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  • 35%
  • – The amount that home sales in Ottawa dropped in January over one year previous. In January 2022, 933 homes were sold, last month it was 606. (Anil Jhalli at CityNews

Ottawan of the Day

  • Deanna Longfield
  • Longfield is the first person in the world enrolled in a study of a new treatment for hemorrhagic strokes, the most deadly kind. She’s doing well at 80 years-old, after her 2021 stoke. (Elizabeth Payne at the Ottawa Citizen)


  • You feel like you can't really do anything. And we're not talking like 40 centimetres of snow here’
  • – Former Paralympian and Manor Park resident Sally Thomas on how the City is neglecting people with disabilities by leaving sidewalks uncleared. (Giacomo Panico at CBC)

🏢 Working from Home

  • A Parliamentary committee has recommended that a hybrid House continue, with members working from their non-Ottawa homes permanently. There is definitely a generational split, with younger MPs preferring the stay in their riding option. The Federal government has not yet said what it recommends. (Maura Forrest in Politico)

💸 City Budget

  • Kitchissippi resident Mayor Mark Sutcliffe says the budget review is not personal. Sutcliffe says that every City service will be subject to review and nothing will be kept simply because it's old, nor will a service be cut if it is needed. Council will discuss the service review plan March 1. (Taylor Blewett in the Ottawa Citizen)

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Use the code TWENTYOFF site wide at Bather until 11:59pm Sunday night. Swim trunks in mens’ and boys’ sizes, beach robes, and sweats are all included in the sale.

Another beach-y deal: This weekend only, June Swimwear is offering free shipping on orders over $40 (before taxes).

There are lots of nice items on sale at Zinnia, including a recycled cashmere toque that’s Made in Canada. It’s just $40 (down from $55).

You’ll receive a free body lotion in the scent of your choice, as well as a free 30g mini bath salt when you purchase over $119 at Oneka. Offer valid to February 19.

It’s National Sweater Day and Parkhurst is offering 25% off select styles. Even more fun: every order will include a surprise gift until February 14.


This is a screen shot from Frank magazine’s RSS feed showing a $10 package of Kleenex in the vending machine at CHEO. Can anyone confirm if this is real?


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