Tuesday, January 16 2024


❄️ Snow
High -8° Low -21°
🌞 7:38 am🌛4:45 pm


❄️ Light Snow
High -9° Low -24°
🌞 7:37 am🌛4:47 pm



Martha’s mom has dug into her choosin’ hat and pulled out three winners for tickets to the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show, Jan 18-21. The answer to the question ‘Where is the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show happening?’ is the EY Centre. We don’t think anyone had a wrong answer.

They are: Andrew L, Pete S, and Dave O. Congratulations to our winners, we've emailed your tickets to you. 

Thank you to everyone who entered!

If you didn't win a pair of tickets, don't despair. We have a 2-for-1 promo code.

– Martha and Darren


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


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      • – Where Ottawa lies on a list of Canada's Top 10 Sexiest Cities as determined by a national sex toy store that we don’t feel like plugging. What makes us special? Ottawa is Canada’s ‘Most Controlling City, a population with an affinity for app-controlled couples' toys’. Calgary is Canada’s sexiest city. (

      Ottawan of the Day

      • Nigel Romick
      • –  At 32 years old, the defensive lineman for the RedBlacks is the last remaining player from the team’s original squard in 2014. He has just signed up for another year. (Don Brennan in the Ottawa Sun)


      • I don't know what the hold up is, but there's certainly an opportunity there and there'd be some willing participants, I'm sure.

      • – Michael Church, managing director of Avison Young Ottawa, on why the 10 Capital region buildings that the Federal government wanted to sell are still not for sale. (Arthur White-Crummey at CBC)



      What’s going on at City Hall

      Planning and Housing Committee
      Wednesday, January 17 at 9:30 am

      • Motion – Memorandum of understanding with Katasa Group
      • Zoning By-law amendment – 1592 Tenth Line Road
      • Zoning By-law amendment – Part of 2666 Tenth Line Road
      • Zoning By-Law amendment – 225 Cope Drive and 166 Shelleright Street
      • Zoning By-Law amendment – 3750 North Bowesville Road
      • Zoning By-law amendment – 29 Russell Avenue
      • 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
      • Vacant Industrial and Business Park Land Survey, 2020 to mid-2022 update
      • Greenfield Residential Land Survey mid-2022 update
      • Motion – Vice Chair G. Gower – By-law No. 2008-250 to change the zoning of lands known municipally as 1835 Stittsville Main Street

      📋 Agenda


      📚 National Capital Commission

      •  The National Capital Commission has bought the former Chapters location on Rideau Street. The Commission has not yet said what it wants to do with the building but did say, ‘This building was purchased because it is considered part of the National Interest Land Mass due to its prominent location along Confederation Boulevard, and its potential to bring new life to this area of the downtown core’. Chapters itself relocated across the street to Rideau Centre in 2022. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

        ➕ Related The new office building within the Earnscliffe National Historic Site is the greenest diplomatic building in the world, says the British High Commission.

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      🐈🐕 Pets

      •  The Ottawa Humane Society is warning that pets are at risk from the cold weather this week. Outdoor cats in particular are in danger, as are dogs going for walks without proper gear. People who find an outdoor stray at risk can call 311. (Toula Mazloum at CTV)



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      •   Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club with playwright Frances Konča will focus its discussion on Končan’s play Women of the Fur Trade (The Book Club is free, on the Fourth Stage at 6:00 pm). If you haven’t got tickets to see the sold out run at the NAC, you can borrow the text from the OPL or buy it from Playwrights Canada Press.

      •  Brewchre returns to Stray Dog Brewing (501 Lacolle Way). Email the brewery to get on the players’ list.

      •  The Pitch ImPerfect Singers are meeting at Trinity United Church (1099 Maitland Ave) with a live band. Bring your hydrated vocal cords and $10 so you can sing along.


      •  Trivia Night. Pour Boy

      •  Karaoke. D’Arcy McGee’s (655 Terry Fox Dr)

      •  Life drawing. Art House Café

      •  Open Mic Night. LIVE on Elgin

      •  Nitroturtle with Zachary Martin. Minotaure (Gatineau)

      •  Trivia Tuesday. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Open Stage with Josh Bednar. Red Bird


      •  Learn how to decorate sugar cookies with ease at the Capital Cookie Company Sugar Snowman - Cookie Decorating Class. It’s happening at Overflow Brewing, so there will also be great beer. $81.21 per person.

      •  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, and it's 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.


      •  Elaine Key Band Jazz Nite. Queen St. Fare

      •  Trivia Night. Cafe Dekcuf

      •  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)


      •  Watch what was happening at Digital Arts Resource Centre in 2023 with the Resolution 2024 screening party. As well as the screening and reception, the participating artists will be in attendance for a Q&A. $10 per person.

      •  The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show runs today through Sunday at the EY Centre.


      •  The Death Wheelers, Hazehound, Empress. House of TARG

      •  Two-Funny Comedy-Trivia-Improv. Calabogie Brewing Kanata Taproom

      •  Irene’s Thursday Blues Sessions. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Open Mic. Stray Dog Brewing

      Just Announced

      • Here’s an out-of-town event for slow fashion fans. Made in Toronto: A Conversation with Fair Fashion Women Founders will explore greenwashing, what it’s really like to run a Made in Toronto brand, and more, with the founders of four women-led ethical fashion brands Mayana Genevière, Shopwise, Irsraella Kobla, and Encircled. January 25 at Mayana Genevière (130 Cawthra Avenue Unit 100, Toronto).


      For this week only, get a free glass tumbler with a bamboo lid with every order of more than $80 at Tease.


      Zachary Car in golf course architecture magazine Beyond the Contour has the most detailed article on the history of golf course design in Ottawa that you did not know you needed to read. 



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