Issue 611 Volume 3 Number 111

The Ottawan



It’s Thursday, September 15, 2022 and, it's such a nice day, we're thinking of a wander around under the Trees of Carp. The big decision is whether do we do it live and use the app to identify the trees, or just do it from home on the sofa.


Weekend Plans

All Weekend

▪️Pick your own apples at Halls’ Apple Market Family Fun Fair this Saturday and Sunday (September 17 and 18). You can also shop at the boutique, enjoy a BBQ, and experience an old time-y commute with a wagon ride. 2930 2nd Concession Road in Brockville, ON

▪️Get up close and personal with area artists in the West End Studio Tour this weekend and next (September 17 and 18 and September 24 25) All stops on the tour are outdoors on the artists’ properties, and you can choose to walk, cycle, or drive your way to the studios. 

▪️Local designer Megan Duffield is opening her new Duffield Designboutique in Almonte this Saturday and Sunday with food and drinks, shopping, and the chance to win a free piece from the latest collection. 11:00am to 5:00pm at Carrigeway Studios, 65 Mill Street in Almonte. 

Thursday September 15th:

▪️Tooth and Nail Beer is turning 7 and celebrating with parties, new beers, and guest pours. Until 11:00pm tonight, visit the taproom and enjoy Belgian Ales and lagers in 5oz and 10oz pours plus 1L steins of Oktoberfest lagers. 3 Irving Avenue. 

▪️The Wellington Gastropub needs our help. Having neglected to renew their liquor license on time, they are closed this week for indoor dining. Instead, they’re offering a Take Out Set Meal for Two tonight, Friday, and Saturday. The menu is both classy and inclusive, and it includes the magical words “Sticky Toffee Pudding” and “’S’mores.” Order online or by calling 613 729 1315. 


▪️Sip guest beers, dance to vintage vinyl, and maybe win some prizes at Dominion City’s birthday party from 4:00pm to close. Proceeds will be donated to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.5510 Canotek Rd Unit 15


▪️Freewheeling Craft is turning up at Dominion City Brewing for another #craftsanddrafts pop-up, a full day of craft shopping, BBQ from Chef T of The BBQ Joint, and fantastic beer. 5510 Canotek Rd Unit 15. 

▪️September 17 Unitarian House of Ottawa presents the Grand Parade 2022. Walk in the parade for fun and raise funds for local charities. 

▪️It’s Stray Dog Brewing’s 5th anniversary party with food, music, games, and guest taps. This is a family friendly event so bring your besties. Get your tickets and beer tokens in advance then head to 501 Lacolle Way, Unit 4, in Orléans between 2:00pm and 11:00pm on Saturday. 

▪️Kichesippi Beer is kicking off Oktoberfest with Festmarzen Gravity Barrel and Keg Tapping at 11:00 am. 

▪️Ottawa Flower Market returns to the Parkdale Market for its penultimate visit of the season, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Shop from 11 vendors selling bouquets, centrepieces, and front door wreaths. 366 Parkdale Ave. 

▪️The Eastern Ontario Garlic Market in Cornwall will celebrate the fragrant plant with fresh bulbs from local producers, baking, prepared foods, and workshops. From 11:00am to 4:00pm at Lamoureux Park, Water Street, Cornwall Ontario. 

▪️Dine with the Jabberwocky Supper Club above Union 613 and enjoy a fresh new weekly menu from Chef Razmon Poisson. 315 Somerset St. W.


▪️ByWard Market’s 7th annual festival for doggoes and their humans. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Enjoy a drink on a dog friendly patio, start your Christmas card design with a visit to the photo booth, take in some live canine art, and shop. 

▪️Freedom Dog Rescue presents the Pet Valu Meet Adoptables at the Pet Value in Orléans. 3838 Innes Road. 

Deals of the day

▪️The Fall Mix Pack from Broadhead Brewery is a 24 case of lager, tagerine IPA, Festbier, and Amber, and right now it’s 15% off the regular price. 

▪️Buy one jar of Truly’s Hair, Skin + Nails supplements and get one free, while quantities last. Made in British Columbia. 

▪️Last year’s outerwear is 40% off with code OUTERWEAR40 at Kate Hewko. Vegan leather, quilted jackets, and velvet puffers area all included.


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 16°, low of 7°.   

Number: 1st. The place of these two green thumbs in Ottawa’s Best Home Garden and Best Balcony Garden 2022. Obviously, there are pix. [Apt 613]

Ottawan of the Day: Pierre Charbonneau. Charbonneau is the smooth baritone ‘Welcome to The Ottawa Hospital’ voice that callers to have heard for 25 years, and to some patients, a great comfort. [Ottawa Hospital]

Quote: ‘Of course he will be moving into Stornoway’ – Anthony Koch, spokesman for newly minted Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Pierre Poilievre. [Globe & Mail]

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Monarchy News

▪️The City says that all services will be open on Monday, the day of the Queen’s funeral. That includes recreation centres, libraries, buses, and waste collection.

?️ The Civic Election

▪️If you want to vote by mail, you must apply by tomorrow at 4:30 pm. That's 4:30 pm, whether you do it in person at City Hall or online. We don't suggest sending it by post, it will never make it.

▪️Mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney says chronic homelessness will end within four years. McKenney wants $108 million of the Federal government’s $4 billion Housing Accelerator Fund to build 1,000 non-profit housing units per year across the city, and to use the federal Rapid Housing Initiative to build supportive homes for 250 people.

▪️Mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe has filed a complaint with the City Clerk over third-party advertiser Horizon Ottawa’s fundraising efforts. The Horizon Ottawa website had a fundraising page for its election work that had set amounts for donations, including $2,500. Provincial law says the most an individual can donate is $1,200. Horizon Ottawa says it was an oversight, they had repurposed their general non-limited page for the election and have now corrected it. Horizon Ottawa supports the election of Sutcliffe opponant Catherine McKenney. The City Clerk says that any complaints of this nature would be need to be filed to the Election Compliance Audit Committee after the election itself.

▪️Robert Hiltz writes in Ottawa magazine on what climate change issues candidates should be discussing.

The Rest

▪️An Ottawa Police constable who donated to the Freedom Convoy now has a misconduct charge against her. The constable has been issued with one count of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act for donating to the Convoy using an online service on Feb 5. The charges says she ‘knew, or reasonably ought to have known, that the money was being raised for the illegal occupation known as the “Freedom Convoy”‘. The constable has not yet submitted a plea. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Ottawa Police constable who was accused of planning a bank machine heist and selling tips to tow companies has resigned. The constable was one of three Ottawa Police officers who were criminally charged over a tow-truck kickback scheme. With this, all three officers have now resigned. The tow-truck kickback scheme was a deal the two others had, and allegedly this officer as well, in which they would receive payment when calling certain towing companies after car accidents. The Crown will not be proceeding with charges against anybody. [CBC]

▪️OC Transpo is short $85 million dollars. The department blames low ridership due to COVID-19 and receiving only $11 million of $37 million expected from the Provincial government. [CBC]

▪️Corel is changing its name to Alludo. It’s supposed to be pronouced like ‘all you do’. The name change is an attempt to goose some energy into the 37 year-old company. We don't know if they used Corel Draw to create the new logo or Wordperfect to write the press release. [Ottawa Business Journal] [Alludo]

▪️Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre is being investigated by the City – for it's housing programmes. An allegation has been made that the Centre has spent City money on programmes that it was not intended, that staff have not been hired, and that some programmes were not offered. The City gives the Centre  $1,571,096  per year. The Centre has been in the news recently as people complained about four healthcare workers being fired without cause, leaving it short staffed. [Ottawa Citizen

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