Wednesday June 12, 2024


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  • College ward councillor Laine Johnson has an idea for the City’s exploding rat population problem: the ‘pill’.

  • Johnson wants Health Canada to approve a new contraceptive product that has been used in the United States. The product doesn’t kill the vermin but prevents new baby rats from being born.
  • ‘It’s delicious and very sweet, so the rats are attracted to it as they would be anything else, but what’s kind of neat about this particular product is the rats don't die afterwards’. 
  • Johnson will be bringing the idea to City Council, which she hopes will endorse the idea.

– Martha and Darren


More foodie gifts for Father’s Day

  •  If he loves spirits, get him the Sampler from SFR Distillery and Lounge (Silver Seven Road, Kanata), where he'll receive six 60ml bottles of the distillery's locally produced gin, whiskey, vodka, liqueurs, and moonshine. 
  • $1 from every bunny ordered at the Grand Opening of Egg Bunny Bistro on Father’s Day will be donated to various local charities. What is an egg bunny, you ask? According to the business' instagram, it’s a homemade bun with eggs and assorted meat and veg toppings. The fundraising event runs until Sunday June 23. Visit the store at 125-390 March Road, Kanata from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Give him a sausage making session at Piggy Market on June 17 or June 24. $120.
  • Overflow Brewings Father’s Day Tool Bench is a case of 24 cans including 4 cans of Crosswalk APA, 8 of Rise & Shine Belgian Wit, 8 of Vienna Lager, and 4 of American Dry Hopped Amber, for 67 bucks. Available for pick up or delivery. Also from Overflow: the Father’s Day Gift Basket with two concert tickets, five beers, a branded glass, coasters and more.
  • Make it a father+child private dining event and take Dad to Ridge Rock Brewing Co’s 4 Beers and 4 Plates evening on June 18. $125 per person.
  • Satisfy his sweet tooth with something from 3 Tarts’ dessert lineup: Coconut Cream Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Mini Pies in a range of flavours, Milk Chocolate Cheesecake, Lemon Cloud Cake or that June favourite; Strawberry Shortcake. Order online for pickup.
  • The Chocolate Lovers Gift Box from Maker House is, like everything else at this shop, all Canadian made. Dad will enjoy sweet stuff by Hummingbird Chocolate, Fraktals, Peace by Chocolate, Brittles n’ More, and Truffle Pig. $69.95



    • 61–70
    • – Where Ottawa lies on the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, up from 71 – 80 last year. Cities ranked past 40 don’t get a specific number, but Toronto-Waterloo dropped from 17 to 18, Vancouver dropped from 34 to 40, and Montréal went up from 39 to 40. The top three globally were Silicon Valley, London, and New York City.  (Isabelle Kirkwood in BetaKit) (The List)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Sonya Shorey
    • – The vice-president of strategy, marketing, and communications for Invest Ottawa has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Invest Ottawa. Shorey has been the interim president since December. One of her priorities is ‘doubling down on Ottawa as a startup capital’. See the Number above. (David Sale in the Ottawa Business Journal



    • 🏀 CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 89 – Montréal Alliance 104 last night
    • ⚾ FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 4 – New York Boulders 2 last night


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    What’s going on at City Hall

    Transit Commission
    Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 am

    • Presentation – OC Transpo update – Rail, bus, and Para Transpo
    • 2024 Transit operating and capital budget Q1 status report
    • Capital adjustments and closing of projects – Transit Commission
    • Delegation of authority – Contracts awarded for the period July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 for Transit Commission
    • Status update – Transit Commission inquiries and motions for the period ending May 31, 2024

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    🚨 Ottawa Police Service

    • An Ottawa Police Service constable has been demoted for 14 months after pleading guilty to criminal charges of drunk driving. Constable Umer Khan was arrested at gunpoint in Gatineau after a high speed chase where the off-duty officer was found to have double the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He received one year of probation and a $1,000 fine. The new demotion is under the Police Act, where Khan for discreditable conduct. (Marlo Glass in the Ottawa Citizen)

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    • The City has appointed Ryan Perrault as the new General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services. Perrault is currently the Interim GM of Strategic Initiatives and will continue in that position until a replacement is hired. (Ottawa Bulldog)


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    • 🆓 Bring your own board or use one on site at the Wizard’s Tower Chess Meet-Up. 1-80 Marketplace Ave, Nepean. K2J 5G3
    • Road TripAward winning writer Margaret Macpherson discusses her latest work,Tracking the Caribou Queen: Memoir of a Settler Girlhood. Local writer Sarah Kerr will moderate; there will a opportunities for audience participation. Equator Coffee Roasters, 451 Ottawa Street, Almonte ON. K0A 1A0
    • 🆓 It’s a NEIPA Day Party at Broadhead Brewery. What does that mean? Give the new release a try, and enjoy NEIPA (New England IPA) pours for just $6 each, and tacos also for just $6 each. Plus, they’ll have corn hole and live music. What a way to banish the midweek blues.
    • There is just one more day until the 2024 Ottawa Fringe Festival unleashes its magic on the city (June 13- 23). If you’re overwhelmed by the choices of plays to see, tonight’s Preview Night allows actors to give a two minute pitch about their show. This preview show is an event in itself so get there early. Doors and bar open at 7:00 pm with the show getting underway at 7:30 pm. Arts Court Theatre & Studio, 2 Daly Ave. K1N 6E2

    • ByTowne CinemaCottontail, The Wind Rises (subtitles), I Saw the TV Glow

    • Mayfair Theatre: Dune: Part Two, Wildcat, It’s Such a Beautiful Day


    • Matthew Chaffey. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

    • Outside the Box Trivia. Beyond the Pale

    • Pride at the Rooster. Atomic Rooster

    • Tyler Kealey’s Urban Campfire. Red Bird

    • Jazz Nite with Jazz for Lovers. Queen St. Fare

    • Open Mic. Pour Boy

    • Video Game Music Live with F8-Bit. House of TARG

    • Sade Awele: The Intuition Tour. LIVE on Elgin


    • Of course you can do some produce and pantry shopping at Marché Chelsea Market but it’s also a great place to pick up ready-made dinner. Running Thursdays 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm until October 17. This week, look for Julian’s Colombian Arepas, Grandmamy Gateaux (Algerian baking), Bonita Canteen (Rwandan Kefir, low sugar donuts and mango parfait), KoolBites Turkish sweet and savoury pancakes. Centre Meredith, 23 ch. Cecil, Chelsea, Québec J9B 0A5
    • Ottawa Fringe Festival 2024 roars to life with performances in eight different areas of Arts Court, special events, and the Fringe Courtyard, open throughout the festival to meet other ticket holders, or just to relax with a drink and a snack. The festival runs until June 23.
    • Local, Quebecois, and international musicians descend on Major’s Hill Park today for Festival Franco-Ontarien 2024. Single evening tickets are on sale now. Save on weekend and VIP Passports until June 12. The festival runs until Sunday at Major’s Hill Park, Mackenzie Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8
    • The Ottawa RedBlacks welcome Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the season home opener at the Stadium at TD Place.
    • Author Tim Gilchrist will be discussing the newly released third volume of his exhaustive series Ottawa Valley Whereabouts, including his methodology for ferreting out the half-forgotten hidden locations that form the history of the area. Upper Ottawa Valley Heritage Centre (Founders Hall) on Thursday June 13. 1021 Pembroke St E., Pembroke ON. K8A 7R9


    • JTK Live in Ottawa (Hello World Tour). Cafe Dekcuf

    • Ian Thomas…Not Gone Yet! Centrepointe

    • Furture Free, Class of 91, Juventud. House of TARG

    • Zakari Frantz Trio. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

    • Art of the Duo. Gigspace

    • Blues Sessions. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

    • Comedy Night. Pour Boy

    • Mivule, Aurora’s Reef, Yace. Rainbow Bistro

    • James Leclair and Chase van Dune. Overflow Brewing

    • Dayglo Abortions, Blackout, Baited, Forx, Ad Nauseam. Dominion Tavern


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    Give your father figure some made-in Québec style. Mens clothing and socks are 15% off onsite at Abaka. The sale will be applied automatically until June 16.


    The smiling faces at Ottawa Bulldog have given out their 2024 Report Card on the City of Ottawa, and it looks like the City will have to redo the year.  In 29 Categories, there were only four passing grades, with a final mark of F.

    The airport, fire department, public health, and animal control all got thumbs up. Bulldog’s opinion on transit, city council, local roads, and economic development, amongst other things, are all here.



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