Issue 663 Volume 3 Number 163

The Ottawan



It's Tuesday, December 6, 2022 and we’re looking forward to visiting the Turcotte family’s 2022 take on Elf for their annual Christmas decoration extravaganza. It’s at 18 Cypress Gardens in Stittsville, and donations are being collected for youth mental health for the kids at CHEO.

National Day of Remembrance

The vigil to remember the 14 women killed at Montréal’s École Polytechnique in 1989 will be held at the women’s monument in Minto Park,  on Lewis Street between Elgin and Cartier streets, tonight at 6 pm.


Made in Canada gifts under $50

  1. Kiss Naturals of Cowansville, QC. Makes kits - bath bombs, lip balms, glycerin soap, lip gloss. Each box makes enough items to share or give. $19
  2. Zesty Lemon Celebration Cake. $14.95. Made in Canada by Insta Cake, who make cakes within cards.
  3. Grow your own exotic mushrooms with the Urban Botonist DIY Mushroom Growing Kit ($40).
  4. The Aberdeen Wall Hook III from Cyrc (designed and sustainably manufactured via recycled plastic and 3D printing, in Montréal). $45. Use the code HOLIDAYS to receive 20% off.
  5. Zodiac Necklace in silver or gold from Birch Jewellery $48.
  6. Cedar & Sage Lotion and Hand Soap Duo, made in Frelighsburg, Quebec by Oneka. On sale now for $39.99.
  7. Chocolate Sampler by Almonte Ontario’s Hummingburg Chocolate Maker. $29.94 at Maker House.
  8. Ontario License Plate Bird House $39.95
  9. Sustain Beauty Bag by Cheekbone $10.
  10. Essential Sheer Rip-Resist Tights by Sheertex. $47. 

On Sale Now

Early access tickets for the Blippi:The Wonderful World Tour! at the NAC on March 12, 2023 are on presale until December 10. Use the code TRUCK. 


Return to the magical Parkdale Night Market for an evening of festive shopping, indulging with food vendors, and enjoying some live entertainment. 4:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday December 7 at 366 Parkdale Ave. 

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Deals of the day

Today only, save $20 on Fleece-lined Throws from Pokoloko. Use the code HOLIDEAL20 at checkout. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Cloudy. High of 3°, low of 3°. 

Number:  $680,031. The average price of a detached house sale in November, down 5 per cent from the same month in 2021. A condo is $415,533, down 4 per cent for the same period. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawans of the Day: Steve Willis, Harriet Clunie, Lynda Brown, Dick Bakker, and Vanessa Gilles. In 2021, the five made up Ottawa magazine’s inaugural Future List – the story looks at what they have been up to since. [Ottawa Magazine

Quote: ‘Ottawa transit users demand accountability and transparency in the decision-making process’ – from a letter sent to Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe by the Ottawa Transit Riders. The group recommends that the Transit committee needs representation from ParaTransit users, members of the general public, students, bus drivers, and people from the rural areas. City staff, who came off so glowingly in the O Train inquiry, are recommending that there be no representation from the public on the Transit committee, only City councillors. [Ottawa Transit Riders]

🎄Christmas t-shirt deadline is Dec 10

If you are considering an ottawan historic logo t-shirt as a gift, and frankly why wouldn't you, we really don't feel comfortable accepting orders after December 10. 

We'll still take the orders after Dec 10 of course, but they may not arrive before Christmas.

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▪️The man who lead the public consultations for a new police chief has been charged with forgery. The head of Hefid Solutions is accused of forging an executive’s signature on letters from Somerset Community Health Centre, requesting funds for his other project, African Canadian Association of Ottawa. Ottawa Police refused to get involved as the man did not personally benefit. The Ottawa Police paid $76,000 for Hefid Solutions’ service. The Ottawa Crown Attorney’s office is now handling the case. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The woman in Paul Anka’s 1957 hit Diana has passed away at age 83. Diana Ayoub, 18, was the teen crush of Paul Anka, 16, when he wrote the song but she says that she had no idea in advance. As for later life, she said ‘I got all the notoriety and none of the benefits’.  [CBC] [‘Diana’ on YouTube]

▪️Winter registration is now open at Ottawa’s arts and recreational programmes. [City of Ottawa]

🚚 Convoy Update

The Canadian Jewish News has a long interview in podcast form with Benjamin Dichter, a spokesman for the Freedom Convoy

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