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We're expecting a significant amount of snow tonight, with up to 30 cm possible.

That means a parking ban once again

From 10 am to 7 pm tomorrow, parking is banned on the streets to allow snow plows to work. Parked cars may be ticketed and towed.

 If you need somewhere to park, some City park and rides, recreation centres, and parkades will be available for free. You can find somewhere close to you here. Of course, the City will ticket you if stay past 7 pm so keep tabs on the time.

– Martha and Darren

 

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    • 1.7%
    • – The population growth of Ottawa-Gatineau change over the previous year ending July 1, 2022, according to StatCan. (Globe & Mail)

    Ottawan of the Day

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    • Time waits for no man or woman, but let’s be honest: When you’re 105-plus, you don’t necessarily have a wide vista of time ahead 
    • – Caroline Smith, whose father Frank will turn 105 in March. Smith would like King Charles to send her dad a a letter of congratulations but Rideau Hall has suspended the programme for COVID-19 related reasons. (Blair Crawford in the Ottawa Citizen)
      

    🚨 Ottawa Police Services Board

    •  Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe hopes an appropriate civilian will apply to serve on the Police Services Board as chair. The board has seven members: three City councillors, three appointed by the Province, and one civilian appointed by City. Civilians who serve as chair will now be paid $54,000 per year.

      Applications for the Police Services Board – as well as nine other committees – are being accepted until January 23. Around 500 applications have been received for all positions so far, and the City is encouraging diversity of mobility, sex, race, and sexual orientation in applicants. (Kate Porter at the CBC)

    📚 Canada Reads

    • Jamie Chai Yun Liew has made the longlist of CBC’s annual Canada Reads debate for her debut novel Dandelion. The shortlist of five, and the panelists who will argue for each book, will be announced January 25. (CBC)

    💸 Former Iranian Embassy

    • The Federal Government has succeeded in court to prevent the sale of the former Iranian Embassy at 245 Metcalfe Street in Centretown. Families of those killed on Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, shot down by Iran, won a $108 million judgment against the Iranian government and hoped to collect by selling assets held in Canada. The Federal government said that it had a duty to protect property that has diplomatic immunity.  Canada and Iran stopped diplomatic relations in 2012. (Tom Blackwell in the National Post

    🛠️ Makers Take Note

    • There are just a few days left to apply to Makers Market in Madawaska Valley - Spring Market 2023. Applications for the market, which runs April 1st at the Paul J Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay, close on January 16. (Applications)

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    Today

    • Immerse yourself in James Bond at ‘Bond and Beyond’, part of the NAC’s Pops Series. January 12 to 14.
    • Jazz and cocktails seem to go hand in hand, and Thursday nights at Apothecary Cocktail Lounge are the ideal place to enjoy both. 

    Tomorrow

    • At JoJo CoCo's Chocolate with… Cheese event, experience five chocolate and cheese pairings. Visit the store to purchase tickets ($44 each). 613 435 7722. 7 pm to 8 pm at 499 Terry Fox Dr. 
    • Great Gatsby It’s Murder, presented by new Ottawa-based company Paper Picture Productions, will be playing at local venues for a limited run starting this Friday January 13 at The Kanata Legion. The play, by Rachel Paul, is set in a sleazy speakeasy in 1920s Chicago. The show plays the Richmond Legion January 14, the NAC January 18 and Feb 9, and January 20 and 22 at the Arts Court. Proceeds from all the performances will go to Operation Come Home’s homes youth hot breakfast program. 

    Saturday

    • Will you find the answer to the question "What's the MacGuffin?" at the screening of ByTowne Cinema screening of Kiss Me Deadly? 
     

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    Save up to 50% on select items at Viens Avec Moi.

    For a limited time, receive a free all-season duvet worth up to $265 with the purchase of an Endy mattress.

    Use the code CHANDAILS30 at checkout when you shop sweaters at Kollontaï

      

    COVID-19 information is updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This information is from earler today.

    COVID-19 wastewater information is as of 5 pm yesterday.

      

    Last year, Kitchissippi ward councillor Jeff Leiper made this video about how to shovel snow without having a heart attack. It's still good advice.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren
     

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