Tuesday March 19, 2024


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High 1° Low -5°
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❄️ Snow
High 2° Low-5°
🌞 7:04 am🌛7:15 pm



Some downtown streets will be closed until Thursday morning to handle the many visitors to the former prime minister, Brian Mulroney, who is lying in state.

Closed are:


  • Wellington Street from Elgin Street to Bank Street.
  • Sparks Street from Elgin Street to Bank Street.
  • O'Connor Street from Wellington Street to Queen Street.
  • Metcalfe Street from Wellington Street to Queen Street.

People may pay their respects until 6:00 pm tonight and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm tomorrow at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington Street.

Afterwards, Mulroney will be moved to Montréal with a state funeral at the Notre-Dame Basilica, 11:00 Saturday.

– Martha and Darren


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      Ottawans of the Day

      • James Duthie, Mike Bullard, Luke Richardson, Lyndon Hooper, and Dr. Mark Aubry
      • – The five will be inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony in May. (Josh Pringle at CTV)


      • They sort of think that ‘I’m the property manager’ so they're letting things like grass grow and they’re letting garbage stay out for too long, which attracts rodents

      • – Rideau-Vanier ward councillor Stephanie Plante who wants Ottawa to create a ‘problemic property’ website where residents can report derelict properties. (William Eltherington at CTV


      What’s going on at City Hall

      No meetings tomorrow.


      🚌 OC Transpo

      •  It was confirmed that the new fossil fuel powered generators for the new electric buses would use natural gasthe ottawan watched the entire meeting on YouTube and we agree with Ottawa Bulldog here, City staff were less than clear on how the electric buses would be recharged. A staff member said that the generators were meant to be back-up and Hydro Ottawa was planning a substation near by – but it’s not clear that the garages have enough Hydro Power to charge all the buses. (Ken Gray at Ottawa Bulldog)

        ➕ Related OC Transpo general manager Renée Amilcar maintains that the north-south Trillium Line will open this spring, despite the agency extending the deadline until summer.

      🏒 Ottawa PWHL

      •  Ottawa has traded players Lexie Adzija to Boston and Amanda Boulier to Montréal. In return, Ottawa will get Shiann Darkangelo and Tereza Vanišová from Boston and Montréal respectively. (Ted Raymond at CTV)



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      •  Although two sessions of Music and Beyond’s six week virtual lecture series Voyage Through Classical Music have already been presented, you can still register for the remainder of the series. You’ll be emailed recordings of the first two sessions to view at your leisure. Wednesdays until April 10.
      • The International Film Festival of Ottawa continues with Canadian Masters: Deepa Mehta. The evening begins with Deepa Mehta in conversation with Carleton University Associate Professor of Film Studies Malini Guha, followed by a screening of Funny Boy.
      •  Learn the moves at the workshop or just go for the social dancing at the Capital Kizomba Monthly Special at Arts Court

      •  ByTowne CinemaOne Life, The Third Man, Love Lies Bleeding

      •  Mayfair TheatreThe Taste of Things, Perfect Days, Frogman


      •  JazzNite with the Aardvark Big Band. Queen St. Fare

      •  Open Mic. Pour Boy

      •  Storytelling Open Mic. Old Firehall Community Centre (Old Ottawa South)

      •  Cinzia & The Eclipse: Springland. LIVE on Elgin

      •  Shit Happens (Winnipeg Crust Punk) with FORX, Altoona, Brutal Play

      •  In Bloom Transformations. Atomic Rooster

      •  March Game Dev Show N Chill. Avant-Garde Bar

      •  Tap Room Trivia. Stray Dog Brewing Co

      •  Vinyl Nights. Cold Bear Brew Co (Arnprior)


      •  Watch screenings from Ottawa’s independent filmmakers at the second annual DiverCity Film Festival, running at Digital Arts Resource Centre. Until Sunday at 67 Nicholas St. Free.

      •  Music and Beyond presents an event of J.S. Bach as the Juno-award winning ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons performs La Passion selon saint Jean. Southminster United church, 15 Aylmer Ave.

      •  Get your hands dirty as you learn how to grow and care for nutritious Microgreens. $60 + HST.

      •  If you need an excuse to spend an afternoon playing euchre, St. Andrew’s United Church in Cumberland is holding a fundraising event from 12:30 to 3:30 today. It’s $10 to buy in, and there’s food to purchase on site.

      •  The International Film Festival of Ottawa continues with the Save As: The Future of Restoring, Preserving, Distributing and Exhibiting Heritage Cinema panel discussions. Today’s film screenings are Kidnapped by Italian director Marco Bellocchio, accompanied by the short film Father Archie (Nova Scotia); and Robin Phillip’s 1983 Canadian feature The Wars.

      •  ByTowne CinemaOne Life, International Film Festival of Ottawa: Kidnapped, Love Lies Bleeding.

      •  Mayfair TheatrePerfect Days, The Taste of Things, The Thing


      •  Indie Series - Saturn Sunrise & Valvehead. Overflow Brewing

      •  Thursday Nights Are a Drag: The Face Reveal. Swizzles Bar and Grill

      •  Irene’s Thursday Blues Sessions with Host Matthew Chaffey. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  The Free Label, Country Club Pool Boy. Rainbow Bistro

      •  Karaoke Thursdays. Atomic Rooster

      •  Kevin Drew. National Arts Centre

      •  The Once. National Arts Centre

      •  Catherine MacLellan. Red Bird

      •  Rise Carmine. LIVE on Elgin

      •  Saturn Sunrise and Valvehead. Overflow Brewing

      Just Announced / Now Booking

      • Listen as city planners and architects from Paris, Washington DC, and Ottawa discuss ceremonial boulevards in capital cities. Presented by the NCC, The Ceremonial Capital will be available in person or streamed on YouTube, but either way you must register. April 11, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 40 Elgin St.


        The It Takes a Village Gala is raising funds for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Ottawa, the organisation that works with people incarcerated for committing sexual offences to help them avoid relapse. Speakers at the Gala include Catherine McKinney and Adrian Harewood, and there’s solid list of items and experiences up for bid at the event auction.


      Lamb for Spring feasts is 40% off at Juniper Farm.

      Register for the Voyage through Classical Music virtual lecture series from Music and Beyond, and receive a free ticket to the Thirteen Strings concert Reflection - Music for Good Friday on March 29.


      A new study at the University of Ottawa says Albert Einstein was wrong, and ‘the universe has no room for dark matter’. If you wish to argue for Einstein’s honour, ‘Testing CCC+TL Cosmology with Observed Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Features’ was published in the Astrophysical Journal last Friday.



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