Issue 633 Volume 3 Number 133

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Nearly three months ago, Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Booth Street residence was forced to evacuate its residents following a fire. The temporary lodgings where the residents were sheltered had no cooking or laundry facilities, so these services had to be provided by a third party. This has led to expenses of $50,000, which the charity is hoping to recoup. Most of the residents will be returning to Booth Street this week, and the money raised will be spent on new mattresses, security, food services, cleaning, and laundry services. If you are able to contribute, any amount will be appreciated.


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Veggie Boxes

Summer may be over but farms in our area are still harvesting delicious veggies to enjoy on cool autumnal nights. Many farms are already selling next summer’s CSA shares, while others are still providing fall boxes for passionate locavores.

▪️Heart City Farm has an autumnal CSA program that will deliver “storage crop goodness” for winter comfort meals. The crops might include potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, spinach, celery, carrots, and so on. The bi-weekly shares run November 6 and 20, and December 4 and 18, and you can choose from two pickup locations. $200 (each share costs approximately $50).

▪️Beetbox Farm’s Fall Harvest VegBox is available in small ($25) or medium ($40) sizes, so whether you’re a veggie loving singleton or a family of four there are options to suit. When you arrive to take it home, you can select an already assembled box or pick out your own veggies. 

▪️The Fall CSA from Heartbeet Farm provides four biweekly veggie boxes in November and December, which can be picked up in Kanata or North Augusta. $165. 

▪️Juniper Farm’s Farmer’s Harvest Box is a weekly no-committment-necessary box of veggies for $45. 

▪️Indian Creek Orchard Gardens is offering two CSAs for 2023: the Summer Garden Share runs for 12 weeks June 15 - August 31 ($420) and the Autumn Classic Garden Share ls eight weeks from September 21 to November 2 ($288). Pickup in Carleton Place or Pakenham. 

▪️Ottawa Farm Fresh is taking Early Bird registrations for Summer 2023 CSA. If you register by October 30 you’ll receive a 12% discount on your fresh, local veggie boxes next summer. This plan runs for 22 weeks, from June 1 to October 28, 2023. Flexible payment plans are available. 

We'll see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30% chance of showers. High of 11°, low of 3°.   

Number:  11.6% The per centage of tech workers vs the entire workforce in Ottawa, the largest in North America. [Visual Capitalist]

Ottawans of the Day: Jackson Bennett and Hailee Phillips. RedBlacks running back Bennet proposed to his girlfriend Phillips after Friday's match against the Alouettes. The RedBlacks lost but she said yes. [Ottawa Sun]]

Quote: ‘The case for friendshoring appears to be a win-win that could fill the void left by the ejecting of Huawei from Canada’s telecommunications network’ – Toronto Star Ottawa Bureau Chief Heather Scoffield on the three governmental levels of investment in Nokia’s new Kanata campus expansion. Scoffield argues supporting the Finnish tech company sends a message to China. [Toronto Star]

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?️ The Election

▪️When he was a columnist, mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe advocated defunding Capital Pride, Festival Franco-Ontarien, and the Tulip Festival.

+ Related Sutcliffe releases the campaign platform.

▪️Mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney releases platform to prioritze rural residents.

? The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️In an email made available at the inquiry, City officials write that they thought Convoy protestors would park their trucks at the baseball stadium and take the O Train to Wellington Street.

▪️The Parliamentary Protective Service was upset with the City over the latter’s plans to move trucks from residential areas to the street in front of Parliament.

▪️Ontario’s dereliction of duty over the Convoy protest won't be part of the Emergency Act inquiry – it's about the Federal response only. 

▪️New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was recorded saying ‘Doug Ford has been hiding from his responsibility on it for political reasons’ to Mayor Jim Watson on February 8.

▪️Mayor Jim Watson testified that the City considered asking gas stations to not fill jerry cans. They ended up not asking that and just letting the truckers refill their parked trucks.

+ Related In the same story, Watson said that the initial coterie of Mounties sent by the Federal government were used for VIP protective services.

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