High gusts of wind and torrential downpours hit Stittsville around 6:00pm on Sunday evening, cutting power to over 10,000 homes. About 20 minutes later, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for gusts up to 100km/h, and a gust of 97km/h was reported at the Ottawa Airport – the highest recorded wind speed in 20 years. Here are some of your photos from during and after the event.
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Margarita Chen (pictured above) still doesn’t know exactly what made her buy a 60-year-old house on Carp Road and open a café, but one day she knew she had to do it.
“It was an uncontrollable urge to buy it,” she told StittsvilleCentral.ca on the rear deck of the fixed-up house, just a few days before opening on Fathers’ Day Sunday. “It was meant to be.” Continue reading
(Photo by Barry Gray.)
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9RUNRUN ATTENDANCE BOOST
The final fundraising tally for last week’s 9RunRun won’t be available until November but the attendance numbers are encouraging. Organizer Brenda Tirrell says that combined, the three races had about 1700 registrants, up by about 400 from last year’s race. Continue reading
We’ve had a report of a gas leak on Carp Road near Hazeldean, where a new Goodlife gym is being constructed.
Margarita Chen from KungFu Bistro says that gas for her building was been temporarily shut down while it was being repaired, impacting their lunch service. They were back up and running shortly after 3:00pm.
Margarita Chen and her staff at Kungfu Bistro celebrated the Chinese New Year, marking the arrival of the Year of the Monkey on Monday night.
Celebrations featured a traditional Chinese Loin Dance, a 25-foot dragon, plus drums, cymbals and a gong. (Not to mention some delicious food.)
Photos by Barry Gray. Continue reading
(via Kungfu Bistro)
Kungfu Bistro on Carp Road in Stittsville is planning a Chinese New Year celebration at the restaurant on Monday Feb 8. Continue reading
Margarita Chen from Kungfu Bistro sent along this note. They were closed on Sunday due to an overnight break-in
We are OPEN today! It’s business as usual with a lot of prepping to be done. The culprits took off with a lot of EGGROLLS and CHICKEN BALLS (you heard right) …Even thieves love our food! We can’t give out the details as the investigation is ongoing but I’d say that we are thankful for our security systems. This may have slowed us down but it won’t stop us from feeding the school kids this morning (a program that we’ve been working on to help schools raise money).
We’re sorry we had to turn away so many customers yesterday but are thankful for the well wishes of everyone. Come visit us if you can or call us to for dinner!
The management at Kungfu Bistro asked us to share this update with our readers:
We had a break-in last night and so to ensure the health and safety
of our clientele we are cleaning and checking everything thoroughly. We are currently closed tonight (Sunday) but have been been given the OK to open tomorrow! Thank you to all our customers for their patience and understanding.
We got an email this afternoon from Margarita at Kungfu Bistro. They are trying to cook 30 litres of soup for Great Bowls of Fire, a charity event tonight to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank. But with the power out they have to do it by flashlight!
“With the power outage hitting us this afternoon, we desperately in the dark (with flashlights) made our Thai coconut curry soup for the Ottawa Food Bank. Weeks ago we agreed to donate 30 litres of our gluten free thai soup to support the Great Bowls of Fire which would go towards fundraising for the Ottawa food bank. The outage was a surprise challenge but we are determined to see this through. It’s the only food we will prepare tonight (if the outage continues) as it would be too dangerous go attempt anything else.”
UPDATE: About 400 people attended the charity event on Saturday and at least $15,000 was raised through ticket sales.
(Above: Kathy and John vanDyk, owners of Covered Bridge Brewing)
Covered Bridge Brewing is planning a Halloween-themed beer as part of a collaboration with ‘Wiches Cauldron. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships with other Stittsville businesses. Continue reading