Wednesday, March 30, 2022
▪️Baccanelle’s Easter preorder Heat & Serve menu offers a choice of vegan curry, lamb, ham, salmon, and chicken mains as well as sides of soup, patties, or fritters. For dessert choose the tiramisu crepe kit, vegan carrot cake, or cheesecake bars. If you order before April 1st using the code Birdie, you’ll save 10%. 595 Montreal Road, Unit 106.
▪️The Easter Dinner for Two from The Whalesbone celebrates spring highlights seasonal classics: Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb, spring greens, roasted carrots, and spring peas. You’ll also receive a bag of Easter eggs. $75 for two, the meal is available on the 14th, 15th, or 16th and you must order in advance.
▪️Three Tarts’ decorated shortbread cookies in bunny, lamb, chick, and Easter egg shapes won't last long($15 for four). As for the dessert table, the pie and tart list is extensive: Raspberry Rhubarb Tart ($22), Coconut Cream Tart ($24), and Chocolate Pecan Pie ($22) are just a few you’ll need to consider. Order your Easter sweets by Tuesday April 12th at 5:00pm. 464 Bank Street, Unit 3.
▪️For a different spin on the Easter basket, La Confiserie in Wakefield has compiled a cardboard kit filled with chocolates, gummy bunnies, jelly beans and more sweet treats, in your choice of milk or dark chocolate ($25.75). 817 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC.
▪️The Piggy Market has a selection of cooked and raw mains for your Easter table, and with more items added often. If you’re looking for a showstopper, their 2kg Raw Ontario Lamb Roasts from Beverly Creek farms are available for $46/kg. You’ll need to make a $20 deposit, which is non-refundable after April 7th. 400 Winston Avenue
In other media ...
▪️The Citizen loves the high-end casual South Asian dishes at new New Edinburgh restaurant, Dhruvees.
▪️Manotick has a new Italian restaurant, Angelina, featuring cocktails that include edible glitter.
▪️Emma the Urban Botanist and Deb Kelly from the Fungi Connection have a video explaining how to grow your own mushrooms at home.
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Weather: ❄️ Periods of snow mixed with ice pellets. High of -1°, low of -1°.
Number: $11.25 million. The amount of money brought in to the City by parking fees in 2021, up from $8.9 million in 2020. In the prepandemic antiquity of 2019, the City received $17.1 million. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Keith Gough. The international basketball star has opened a new high-performance training gym off Hawthorne Road, The Performance Factory. [CBC]
Quote: ‘There’s an awful lot of our city that is kind of boring’ – Architect Toon Dreessen, who points out that almost all beautiful buildings in Ottawa are Federal, the City’s view is lacking. [Ottawa Magazine]
Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Nashville Predators 4, last night
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.
⭕ The head of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table says that Ontarians should keep wearing masks as COVID-19 cases are rising due to the removal of mandates. [CBC]
⭕ Ottawa Public Health is directly reaching out to people over the age of 50 who have not had their third dose, due to its concerns of rising COVID-19 cases. [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Ottawa's Auditor General will review the Police and City's response to the Trucker siege. The Police Services Board made the request to Nathalie Gougeon Monday, asking that a review be completed by Canada Day. Gougeon accepted but said that due to the complexity of the issue, she won't commit to a reporting date. Her first step will involve a public consultation, on which we'll report as soon as we know. Parliament is making a report as part of the Emergency Act, which requires an investigation after 30 days. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️Despite a promise from the Acting Police Chief, only six people have been charged publically for the Trucker siege. The Police Service has said that of 230 people arrested during the Siege, 118 were charged with something. Acting Police Chief Steve Bell has said that all names would be released, however, other than six leaders, none have been announced. [CBC]
▪️Claire is now on the road to provide meals to homeless persons in Gatineau. Itinérance Zéro has just retired Bertha, but thanks to donations from the community, the organization has now put a new food truck, Claire, into service. [TVA]
▪️NarCity produced a handy map of where to view beauful cherry blossoms, in the pelting ice. [NarCity]
▪️The National Arts Centre has commissioned a piece by Philip Glass in tribute of Peter Jennings. The former Ottawa-based journalist died in 2005 after a long career at US TV network ABC. Truth in our Time will premiere Glass’ ‘Symphony No. 13’ April 13 and 14 both in person and livestreamed. [Ottawa Citizen] [NAC]
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