ssue 646 Volume 3 Number 146

The Ottawan



It's Friday, November 4, 2022 and we're reading about why the fans of Wrexham FC in Wales love having Ryan Reynolds as a co-owner of the team.

More for the Weekend

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▪️The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais festival has been cancelled the last two years for obvious reasons. The 10th anniversary festival originally scheduled for September 2020 arrives at Club SAW tonight, with performances continuing at Gigspace on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

▪️This is the final weekend of The Queen at Orange Art Gallery. Artists associated with the gallery were challenged to make a painting referencing any period of the late monarch’s life and reign. Shop online or visit the gallery at 290 City Centre Ave. 


▪️We’re intrigued by Tomoni / Go Together, an event bringing together Japanese cultural groups with local non-Japanese artists and hosted by the Ottawa Japanese cultural community. Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 290 Lisgar St. 7:00pm to 9:30pm. 


▪️Tim and the Glory Boys, local bluegrass musicians who are signed to Sony Music, bring their Home-Town Hoedown Tour to Cedarview Alliance Church on Sunday evening. 2784 Cedarview Road, Nepean.

Deals of the day

▪️Barefoot Venus has a bunch of discounts for diligent Christmas shoppers. Receive 20% off orders of $100 or more, 15% off orders of $65 or more, and 10% off orders up to $65. There’s also free shipping on orders of $65 and over, and a flat rate of $10.50 under $65. Use the codes SHARE20, SHARE15, and SHARE10 at checkout. 

▪️Robert Plante is having a 50% off blowout sale on perennials, shrubs, evergreens, and trees. 4228 Navan Road, Navan. 

We'll see you Monday  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 19°, low of 15°.   

Number:  3. The number of coyotes captured and killed by the City in Riverside Park South. The City says the coyotes were ‘highly habituated’ and that Ontario law prevents relocating the animals further than two kilometres as they would not survive in a territory new to them. [CBC

Ottawan of the Day:  Jamil Abiad. The basketball coach and trainer will be coaching for the Valur Körfubolti basketball club in Iceland. [Shifter Magazine]

Quote: ‘The land doesn't speak’ – Grand Chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, Savanna McGregor, on the lack of information about the emissions coming from the Horne Creek smelter.  Residents are concerned about arsenic leaching out and entering the water [CBC

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Las Vegas Golden Knights 5, last night

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🚨 The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️Convoy organizer Tamara Lich maintains that no authority ever explicitly told the protestors to leave. Inquiry panelists pointed out that the City and Province both issued states of emergency and the GoFundMe was closed because the group was deemed an unlawful occupation. Lich said that she had higher concerns.

▪️The still-interim chief, Steve Bell, has opened an internal investigation after Convoy participants testified that they received confidential information from sympathetic law enforcement, including the Ottawa Police Service. Bell said that this was news to him.

+ Related Bulldog Ottawa, foe of all things lefty and woke, is now advocating for freezing the Ottawa Police Service budget over the Inquiry revelations. 

▪️Inquiry quote of the day: ‘I thought we were getting professional counsel. We got Pat King in a suit’ – Convoy organizer Benjamin Dichter on Keith Wilson, the lawyer who represented the Convoy at the time. Dichter felt Wilson was more interested in scoring political points. 

▪️The Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation will open another hearing for people to tell of their experiences during the Convoy. It will be held Saturday, 1 pm to 3:15 pm, Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane.

The Rest

▪️The Ottawa Senators are officially on the market. The organization has made it a condition of sale that the Sens stay in Ottawa. One valuation put the team at US $635 million. The late Eugene Melnyk bought the team in 2003 for $92 million

▪️Huge increase of RSV patients at CHEO has resulted in kids being transferred to adult hospitals. CHEO’s emergency room hit 185 per cent capacity yesterday. The surge is being driven by the respiratory syncytial virus. [Ottawa Citizen]

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