Issue 647 Volume 3 Number 147

The Ottawan



It's Monday, November 7, 2022 and we're with this local resident’s attitude of what it takes to make it to 100 years-old in Ottawa: Gin and Tonic. “And I know it works because I’ve never been bitten by a snake, and I’ve never had malaria or scurvy.”


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▪️A Manotick staple for more than 20 years, the Gingerbread Man bakery was destroyed in a fire on Friday morning (November 4). At the time, Richard Palframan and his wife Kaori were working hard on Christmas 2022 gingerbread orders, all of which have been lost, along with equipment, furniture, and antiques collected over the years. If any Ottawan readers would like to help, donations are being collected on GoFundMe

▪️The jerk store called to tell you about Boston Pizza Barrhaven’s Seinfeld Trivia Night. 7:30pm. $10 per team. 1681 Greenbank Road. 

▪️Chase away the Monday night blues and head to Atomic Rooster for Karaoke Mondaze (303 Bank St). Song requests should be handed in at 9:30pm. 

▪️Join artist Rob’s Brushes & Brews at Beyond the Pale Brewing Cotonight. Rob will supply everything you need to paint a Sakura Sunset. $39 + tax and fee per person. 

Deals of the day

▪️Rustic Engagements is offering 15% off wedding decor rentals, flowers, decorating, and day-of coordination. 

▪️We Are Stories, the rural BC-based slow fashion brand, is holding a fall sale. To save 20% on the skirts, tops and dresses use the code 20FALL when you’re shopping. 

▪️Accessories made with recycled materials are 20% off at Erin Templeton. Use the code RECYCLED20 at checkout. 

▪️Selected styles of Yoga Jeans’ jeans and loungewear are 50% off until the end of the day

▪️Buy a jogger and get 40% off a sweatshirt at Franc. 

We'll see you Monday  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: 🌤️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 13°, low of 0°.   

Number:  1937. The year two mountaineers abandoned their cameras on Yukon’s Mount Lucania, Canada's third tallest peak. Researchers from the University of Ottawa’s glacier programme – there's our angle –have just helped recover the Fairchild F-8 aerial camera, from which Parks Canada is trying to coax images. [The Guardian

Ottawan of the Day:  Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco. The journalist has been named as the new anchor for the CBC Ottawa News at 6. [CBC]

Quote: ‘I wish we had done something more; I think loneliness for senior citizens is a really big concern. During the pandemic, Meals on Wheels would often be the only contact seniors would have. I see far too many people sitting by themselves at Carlingwood Mall having a muffin and a tea at Tim Hortons. That’s sad.’ – Outgoing mayor Jim Watson after being asked if he had any regrets during his term.  [Kitchisisippi Times

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Philadelphia Flyers 2 last Saturday OHL Ottawa 67s 6 – Barrie Colts 1 last Friday, Ottawa 67s 4 – Peterborough Petes 2, last Saturday 

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🚨 The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️Premier Doug Ford doesn't need to testify at the Inquiry, a court ruled today. Nor does Deputy Premier Sylvia Jones. The two had been summoned by the Inquiry to testify why the Province did not act earlier to enforce the law, moving only when the Federal Emergencies Act was declared. The two claimed Parliamentary privilege, which protects elected members from having to be in a courtroom while the Legislature is in session. The court said the summons was valid but the privilege was also valid.

▪️The mayor of Windsor credits the threat of the Emergency Act with helping to clear the protest on the Ambassador Bridge. The Bridge was cleared after the CIty won a court injuction to roust the protestors. The Act was declared the next day. 

+ Related The City of Ottawa never attempted to get an injunction on anything. Zexi Li, a 21 year-old student, got the noise injunction issued on her own.

▪️The Ottawa Police Officer who donated to the Convoy has been ordered to forfeit 40 hours of pay and attend a restorative justice programme. Constable Kristina Neilson pleaded guilty to a single count of discreditable conduct last month. Neilson donated $55 online twice to the Convoy, both times the money was refunded because of the unlawfulness of the event to which she was donating.

The Rest

▪️The Province has approved Ottawa's official plan – adding in a few modifications of its own. Amongst the changes: Findlay Creek and north Kanata's South March area are now open to sprawl (City Council voted against adding it before), minor streets can now have nine storey buildings (The official plan said four storeys). [Ottawa Citizen]. [The Changes]

▪️Two Ottawa Fire Fighters have been charged with hate-motivated assualt – against another Fire Fighter. One was charged with choking and forcible confinement, the other with criminal negligence. Other than it happened ‘several weeks ago‘, other details have yet to be released. [CBC]

▪️Not a repeat: Integrity Commissioner finds College Ward councillor Rick Chiarelli harassed and bullied a female city worker. Chirelli, whose term ends in a week, was accused of asking the worker to wear revealing clothing – at the Animation Fest! – and of offering her money to have sex with men in Montréal. Plus there were more allegations that could not be substantiated by the Commissioner. The Commissioner recommends a 90 suspensions of pay. For the councillor who leaves next week. Chiarelli denies all the allegations. [CTV]

▪️City Fidelia has released his latest album Painkiller. Shifter likes it. [Shifter]

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