Issue 681 Volume 3 Number 181

The Ottawan



It's Friday, December 30, 2022 and this is your mini ottawan for today. Regular service will return Tuesday.

January Events


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January 5

▪️ Wine Discovery Workshop at Maker Feed Co in Cumberland. $129. 

▪️Return of Sens Adult skills weekly program. Register

January 16 

Invest Ottawa’s Google Ads webinar. Free 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 

January 19 

How Alternative comics Help Shape Today’s American Comics Industry. 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Ottawa Public Library. 120 Metcalfe St. Ottawa K1P 5M2

January 26 

Smokin’ Meat and Sippin’ Whisky at Meatings. 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Richcraft Sensplex. 

Deals of the day

1️⃣ Winter layers are 25% off during the Okay Ok End of Year Sale. Only until January 2, and the discount is applied automatically at checkout. 

2️⃣ Gift cards in amounts of $100 or more are 20% off at Ecologyst

3️⃣ Find deals in women’s classic shirts from Power of my People, until January 2. 


And that wraps up 2022. Thank you for reading the ottawan and we wish you a great 2023.

We’ll see you Tuesday with a slilghtly new look – Martha & Darren

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Weather: 🌧️ 40 per cent chance of periods of drizzle. High of 9°, low of 5°. 

Number:  $215 million. The amount asked for by the taxi industry in a class action lawsuit against the City as damages for allowing Uber to enter the market. After six years, the case will be heard starting Tuesday. Owners say the value of their artificially limited taxi plates have dropped from $340,000 to $7,000. [CBC]

Ottawans of the Day: Bill Namagoose, Rich Little, Konrad von Finckenstein, and Laurence Gray. The four have been awarded the Order of Canada by New Edinburgh-via-Manotick resident Governor General Mary Simon. [Governor-General of Canada]

Quote: ‘It’s pretty rare in my career to be able to work on a site quite like this where one patient’s view could be into the Dominion Arboretum, another’s across the Experimental Farm, and another over Dow’s Lake’ – Architect Jason-Emery Groën who is designing a ‘better hospital room’ for the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus[Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Washington Capitals 3 last night

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▪️There will be no charge for riding OC Transpo New Year’s Eve from 6 pm until 4 am. While the transit system will be running a regular Saturday service tomorrow, with additions on busy routes, it is cutting back ParaTranspo to a holiday schedule. [City of Ottawa]

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