Voting is now open in the Capital Music Awards

Categories include Newcomer of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year, and Live Music Venue of the Year. 

And if you want to see the winner’s acceptance speeches in person, free tickets are available for the awards ceremony happening at the Bronson Centre on Thursday June 1st.

– Martha and Darren



ottawa historic logo t-shirts

Newbridge Networks T-Shirt

Newbridge Networks was founded by Welsh-Canadian entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews in 1986.

Help support the ottawan by buying one of our historic logo t-shirts. 




    •  A mix of sun and cloud.  High of 19°, low of 7° 


    Ottawan of the Day

    • Michael Moloughney
    • The Bell High School gym teacher and father has created the ‘IceCube’, a changable box that assists kids with mobility disabilities to experience ice skating. (Stu Mills at CBC)


    • It appears that management has handed off all the work to the consultants: tell us what we should do
    • – Richard Powers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on the Globe & Mail’s bombshell story on the National Art Gallery. The paper argues that the Gallery contracted out its focus, operations, and culture to two firms, one a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion company and the other a California-based change management organization. [Shannon Proudfoot in the Globe & Mail]

    🕵️ Carleton Strike

    🔌 Sewer Power

    • The City has made an agreement to use heat from the sewer system for the planned Dream LeBreton development. Sewage, by biological processes, can keep a consistent 15° – 20°c year round, suitable for heating or cooling radiators. (The sewage would heat water which is then circulated through radiators, the City isn't suggesting sending sewage directly into the brand new condos, if you were wondering.) (City of Ottawa)

    🏨 Airport Hotel 

    • The developers of an airport hotel who wanted $13 million in tax breaks, then said they could settle for $10 million, will be getting nothing. City Council voted today to give them nothing, despite an attempt by Stittsville councillor Glen Gower to give them $3.7 million. City Council has been giving tax breaks to developers for years but the public started objecting when a $2.9 million tax break to a future Porsche dealership on Montréal Road was approved. (CBC)

    🏒 New Sens Suitor

    • Vivek Ranadivé, the owner and chairman of the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings has been meeting with representatives of the Ottawa Senators. It’s thought that he had not made a bid for the team by the March 6 deadline but because the money concerned is so vast, this is not considered an issue. (Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun)

    🗼 Get a Hobby

    • Québec hobby store chain Imaginaire is opening its first location outside of that province in a 20,000 sq foot site next to Simon at Rideau Centre. The new store will join Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Levis, Trois-Rivieres, Montréal, and Laval in October. (Sarah MacFarlane in Ottawa Business Journal) (Imaginaire)

    🍃 Up in Smoke

    • Gatineau cannabis wholesaler Hexo has been sold to Tilray Brands Inc., based in Leamington, Ontario. The sale is worth US $56 million. There is no word yet on whether the Gatineau office will stay or not. (The Canadian Press

    Click here to feature your event



    • It’s vinyl and pickup Euchre night at Nita Beer Company. 190 Colonnade Road, Unit 17. 
    • “Balises” is a collaboration between French clarinettist Xavier Charles and Quebecois jazz punk bassist Éric Normand. Expect chamber music, electro-accoustic stylings, and unabashed improvisation. SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas), $20-$30 suggested entrance fee, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 
    • Matriarchs Uprising is a festival of Contemporary Indigenous dance and storytelling, combining conversation, performance, and workshops. Curated by Olivia C. Davies. At the National Arts Centre April 13-15. 
    • The in-person Ottawa Writers Festival launch of Snow Road Stationby Elisabeth Hay is sold out, but you can plan to attend virtually.
    • The Signatures Originals Spring Craft Sale 2023 takes over Hall 3 of the EY Centre until Sunday April 16. This edition of the show will feature an Indigenous Showcase, produced in partnership with Indigenous Experiences. Tickets are 50% after 5:00pm on Thursday and Friday. 4899 Uplands Drive. 
    • Almanac explains the basics about sourdough starters at the Let’s Get Started workshop. Buy a ticket for just the class for $30, or spend $45 and receive a starter to take home plus a bag of flour to feed it. 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Almanac bakery, 9-5510 Canotek Road.


    Just announced / booking now


    the ottawan t-shirt


    Wear the only be-logo-ed t-shirt authorized by the ottawan itself.


    Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival (May 25 to June 4) is offering a savings on the 6-ticket package. Right now you can get it for $75, down from $90 (plus fees and taxes). 

    If you need furniture or appliances, the Habitat ReStore is a good place to check out. There are deals on fridges, doors, pianos, couches, and other goods for the home in the Anniversary Sale.

    Save 20% on any book in the Almanac baker’s library, when you purchase any bag of flour or grain. Valid until Sunday night.


    Ottawa software developer Paul Craig has created a free chatbot for all your tax problems, using artificial intelligence to figure out the answers. Good luck, you can try it here.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

    🗣️ Is there something that Ottawa should know about? Email to us at We read every single comment.

    ⏩ Was this edition of the ottawan forwarded to you? Sign up here.

    📧 Forward this edition of the ottawan to someone.

    ❓ Missed a number? View our archive here.

    More from the ottawan