Issue 641 Volume 3 Number 141

The Ottawan



It's Friday, October 28, 2022 and you we're looking at this map of the six drop off locations for Paw Pantry, a charity that collects pet food to assist low income people in keeping their moggies and pooches well fed.

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▪️Here’s one for the light beer fans planning a shopping trip to the local breweries. Broadhead’s new Light is 473ml of light lager with “a distinct hop presence and robust flavours.” $3.25 per can. 1680 Fimont Court, Orléans.

▪️Wear your Halloween costume to the Point Lounge in Constance Bay tonight, for complimentary treats and a chance to win a prize. The fun starts at 7:00pm. 346 Bayview Drive, Woodlawn. 


▪️Stroll through the National Gallery of Canada’s Fall Open House from 10:00am to 5:00pm. With admission free the whole day, it’s a chance to view the exhibitions, visit the new boutique, and meet the five finalists for the 2022 Sobey Art Award (from 3:00pm to 5:00pm). 

▪️The Beechwood Night Market offers feast of fresh food and drinks from local vendors and food trucks, shopping from local vendors, and live jazz from 5:00m to 9:00pm at Mackay Memorial Hall, 39 Dufferin. 


▪️Not an activity per sé, but we just heard about Newfoundland Chocolate Company’s Pumpkin Spice and Dark Monster Mint 42g chocolate bars ($5.99 each) and we think we need to get our hands on them. Available at JV Studios, 1282A Wellington St. W. 

▪️It’s the Canadian Premier League Final at TD Place. Watch Atletico Ottawa take on Forge FC from Hamilton. Kick off is at 6:00pm. 

Deals of the day

▪️RedOne Music’s Stocktober event offers discounts on most products in stock, from amps and guitars to podcast equipment and midi controllers. The sale ends on Monday October 31. the ottawan bought most of our podcasting equipment from RedOne two years ago. You know – that ottawan podcast we're too self-concious to start.

▪️The Boomerang Shawl Kit from Toronto-based Julie Sinden Handmade would make a great gift. It’s a kit with yarn, a natural dye kit, and knitting instructions. You dye the yarn, then you knit the shawl. Suitable for beginners. On sale now for $50.95 (regularly $60.95). 

▪️The On Sale Now pages at Flock Boutique rarely disappoint. Right now they’ve got Microfibre Tights (80 Denier) by Canadian designer Mondor, for just $15.00. There’s not a huge selection but this could be a chance to stock up on your size and colour. 

We'll see you Monday  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 11°, low of -3°.   

Number:  27%. The number of Federal civil servants who are still having errors in their pay because of the Phoenix payroll system, although this is down from 47% this time last year. [CBC]

Ottawans of the Day:  Natasha Bakht, Cynthia Bland, LCol Frances Chilton-Mackay, OMM, MSM, CD (Ret’d), Katherine Cotton, Gillian Gailey, Gipsy Ghosh, Harvey Glatt, Jocelyn Lamont, Mélissa Larocque, Gavin Lumsden, Lane MacAdam, Janet Mason, Susan Richards, Zybina Richards, and Kris Singhal. The 15 have been inducted into the Order of Ottawa today, in an announcement by Mayor Jim Watson. Additionally, Kevin A. Ling will received the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. [City of Ottawa] [Biographies]

Quote: ‘Ottawa is not a working-class city. It doesn’t have that left-wing background’ – Self-described ‘electoral geography nerd’, EKOS Research Associates senior analyst Earl Washburn says that Ottawa will elect a progressive mayor: ‘maybe never’. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 2 – Minnesota Wild 4, last night

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? The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️The head of the Mounties and the head of the Ontario Provincial Police discussed using the military during the Convoy. Neither was in favour of using them overtly but thought using them to protect government property would be okay, possibly dressed in special constable uniforms. Both had already assumed that a joint command would be taking over from the Ottawa Police due to the latter’s loss of control.

+ Related Notes submitted to the inquiry record that RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki said she would ‘personally go to the PM if I need to, to have this changed.’

▪️The Ottawa Police officer considered to be a witness at the centre of the service’s infighting has not been called to testify at the Inquiry. Superintendent Mark Patterson was one of three event commanders over the Convoy when convoy raids were cancelled and early lapses in local intelligence occured. Patterson is currently under suspension for levelling an allegation of collusion against his deputy.

▪️Former Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly testified that, even in hindsight, he did not believe the Convoy would stay longer than the weekend.

+ Related The author of the that discredited Ottawa Police Intelligence Unit report, then-Ottawa Police Service sergeant Chris Kiez, has deleted all sorts of COVID-19 conspiracy theories and Russian propaganda items about Ukraine from his social media.

▪️Ottawa city manager Steve Kanellakos testified that a meeting between the Convoy and the Federal government would have been useless because the protest was made up of many differing factions.

▪️Police handling the Convoy did an ‘incredible job’ said Premier Doug Ford today. Regardless, Ford will still fight the summons to testify under oath at the Inquiry.

The Rest

▪️The downtown YMCA-YWCA building has been put up for sale. The Y will spend two years selling the building and finding new facilities. The organization says that it would cost $38 million to upgrade the building to its needs. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City’s planning committee has approved a three building, 30, 33, and 35 storey development which immediately can sue over noise complaints. The buildings will be located at Gladstone and Loretta avenues, near the Canadian Bank Note company, which says that the zoning change will stick them with a $7 million bill for noise mitigation. [CBC]

+ Related The Planning Committee also approved building four residential towers next to Petrie Island, despite it being located on land which flooded out in 2019.

▪️Ottawa Riverkeeper has found a cool new HQ in the former New Edinburgh Canoe Club boathouse. The National Capital Commission building was built between 1914 and 1925 and stands on stilts in the Ottawa River. When renovations are complete, the Commission plans to have a swimming dock added to the boathouse, as well as a bistro. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City wants to know your opinion on scooters now that the season is over. It's a form, so you know the City really wants to know. They are looking for you opinion whether you are a rider or passerby.  [City of Ottawa]

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