Thursday, March 10, 2022
▪️Bank Street between Cooper St. and Slater St is closed March 11th through 13th for the free Fire & Ice Winter Exhibit, an interactive light and sound tour featuring seven video installations and projections. Purchase from participating businesses along the Fire & Ice Exhibit route and you’ll receive a ticket to be entered into a massive prize draw. Enjoy the show from 6:00pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Sunday.
▪️Do you like hiking as well as sitting by the fire? Adventure Report offers a handy guide to the fire pits located along the trails in Gatineau Park. They’re stocked with wood by the NCC, so all you have to do is bring your lighter or matches and a fire starter like paper.
Saturday March 12th is Art and Found Day, when artists all over the ▪️world hide free art in their communities for residents to find. According to the Art and Found interactive map, at least 10 artists in Ottawa-Gatineau will be participating. If you’re spending the weekend outside of Ottawa, check the map for participating artists near you.
▪️Book now for a creative flower workshop in centrepieces or hand tie bouquets, from Roam Flora. Once per month June through September the solar-powered cut flower farm is offering three hour Harvest & Create experiences, which start with some instruction, followed by a wander through the fields to pick your flowers and foliage. Finally, you’ll create your centrepiece or hand tied bouquet. $150. 107 Mantil Side Road, off Upper Dwyer Hill Road.
▪️Museum of Nature is hiring bilingual, occasional and part time Hosts for the Visit Planning team. Wages start at $24.32 per hour.
▪️As we previously reported Moonroom is hiring in advance of their reopening on April 1st. They’re searching for a kitchen lead and team members, and invite interested people to send a resumé to [email protected]
▪️The National Capital Commission has ten jobs on offer from Senior Planner to Landscape Architect. They are also accepting applications for their student programme for post-secondary returnees.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 2°, low of -6°.
Number: 18. The number of hours per day that the Ottawa Paramedic Service was at ‘zero level’ during the last week of December. ‘Zero level’ is when the service has no paramedics to send when dispatchers receive a call. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Nadima Noor. The aid worker and founder of the women’s rights organization Dream Voice Act had been arrested at her office in Kabul by the Taliban in February. She was released this week. [CTV]
Quote: ‘Whatever edification or creativity that may have been derived from higher education among Ottawa youth ... is soon sublimated into doing low wage labour for the Federal Government’ – Nazanin Zarepour, who is concerned that fresh graduates are being pushed into such a manufactured and unfulfilling industry like the Federal civil service. [Passage]
Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information.
⭕ The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is looking at legal options to maintain its mask mandate after provincial rules change March 21. [CTV]
⭕ Under new rules in Quebec, people in Gatineau no longer are required to stay at home is a householder tests positive for COVID-19. Voluntarily, they are advised to stay away from other people. [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Walmart’s Baseline store has been closed since Sunday after someone set off a fire extinguisher. The person was arrested but the store, which has a large grocery section, is struggling over what has and hasn't been contaminated. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️The City has opened applications for small-scale, community-based grants that support an environmentally sustainable Ottawa.. The Community Environmental Projects Grant Programme has $52,000 to spend, with the average grant in the past being around $3,200. The criteria is pretty open – environmental sustainability – but they won't fund existing budgets, debts, or even refreshements. Deadline is March 31. [City of Ottawa]
▪️Permits for residents who want to rent out their properties short term – like on AirBNB – are now available. Under a new bylaw, anyone who offers up their residence for a short-term let must have a permit from the City. The permit limits rentals to two per bedroom and anyone who doesn't own their property must have written permission from the property owner. Everyone must be registered by April 1. [City of Ottawa]
▪️NarCity has 11 hidden gems of Ottawa that locals don't want anyone to know about. They are: Rockcliffe Lookout, Princess Louise Falls, Morrison's Quarry, Bate Island, John Ceprano Rock Sculptures, Eagles Nest Lookout, Pinhey Sand Dunes, Parliament Hill Lookout, Corktown Footbridge, and Chaudiere Falls. Now you know. [NarCity Ottawa]
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