Issue 564 Volume 3 Number 61

The Ottawan



It’s Wednesday, June 29, 2022, and did you know that the first company to sell maple bats to Major League baseball is in Carleton Place?

▪️Just in time for sipping in the sun on Canada Day, Nita Beer Co’s Jimmy Mango Lime Sour promises big flavour. Oh, and if you’re near Nita today, flights are just $6 on Wednesdays. Nita will be closed on Canada Day, so get your beer by Thursday.

▪️Overflow’s answer to summer sipping is Breathe, a Lemon Hibiscus Gose. Enjoy it at home or take in the Boston Levi show at the brewery on Canada Day. 

▪️Spark Beer will be open from 1:00pm too late on Canada Day. If you’re visiting the taproom or buying bottles to take home, consider Spark Super Dry. It’s a hazy IPA with an orange and watermelon vibe, and it’s back for the first time since last summer. 702 Somerset Street West. 

▪️Reader Paula told us about TukTuk Thai Cuisine,which recently opened at 5031 Bank St in Gloucester. If you’ve experienced their Thai comfort food, give us your review. 

▪️Dominion City Brewing’s taproom and beer garden will be open all long weekend. On Friday, one dollar from each draft sold will be donated to Minobideg Learning, which looks to build understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. 

▪️Zola’s will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm on Canada Day. and presents live music from Jon V. W. on Friday July 1st and Edra Silva Saturday July 2nd. 2194 Robertson Road, Nepean. 

▪️Bring red and white popcorn to the party on Friday with the Papa Jack O Canada Strawberry Popcorn Cone. Available to pick up starting today. $2.50 

▪️True Loaf Bread Company will be open from 7:00am to 1:00pm as usual on Canada Day. 573 Gladstone Ave.

▪️The Citizen ordered take away from Syrian Kitchen and had enough food for five on the first night, four the next night, and a few days of lunches.

▪️Apt 613 digged the Grandma’s livingroom vibe of new cocktail bar in ByWard Market, Nan’s Parlour.

▪️Secret weeknight-only bar on Bank Street? You have already clicked away. It's called Afterlight if you're still here.

▪️NarCity says that reservations are a must for the authentic Peking Duck at QuanJuDe Peking Duck.


If the Ottawa Fall Home Show (Sept 22-25) is on your radar, you’ll want to buy 2-for-1 tickets right now. That means each ticket will set you back a mere $6.50. Use the code CANADA to get the discount. 


▪️MPP Joel Harden will be meeting with progressive supporters at the Oscar Peterson statue at 3:00pm, to witness the return of the Freedom Convoy groups, who plan to march to the National Cenotaph.

▪️Register for Let’s Bike Ottawa’s free Urban Cycling virtual workshop, to learn about safe cycling in Ottawa. 12:00pm to 1:00pm Thursday June 30. 

Deals of the day

▪️Use the code LONGWEEKEND to grab a sweet 25% off shorts, pants, skincare, sweats, and accessories at Muttonhead.

▪️Canadian Frost is taking 15% off everything on the site, from today until July 2. All head wraps, scarves, and hats are eligible for the discount. Use code CANADA15 at the checkout. 

▪️Get 25% off Pink Tartan’s pink, white and red collection in the Canada Day Sale. No code; the price will be adjusted at checkout. 

▪️Get up to 70% off mens and womenswear in SHAN’s summer sale. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Showers. High of 21°, low of 11°. 

Number:  $15,483. The water bill charged to Stornaway, the official Opposition residence, due to a faulty irrigation system that has since been repaired. New occupant Conservative leader Candice Bergen also had the locks changed for $644. [Toronto Star]

Ottawan of the Day: Brooke Henderson. Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to the golfer yesterday. [West Carleton Online]

Quote: 'Many of the vaccine mandates may be gone, but their work is not over’ – Justin Ling, on the Big Story podcast, on the several cross-Canada groups set to gather in Ottawa on Canada Day. [The Big Story]

SportsFrontier League Ottawa Titans 4 – New Jersey Jackals 5, last night

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▪️Police kill man who stabbed three women in Alta Vista. The man killed two women and was stabbing a third in the street when he was shot by police. The third woman is in hospital with serious stab wounds and non-life threatening bullet wounds. The three women are assumed to be a mother and two daughters. Information on who the assailant is has not been released. [CBC

▪️The Ottawa Transit Riders Group are having a forum to plan for the civic election. The riders’ association wants to ensure that transit is a topic debated during the electoral campaign. The meeting will be at Minto Park on Elgin at 1 pm, July 9. [Ottawa Transit Riders

▪️Mark Sutcliffe has announced that he is running for Mayor of Ottawa Sutcliffe is known for hosting radio shows on CFRA and 1310 News, broadcasting on the Parliamentary TV channel, and for being a former executive editor of the Ottawa Citizen. [CTV

+ Related Sutcliffe has a podcast, Digging Deep, which we have added to our Curated Ottawa Podcast List.

▪️The Order of Canada has been awarded to seven people from Ottawa. The highest profile honouree is Sandra Oh, but also Frances Abele (public policy), satellite entrepreneur Eliahu Tzion Fathi (technology), diplomat Paul Earl Heinbecker, Guy Matte (committment to Franco-Ontarians), lawyer Guy Jacques Pratte (pro-bono movement),  and negotiator and lawyer Jacques Jean Meor Shore. [Governor General

Convoy Part II

The ‘Freedom’ party planned for the lawn of the Supreme Court has been cancelled. It will be moved to Wellington Street. The organizers had invited people for games, speakers, and concerts but were thwarted after they noticed a fence has gone up. [Ottawa Citizen]

The Inquiries

? LRT: City officials unilaterally changed the contract with the builders of the O Train to accept 13 trains during rush hour instead of the contractually agreed upon 15 trains. Council was not informed of the change. 

? Emergencies Act: The Federal Government has waived cabinet privilege over documents regarding the calling of the Emergenies Act. The head of the Public Order Emergency Commission had requested the documents to discover the government's reasonings. This is only the fourth time in Canadian history cabinet documents have been released.

+ Related One of the judges who presided over a trial of a Trucker siege coördinator says that they have been threatened and police have intervened.

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