Monday February 26, 2024


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The Community Equity Council of the Ottawa Police Service is seeking new members. 

Meeting for three hours every second month, the Council has been formed to create stronger relationships between the Ottawa Police Service and Indigenous, racialized, and faith-based communities in Ottawa.

The committee is looking for people who meet the following criteria:

Community Identity:

  • Indigenous status
  • Faith-based community
  • Racialized community
  • Gender (recognition of gender fluidity)

Relationship/strategic skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication Skills (Active Listening)
  • Ability to Build Trust
  • Cross-sector skills working with a range of community members

If this sounds like you, visit for more info and the application form.

– Martha and Darren


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


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  • $99,000
  • – The amount of ‘severance pay’ former mayor Jim Watson received when his term ended in Nov 2022. The City pays one month salary for each elected official for each year of service, up to six months, when they leave office. Former councillors Eli El-Chantiry, Jean Cloutier, Keith Egli, Jan Harder, Mathieu Fleury, Catherine McKenney, and Scott Moffatt each received $55,555. Carol Anne Meehan received $37,000. Rick Chiarelli also received $55,555. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

Ottawa Valleyian of the Day


  • I don’t get a profit, we are not even breaking even. The prices don’t reflect the expenses we are having at this moment.

  • – Little Heroes Daycare Centre owner Saba Al-Odeh who says that after signing up to the $10 per day programme, funding has been frozen and she is running out of options. Under the system, the Province provides funding to municipalities which then dole it out to local daycares. (Katelyn Wilson at CTV


  • 🏒 PWHL Ottawa 3 – Montréal 6 last Saturday
  • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Las Vegas Golden Knights 3 last Saturday


What’s going on at City Hall

Community Services Committee
Tuesday, February 27 at 9:30 am

  • Accountability agreements with Ontario Health
  • Centre d’accueil Champlain French designation request
  • Status update – Community Services Committee inquiries and motions for the period ending February 9, 2024
  • Motion – poverty reduction initiatives for artists and culture workers

📋 Agenda


🛻 Convoy News

  •  The Federal government is appealing a court decision that found invoking the Emergencies Act was unconstitutional. Last month the Court issued a decision that said it was ‘unreasonable’ for the Federal government to invoke the Act because there were already laws on the books that permitted police to roust the Convoy siege from downtown. The government is arguing that the Court has applied the ‘reasonableness’ standard incorrectly as the judge made his decision using information that was not available to the government at the time. (CBC)

🌻 Gardens

  •  The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society has announced the winners of the 2024 photography competition. So many pretty pictures of flowers! Photos were judged by 40% photographic values, 40% horticultural value, and 20% on appearance and winners were awarded in eight classes: Purple is the colour of 2023, Upcycled plant pots, From September to Frost, Tiny Wings, Snow in the garden, Resting on the Porch, Art in the garden, John Curry Memorial Plaque. Best in Show went to Danny Kingsbury for his photo of a cluster of grapes. (Lesley McKay in Stittsville Central)

⚽ Atlético Ottawa

  •  Atlético Ottawa has released its primary jersey for the upcoming season. The ‘Community First’ kit is sponsored on the front by Maple Lodge Farms, and with each kit sold, the Farms will donate a case of chicken products to organizations working to prevent food insecurity to families. A case provides a meal to 30 people. (Tim Baines in the Ottawa Sun) (View the new kit)

🇷🇺 Russian Embassy

  •  A petition has been launched to rename the bit of street where the Russian Embassy is located from Charlotte Street to Navalny Street. The proposal would rename only the stretch between Wilbrod Street to Range Road and should not affect any other homes or businesses. Alexei Navalny was the leading opposition figure against Russian President Vladimir Putin and was imprisoned for his efforts. He died incarcerated last week at age 47. Charlotte Street was named after the only child of King George IV, Princess Charlotte, a woman who has no connection to, or ever visited, Ottawa. (William Eltherington at CTV)  (The petition)

🚊 OC Transpo

  •  The O Train has travelled past Blair Station for the first time. Sure, it was so slow that workers were able to walk beside it on the route, but it's one more step to its opening next year. (Ottawa Citizen)

🚨 Ottawa Police Service

  •  The Ottawa Police Service has issued a clarification on the ‘did Ottawa Bylaw not give out any tickets to the neo-Convoy protestors’ two Saturdays ago. Ottawa Bylaw originally said that Ottawa Police told them not to issue any tickets. Ottawa Police Chief Eric Stubbs had said that many tickets were issued by both. The clarification says that Ottawa ByLaw issued no tickets but the Police did give out some vehicle fines. Nobody was ticketed for fireworks. (Ottawa Bulldog)

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  •  Your brain is full of general knowledge. Take it to Bar Robo for Ottawa Trivia League.
  •  100 Women Who Care (Ottawa Chapter) will meet at Milestones Lansdowne (325 Marché Way) and make donations to their choice of three charities: Twice upon a time, Food for Thought, or Volunteer Ottawa.
  •  Learn how to do a handstand, in five one and a half hour sessions this week.
  •  ByTowne Cinema: La passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things), The Monk and the Gun, Perfect Days
  •  Mayfair Theatre: The Zone of Interest, The Sweet East, Rollerball (1975)


  •  Bluegrass Mondays ft. Bluegrass Junction. Red Bird

  •  The Telegrams. Irene’s Pub & Restaurant

  •  Guy Davis. Little Red Wagon Winery (Clarendon)



Just Announced / Now Booking

  • Aventure Outaouais’s new experience for summer 2024, Pontiac Farm Tour, will take you on a day exploring an alpaca farm, a yak farm, a bee and sheep farm, and a cider mill. Snacks are included, as are lunch and a  cider at the mill. Learn how the farms work and chat with the farmers and owners. Fridays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from June to the end of September. From $95 per person.

  • Create your own miniature world with Tropical Terrarium Tales: Create Your Jungle Haven Workshop at Flower to the People. You’ll spend two hours creating, sipping wine, and enjoying snacks, all for $125 per person. Friday March 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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 now on sale.



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Historian Dave Allston has a longread about the history of the Merkley-Zagermans property in Mechanicsville. Now known as Merkley Supply, it's been a building materials supplier on that spot for more than 100 years.



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