Issue 590 Volume 3 Number 90

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, August 16, 2022 and we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Politico Ottawa, which celebrates its first year of daily newslettering today


▪️Tonight and tomorrow the NAC welcomes Amai Kuda et Les Bois for an evening of Afro-soul that explores healing. Free. 7:00pm on the Wood Terrace. 

▪️Ottawa City Woodshop’s September courses have gone on sale and they’re selling out fast, as usual. 

▪️Tickets are also on sale for the North Lanark Historical Society Apple Pie Fest and Classic Car Show on Sunday September 18 in Appleton Ontario. We’re telling you now because only those who buy tickets by September 15 will be guaranteed a slice of pie and vanilla ice cream. So if you love fresh apple pie on a Sunday afternoon, get booking. 

▪️Time is running out for local performing creatives to submit their proposals to Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. The Theatre wants to develop projects from Ottawa and Gatineau based creators that match its mandate: “We’re drawn to where the political and the personal intersect - the politics of everyday life.” Proposals are due August 24. 


If you read the news last week that the Stoked Ottawa food truck was abruptly forced to vacate their Youville location, worry not. Orléans’ loss is Scott street’s gain: Stoked will be pulling up alongside La Troca de Sí Señor and the Garlic Press trucks at 1426 Scott Street and they’re opening TOMORROW (Wednesday August 17).

Deals of the day

▪️Pink Tartan’s End of Season Sale includes some items up to 80% off the original price. 

▪️Camp Fortune 2022-2023 Season Passes are available at the lowest prices of the year, but only until September 30. 

▪️Pure Balanxed has a real deal today only: Spend $240 before tax and you’ll receive a free Effortless V-Neck Tee in the Blue Fog colour way. When you’ve added at least $240 worth of goods to your cart, add the tee, and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 27°, low of 17°.   

Number: 100,100. The number of new homes required in Ottawa by 2031, according to a new report by Mike Moffatt, senior director of policy and innovation at the Smart Prosperity Institute. The same report says the town of Rainy River requires no new homes, and the town of Cochrane will require 1000 fewer. [Ottawa Citizen] [The Report (PDF)]

Ottawans of the Day: The Frame Family. The family rescued two beagles from a facility in Virginia that was breeding the dogs for medical experiments. [CTV]

Quote: ‘In other words, it’s a mayoral veto that the mayor can only use to block council motions the premier doesn’t like. It would, in effect, give Mr. Ford a veto – turning him into the super mayor of the cities.’ – Editorial in the Globe & Mail on Premier Doug Ford's plan to give the mayors of Ottawa and Toronto extra powers. [Globe & Mail]

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▪️Westboro Beach has been fenced off since June for construction – but nothing has started. Neighbours are complaining that the National Capital Commission has denied them access to the beach for most of the summer for no reason at all. The Commission blames supply chain issues for not realizing that it could have kept the beach open until they were ready. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Special Investigations Unit is seeking the nurse who helped an injured driver after their car was hit by an Ottawa Police vehicle. The accident was July 4 at 2:50 pm at the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road. The Unit hopes that the nurse, who had happened to be walking by, witnessed the collision. The Unit can be contacted at 1-800-787-8529. [CBC]

?The City says that the Mayor and City staff did everything properly and the O Train contractors are to blame for its problems. The made its closing statement to the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry in a 105 page document. The Inquiry will report back at the end of November.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Closing Statement (PDF)]

▪️Parliament's public inquiry into the Federal Governments use of the Emergency Act will begin September 19. The inquiry will invite witnesses to testify about the use of the Act and will issue their report by February 2023. The sessions will be open to the public and livestreamed from Library and Archives Canada on Wellington Street. Members of the public will have an opportunity to share their views but the date and manner of how to do this have not yet been announced. [CBC] [Public Order Emergency Commission News Release]

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