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Issue 560 Volume 3 Number 57

The Ottawan

 

HELLO OTTAWA 

It’s Thursday, June 23, 2022 and have you bird watched in the Cooper Marsh convervation area?


Today

▪️Summer Street Market in Almonte, tonight from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Many of the cheerful little town’s local businesses will be taking part with sidewalk sales, food and drink, and entertainment. 

▪️If you’re near the Market, ByWard Night Market hits York Street and ByWard Bops and Ottawa Mic bring the bands to the George Street Plaza. 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 

Tomorrow

▪️Ottawa Jazz Festival returns with a strong opening weekend line up of ticket shows , free club shows, and there’s even a Block Party on June 25th and 26th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Marion Dewar Plaza. Related: Buddy Guy has had to cancel his Ottawa Jazz Festival appearance for medical reasons. 

▪️Mayor Watson and Councillor Glen Gower attend the naming ceremony for Lee Boltwood Park in Stittsville. 2:00pm at 4879 Abbott Street East. 

▪️The WOW5: Solstice Celebration will combine interactive movement, music, storytelling and art-making in a green space along Gladstone Avenue. The event , presented by Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities (MASC) and Together Ottawa Ensemble, runs from 7:30pm to sunset, and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. 950 Gladstone Avenue.

▪️Stray Dog Brewing’s Shuffle Party with DJ Kam promises killer tunes and delicious beer on tap. The dance party gets underway at 8:00pm and goes til late. $11. 501 Lacolle Way, Unit 4, Orléans. 

▪️Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival gets underway at Mooney’s Bay with weekend-long racing, on-shore all ages concerts, food vendors, crafts and activities. 

Saturday

Now’s the time to add fresh garlic scapes to your cooking, and Foster Family Farm has them. Head to the Beechwood Street Market or buy them online. 

Tomorrow

New market alert: Ottawa Street Markets and the St. Thomas Parish launch the Alta Vista Market tomorrow (Saturday June 25th) at 9am, at the front lawn of St. Thomas Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive. You’ll find fresh, local fruit and veggies, bread, free range eggs, beer, and more from over 40 vendors. 

Next week

Biagio’s launched reservations for their special event, a farm to table Garden Dinner, on Thursday June 30th. The five course tasting menu by Chef Jessica Hendren will feature some of the stars of the restaurant’s own garden, as well as produce, cheese and meats from the hard working farms and restaurants in our area. This special dinner costs $80 per person.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
 

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STATS

Weather: ⛈️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 21°, low of 14°. 

Number:  250. The number of comments from neighbours received by the City over the expanded Larga Baffin medical boarding home for Inuit people. Only 100 were in support. Neighbours have opposed the plan for various reasons, including the idea that it will cause more traffic that the car dealership that currently exists on the site. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Lindsay Barr. The teacher organized her students to be online pen pals over Zoom with refugee families overseas. Her efforts ultimately resulting in the Al Taha family from a camp in Lebanon being welcomed to Ottawa. [CBC]

Quote: 'We never gilded the lily in any way’ – Hydro Ottawa board chair Jim Durrell after criticisms from City Council that the utility did not provide timely updates about the May power outages. Durrell says that its better to tell people their power will be out for a week than to give hope that it will be sooner. [CBC]

Sport: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 4 – Sussex County Miners 6, last night

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️The Ottawa Senators have made plans to build a new area on LeBreton flats – again. The National Capital Commission has signed a tentative deal for the Senators to build a new arena on the waterfront. The designer of the new arenas for Seattle Kraken, Tottenham Hotspur  in London, and Vidéotron Centre in Québec City is involved. A previous deal to build an arena on the flats fell apart in 2018. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Gatineau’s new hospital is planned for an industrial park in Hull. The Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de l'Outaouais was initially planned to be built in an outlying area but was cancelled after residents’ objections. The new location is on route 5, between its boulevard Saint-Raymond and Saint-Joseph exits and near the Rapibus line. [CBC]
 

 

Convoy Part II

🚚 There are mounting ‘aspirations to overthrow the federal government or to engage in mass violent resistance’ says the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre. The Centre has advised law enforcement agencies that they believe that an actual violent act is unlikely but that they are seeing the culture that believes in violence increasing. [VICE]

+ Related 20 Conservative Party MPs met with organizers of planned summer protests for downtown yesterday

+ Related Businesses and event promotors are worried that the summer of protests are going to make people avoid downtown again

+ Related Jazzfest will close Confederation Park on Canada in anticipation of protestors


The Inquiries

🚨 Emergency Act Inquiry: The Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons called Ottawa Police every day during trucker siege with no response. Patrick McDonell said that he was ‘flabbergasted’ at the lack of response by the Ottawa Police to the harassment of MPs and staff. [CBC]

🚊 LRT Inquiry: The City’s own consultants believed that the trains were not reliable and maintenance staff were overwhelmed. Parsons consultants testified that they told the City that they were skeptical that the launch date could be made. [CBC]

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