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🚊 NO Train: Day 1️⃣7️⃣

Here is today’s update on the closure of the Confederation Line.

🛻 Convoy Opinions Wanted

the ottawan often makes fun of how the ease of responding when the City asks for public comments depends a lot on how far a decision has already been made. 

If the City really wants the public’s opinion, there are such things as publicized meetings, an info web page, and online surveys. When public opinion is an annoyance, an email address to a City manager suffices. 

The Province is somewhere in-between.

The Provincial government has looked to the Emergencies Act inquiry to improve on the failures from the Convoy siege. 

And now the Ministry of the Solicitor General has posted draft regulations and is looking for input from the public. 

For example, one major proposal is to have the Ontario Provincial Police as central for communication and coördination between local police and the Mounties rather than leave the various police forces to fend for themselves.

Pros: It’s a webpage, and the public can answer with an online form. Cons: The details are all in a PDF and there is no explanation of what is going on or being changed.  Nor do they seem to be publicizing this very well amongst the citizens of the City who experienced the siege.

Read and respond to the draft proposal here.

– Martha & Darren



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    • ⛈️ 70% chance of showers or thunderstorms. High of 24°, low of 16°. 


    • 15
    • – The age to which bodychecking should be raised in kids hockey due to risks of brain injury, according to a new University of Ottawa study. Hockey Canada currently permits bodychecking to start at age 13 . (Dave Charbonneau at CTV) (The Study)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Edith Dumont
    • – Dumont has been appointed as the next Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The 2017 Order of Ottawa recipient attended the University of Ottawa for psychiatry and a Master in education as well as the Université du Québec en Outaouais for orthopedagogy. She will be the province’s first Franco-Ontarian lieutenant governor. (Prime Minister’s Office)



    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 0 – New York Boulders 14 last night

    🏍️ Rolling Thunder

    🚲 Commanda Bridge

    •  The newly pedestrianized Commanda Bridge isn’t open yet but cyclists haven’t noticedDespite fences, cyclists have been crossing the Ottawa River using the bridge. The City does not yet have an open date.  (Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen)

    🚨 Voyeur

    •  A former Ottawa ByLaw officer has been convicted of 33 counts related to filming women in the shower and toilet. Andrew Seangio was a current ByLaw officer when he was charged, as well as a mentor for aspiring police officers in Algonquin College’s police foundations programme. The Crown is asking for significant jail time. (Gary Dimmock in the Ottawa Citizen)


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    •  The Ottawa Masters Indigenous Games (August 24-27), a four day sport and cultural event at TD Place, is open to Indigenous Peoples from around the world and includes competition in the traditional Indigenous sports 3D Archery, Canoeing, and Lacrosse. The Lansdowne Park cultural festival running adjacent to the competitions will be free and open to the public.


    Acording to Whiprsnapr Brewing, today is the day to celebrate all things IPA, and they’ve got bundles of 12 IPAs for $50.

    Londre Bodywear has discounted all its white items to the tune of 30%, but just for today. White one pieces, two piece separates, and cover ups are all included. Minimum order of $100. Use the code WHITE30 to save.

    There are lots of savings to be found on adorable, Made in Canada baby and kidswear from Little and Lively, in their Online Warehouse Sale. Save until August 8.

    We’re not saying your should or should not hire Jean Richer as your realtor. But he’s an unabashed Ottawa booster as you can tell by his latest video: Why I love Ottawa real estate! 

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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