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Issue 583 Volume 3 Number 82

The Ottawan



It’s Thursday, August 4, 2022 and we're set to watch Men In Tights outdoors at the ByWard Market this evening. The 8:00pm screening is free, with food and drink available to purchase on site.

Weekend Plans


Dance til you drop at Tequila Thursday, tonight at Nuvo Lounge. 298 Dalhousie Street. Doors open at 10:00pm. Hip hop, Latin, and Salsa are joined by Afrobeats, RnB, and top 40 hits. 

Friday August 5

Vegans Who Snack Festival returns to the Parkdale Market for an evening of incredible vegan food and drink. 4:00pm to 9:00pm. 366 Parkdale Avenue. 

Saturday August 6

Holey Confections family owned donut shop opens its the doors at its new Carleton Place location at 11:00am. 21 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. If you can’t make it to CP, you’ll find them open as usual in Stittsville at 1564 Stittsville Main Street. 

Sunday August 7

Kichesippi Beer keeps the weekend vibes going with a $20 wings and beer deal. You’ll get a dozen Buffalo, honey, hot & honey, or sale & pepper wings, along with a pint, for just $20 from noon to 8:00pm. 2265 Robertson Road in Bells Corners. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 28°, low of 19°.   

Number: -35 per cent. The amount that home sales in Ottawa dropped in July from one year ago. For comparison, Toronto dropped 47 per cent over the same period. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Yannick LaSalle. The award winning chef of the award winning Restaurant Les Fougères in Chelsea has left that job to become the chief cook for the Supreme Court. Why? A standard 40 hours per week, July and August off, plus a pension. [Ottawa Citizen]


– Mike Gatta, on the LRT Wrecks Facebook group, commenting on the O Train’s reliability these days [Facebook]

SportsFrontier League Ottawa Titans  7 – Tri-City ValleyCats 6 last night

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▪️Kanata South City Councillor Allan Hubley forgot to buy his domain name before printing it on his campaign material – but an opponent did. Hubley printed all over his campaign materials. However, that domain didn't belong to him and the page is a pretty funny slam on the Councillor’s votes in office. [Bulldog Ottawa]

▪️The Supreme Court is allowing a ruling that ClubLink can develop Kanata land to stand. The City had appealed a decision that permitted the Kanata Golf and Country Club to develop housing on its land. A 1981 agreement with the old City of Kanata had required the golf course to protect 40 per cent of the area in Kanata Lakes as open space in perpetuity. ClubLink is proposing to build 1,480 units on the greenspace. [CBC] [Development Project Page]

▪️An court clerk has pled guilty after informing her fiancée he was in a wiretap. The Superior Court of Justice judicial secretary’s fiancée was being investigated as part of an unsolved homicide, resulting in their shared household being tapped. Police were aware that she worked at the courthouse and took measures to ensure that documents did not come across her desk. A typo in the wiretap document meant it was sent back – and read by the secretary, who then told her husband-to-be. [CBC]

▪️Lac Leamy Beach is closed for swimming. No word on why the National Capital Commission closed the beach, beyond ‘water quality’ but we're going to assume E. Coli again. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️FlixBus has added Windsor to their route. The German-owned bus company which is picking up routes after their abandonment by Greyhound Bus Lines has added Windsor. The 10 hour trip from Ottawa will cost $55. [NarCity]

▪️Rockcliffe Park resident David Cohen, the US ambassador to Canada, says the US President Joe Biden wants to come for a visit. [Politico]

▪️Carleton University has sold naming rights again for its stadium: TAAG Park. The Andrew Abraham Group has bought the naming rights for the stadium, home to the Ravens football, soccer and rugby teams. The name replaces another accounting firm, which had called it MNP Park. Previous, unpaid, names were Ravens Stadium until 1998 and Keith Harris Stadium in honour of the former athletics director. [Carleton University]

Today’s Ottawa Home Office

We asked for pictures of your home office to share with our readers. And we're thrilled to say that you delivered.

Today is reader ‘Mimi’:

My space isn't for everyone, lucky it is designed for me by me. A lot of work passes across this desk. 

Vintage IKEA desk top, followed by vintage modified IKEA stools that serve as "lily pads" for my coworkers to climb and reach the catwalk above my left shoulder. 

The door through the window to the catio had to be reinforced, and the red tuck tape offes a bit of colour and flare and a nod to the love the inside-out-side space has received. 

To the right is one of my coworkers putting in deep thinking time. As one of my college profs said "Writing is a thinking process." 

Behind my computer, again,IKEA to the rescue. Hot glued cork trivets work well as improvised bulletin boards which allow me to keep inspiration and rotating reminders close at hand. 

The artwork is eclectic. A bit of shiny Christmas that is either early for this year or late for last, my favorite cartoons from the New Yorker, my inspiration and favorite Pokemon and my found not-a-Banksy art. 

The space suits me. I know where to find everything and find the coziness and chaos helps me feel productive and settled (kind of like caffine for the ADD brain). 


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