It’s a snow day tomorrow

There is a weather warning for overnight, expect 5 – 10 cm of snow. Stay off the roads if you can.

– Martha and Darren



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    • 🌙 Clear tonight. High of 2°, low of -6°. 


    • 28%
    • – Or 5,800, which is the number of City employees who top the Ontario’s annual Sunshine List. The list itemizes all public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2022. Of the 5,800, 1,657 were Ottawa Police Service staff; 851 were fire fighters, and 309 were paramedics. (Joanne Chianello at CBC) (The List)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Dr. Roland Armitage
    • The Ottawa Business Journal calls Armitage ‘the world’s most interesting man’. In his 98 years, he has stormed the beach at Normandy, was a horse veterinarian, mayor of West Carleton Township, and lives in an 1830s manor. (Sophia Adams in the Ottawa Business Journal)


    • Hélène was a fixture of the OIAF since the 1970s, regaling festival-goers with countless hilarious stories about animation, travels, cats, and ... more cats
    • – Ottawa International Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson announcing the creation of the Hélène Tanguay Award for Humour. The late National Film Board of Canada employee and 2007 Festival honorary president was a champion of animation for nearly 50 years. (Northern Stars)


    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 7 – Tampa Bay Lightning 2 last night
    • 🏒 OHL Ottawa 67s 4 – Peterborough Petes 2 last night

    ♯ Record Label

    • Artist and CHUO programme director City Fidelia is partnering with Montréal’s Stan Lukoki and Toronto’s Public Records to launch the House of Ensemble record label. The Ottawa-based label will specialize in rap and hip-hop. (Shifter Magazine)

    💸 Money Back

    • An Ottawa law firm that transferred nearly $1 million to fraudsters will get its money back. Fraudsters had gained access to the email system of McGuinty Law Offices and using fake names sent the proceeds of a real estate sale to four different bank accounts. The TD Bank reversed three of them but the fourth account owner objected and would not allow the refund. An Ontario Supreme Court judge ordered the money returned. (Aedan Helmer at the Ottawa Citizen)

    🖊️ Petition

    • The petition to remove Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustee Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth has been taken down at the Board’s request. Petitioners were asking for the removal of Kaplan-Myrth after the acting Board chair cut off a parent during a public meeting and called the police. The Board said the petition was hate speech. (Joanne Laucius in the Ottawa Citizen)

    🗳️ Resignation

    • Kanata-Carleton MPP and cabinet minister Merrilee Fullerton has resigned with immediate effect. The Minister of Children, Community and Social services was Minister of Long-Term Care in the early days of the pandemic. She has not given her reasons for resigning. (Liam Casey and Allison Jones at the Canadian Press)

    🚨 Fired Fighter

    • After a City investigation, an Ottawa Fire Services fire fighter who was charged last September with assault for choking, aggravated assault, criminal harassment and forcible seizure against a rookie has now been fired. Meanwhile, the station Captain was charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm for not letting the rookie seek medical attention. The Captain has now been suspended for three days for not reporting the assault. (Nicole Williams at CBC)

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    • The third annual Ottawa Black Film Festival runs online and in person until Sunday, and All Access passes will allow you to see every screening. $59.
    • Today’s the deadline to submit nominations for Forty Under 40. The awards are presented by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal. The Gala will be June 23. 
    • Vancouver’s Rare Americans bring their punk stylings to Club SAW for an all-ages gig. $28.71 67 Nicholas St. 
    • The Ottawa Home & Garden Show continues until Sunday at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.



    Just Announced

    • Ottawa Circus School is returning, with applications for its summer camps and classes to be available soon. 
    • You’ve finished your memoirs, and now you want to get them published. Ottawa Independent Writers present ‘Preparing your Manuscript for Publication,’ a free hands-on workshop for our region’s writers. April 8, Ottawa Public Library at Ben Franklin Place - Nepean Centrepointe, Room 1B, 101 Centrepointe Drive. 


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    Maybe just maybe, you’ll be able to see the Northern Lights tonight. They were bright last night and there is a reasonable chance you can see them tonight

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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