Monday, January 15 2024


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High -6° Low -2°
🌞 7:38 am🌛4:44 pm


❄️ Snow
High -7° Low -22°
🌞 7:38 am🌛4:45 pm



Two people have died from cardiovascular issues while snowshoveling in Refrew County over the weekend. The two were between 50 and 70 years old.

This is more of a public service announcement: warm up your muscles first, do not overextend your effort, it’s okay to take your time.

– Martha and Darren


    •  Ottawa Stats
    •  City Hall Agenda
    •  What Ottawa is Talking About
    •  Events
    •  Deals of the Day


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      • 3,374
      • – The number of tickets given out by Ottawa bylaw on Saturday to cars that disobeyed the winter ‘no parking’ order. That’s around $354,000 in fines. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

      Ottawan of the Day

      • Vanessa Morgan
      • –  The former star of Riverdale is now the lead in a CBC police procedural, Wild Cards, as a grifter ordered to solve crimes with a cop partner.  (Q with Tom Power podcast)


      • There was a certain majesty there, because it was founded pretty much on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

      • – Doris Momy remembering the tree-lined enchanting boulevard that King Edward Avenue once was, before it became the onramp to the MacDonald - Cartier bridge. Pictures of the old days! (Arthur White-Crummey at CBC)



      • 🏒 PWHL Ottawa 5 – Toronto 1 last Saturday
      • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 5 – San Jose Sharks 4 last Saturday


      What’s going on at City Hall

      Built Heritage Committee
      Tuesday, January 16 at 9:30 am

      • Application to alter 359 Kent Street, 436 and 444 MacLaren Street, properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act as part of the Centretown Heritage Conservation District
      • Application to alter 29 Russell Avenue, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, located in the Russell Avenue-Range Road Heritage Conservation District
      • Application to alter 125 Lakeway Drive, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
      • Application to alter 149 King George Street, a property designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Update to the designation of the Ottawa Water Works Complex under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Designation of 415 Kenwood Avenue under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Designation of Bible House at 315 Lisgar Street under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Designation of Southminster United Church at 1040 Bank Street under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Designation of the former W.C. Edwards and Company building, 290 City Centre Avenue, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
      • Designation of the Westboro Masonic Temple at 430 Churchill Avenue North under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

      📋 Agenda


      🚏 OC Transpo

      •  Six months after removing all shields from the elements, OC Transpo is adding more shelters to the bus stops at Hurdman and Tunney's Pasture stations. There will be nine new shelters at Hurdman and 14 at Tunney’s Pasture.  OC Transpo is considering these shelters as temporary and will remove them when a permanent solution is enacted. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

        ➕ Related The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is still short 13 drivers, which equates to 39 runs being affected. 

      🙏 Ed Broadbent

      •  Ed Broadbent will receive a state funeral on January 28. The longtime leader of the New Democratic Party, and former Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, died on Jan 11.  Details have not yet been released. (Peter Zimonjic at CBC)



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      •  The noon Doors Open for Music at Southminster church (DOMS) concert is a jazz and gospel affair. The Jazz Psalm Project uses music in the two genres to bring psalms alive. Free to attend.

      •  Restaurant e18hteen’s 4 Chefs 4 Plates is a four course, fine dining meal hosted by Chef David Godsoe and includes a welcome drink and wine pairings. John Kim, Jason Laurin, and Alexander Dunham round out the Chefs line-up. $225 per person plus gratuity and tax.

      •  Stand up and improv on the same bill? Yes, it’s actually happening at House of TARG. The lineup features comics Jeff Davis, David Brennan, Lorenzo Patio, and others followed by improv pros Chelsea Fahey and Woody McCadden.


      •  Storytelling Open Mic. Old Firehall Community Centre, Old Ottawa South

      •  Jazz Jams with the Peter Hum Trio. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

      •  Taproom Trivia. Stray Dog Brewing

      •  Bytown Ukulele BUG Jam Live. Red Bird

      •  Urban Chaos with Nick Admen & Noah Preminger. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (play). LIVE on Elgin (until January 20)

      Just Announced


      Get day old Nat’s Bread (including Cinnamon Raisin, two different sourdoughs, and Four Seed) at the Ottawa Street Markets Farm Store (1805 Gaspé Ave) as well as loads of local produce, health and beauty products, and decor items. Shop in person today, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm or make your purchases online anytime.

      Ottawa designer and boutique Muriel Dombret has a few tasty deals on its sale pages including hats, gloves, scarves, and even a pair of pants or two. Most marked down items are in short supply and limited sizes.

      The Great Canadian Sox Shop’s Sock of the Week is a good one for heading outdoors. The Ski & Snow II by J.B. Field’s is a knee high blend of merino, coolmax, nylon, acrylic, and lycra spandex that will keep you snug on the trails and slopes. Plus, it comes in a range of cool colours. And it’s now $12 (down from $20). Maybe the best part? It's made in Canada (Toronto, to be exact). The sale ends at midnight on January 15.


      This story is only available in podcast form but we listened to it live on CBC last Friday and it was very satisfying.

      Is your Facebook showing you tons of ads for candlelight concerts in some downtown Ottawa church featuring the music of Star Wars, or Taylor Swift or Hans Zimmer or the like? Sandra Abma at CBC’s All in a Day went to one – Taylor Swift – and answered some questions.

      1. The candles are LEDs but they look great regardless

      2. Local professional classical musicians are hired to perform.

      3. The whole thing is the creation of a Spanish firm that used all sorts of Facebook wizardry to create a new event that people would pay for. The data showed that pop music by candlelight in churches would be a winner – and it is, in 180 cities around the world.

      4. All the patrons interviewed by Abma loved their evening, and some were now interested in other classical events.



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