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Issue 598 Volume 3 Number 99

The Ottawan



It’s Monday, August 29, 2022 and NarCity has discovered that the one-star reviews of Parliament Hill are unintentionally funny.

Ottawa’s Election

The election for Mayor and Council for the City of Ottawa is Monday, October 24, 2022. The City has finalized the official list of everyone who will be on the ballot here

Of the 23 existing ward councillors, 11 are not running again for their seat, and neither is Mayor Jim Watson. Somerset ward councillor Catherine McKenney is giving up her ward and running for mayor.  In total, one hundred and six people are running for council, plus 14 for mayor. There is also a brand new ward this year, Barrhaven East, electing its first representative.

Ottawa residents will vote for one mayor, citywide, and one representative from their ward. You can enter your address in this tool to see who your candidates are.

There is a debate tomorrow between 12 of the 14 candidates for Mayor.

What: Mayoral Candidate Eco-Debate, a moderated panel discussion on environmental and climate justice themes, questions from residents, followed by a meet and greet with refreshments.

Who: 12 mayoral candidates

When: 6 pm – 8 pm, Tuesday August 30, 2022

Where: Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall A, 100 Charlie Rogers Place


And in non-election updates ...

▪️Sadly, summer’s drawing to a close. To make ourselves feel better we’ve already started planning next year’s garden, which makes tomorrow’s 12:00pm launch of Roam Flora’s Tulip and Narcissus bulbsimportant. They’ll have 30 varieties of tulip bulbs to choose from, and eight of Narcissus.

▪️We’re fans of the new feature menu at the Lexington: there’s a different special every day of the week. On Mondays, you get one meat and three sides for $17, which sounds like a great way to start the week. They've got locations in Westboro and on Clarence in the ByWard Market. 

▪️Camp Fortune Snow School is now taking registrations for ski and snowboard programs. 


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 30°, low of 21°.   

Number: 95 per cent. The amount of people who had lost their Ottawa Public Library borrowings and subsequently found them after the Library dropped late fees in 2021. The Library says $500,000 of lost material has now been returned. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Cédric Bélisle. The acrobat is the lead performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, now playing in Gatineau until September 25. [CBC]

Quote: ‘Why bother? And then to replace it with a fake?’ –  Richard Langworth, a senior fellow at the Hillsdale College Churchill Project in New Hampshire, on the Winston Churchill portrait theft from the Château Laurier. As others have pointed out, it was not the only copy, it was not even the only original. [CBC]

SportsCFL Ottawa Redblacks 25 – Edmonton Elks 18, last Saturday CPL Atlético Ottawa 0 – Hamilton Forge 0, last Staurday Frontier League Ottawa Titans  – Empire State Greys 10 – 4 last night, 9 – 6 last Saturday, 6 – 3 last Friday

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▪️Court documents show that the United People of Canada didn't pay the $100,000 for St Brigid’s, scuppering the deal. The building owner said the money, owed in three payments, was not made when it was due. The owner also says the groups owes $10,000 in rent. A director of the United People disagrees with those claims. A court hearing over evicting the United People is scheduled for Friday. [CBC

▪️Yesterday’s Capital Pride Parade was the largest ever, with 185 registered floats. The parade was the first since 2019, after COVID-19 lockdowns cancelled the past two festivities. [CTV]

▪️Workers at the Aylmer branch of the Société québécoise du cannabis have been told their strike is illegal. Québec’s labour board told the union that it did not properly inform the government-owned pot retailer about the strike. The store has invited the workers to return to their jobs. The employees were striking over pay equity with other companies and can return to striking legally October 25. [CBC]

▪️The O Train was down between 6 am and 7:30 am Saturday morning due to computer problems. Line 1 was shut because the systems that control the ventilation of downtown tunnels and St-Laurent Station were offline. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The owner of Walker’s Fine Art and Estate Auctioneers has been charged with fraud and possessing stolen property. Ottawa Police accuse the owner of stealing items from customers. [CTV]

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