Issue 562 Volume 3 Number 59

The Ottawan



It’s Monday, June 27, 2022, not 1994, yet it turns out Tom Green has been pulling pranks all over town.


Made in Canada Summer Wardrobe Update

▪️Studio D has launched a range of linen pieces perfect for keeping your style during Ottawa’s hot and humid days. Made to order in Ottawa. 

▪️Anne Mulaire’s sleeveless Jodi Tee is a cool option for summer but it will also do well as a layering piece in the Fall. 

▪️Nettle’s Tale makes darned cute womenswear and swimwear that celebrates the range of women’s body shapes and sizes. Some swim tops even have both an underwire and padded option. Made in Vancouver. 

▪️June Swimwear’s new summer collection is a mix of earth tones and bright blossoms. Check out the clothing section for seasonal reductions. Made in Montreal. 

▪️Men: for those occasions where a casual look won’t cut it, shop Ridolfi’s well made dress shirts, and pants (don’t worry, they’ve got loads of casual styles as well). 

Next week

Music & Beyond kicks off its 50 classical concert lineup with an Opening Gala on July 4 at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. Festival passes, Music & Beyond memberships, and individual concert tickets are available for purchase in advance. 

Deals of the day

▪️Terra20’s Made in Canada sale offers a 20% discount off skincare, cosmetics, laundry and cleaning, and even chocolate products.

▪️Take an extra 10% off sale items at Province of Canada using the code SUMMER10. 

▪️Some items are 40 to 50% off in the Yoga Jeans Summer Clearance Event

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☁️ Mainly cloudy. High of 22°, low of 14°. 

Number:  10. The number of Ottawa River Eel facts on this list: No. 8 ‘Eels can swim as easily backwards as they can forward.’ The Ottawa River Eel is now an endangered species. [Faces Magazine]

Ottawan of the Day: Noah Kirkwood. The 6' 7" Ashbury College grad and current Harvard student has been signed by the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. Kirkwood will start off with the Nets in the NBA Summer League July 7. [Ottawa Sports Pages]

Quote: 'Unless you’re over 40, you’ve never seen an inflation happen like this before. The younger generations don’t know how to prepare themselves for this’ – Leslie Scott of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. The Centre is seeing increasing calls to its helpline over the past year. [CTV]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans  – New York Boulders, 8 – 5 Fri, 1 – 5 Sat, 8 – 7 last night

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▪️Centretown will have a new community pantry nicely designed by Carleton architecture students. The community panty – named Public Food – will be operated by the Glebe-St. James United Church on Ottawa Community Housing land. Anyway can take food from the shelves or refrigerator – or alternatively bring in new items. There will also be a herb garden for neigbours to pick. Public Food, 415 MacLaren St. [CBC]

▪️The new shuttle bus from downtown Ottawa to Gatineau Park is now running – and it’s free. Pick-ups are from Wellington and Lyon streets and from the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and drop offs at Camp Fortune, Pink Lake and Champlain Lookout. The shuttles run every Saturday and Sunday every half hour, starting 9 am and leaving the park at 4:45 pm. [CBC]

▪️Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod is taking the summer off to concentrate on her mental health. MacLeod says that her staff will still be available to help her constituents. The MPP was one of two cabinet ministers dropped by Premier Doug Ford for his new cabinet. [Barrhaven Independent]

+ Related A member of the Carleton Conservarive riding board has resigned after Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre gave support to the Freedom Convoy. Marjory LeBreton was a former Government Leader of the Senate.

▪️Ottawa Police warn that they will start fining $110 for expired license platesThe Province has dropped the requirement for license plate stickers but still requires car owners to go online and click a button every two years. If you don't click the button, that's a $110 fine if you are caught out – or in Gatineau, $495 for Ontario cars. Ottawa Police have a scanner that automatically checks license plates as they go by. [CTV]

▪️Part time University of Ottawa professors have given their union authorization for a strike. [Ottawa Citizen]

Convoy Part II

Ottawa Police say that any illegal activies over the Canada Day weekend will be dealt with immediately, including the building of structures or placing of speakers. [CBC]

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