Tuesday June 18, 2024


🌧️ Heavy Rain
High 31° Low 19°
🌞 5:13 am🌛8:54 pm


🌧️ Light Rain
High 31° Low 21°
🌞 5:13 am🌛8:54 pm

See the 8 day forecast at the ottawan weather

Environment Canada has issued a dangerous heat warning for most of the week.


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  • If the heat is getting to you, all Ottawa libraries and community centres have air conditioning and are welcoming to everyone who needs to cool off.

    Ottawa Public Health has also created a handy interactive Places to Cool Off map that not only shows those libraries and community centres but also beaches, splash pads, parks, and pools.

Ottawa Kitten Rescue


  • Reader K wrote to us with thanks for the Eid Mubarak greeting yesterday, but noted that Eid-ul-Adha actually runs from last Saturday until tomorrow, not Sunday/Monday like we wrote.

  • Apologies! Eid Mubarak, again.

  • – Martha and Darren



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    • – Where Ottawa lies on a list of the most unaffordable cities in 94 major markets in eight countries, including Canada, China, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. . (William Eltherington at CTV) (The Report)

    Ottawans of the Day

    • Kelsey Kaunisviita Vockrodt and Jonquil Garrick-Reynold
    • – Both will be appearing on Jeopardy this week, Vockrodt yesterday and Garrick-Reynold Thursday. The two don’t know each other – it’s just a coincidence that two people from Ottawa are on the show on the same week.  (h/t Dave Charbonneau at CTV)


    • We’re not just building an arena for PWHL Ottawa

    • – Mayor Mark Sutcliffe on TSN Radio attempting to explain why it's a great idea for Lansdowne 2.0 to replace a 9,300 seat arena for a 5,500 seat one when Ottawa’s professional women’s hockey team has hit 8,300 in ticket sales.   (Josh Pringle at CTV

      ➕ Related The City has a public event tonight about the arena replacement project  from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm inside Gate 2 at TD Arena.


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    What’s going on at City Hall

    Planning and Housing Committee
    Wednesday, June 19 at 9 30 am

    • Zoning By-law Amendment – Part of 3713 Borrisokane, 646, 660, 706 and 714 Expansion Road, 542 and 554 Promontory Place
    • Zoning By-law Amendment – 8 Withrow Avenue
    • Zoning By-law Amendment – 1640 and 1660 Carling Avenue
    • Zoning By-law Amendment 3095 Palladium Drive
    • Zoning By-law Amendment – 910 March Road
    • Zoning By-law Amendment - 3745 St. Joseph Boulevard
    • Central Experimental Farm Working Group Update

    📋 Agenda



    🚑 Ottawa Paramedic Service

    • The Ottawa Paramedic Service says that it is no longer running out of ambulances every day. Chief Pierre Poirier says a new dispatch system at the paramedic call centre is the reason – it’s much better at triaging patients, sending ambulances in order of urgency. (Arthur White-Crummey at CBC)

    🔢 Street Addresses

    • A Manotick resident wants the City to renumber his street – or his neighbour’s street – because everyone is getting confused. The man lives at 614 Ribbon Street, which is ten houses down from 614 Bridgeport. Both houses are on the same street, but as 614 Bridgepost is a corner house, it is numbered on the cross street, Deliveries, tradespeople, and the like just see the 614 on the house and consider they are in the right spot. When the City was asked why they gave a side street numbers starting with 600, the City said, ‘eh, the planner at the time had the discretion and made the decision’. (Matthew Kupfer at CBC)

    🏢 Ottawa 2

    • The mayor of Kemptville wants the Federal government allow workers to use the Kemptville Campus so they don’t need to commute into Ottawa. Thousands of public employees have moved outside of Ottawa to smaller towns to take advantage of remote working. The mayor hopes that the Kemptville Campus – the now closed Kemptville College neé Kemptville Agricultural School – can be considered as an alternative to driving into Ottawa for new return-to-office mandates. (Jack Richardson at CTV)


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    The Ottawa Fringe Festival continues daily until June 23. Apt 613 has been putting in the work and has a bunch of reviews.


    • Songs from the Shed is back for another free summer concert series on Sparks Street each Tuesday and Thursday. The shows run from noon to 1:30 pm on Sparks St between Bank St and O’Connor. Today’s lineup: Kloe, Samie, Sam Wood.
    • Toto Too Theatre, a volunteer, not-for-profit company, produces shows from a queer perspective. A New Brain follows Gordon, a composer who collapses while creating a song for a children’s TV show. The characters of that show come along for the ride as Gordon’s medical team work to make him well. Today through Saturday at the Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave. K1R 6Y4
    • Today’s Ottawa Fringe Festival picks: Dreamscroller: up late circus clickbait (by Ottawa’s own circus collective Cirquonscient), Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King (The sharply funny British comedian returns), Truth (a show about truth … or lies).

    • ByTowne CinemaNostalghia - Restoration, Kidnapped (The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara), I Used to Be Funny.

    • Mayfair TheatreEvil Does Not Exist, The Great Escaper, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome


    • Apostlebird, Cardamom Years, Grey Brisson. Avant-Garde bar

    • Life Drawing. Art House Café

    • Trivia Night. Pour Boy

    • Trivia Tuesday. Irene’s Pub Restaurant


    • Give storytelling a try in a the supportive environment of OPL’s Sunnyside branch. Storytelling Open Mic welcomes newcomers from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm at 1049 Bank St.
    • Today’s Ottawa Fringe Festival picks: How to Lose Friends & Irritate People (surrealist comedy about living on the autism spectrum), How Queer! (celebrating queer and trans bodies through the art of strip tease), The Kid Was a Spy (the true story of American physicist and Soviet spy Ted Hall).
    • ByTowne CinemaKidnapped (The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara), Nostalghia - Restoration, Don’t Go into the … Series: Tremors.
    • Mayfair Theatre: Evil Does Not Exist, The Great Escaper, Targets.


    • Ottawa Jazz Festival Presents Homegrown ft. Atlantis Jazz Ensemble. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

    • The Burning Tree. LIVE on Elgin

    • Dali Van Gogh, Scarecrowz, Valvehead, Baby Richman. House of TARG


    • Today’s Songs from the Shed line-up: ChristJay, Zaynab Wilson. Noon to 1:30 pm on Sparks St between Bank St and O’Connor.
    • Today’s Fringe Festival picks: 1-Man No-Show is award-winning Canadian comedian Isaac Kessler’s new show that combines Aestheticism with Athleticism to answer the question ‘What is Theatre?’, 666! Explores the Santanic Panic, that weird episode a few decades back when thousands of people were accused of performing satanic rites, Almost 13 is a true coming of age story about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s.
    • After you’ve experienced a Fringe performance, stay put at Club SAW (2 Daly Ave K1N 6E2) for Beats & Boards, a chill evening of live music and board games.

    • Road Trip: Stroll one of the prettiest streets in town at the Almonte Summer Night Market. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting at 60 Mill St. Mississippi Mills (Almonte), ON K0A.

    • Ring in the longest day of the year with a stroll among the vendors at Adaawewigamig’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Night Market. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at ByWard Market Square (55 ByWard Market.)

    • Urban Art Collective’s Hintonburg Night Market brings its expertly curated mob of artists, makers, food vendors and entertainers to the parking lot at 1088 Somerset St. W from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

    • ByTowne CinemaKidnapped (The Abduction of Edgardo mortar), Midsommar - Summer Solstice Celebration!

    • Mayfair TheatreThe Great Escaper, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome


    • Irene’s Thursday Blues Session with Guest Host John Yemensky

    • Pride Party! Feura’s Feelin’ Faggy Tour with guests Fern Sully and Lucid Fog Disorder. Rainbow Bistro

    • Daniel Lew Destiny Tour with Wild Remedy. Avant-Garde Bar


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    Who is the mysterious artist that caused Bluesfest to extend its run by an extra day? Why it's rapper Jelly Roll, who will be supported by guest Shaboozey. The rapper, who won New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards last year, will be making his first appearance in Canada at Bluesfest. If a country singing rapper headlining Bluesfest makes you wonder if the heat is getting to you, join the club.



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