US President Joe Biden is in town tomorrow and Friday and traffic will be a nightmare due to closed streets. The full list is here but take a look at the map below first.

You can also look forward to CF-18 Hornet fighter jets and CH-146 Griffon helicopters criss-crossing the skies.

– Martha and Darrren

Locally and Canadian Made Easter Confections

There is no reason to buy supermarket bunnies. Oh sure, for the kids that’s fine, they’ll eat anything. But you deserve something better.

  •  Ottawa's Alicja Confections makes solid White, Dark, or Milk chocolate bunnies in riotous colour. $29. Also available: a paint by numbers kit of a chocolate bunny. $34. 
  •  The Purdys Bunt Bag is 210g of milk chocolate lollies, mini foiled eggs, a white chocolate bunny lolly, a yoke egg, and mini foiled bunnies. $14. 
  •  Peace by Chocolate offers bunnies (from $37), ducklings, eggs ($4.70), a whole farm yard collection ($4.45), and a hollow dark chocolate egg filled with white chocolate chicks ($5.90).
  •  Hummingbird Chocolate Maker of Almonte has mini eggs, very stylish bunnies, raspberry marshmallow bunnies, and lots of other little sweets. 
  •  Merry Dairy mixes little milk chocolate eggs with its premium diary base for a chilled Easter treat. 
  •  McGuire Chocolate Company makes a Salted Caramel Egg ($19.50). Salted. Caramel. Egg. What more is there to say? 

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    • #1
    • – Hold on, that's #1 on the list of the Worst Passengers as rated by Uber drivers. And we’ve now held that spot for the second year running. Toronto is the second worst. Sherbrooke had the best passengers. (Twitter) (How the ratings work)

    Ottawan of the Day

    • Rob Delatolla
    • Rob Delatolla has headed up wastewater surveillance in Ottawa, discovering that COVID-19 could be detected in the flow after his art historian partner asked him if that was possible. The Province is planning to cut funding for the project next week. (Elizabeth Payne in the Ottawa Citizen)


    • I’m not a fan of putting city money into an arena, but it depends on so many factors
    • – Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe refusing to rule out the possibility that the City will help pay for a new arena for the Ottawa Senators in LeBreton Flats. The team is rumoured to have received bids for as much as US $925 million. (Michael Woods at CTV)


    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Boston Bruins 1 last night

    🏬 Embassy Row 2

    • Mechanicsville will indeed become a new embassy row after an agreement between the National Capital Commission and the City. The Commission has long tried to build the embassies on empty land but neighbours complained about the loss of greenspace, ultimately threatening to go to the Ontario Land Tribunal. The agreement says that no more than five buildings will be erected and 24 per cent of the land will be dedicated to parkland, nicknamed ‘Lazy Bay Commons’. (Trevor Pritchard at CBC)

    🐕 Coyotes

    • The City will start investigating a coyote management system later this month, starting with a webpage and resident survey. Residents in areas with coyotes have been upset with the City’s previous washing-of-hands on the issue and the subsequent vigilante actions against the animals. (Joanne Laucius in the Ottawa Citizen)

    🙏 VIA Rail

    • A Muslim man praying inside the Ottawa train station was told to leave by a security guard. The man refused to leave. After a video of the encounter was posted on TikTok, VIArail apologized and promised to investigate. (Avanthika Anand at CBC)

    🦨 The Senate

    • The Senate was adjourned early yesterday as a stink wafted in from somewhere outside. Public Services and Procurement Canada soon figured out that the sulfuresque smell came from stagnant water now freely circulating as the nearby Rideau Locks opened. The Senate is currently sitting in the old train station next to the Château Laurier while the Parliament Buildings are renovated. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

    💰 Québec Budget

    • Residents in the Outaouais are the beneficiaries of a few things in yesterday’s Québec budget. The forestry industry will be propped up with $128 million over five years, including $10 million this year to find a new customer for low-quality hardwood. The region won't get any money for a convention centre but will receive $36 million over three years for tourism in general. (CBC)


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    • Canadian Geographic presents a fascinating talk by author Kenn Harper, on Knud Rasmussen and the Fife Thule Expedition of 1921. Rasmussen set out to document the beliefs and experiences of the isolated North American Inuit. The event is Pay-What-You-Can, and starts at 7:00pm in the Alex Trebek Theatre, 50 Sussex Drive. 
    • Bring your LPs to the Hintonburg Public House and trade them for new tunes. The Sip and Swap starts at 7 pm. 1020 Wellington St. W, ON K1Y 2X



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    Ottawa Senators ‘Insider and Genius’ Franklin D. Senators has us all verklempt with this observationThere is Finnish defenseman, and former Kitchener Ranger, whose first name is french for City and last name is basically Ottawa and he doesn't play for the Sens

    His name: Ville Ottavainen.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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