    No more meetings this week.


    🛫 Ottawa International Airport

    •  Scheduled flights from Ottawa to Iqaluit to Greenland will begin next summer. Canadian North Airlines has partnered with Air Greenland for the weekly flights which uses Iqaluit as the hub to Nuuk, Greenland. Ticket sales begin in the new year. 

      Does this mean Ottawa finally has a second non-North American destination? Nope. Greenland counts as North America. Otherwise you can go anywhere that you like in Europe or Asia from Ottawa International Airport, as long as it is Paris. (Ollie Williams at Cabin Radio)

    🚊 O Train

    •  Local campaigner wants the O Train commemerative plaques removed from each station. Jane Keeler says the plaques honour then-Mayor Jim Watson, then-City Manager Steve Kanellakos, and then-OC Transpo General Manager John Manconi, all of whom were critiqued for their actions by Justice Hourigan in his LRT inquiry report. ‘The last thing we need to do is to thank Jim Watson, John Manconi, and Kanellakos in public – the people who have cheated our city. And we’re still paying, and we’ll be paying a long time. We still can’t get a good ride,’ she says. Keeler would like people to write their ward councillor and ask for the removals. (Alayne McGregor in the Centretown Buzz)

    🚨 Ottawa Police Service

    •  The Ottawa Police Service is opening a new Neighbourhood Operations Centre on Rideau Street. The storefront, at the corner of Williams, is close to the Rideau Centre and Rideau O Train station. The Centre will not be open to the public and is intended to be a place to partner with additional agencies and service providers. The rent will be $245,944.95 per year. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

    ⚜️ French School Board

    •  The French school board wants a secondary school to be included in any LeBreton Flats redevelopment. The Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario says there is an urgent need for a French secondary school downtown. The National Capital Commission says that it asked all school boards about their needs: the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board said that they’re fine, no more schools are desired in that area.  (Matthew Kupfer at CBC)

       Related An Ottawa-Carleton District School Board principal apologized for making a student remove a Palestinian flag from their user profile because it was a ‘political statement’. The Board notes that students are allowed to post flags that represent them in their profiles.

    🛻 Convoy Trial

    •  Convoy coörganizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are on trial for their acts in the Convoy siege.
    •  Ottawa Police Service constable Isabelle Cyr, who was a liaison with the Convoy, testified that the Service sent maps and directed truckers to downtown streets.
    •  In an email to police colleagues she wrote, ‘Great job on the maps ... truckers will love it!’.
    •  Cyr said that she and fellow officers felt ‘unsafe’ when handing out flyers to the Convoy.

      (David Fraser at CBC)

       Related The Ottawa Citizen is live blogging the trial.



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    •  Manotick’s One World Bazaar hosts a charity market in support of Cornerstone and Habitat for Humanity’s Ottawa ReStore, with shopping, great food, stage performances and talks, and plenty of opportunities to support the two organizations. Today and tomorrow at 6110 Mitch Owens Road, Manotick.
    •  Broken Stick Brewing and Hammond Golf and Country Club present Hammond Oktoberfest,with German food, great craft beer, and live music. Wear your best lederhosen and dirndl!
    •  Square Lemon is back with the Spooktacular Craft Market, which costs nothing to enter, offers shopping with a great group of more than 40 vendors, and even promises a free workshop on site.
    •  Catch traditional dances from the Indian subcontinent in Woven Journeys: A Concert of Silk Road Heritage Dances at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe. PWYC with a suggested donation of $20.
    •  Experience a local craft brew that you haven’t tried before at Renfrew Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival this Saturday October 21. If you get hungry, food vendors will cover everything from BBQ to cotton candy.
    •  Urban Art Collective is a busy place on Saturday night. There’s Unsociably High’s EP Release Party, and the UAC Art Hub takeover by artists Tiffany Wallace (@creativespanky) and Brendog Bartlett, with the Vernissage for @brendoogbartlett’s new exhibition “Life in Boxes” happening at the same time. Out in the parking lot you’ll find carnival games, and you can dance to the beats in the Art Shop. 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 1088 Somerset St. W.


    •  The C.A. & Sonny Show. Irene’s Pub

    •  Serene Dark, Strigampire, Vortex, Mesothelioma. House of TARG

    •  Bonobo Backlash with They’re Not Here and Hypersex Banshee. LIVE on Elgin

    •  EP Release Party for Unsocialby High’s Oh, The Country Air.” Urban Art Collective

    •  Road Apples, The Tragically Hip tribute band. Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe

    •  Latin Sound Machine. Marzitelli

    •  Live Music with Nelson Colt. Brew Revolution

    •  International U2 Tribute Act Desire. Overflow Brewing Co
    •  The Bushpilots “Kings of Mustang” album release with S/G Keith Glass Band. Rainbow Bistro


    Just Announced / Now Booking

    •  Possible Worlds’ Bookbinding 101 workshop will present a bit of background on the different methods and then teach participants to assemble their own books. Tuesday November 7 from 6:00 p to 8:30 pm. From $75.


    Save 20% on Halloween decorations from Station D, when you purchase three or more.

    Cedar & Vine offering discount on blush coloured clothes to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Until October 22 at midnight, receive 15% off any Blush purchase. The brand will also donate 10% of Blush purchases to Breast Cancer Research via the Canadian Cancer Society.

    If you’re looking to save a bit of money on heating bill this winter, it might help to throw a wool blanket on the bed. Maker House is having a rare – very rare – sale on MacAusland Woollen Mill's Wool Blankets. These blankets are made in Bloomfield, PEI. Save $20 on lap, double and queen size blankets.

    Blondie Apparel is having a Sample Sale from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday (October 21). 2394 Dwyer Hill Road, Ashton. Go in person for the best selection of samples, overstock, damaged goods, and end of lines, with discounts of up to 60%.

    Save an extra 15% on sale items at Message Factory. The discount will be automatically applied to your cart.


    A video report by Mike Patton, the communications director for former mayor Larry O’Brien, on his letter from Ottawa ByLaw about the incessant barking coming from his house. The thing is, house pet Sneakers is more prone to meowing.


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