Issue 664 Volume 3 Number 164

The Ottawan



It's Wednesday, December 7, 2022 and once again Ottawa Rewind has come up with a cracker, this time exploring Operation Plough, the top-secret designed-in-Ottawa tank intended to take on the Nazis in the snow.

Food + Drink News

▪️Riviera has made Open Table’s Best 100 Restaurants in Canada 2022 list. Good luck getting a reservation now. 

▪️CTV Ottawa has a sweet interview with Paolo Di Rienzo as the family celebrates the 50th anniversary of their award winning sandwich shop and deli, Di Rienzo Grocery and Deli.

▪️Take the hassle out of cooking Christmas dinner by having Biagio’s do it for you. Christmas Dinner Meals to Go is a turkey dinner with a soup starter, chocolate tiramisu for dessert, and delicious sides in between. Dinner for 1 is $40, for 2 is $70, and for 4 is $140.

▪️Oh, Snap! Gingerbread Beer by Calabogie Brewing is available to enjoy at their taprooms and to take home in cans for $3.20 each. 

▪️Stray Dog Brewing’s new Northern Lite Light Beer (4.4%) is easy drinking and refreshing. $3.25 per can.

▪️Silent Trees New England Pale Ale 2022 edition by Ridge Rock Brewing promises a tasty, hazy, and hoppy Christmas treat. 

▪️Perth Brewery has news for Stittsville residents: their non-alcoholic PLAY lager is now available at Brown’s Independent Grocer at 1251 Main St. 

▪️Easy shopping alert: Over the next two weeks, Hummingbird Chocolate will be giving out samples and selling their fabulous, locally made collections at the Westboro, Greenbank, Trainyards, Stittsville, and Signature Centre  Farm Boy locations. 

▪️Give the baker on your list a bag of high quality flour from the selection made by Ottawa Valley Grain Products.

▪️At the Ottawa Citizen, Peter Hum has divined the authentic cuisine of Kanata: it's Vietnamese, French, and Ukrainian as represented by Banh Mi YesLa Maison du Kouign-Amann, and Zakuska Market and Deli. 

Deals of the day

1️⃣ M0851’s Countdown to Christmas offers serious discounts on luxury accessories. Get 20% off when you spend at Least $150, 30% off when you spend $300, and 40% off when you spend $600. 

2️⃣ The Kindred Studio is holding a flash sale today. Get 25% off the entire FW22 collection. Oh, and if you buy $100 worth of gift cards you’ll receive a free pair of kids’ leggings. 

3️⃣ It’s Buy One, Get One Free on loungewear time at Yoga Jeans


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Weather: ⛅ Cloudy. High of 4°, low of -1°. 

Number:  $63.3 million. The amount that OC Transpo will receive from the Provincial government under a COVID-19 restart programme. In September, OC Transpo expected to have a deficit of $85.5 million. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Caroline Dromaguet. Dromaguet becomes the permanent CEO of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum after having filled the role on an interim basis since 2021. [Ottawa Citizen

Quote: ‘There is no question the final report on the LRT is being reviewed by both us and Infrastructure Ontario to make sure whatever learnings came from that are built into this progressive design-build model process’ – Ottawa Hospital CEO Cameron Love on learning lessons from the public-private partnership build of the O Train, which lead to both the City and the builders ignoring the public’s interest[Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senator 2 – Los Angeles Kings 5 last night

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▪️Hydro Ottawa has bought two local hydro electric dams. The Galetta generating station, built in 1907, is powered by the Mississippi River, just before it hits the Ottawa River on the edge of West Carleton. The Appleton Generating Station is southeast of Almonte, also on the Mississippi, and was built in 1994 on the site of an old mill. Hydro Ottawa’s green power subsidiary Portage Power – to which these two dams will be assigned – owns 18 hydroelectric generation plants in Ontario, Québec, and New York and 16 solar power sites across Ottawa. [Newswire]

▪️Rogue coyote traps are being set in Riverside South Park. The City had set up some traps after neighbours complained of agressive coyotes threatening people and killing pets, but they were removed by November 4. The unsanctioned traps were neck snare traps which could also catch animals that are not coyotes. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has removed the traps that are known. [CTV]

▪️Ottawa is on the list for a franchise in the new Canadian professional women's soccer league. Soccer legends Christine Sinclair and Diana Matheson plan to launch the league in eight cities in 2025. Vancouver and Calgary have already been confirmed as franchises. Ottawa previously fielded a women's soccer team, Ottawa Fury, from 2000 to 2014. Ottawa Fury was one of the rare times that a women’s soccer team has spawned a men's division, Ottawa Fury FC in 2011. [CBC]

▪️The Québec police ethics board has found that Gatineau police abused their authority over a journalist’s arrest. Yvonne Dubé, then as now, executive director of the Outaouais chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, was being investigated by journalist Antoine Trépanier over Dubé falsely portraying herself as a lawyer and practising law without a licence.  Dubé called Gatineau police and alleged criminal harassment by the reporter, who was arrested that evening. Administrative judge Benoît McMahon of the Comité de déontologie policière wrote that the senior police officer’s misconduct was more serious because Trépanier was a reporter. Trépanier was not charged, and neither police officer involved has faced any sanction.  [CBC]

▪️Carleton University has selected three new names for existing buildings. The University Centre becomes Nideyinàn, ‘our heart’ in Algonquin; Robertson Hall becomes Pigiarvik (ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ), ‘a place to begin’ or ‘the starting place’ in Inuktitut; and the Residence Commons become Teraanga Commons, a ‘Senegalese name from the Wolof language that emphasizes generosity of spirit and sharing of material possessions in all encounters’. The name change is the result of a February 2021 initiative to reflect the diversity and commitment to inclusion by the University. [Carleton University]

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