Issue 577 Volume 3 Number 75

The Ottawan



It’s Monday, July 25, 2022 and we are reading an article that really analyzes the 15 minute city concept.

▪️Saturday July 30 is Canada Food Day, a time to take our love of Canadian grown and made food to the next level. The Red Apron will be celebrating Food Day Canada all week with specials like Grilled Breast Chicken with Lemon Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tuesday July 26), Dan Dan Dinner (Ontario Berkshire Pork & Peanut Sauce) on Wednesday July 27, and Atlantic Salmon with local organic greens on Thursday July 28. Get them to go or delivered by calling 613-695-0417 or emailing 410 Gladstone Ave.\

▪️Canadian Blood Service has put out a call for donations. The Ottawa area, like the country at large, is getting low on blood. You can book a donation time here.


Deals of the day

Mint and Honey Tea and Gift Emporium is offering 15% off all orders of $75 or more until August 19th. You don’t need a code to grab the discount. Shop in person at 150 Katimavik Road, Unit 120 or order online.

We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 24°, low of 15°.   

Number: $4,878.75. The cost of gifts to outgoing politicians, key to the city recipients, and other ceremonies by the Protocol Office in 2021.  [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Susan Sherring. The ‘gruff, cranky, old-school journalist with the softest heart’ was respected for her 30 years of reporting with the Ottawa Sun.  Sherring passed away Saturday. [Barrhaven Independent]

Quote: ‘The bedroom wing is well situated for privacy’ –  A line from the brochure touting the most-expensive house for sale in Ottawa. River View Estate in Dunrobin is available to ottawan readers for $8.8 million. [CTV] [Pics & Video]

SportsCPL Atlético Ottawa 3 – York United 0, last night. This puts Atlético in first place; CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 104 – Hamilton Honey Badgers 95, last night; Frontier League Ottawa Titans – Lake Erie Crushers 10 - 2 last night, 10 - 11 Saturday, 4 - 1, Friday

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▪️Gloucester-South Nepean councillor Carol Anne Meehan will not be running again for her seat. As ward boundaries are changing, Meehan originally considered running in the Barrhaven East ward, ultimately changing her mind. ‘I am now at a stage in my life that it’s possible to consider tackling different pursuits and checking off items on my bucket list,’ she wrote. The former CTV Ottawa anchor was first elected in 2018. [Barrhaven Independent]

▪️There is a bus replacement service on the O Train between Tunney's Pasture and St-Laurent. Lightning struck an overhead power system, knocking out the system. We can add lightning to winter weather, need for regular maintenance, and trying not to puncture sewer lines on the list of O Train gotchas. [CBC]

+ Related All trains with more than 175,000 km have been removed from service after an operator noticed vibrations on one

▪️Parishioners want proceeds of church sale to benefit residential school survivors; the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall disagrees. St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Fairbairn Street has been unused since 2019 and listed for sale privately, expecting a price between $1.5 and $3 million. Congregants were originally told by the Archdiocese that the property had been sold but it in fact had only been transferred to the church’s property holding corporation. [CBC]

▪️The new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Rideau River between Carleton University and Vincent Massey Park has been dropped in. The opening date is as yet unconfirmed. Capital Ward councillor Shawn Menard (Not Mendez! Not Mendez!) figures it can open in as soon as four months. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️In the not-really news dept: You can go river edge glamping in a geodesic dome in Clarence-Rockland. Each dome comes with a queen-sized bed, stocked fridge for the BBQ kitchen, and killer views of the Ottawa RIver and Laurentian Mountains. [The Review] [AirBnB]


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