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OC Transpo wants to know what you think of the existing bus routes. The agency is planning to rejig the system both because of the upcoming O Train extensions, but also because remote working has changed the way people use transit.

There are three in-person sessions, and one live virtual one:


You can also fill out their survey.

– Martha and Darren


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    • ☁️ Mostly cloudy. High of 20°, low of 13° 


    • 18%
    • – The number of delayed flights per day at Ottawa International Airport, or 5 flights in real money. (FACES Magazine)

    Ottawan of the Day


    • Names are still coming into the national office
    • – Union of Veterans' Affairs Employees national president Virginia Vaillancourt in a letter to members. The Union, a componant of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, is looking for members to name names and report co-workers who crossed the picket lines. (Joseph Tunney at CBC)


    • ⚽ Atlético Ottawa 5 – Vancouver FC 0 last Saturday
    • ⚾ Ottawa Titans  – Empire State Greys 17 - 7 last Friday, 7 - 1 last Saturday, 13 - 11 last night

    🏥 Birth Alerts

    •  The Ottawa Hospital has received hundreds of ‘birth alerts’ from Québec despite Ontario ending the practice. Birth alerts are notices from child welfare agencies to hospitals about imminent births from mothers deemed high risk. The practice was judged as unfairly targetting Indigenous mothers and threatened them with removal of their babies. Ontario banned the birth alerts in 2020, and the Ottawa Hospital has ignored the notifications from Québec. (Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang at CBC)

      ➕ Related The Outaouais is planning a nurse practitioners-run clinic, date unspecified.

    🏒 The Sens

    •  Snoop Dogg reaches out to First Nations, asking for help in landing the ownership bid. Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Neko Sparks’ group, of which Dogg is a part, is hinting at Indigenous groups having a share in the team. (Leah Larocque at CTV)

      ➕ Related Part of the deal with any successful bidder for the Sens must include a 10 per cent slice for Anna and Olivia Melnyk, the daughters of late owner Eugene Melnyk.

    🏗️ Lansdowne 2.0

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    •  It’s Geek Trivia night again on Level One Game Pub, 14 Waller St. “Nerdy expertise will not only be appreciated, but celebrated.”


    •  Buy some art that benefits the artists and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Online bidding starts at 8:30am in Ottawa Art Gallery’s Give to Get Art Auction, and ends on Thursday (May 18) at 8:30pm. 50% of the proceeds will be given back to the artists. You can view the pieces in person from 10:00am to 6:00pm today and tomorrow (Wednesday May 17), and on Thursday from 10:00am to noon, or check them out online.

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    Dodjivi, the Canadian brand of mushroom coffee, is offering a sale on its Vitality blend until May 17 (Wednesday). Get boxes of 30 or bags of 65 Vitality blend at 15% off when you use the code VY15.


    It’s tulip season and CTV has suggestions for the five best locations to view the Dutch flora: Major's Hill Park, Rideau Canal, Downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, and Beechwood Cemetery.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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