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Wednesday March 6, 2024

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Today

🌧️ Light Rain
High 7° Low 3°
🌞 6:31 am🌛5:56 pm

Tomorrow

☁️ Scattered Clouds
High 8° Low 0°
🌞 6:29 am🌛5:57 pm

See the 8 day forecast at the ottawan weather

 

HELLO OTTAWA

Tomorrow is the final day to participate in the City’s Rain Ready survey.

The Rain Ready programme has been set up to improve stormwater management on homeowner’s property. The survey will help Council when it reviews the programme later this year.

The survey asks questions such as, ‘What proposed new actions interest you the most?’

In person class on how to install rain gardens.

In person class on how to install a soakaway pit.

New eLearning course on how to assess your home for stormwater issues.

New eLearning course on using trees to help with stormwater management.

Online sessions with trained professionals.

You can answer this and other stormwater questions here.

– Martha and Darren

    TODAY’S LINE UP

    •  Food + Drink Update
    •  Ottawa Stats
    •  City Hall Agenda
    •  What Ottawa is Talking About
    •  Events
    •  Deals of the Day

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    FOOD + DRINK UPDATE

    Easter Feasting

    •  NeXT’s Easter Dinner @ Home, available Saturday March 30 or Sunday March 31, includes everything you need for a stylish, cook-and-eat-at-home Easter dinner, from a welcome cocktail through to dessert. Chef Blackie’s accompanying video will walk you through all seven courses. $89 per person.
    •  Red Apron’s Cook at Home Turkey Breast Roulade Easter feast will feed eight people for $125. It’s available for pickup on Saturday March 30. The store will also be selling 9.5 inch quiches during the week leading up to the holiday, for those who want to keep it simple, for $19.50 each.
    •  Cheesecakes, cupcakes, shortbread cookies, pies, and tarts...should we go on? They’re all part of the Easter Desserts lineup at 3 Tarts. Buy something spectacular to end your Easter meal, order something sweet as a host/ess gift if you’ve been invited over for dinner.
    •  Almanac’s sourdough Hot Cross Buns have hit the shelves, and they won’t last long.

    OTTAWA STATS

      Number 

      • 220,789
      • – The number of tickets issued by speed cameras in 2023, a new record. 127,939 tickets were issued in 2022, and 80,944 in 2021. The camera at St. Laurent Boulevard, between Noranda Avenue and Clarke Avenue, is Ottawa’s hardest working civil servant, issuing 26,428 tickets last year. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

      Ottawan of the Day

      • Joel Lemieux
      • – The former manager of the OC Tranpo’s transit operations control centre has been hired as the new head of the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority.  (Ted Raymond at CTV

      Quote

      • They quickly figure out my heart’s in the right place. Why else would I be out in such stupid weather!

      • – Bruce Fanjoy, who has been canvassing the federal Carleton riding all winter in a bid to unseat Pierre Poilievre in the next election. (Michael Harris in The Tyee)

      Sports

      • 🏒 PWHL Ottawa 3 – Minnesota 4 last night

      CITY HALL AGENDA

      What’s going on at City Hall

      Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
      Thursday, March 7 at 10 am

      • Presentation – Improving Road Safety in Rural Areas

      • Development Review Legacy File Official Plan Amendments

      📋 Agenda

      WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

      🌞 Day Mayor

      •  A person has been arrested over the break-in of the Mayor’s office. The City is not sharing any details of the Monday night’s break-in or of the arrest. Mayor Mark Sutcliffe says that he does not believe the incident was political. (William Eltherington at CTV)

      🎞️ Hollywott or Ottywood, you make the decision

      •  The Ottawa Film Office is looking for expressions of interest to build a soundstage on Woodroffe. The Office has leased the former Greenbelt Research Farm across from the Nepean Sportsplex for the facilty. Its hoped that three 20,000-square-foot sound stages would be built on the 22 acres. (Mia Jensen in the Ottawa Business Journal)

      💰 Advertising

      •  The City’s finance and corporate services committee has asked staff to investigate fossil fuel advertising options. Campaigners have asked Council to bar fossil fuel advertising from City-owned facilities and buses as a climate change reduction measure. City staff will report back in the summer with suggestions. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

      ☘️ St Patrick’s Day

      •  The Ottawa St Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled for the fifth year. Organizers say they were denied a parade permit because of lack of police resources. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

      🛻 Convoy News

      •  The Federal government has issued its response to the Emergencies Act inquiry. The Public Order Emergency Commission made 56 recommendations for changes to the Emergencies Act. The Federal government today said that it would consult widely over alterations, but it will also wait until its appeal over the act’s constitionality is over. A Federal court ruled earlier this year that invoking the act was ‘unreasonable’. (The Canadian Press)

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      EVENTS


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      Today

      •  Youth Infringement Festival is back at Arts Court Theatre. Until March 17, checkout six one-act plays written, direct, stage managed, and performed by artists under the age of 25.

      •  Music and Beyond’s Voyage Through Classical Music virtual course starts today, offering two hours of learning about the genre each Wednesday until April 10.

      •  GreyHawk Golf Club’s hiring event for summer 2024 positions runs 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Cumberland Ontario.

      •  ByTowne CinemaPerfect Days, La passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of ThingsThe Peasants

      •  Mayfair TheatreThe Zone of Interest, The Path of Totality

      •  Prayers and Songs for Peace: An ecumenical gathering of Christian songs and prayers expressing concern, lament, and hope for all affected by the war in Gaza. 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street.

        Gigs

      •  Rare Groove Wednesday. Atomic Rooster

      •  Kristen Martell. Montgomery Scotch Lounge

      •  Redshift, Noise Hotel, U-SIF. LIVE on Elgin

      •  Jazz nite with Peter Woods. Queen St. Fare

      •  The Prime Rib Big Band 7 Year anniversary show. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Music Trivia. Red Bird (Buy tickets)

      •  Trivia Night. Royal Oak Pub 318 Bank

      • Open Mic. Pour Boy

      Tomorrow

      Friday

       

      Just Announced / Now Booking

      DEALS OF THE DAY

      Message Factory is paying the tax on all pants purchased today. Use the code "wearthepants" when purchasing men’s or women’s pants.

      BUT, ONE MORE THING ...

      Have you heard geese honking yet? The warm weather is bringing them back to us much earlier than usual. Last week, the Province issued a warning that bears were coming out of hibernation early – and most of their expected food is not yet available. 

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