🚊 NO Train: Day 🔟

Here are today’s updates on the closure of the Confederation Line.

  •  OC Transpo made a public update this afternoon:

    • Eight single-car trains are still planned to resume on Monday, serving every station. (No change)

    • Six carriages are still being re-inspected. The other 37 have already been checked. (One other is out of service). (No change)

    • OC Transpo and Rideau Transit Group are creating a final plan for a safe operations document.

    (OC Transpo)
  •  Video – The CBC rode with an Orléans resident who commutes to downtown everyday. Using the R1 Rail Replacement Bus, it took two hours. (CBC)

✂️ Correction

Contrary to the inaccurate info we published yesterday, True Loaf is open on July 29th and are ‘making a lot of bread to stock up our customers before our break’. They close for a break July 30th to 9th inclusively.

🗳️ It’s Voting Day in Kanata – Carleton

Polls are open for the byelection for a new Member of Provincial Parliament for Kanata – Carleton. 

Here is a rundown of the candidates.

Find your polling place here. Polls are open until 9:00pm.

– Martha & Darren


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  • 🌦️ 40% chance of showers. High of 26°, low of 19°. 


  • 7:30 am
  • – The time of day that some downtown parking lots are full after opening at 6:30 am due to the O Train closure. (Safiyah Marhnouj at CBC)

Ottawan of the Day

  • Dave Smart
  • – The men’s basketball coach for Carleton University is heading to Texas Tech for an assistant bench boss position. Smart has been the coach for 18 seasons. (The Canadian Press)


  • Not cool. Not cool at all
  • – Casselman resident Stephenie LaMaina on paying $5,000 for filtering equipment and still receiving yellow municipal water. The municipality says the water is safe to drink but maybe don’t use it for baby formula. The discolouration is coming from high levels of manganese. (Arthur White-Crummey at CBC)


  • FRONTIER Ottawa Titans 2 – Schaumburg Boomers 6 last night

🚨 Nation River Cold Case

🏗️ Developments

  •  The developer of a denied 16 storey building in Hintonsburg is appealing to the Ontario Land Tribunal. Developer Minto’s request to raise the height limit from six storeys was turned down by the City. The Hintonburg Community Association and the Petro Canada station across the street will be opposing Minto at the hearing, with the Association opposing the plan because it would encourage more tall buildings. We don’t know what the owner of the gas station’s problem is. The development would demolish the old Elmdale Theatre. (Kitchissippi Times)

🏎️ Stolen Cars

  •  An eagle-eyed Ottawa police officer noticed a Ferrari and a Range Rover being loaded into a shipping container on Ramsayville Road, and he found some stolen cars. The Ferrari was stolen from Toronto, the Range Rover was stolen from the Peel Region. The 2010 Ford Fusion we parked on Ramsayville Road this morning still seems to be there. (CTV)

✈️ Ottawa International Airport

  •  An Arnprior couple bought a return flight to Fort Lauderdale. The airline had no idea what they were talking about. The couple bought the May flights from Flair Airlines. When they showed up to fly, there was no flight and Flair staff told them there was no such flight. The airline fought the couple for two months before making a refund. (Nicole Williams at CBC)

🌪️ Tornado Tax Break


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  •  Beetbox Farm is holding a Tomato and Beer Tasting event on Saturday August 19. Tickets aren’t on sale yet (check back on Monday) but we wanted you to put this event in your calendar. Because, Tomato and Beer Tasting. 

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Whomever is editing the Shawville Equity knows how to get links in this space: The Push, Pull and Jerk: A Short History of the Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway. Started in 1889, the PPJR served the remote and wild Québec side of the Ottawa River west of the City. The Alexander Bridge, slated for a capricious demolition in 2025, is its last remnant.

We’re just kidding about the editor of the Equity. They still need one. Comes with a cheap studio apartment, if you are interested.

We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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