• Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa is looking for professional artists for residence – in City government.
  • The term is 18 months and it's a paid gig – $40,000. (Although, at 18 months, that works out to $26,000 per year)
  • The idea was inspired by the New York Sanitation department, which created the first – if unofficial – artist-in-residence.
  • Learn more here.

– Martha & Darren


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  • 🌤️ Mainly sunny. High of 26°, low of 9°. 


  • 300
  • – The number of families whose daycare costs will double in the next fortnight. Lanark County Council had been subsidizing 50 daycares in Ottawa, Lanark County, and Leeds Grenville and Clarence-Russell under the Canada-wide Early Learning Childcare programme. Without subsidies, the rate for families is $62.50 daily per child. Lanark County has not said why the subsidies have been suddenly cut. (Elizabeth Payne in the Ottawa Citizen)

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  • Paul Paquet
  • – The trivia master has been creating questions for 25 years. He says the trick is to stay current as he is a Gen Xer, and most of the trivia night players are Millenials and Gen Zs. (CBC)


  • Everyone in Kanata, welcome aboard the train
  • – Kanata South ward councillor Allan Hubley four years ago at the annoucement of the building of the O Train. Ottawa Bulldog has unearthed a video of the major players at the announcement for some Monday morning schadenfreude. The O Train does not, of course, go to Kanata. (Ottawa Bulldog


  • 🏈 CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 20 – Edmonton Elks 30 last night
  • CPL Atlético Ottawa 0 – Hamilton Forge 0 last Saturday
  • FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 6 – Empire State Greys 14 last night
  • FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 4 – Empire State Greys 2 last Saturday
  • FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 7 – Empire State Greys 5 last Friday

🎭 What a Joke

  •  Le Troquet comedy club in Gatineau has been booking comedian Sonia Bélanger since June – but she doesn’t exist. Bélanger’s absence is announced at the beginning of every show and is considered a running joke by the owner. Montreal comedians Emna Achour and Coralie LaPerrière say the fake billing is a response to their campaign over the lack of female comedians in Québec clubs. The picture used is generated by artificial intelligence. (Sabrina Jonas and Kwabena Oduro at CBC

🚨 Ottawa Police Service

  •  The Ottawa Police Service is proposing to create a new fourth district. The new district would be dedicated to the south part of the City and would allow police in each quadrant to be responsive to issues in its jurisdiction. (Ottawa Citizen)

    Related The Ottawa Police Service would like to hire 145 new police officers over the next three years at a cost of $17.8 million.

🚜  Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association annual plowing match

  •  Here are some pictures of local politicos driving a tractor and ploughing a field in the 40th anniversary match. Pictured are: Carleton Member of Provincial Parliament Goldie Ghamari, Osgoode ward councillor George Darouze, Rideau-Jock ward councillor David Brown, and Mayor Mark Sutcliffe. Ghamari was declared the winner. The plowing match rotates to different parts of rural Ottawa each yearm (Guy Quenneville at CBC)

🏒  Michael Andlauer to buy Ottawa Senators

  •  Sure, we knew that Michael Andlauer was buying the Sens but now a National Hockey League committee has approved it.  The paperwork is still being done but once that is finished, the League must officially approve the purchase, which has not happened yet. So yes, Andlauer has purchased the team, but it ain't done yet. 

    Another tidbit: we knew that sellers Anna and Olivia Melnyk, Eugene Melnyk’s daughters, would retain a 10 per cent share, but other partners are local businessman Jeff York who owns a piece of Farm Boy; the Malhotra family, who own Claridge Homes; Oshawa Generals owner Rocco Tullio; and Paul and Michael Paletta of Burlington-based Alinea Group holdings.

    (Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun)

    Related The closest anyone in Ottawa may ever get to see the Stanley Cup is at Frank Ryan Park on Alpine Avenue today from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm where Las Vegas Golden Knights athletic trainer Mike Muir will take pictures with it for a cash donation to Ottawa West Little League. Muir played baseball in the Frank Ryan Little League.

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Get ready for Labour Day. Save 15% on all beer at Calabogie Brewing, only until Wednesday (August 30).

The days of al fresco swimming in 2023 are numbered but there’s always next year. June Swimwear has placed a 25% discount on all swimwear and clothing, until Thursday only.

Bag a bargain at the Mayana Geneviere Sample Sale. The lingerie is produced in small batches in Toronto.

Take an additional 20% off the sale section items at Muttonhead.

The Mainstreeter newspaper has printed a do-it-yourself Walking Tour of Old Ottawa East. Laura McLeod and Julie Harris of Heritage Ottawa created the walk originally and conducted them in 2020. You can now do it yourself, in real life

We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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