Thursday March 7, 2024


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We’re giving away tickets to the Ottawa Home and Garden Show at the EY Centre March 21-24.

For your chance to win, email with the subject line ‘Brewery Sponsor’ and tell us which brewery will be sponsoring the Living Landscapes garden at the show.

The winners will be drawn from Martha’s Mum’s Choosin’ Hat on Tuesday March 12.

– Martha and Darren


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    •  City Hall Agenda
    •  What Ottawa is Talking About
    •  Events
    •  Deals of the Day


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      • $22,000
      • – The amount of money that the Parkdale Food Centre spends each month to feed 1,400 families. Seventy per cent comes from individual donors. (Parkdale Food Centre) (Donations)

      Ottawans of the Day

      • Jack Fan, Katie Xu, Michael Raytchev and coach Cathy Skinner
      • – The Stittsville skating team collectively brought home five gold, one silver, and one bronze from the 2024 Special Olympics National Winter Games in Calgary.  (Lesley McKay in Stittsville Central


      • I’ll go with the Bee Movie. It may be the least controversial pick out there if you ask me. An all-time performance by Jerry Seinfeld and absolutely a cinematic masterpiece.

      • – New CTV Ottawa anchor Austin Lee in answer to the question ‘What’s a book or movie you’d recommend to everyone to watch/read at least once?’. (Faces magazine)


      • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Anaheim Ducks 2 last night


      What’s going on at City Hall

      Audit Committee
      Friday, March 8 at 9:30 am

      • 2023 KPMG Financial Statement Audit Plan

      • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) - Audit of Affordable Housing

      • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) - Semi-Annual Report on Follow-Up Procedures

      • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) – 2023 Report on the Fraud and Waste Hotline

      • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) – 2023 Annual Report

      📋 Agenda


      🚨 Barrhaven

      •  Six people were killed in a home on Berrigan Drive last night. Four of the dead are children. A person has been taken into custody. Police have not released much yet but say there is no threat to public safety and it is not believed to be an incidence of domestic violence. (Barrhaven Independent)

      📱 ArriveCAN App

      •  The Federal government has barred two companies involved in developing the ArriveCAN app from future contracts. GC Strategies Inc. and Coradix Technology Consulting have been barred by Public Services and Procurement Canada due to internal investigations. (Rachel Aiello at CTV)

      🥙 Shawarma

      •  Orléans West-Innes ward councillor Laura Dudas wants Ottawa to declare itself the ‘Shawarma Capital of Canada’. The declaration would not mean the sharwarma is the official food of Ottawa, merely note that no other city comes close to the number of quality of shawarma joints. It is hard to argue with the truth. (Elyse Skura at CBC)

      ⛴️ Quyon Ferry

      🛫 Ottawa International Airport

      •  Air France, the only airline flying from Ottawa to Europe, has expanded its schedule to seven days per week. Previously, Air France flew five days per week. The new schedule begins June 10. Air France’s flight to Paris remains the only non-Americas route available from Ottawa. (William Eltherington at CTV)

      🛻 Convoy News

      •  The court will hear arguments that Convoy co-organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber acted as co-conspirators. Lich and Barber both requested that the judge toss out that part of the criminal charges against them, arguing that there is no evidence the two conspired together. The Crown wants to deem the two as co-conspirators as that would allow evidence against one to be used against the other. (Laura Osman in the Canadian Press)



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      Tomorrow – International Women’s Day

      •  Debaser’s spring edition of Pique is the first time the festival of underground music and art will stretch across multiple days. Visit Arts Court until Sunday March 10 and experience more than 15 artists, seven stages and the exhibition spaces, while you take in workshops and artists talks.

      •  Wall Space Gallery will be celebrating International Women's Day with Threading the Needle, a group exhibition of artists who explore feminine identity and world-building through story telling from the female-identifying perspective. Vernissage from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 1090 Bank St. Free

      •  General sales tickets to the Tom Green Standup Comedy Special at the NAC’s Babs Asper Theatre on May 18 go on sale at 10:00 AM.

      •  Measure of a Wo/man, a new collection of poems by author, journalist and broadcaster Jagjeet Sharma will be launched at Irene’s Pub Restaurant on Friday evening.

      •  Lowertown Brewery’s ByWard Beerfest 2024 will offer local brews and tasty snacks. Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9. Tickets start at $6.66 for Early Bird Tickets.

      •  Youth Infringement Festival continues at Arts Court Theatre until March 17.

      •  ByTowne Cinema: 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action, Io Capitano, American Fiction, International Women’s Day Market and Movie: Tank Girl.

      •  Mayfair Theatre500 Days in the Wild, Perfect Days, The Room


      •  Acid Moth (Stoner Doom Metal). Dominion Tavern

      •  March Distortion 90s-now Rock Music Dance Party. LIVE on Elgin

      •  FLEECE, Touch Grass. Club SAW

      •  The Barrow Gang. Atomic Rooster

      •  Shred Kelly. Emerson Hall. Rainbow Bistro

      •  Noelle Frances. Stray Dog Brewing

      •  Art Battle. Overflow Brewing

      •  Noise Hotel. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  GWAR, The Age of Befuddlement Tour. Bronson Centre

      •  Ed Lister Presents: A Tribute to Blue Note. Montgomery Scotch Lounge


      •  Consult the crystals, read the Tarot cards, and explore the one of a kind treasures at the Spring Equinox Ottawa Mystic Market, presented by Vintage Pop-up 613. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Glebe Community Centre.

      •  Opportunity Bridal’s Wedding Dress Sale brings a large selection of discounted, new dresses in multiple sizes under one roof. It’s free to attend between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Early birds who can be there between 8:00 am and 8:30 am can purchase a VIP ticket for $50 to be guaranteed a change room.

      •  Art House hosts the Nyx and Lightsmith EP Fundraiser Birthday Bash, a night of folk music and fun with the headliners and their friends Moonfruits, Kate Greenland, Annie Martel and Dalton Carew. New merch from Nix and Lightsmith will be on sale too. Purchasing a ticket online guarantees you a seat.

      •  Travel back in time to the 1920s and 30s at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum’s Tales from the Village with Vintage Stock Theatre. $19.90 per person plus tax. Advance reg is encouraged but there will be tickets at the door. Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

      •  613Flea is back at Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. Expect the usual outstanding supply of vendors - 150 of them - selling vintage and antique wonders and rarities, plus crafts, food, and drink.

      •  Pique continues at Arts Court.

      •  Disney on Ice brings skating versions of fan favourites to Canadian Tire Centre, today through Sunday.

      • ByTowne Cinema: 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated, American Fiction, Io Capitano, All of Us Strangers


         Mayfair Theatre: Love in the Time of Fentanyl, Perfect Days, Escape from New York, Saturday Night Sinema

      •  Atlantis Jazz Ensemble. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

      •  Nordheim. Dominion Tavern

      •  Midnight Mayday album release with Still Life, Street. LIVE on Elgin

      •  I, The Mountain with Tin Constellations. Stray Dog Brewing Company

      •  Sussex Rocks the Rainbow. Rainbow Bistr

      Just Announced / Now Booking

      • Learn to make your own Pinhole Camera on Sunday March 10. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. $125 + tax.

      • Chef’s Paradise presents a unique evening with Sweet Revolution: The Scrumptious Saga of the 1940s. It was the era of creative desserts, when sugar, milk and butter were in short supply. “Experience the dawn of boxed cake mixes, the rise of baking as an international pastime, and the sweet sensation that became a nightly tradition on North American dinner tables.” Next Wednesday March 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

      • The International Film Festival of Ottawa returns March 13-24, 2024. View films from Canada and around the world at ByTowne Cinema, Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa Art Gallery, and Arts Court. Single screening tickets and festival passes are on sale now.



      It’s Pots and Pans Sale time at Grace in the Kitchen. Visit the website for deals on Ballarini Bologna, Zwilling, and Henckels.

      While you would regularly spend $64 for four vegan nail polishes from BKIND, right now you can get a Nail Polish Mystery Box for just $30.


      Two hundred and forty 👥 aged 18 to 80 took part in a University of Ottawa 🧪 that measured the ‘the first comprehensive investigation into inter-generational emoji use in adults over 60-years-old’. The 📚 found that people over the age of 6️⃣0️⃣ understood emojis but did not know if they had the 🧠 to use them properly. (The Study)



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