Issue 603 Volume 3 Number 103

The Ottawan



It’s Friday, September 2, 2022 and we are admiring this new exhibit of kids' TV programs at the Canadian Museum of History, which, by the way, is apparently seeking a permanent CEO. 

What’s happening down on the farm this weekend?

▪️ You can pick your own tomatoes and enjoy a yoga class at Ottawa Farm Fresh Saturday September 3. 2811 Ramsayville Rd. Gloucester, ON. 

▪️ Orléans Fruit Farm is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Labour Day) so you can Pick Your Own apples. Small bags cost $25 and large are $37. That’s a lot of apple pie. 1399 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa. 

▪️ McGregor’s Orchard is open daily today through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm for Pick Your Own apples. Lobos and tart Macs are currently available. 704 Clifford Side Road, Mcnab/Braeside 

▪️ There’s a lot going on at the Log Farm this weekend. It’s open Saturday through Monday from 9:00am to 4:00pm for wagon rides, a wander through the Pumpkin Patch, a visit with farm animals, and even an adventure in a corn maze where you’ll probably spy a scarecrow. $11.99 per person. 670 Cedarview Rd, Nepean. 

▪️ This is the final weekend to get lost in the Saunders Farm mazes. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets cost $18.58 + booking fee. 7893 Bleeks Road | Munster, ON 

▪️ In Manotick, Millers Farm, Market & Garden Centre is open for Pick Your Own berries, however, we’re not sure what’s available right now. No word if the pumpkin patch, which usually opens in September, is ready for Pick Your Own. 6158 Rideau Valley Drive. 

▪️ The farm store at Beetbox Co-Op is open Saturday morning from 10”00am to 1:00pm. They’ll have lots of fresh fruits and veggies for sale. 230 Davidson’s Side Road, Nepean.

Deals of the Day

▪️ If being outside in the open air fills you with existential dread, tomorrow is National Cinema Day, and the megachains CineplexImagine, and Landmark are selling tickets for $3 plus tax each. Saturday September 3, only.

▪️ Save a massive $200 on every speaker at Riverwood Acoustics. Use the code Labourday200 at checkout to get your discount. 

Monday is Labour Day, so we'll see you Tuesday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 26°, low of 14°.   

Number: 189.1. The number of millimetres of rain that poured down upon Ottawa in August, the wettest since 1893. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Jad Slaibeh. The professional YouTuber, known as ChadWithaJ, found fame six years ago when he filmed the progression of trading a paper clip for larger items, eventually trading himself into a car. [CBC]

Quote: ‘All the power to them, but they are boring’ – TSN broadcaster Gareth Wheeler on Atlético Ottawa’s style of play this season. Atlético is currently in top position in the Canadian Premier League. [Ottawa Sun]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 6 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 5; Ottawa Titans 2 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 1, in. double-header last night

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▪️People in a dozen units in Nepean's Manor Village are refusing to leave after a renoviction. The landlords of Manor Village – Smart Living Properties and Forum Equity Partners – have given the tenants an N13 notice, which is supposed to be used for demolition or major renovation. The tenants had until Aug 31 to leave. Current rent was $1,400 for a three bedroom townhouse, an amount that will be hard, if not impossible, to find elsewhere. [CBC

▪️Ottawa woman was told that she must move into a long-term care home that she didn’t want or be charged $1,800 per day. The former Nortel worker said she was ‘coerced’ into moving to the Extendicare West End Villa. A new law going through the Provincial Parliament, Bill 7, will empower the government to forcibly relocate people in hospital who are waiting for their long-term care home of choice to be availble. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Merry Dairy is proposing that local creameries should be thought of more like craft brewers than industrial milk producersThe ice cream maker has released a detailed proposal to amend Ontario”s Milk Act to create a new category of shopkeeper-distributor, who would have a limited distribution area and have easier record keeping headaches if they use already pasteurized dairy. Merry Dairy’s wholesale business was shut down last month when the Milk Police informed the shop that they should be licensed as an industrial dairy. [A Proposal by Merry Dairy]

▪️This week's episode of The Amazing Race Canada took place in Ottawa – GatineauWe can't say that we are big fans of reality TV shows but for completeness, we'll mention it. Spoiler: Last place McDougall brothers Connor and Brendan remain to race another day even though they lost the challenge, as it was a non-elimination week. Whew. [CTV]

▪️A new book on climate change says Ottawa will be a destination for migrants escaping heat and drought in the south. Nomad Century - How climate migration will reshape our world author Gaia Vince says Canada will increase its population as land thaws and the Northwest Passage reduces shipping times. [Daily Kos] [Good Reads]

▪️The Russian Embassy has opened a book of condolences after the death of the final Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Emails with words of sympathy and condolence can be sent to

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