Monday March 11, 2024


☁️ Broken Clouds
High 5° Low -3°
🌞 7:21 am🌛7:03 pm


🌧️ Light Rain
High 2° Low 2°
🌞 7:18 am🌛7:05 pm



Ramadan Mubarak to those who observe! Ramadan begins today and continues until April 9.

Nominations for the Ottawa Eco Awards open today.

Categories for 2024 are:


  • Most Cherished Greenspace
  • Most People-Friendly City Space
  • Most Beloved Urban Bird Species
  • Most Treasured Tree Species
  • Land and Water Defender Award
  • Active & Accessible City Award
  • Climate Champion Award
  • Nature Champion Award
  • The Refuse-Reduce-Reuse Champion Award
  • Youth Eco Champion Awards

Click here to make your nominations.

Also, you have until 11:00 pm this evening to enter The Ottawan's draw for tickets to the Ottawa Home and Garden Show at the EY Centre March 21-24.

For your chance to win, email with the subject line ‘Brewery Sponsor’ and tell us which brewery will be sponsoring the Living Landscapes garden at the show.

The winners will be drawn from Martha’s Mum’s Choosin’ Hat on Tuesday March 12.

– Martha and Darren


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


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  • $2,222
  • – The average price to rent a one bedroom apartment in February, up $3 from January. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

Ottawans of the Day


  • With all due respect to Stubbs, it is hard to believe that if any group other than convoy protesters were setting off illegal fireworks, bylaw would have been asked to withdraw to allow tempers to cool. In all likelihood police would have intervened forcefully and removed the protesters.

  • Mohammed Adam in the Ottawa Citizen on Ottawa Police Services chief Eric Stubbs' defence to the police board that ‘we have a double standard or are sympathetic to the convoy movement. This is simply not true. We remain a neutral agency.’.


  • 🏒 PWHL Ottawa 1 – Montréal 4 last night
  • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – San Jose Sharks 2 last Saturday


What’s going on at City Hall

Ottawa Public Library Board
Tuesday, March 12 at 5 pm

  • Fourth quarter 2023 financial status report
  • In camera items:
  1. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, to consider the Chief Librarian/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 2023 performance

📋 Agenda


🙏 Barrhaven

🚒 OC Transpo

  •  Five passengers escaped from a bus that flipped on its side after a crash last night. Firefighters were sent at 7:30 pm after a bus crashed with another vehicle near the Ottawa Airport. The driver was freed through the windshield by the firefighters. None of the passengers nor either driver accepted an offer of a ride to the hospital. (CBC)

🚨 Ottawa Police Services Union

  •  The former president of the Ottawa Police Association has pleaded guilty to disclosing personal information in contravention of information and privacy laws. Matt Skof made the admission Friday, after which criminal charges were dropped against him. The issue was over an audio tape, subsequently leaked, in which Skof discussed an undercover operation involving a homicide case with someone who was not a police officer. (David Fraser at CBC)

🎓 Ottawa Carleton District School Board

  •  The Ottawa Carleton District School Board is mulling changing graduation to a commencement ceremony in order to include those who have not passed. The idea is that graduation is not inclusive as those students without passing grades are not able to celebrate with their classmates.The proposal would also axe trophies, medals, and other prizes. The Board will discuss the issue April 4. (Joanne Laucius in the Ottawa Citizen

    Related Dogs who had a passing grade in the therapy programme at Carleton University had their own convocation ceremony last Thursday. There is a picture of a dog wearing a mortar board and another of one wearing a bowtie for those interested in such things.

💸 Fraud Hotline

  •  The City’s auditor general has released the results of calls to the Fraud and Waste Hotline in 2023. Ottawa Bulldog has a good round-up, so we’ll highlight some of its choices:
  •  an employee who was found to have worked out of province, without authorization,in violation of the City’s Hybrid Work Procedures
  •  an external vendor under contract with the City that was found to have completed a vehicle safety inspection that did not meet Ontario Ministry of Transportation standards, the City’s inspection checklist, or the terms of the standing offer
  •  bus operators leaving buses unattended during their shifts and blocking a lane of traffic or road visibility
  •  employee time theft (eg, leaving before the end of the shift, unauthorized breaks or leave);
  •  misuse of sick leave by employees;
  •  an employee who was found to have removed items from a City facility, for personal use and resale
  •  an employee using their City of Ottawa position title to promote their private business (Ottawa Bulldog) (The Report)

📱 ArriveCAN App

  •  The Department of National Defence staffer who was suspended after being found to be the president of a contractor is said to have taken the job after the contract was completed. Dalian Enterprises says that the company had completed its work on ArriveCAN months before its president David Yeo became a public servant. (Darren Major at CBC)

🌊 Flooding

  •  The City has released its first flooding opinion of the spring – and so far, so good. No significant flooding is foreseen at the moment. However, sandbags are available to the public at two locations – 29 Hurdman Road and 2145 Roger Stevens Drive – for those that wish to be prepared. (City of Ottawa)



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Free or by donation activities for March Break

March Break deal

March Break Supper

  •  You’ll still need to eat this March Break, and Red Apron is offering ‘Retro Classics’ to enjoy for dinner. There are a limited number of the Chicken Parm, “Old School Chinese Takeout”, and Fish & Chips dinners available to order from the website. 

  •  Bytowne Cinema: The Muppets Take Manhattan, American Fiction, Io Capitano, All of Us Strangers

  •  Mayfair Theatre: The Boy and the Heron, Perfect Days, 500 Days in the Wild, One From the Heart: Reprise


  •  Karaoke Mondaze. Atomic Rooster

  •  Open Mic Night. Art House Café


  •  The Carp branch of Ottawa Public Library invites drop ins to the Get Crafty evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

  •  Happy Hour at Spark Beer is every Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Save $2 on full pours.

  •  After Happy Hour, check out Scenes from a City, a new analog photography group exhibition at Spark Beer. Be part of the vernissage tonight from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

  •  ByTowne Cinema: Jumanji, Io Capitano, Anatomy of a Fall, All of Us Strangers
  •  Mayfair Theatre: The Boy and the Heron, 500 Days in the Wild, Perfect days, Escape from New York


  •  Trivia Tuesday. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

  •  Conductive Comedy (9:00 pm-ish). Spark Beer

  •  Life Drawing. Art House Café

  •  Trivia Night. Pour Boy


  •  International Film Festival of Ottawa opens with a Red Carpet screening of Seven Veils, followed by a Q & A with director and writer Atom Egoyan. Also showing: Heat Spell, a 14 minute short from Quebéc.

  •  American-Irish supergroup Cherish the Ladies appear at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe for one night only.

  •  ByTowne Cinema: Jumanji, Anatomy of a Fall, The Player, Io Capitano

  •  Mayfair Theatre: Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse, Perfect Days, The Boy and the Heron, One From the Heart: Reprise


  •  Girls to the Front with host Kristine St. Pierre and guests KJ Thomas and Erin Marcellina. Irene’s Pub Restaurant

  •  Jon VW. Broadway Bar & Grill

  •  Arm’s Length. Club SAW

  •  Open Mic. Pour Boy

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Atlético Ottawa has released its 2024 alternate kit, and it is colourful. Created in coöperation with Ottawa Tourism, ‘each colour has its own meaning such as Outdoor Blue, Celebration Pink, Honour Coral, Progress Green, Discovery Orange, and more’. Nobody has proposed a Hawai’ian shirt to represent Ottawa before, we’re certain.



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