Tuesday, February 1, 2022
HAPPY YEAR OF THE TIGER, OTTAWA
It's the Lunar New Year today, a day to reunite with family and friends and to remember your ancestors.
And luckily, you are living in Ottawa-Gatineau, so it is also a good day to patronize one of our city's many Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Mongolian, and Indonesia restaurants.
The Chinatown Business Improvement Area association is hiding six art pieces and four red envelopes throughout Chinatown for the next fortnight. Find one and it's a $30 certificate good for any business in Chinatown. The Association Instagram has hints.
Today only, at Barefoot Venus, you’ll receive a free tube of Apricot Brandy Hand Cream in every order when you use the code YearoftheTIGER. When you spend over $50 you’ll receive two of tubes.
It’s $10 Dumpling Day at Sula Wok, and their dumpling menu is nothing but extensive. Pork chive, Kimchi Pork, Spinach Mushroom Tofu, Potato Masala … we could go on.
February is Black History Month
The theme of this year’s Black History Month Ottawa is ‘Claiming Our Space’, which will be explored in mostly virtual events during the month of February. Highlights include the Black History Month Summit, which will celebrate Black excellence in the technology and science sectors; the In Our Tongues reading and art series, and an evening with Olympian, author, and TV host Perdita Felicien.
▪️Franc’s Winter Sale means you’ll find discounts on Made in Canada joggers and hoodies, scoop neck, boatneck and turtleneck shirts. The mend’s jogger and hoodie are also on sale. Plus, newsletter subscribers get a further 10% off with the code WINTERSALE22.
▪️Find select Quebec-made down vests, coats, and jackets marked down by 30% at the Quartz sale.
Those mother truckers
The Trucker Convoy continues to make downtown annoying or unworkable. Some updates for today:
▪️If you are a healthcare worker and need to cross between Ottawa and Gatineau, use the Chaudière Bridge. The bridge is othewise closed but police are letting heathcare workers across.
▪️The Shepherds of Good Hope shelter has received over 10,000 individual donations, overwhelming their small admin staff. The Shepherds had said that people participating in the protest had harassed their staff and patrons.
▪️People are wondering if the handling of the Convoy will be an issue at October's civic election. Police Services Board chair Diane Deans has plans to run for mayor, but some are saying that the Ottawa Police are not handling the protest well. Meanwhile, Somerset ward councillor Catherine McKenney, mayoral candidate, has been getting in front of the complaints.
We'll see you tomorrow– Martha and Darren
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