Ottawa Bluesfest has released the 2023 line-up.

Coming to LeBreton Flats in July are famous blues performers Shania Twain, Weezer, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Charlotte Cardin, Pitbull, The Smile and Fleet Foxes. Plus 59 other acts.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am

❄️ It's a snow day tomorrow so it's no parking between 10 am to 7 pm Thursday. Some City parking lots and community centres are available if you don't have a place to park. As always, get out before 7 pm or face a ticket. 

🏒 Correction: In the Sports stats yesterday, we accidently wrote that the Ottawa Senators lost 1 to 3 against the Boston Blackhawks Monday. Obviously, we meant the Chicago Bruins. 

– Martha and Darren


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  • ❄️  Snow, at times heavy. High of -8°, low of -13°. 


  • $35,800
  • – The amount a Half Moon Bay homeowner cut from the asking price in order to sell their townhouse. The original price was $723,800, the selling price was $688,000. (Globe & Mail

Ottawan of the Day

  • Dr. Paul MacPherson
  • MacPherson is the new clinical research chair in gay men’s health at the Ottawa Hospital, the first role of its kind in Canada. (Ottawa Citizen)


  • We don’t know, we’ll probably never know, what extra value we got by virtue of this having been a confidential settlement
  • – Lawyer Emilie Taman on the confidential agreement between the City of Ottawa and the O Train maintainers. (Taylor Blewett in the Ottawa Citizen

❗ Orléans Explosion

  • The arson unit has taken over investigation of the explosion in Orléans which destroyed four homes and damaged more. The initial explosion appeared to be from natural gas in a house under construction. (CBC)

🗳️ Changing Federal Ridings

  • The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is now proposing to attach most of West Carleton to the Carleton riding, currently represented by Pierre Poilievre. West Carleton - Kanata is currently represented by Jenna Sudds. A new Kanata riding would be created, which would include the populated of bits the riding like Carp.  A previous proposal suggested attaching most of West Carleton to the non-Ottawa ridings of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke and bits to Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston. (View the Map PDF)  (The Report)

    We learned about this because the ottawan subscribes to West Carleton Online, but their story itself is paywalled.

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  • Ottawa Design Club presents Beyond the Mark, its first in person event of the year. Speakers include tattoo artist Mariah Landers, muralist and illustrator Dom Laporte, and brand designer and illustrator Dom Richichi. Plus, you can network and enjoy drinks with other Ottawa creatives. $20. Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St.
  • The Ottawa Boat & Outdoors Show drops anchor at the Centre EY Centre until Sunday. 4899 Uplands Dr. Passes from $16 for adults.
  • The Brewmaster’s Dinner: Beer VS. Wine Edition, a “Head to Head Pairing Dinner” pits Mill Street Brewery against Mark Anthony Wines. At Craft Beer Market, 975 Bank St. Tickets $85 +fee



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Rien ne se perd has gone and put all of their women’s clothes on sale, some more than 50%. The shopping is easy because all prices on the website are already discounted. Sale ends March 12.

It’s time for the End of Season sale at Julie Sinden Handmade. Hats and scarves are marked down more than 20%.

When you buy one mini candle from Montreal’s Mimi & August, you can get the second one half price. The mini candles are available in four fragrances: Williamsburg, Villa, Brooklyn, and Flamingo. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.


Fine, it was the Boston Bruins but why dwell on it? All can be forgiven tomorrow in the match against the Carolina Hurricanes.

We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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