Suspect in Carling killing likely fled the country

The police have a suspect in last week's homicide, but think he's already on the lam.

Good morning!

Hope everyone has their sou’westers ready, as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl are making their way through the eastern part of the province today. We could see as much as 50 mm of rain, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

It’s not all bad news, though. “At this point, the heaviest rain is expected to remain south of the region where rainfall warnings have been issued. If the weather system tracks farther north, warnings may need to be extended accordingly,” Environment Canada said.

Hopefully you won’t need it, but if you do, the city has a comprehensive list of what to do in the event of flooding, from how to stay safe to what to do if you suspect a sewer backup. You can find that here.

Plenty to get to today, so let’s get right to it.

— Robert Hiltz, Lookout managing editor

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Ottawa police release name of shooting suspect, as neighbourhood reels over killing

What happened: Ottawa police issued a warrant for the arrest of a man they believe was involved in the shooting death of 28-year-old Adam Abdullahi Elmi. Police said Kennedid Atteyeh, 23, is wanted for accessory after the fact to murder, but has likely already fled the country.

The victim: Elmi was shot in his car at the Hampton Park Plaza at Carling and Kirkwood last Friday, according to CBC. Police sources told the broadcaster a single shooter approached his car and shot him at point-blank range.

He was the groom of the wedding last year where two people were killed and another six were wounded when gunmen opened fire outside the Infinity Convention Centre where the wedding was held. No one has been arrested in those killings.

Timeline: Witnesses told CTV that Elmi was at a burrito restaurant when he received a call and stepped outside to take it. He was shot soon afterward. People in the plaza, including employees, told the broadcaster they were shocked someone was killed there.

Police have been canvassing the area for witnesses, and ask that anyone with information on the shooting call the homicide unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.


🏨 $5.9 million: The asking price for the historic McGee’s Inn, once the Victorian-era home of John McGee. It’s been used as an inn since the mid-1980s and includes 14 rooms. [CTV]

🛣️ 110 km/h: The speed limit on the 416 will rise to this much on Friday south of the city all the way to the 401. The provincial government is raising the speed limit on several 400-series highways in less-populated parts of the province. [CTV]

📸 18,150: The number of tickets a photo radar camera on King Edward issued in its first three months of operation. From January to May, the cameras issued 154,341 speeding tickets across the city. [CTV]


🥒 The Kanata Food Cupboard is moving locations to a nearby building. The move comes as the service has seen a 20% increase in the number of people needing help feeding their families. [CTV]

😬 The president of the Carp Agricultural Society said he had never heard of a far-right group that held a gathering at their main hall. He said he regretted the group was allowed to hold a meeting at the site. [Ottawa Citizen]

🎖️ A Cornwall man was sentenced to two years probation for stealing valour in New York for claiming he received the Purple Heart and other medals when he was in the US Air Force. He only received the Air Force Training Ribbon when he was given a bad conduct discharge, after being court marshalled for impersonating an officer and making threats. [CBC]

🏢 A retirement home in Orléans run by Alavida Lifestyles was issued a compliance order for not keeping proper records of the care required by residents. A complaint also included an accusation that the home was forcing a resident to pay hundreds of dollars a month in extra fees by an outside provider. [Ottawa Citizen]

🚨 An 82-year-old man died when he went over the Bonnechere Falls in a small boat. His 59-year-old son also went over the falls while searching for him in a kayak, but survived without serious injury. [CBC]

🦆 The three conservation authorities in eastern Ontario were ordered by the province to permanently stop a process to update their wetlands maps. The authorities, including two that cover parts of Ottawa, said they believed recent changes in provincial regulations required them to update their maps. [CBC]

💐 A 30-year-old man died in a roll-over crash on Roger Stevens near the 416. The driver’s car left the road, hit a hydro poll and rolled before landing in the ditch. [CTV]


LRT to shut down in the west for nearly two weeks

What happened: As soon as Bluesfest wraps next week, the LRT will shutdown in the west end between Tunney’s Pasture and Rideau stations. The work is expected to take two weeks, and the trains will run only in the east from July 15 to 28.

Other service: In place of the trains, R1 replacement buses will run from Tunney’s to Hurdman stations, and E1 buses will run from Blair to Lyon will run all day. There will be train service from uOttawa to Blair.

  • “We understand that this work can be disruptive and appreciate your patience as we perform necessary maintenance. All light rail systems require regular maintenance work on a frequent basis,” the city said in a statement.

OC Transpo

The work: As with previous maintenance shutdowns, crews will deal with water seepage into the tunnel. As part of the work, they’ll install sump pumps at Lyon and Parliament stations, and apply more sealant through leakier parts of the tunnel.

  • During the shutdown, maintenance workers will be deep cleaning many of the stations. Everything from the public art to glass above the tracks will get a good scrubbing. Crews will also fix concrete and tile that’s been damaged.

The Lookout’s view: Well, at least this summer shutdown is planned? While it’s true train systems need maintenance, most transit systems don’t shut down nearly half of their stations for several weeks at a time. On the plus side, maybe they will finally be able to get rid of the toiletesque smell in the tunnel? One can dream.

  • Geoff here from the Lookout in Vancouver. I can attest that indeed, the SkyTrain system here does not shut down its stations like this. 

You can find the full schedule for the maintenance period here at OC Transpo’s website.


Today’s home is a lovely semi-detached bungalow out in Kanata. With three bedrooms (one of which is in the basement) and a downstairs office, it’s got plenty to offer. It’s also got a lovely large tree in the backyard. And while not the most glamourous parts of the home, the roof, HVAC and electrical panel have all been upgraded fairly recently.

House of The Week is a home selected by the Lookout team and is not a paid advertisement. All ads are labelled as such. If you’re a realtor who wishes to feature your home in our newsletter, please contact our sales team.


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Brenden MacGowan, Wednesday 8:30 pm: Alt-pop singer-songwriter with haunting melodies, and emotive and evocative lyrics and instrumentation.  At Live! on Elgin, 220 Elgin St. Tickets $15. 

Rick Fines, Thursday 7:30 pm: A unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul. At Red Bird, 1165 Bank St. Tickets $28.

Rae Spoon, Friday 7:00 pm: Acclaimed musician, producer and author whose work spans folk, country, indie rock, and electronic music. At Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St. Tickets $20. 

Kin Gongolo Kiniata, Friday 9 pm: A new generation of Congolese musicians combine experimental Afro-pop with punk energy. At the 27 Club, 27 York St. Tickets $20. 

Gilsons, Saturday 7:30 pm: Latin grammy-nominated group blending influences of pop rock, samba, reggae, and Bahian rhythms. At the National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St. Tickets $19.

Capital EatsHelping you discover the best restaurants, food and drinks in Ottawa and the Capital Region. From the team at Ottawa Lookout. Read by 18,000+ locals.
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  5. Fundraising and administrative volunteer at Nature Canada

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💰 Today council will get a closed-door briefing on a possible settlement between the city and the private-sector builders of the O-Train system that could be worth tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. The public may never know the full cost or details of the secret settlement, likely related to construction delays. The city won’t even say which contractors are involved in talks. [CBC]

🏘️ Ottawa home prices stayed relatively stable in June from a year previous, with the overall weighted average dipping just 0.5% to $647,700. Single-family home prices dipped 0.2% to $734,300 from the year before, while townhomes dipped 1.6% to $501,500 over the same period. Condos dropped 1.7% in June to $420,800. [Ottawa Real Estate Board]

📸 Rideau-Vanier Coun. Stéphanie Plante wants photo radar revenue to be invested in the ward where the infraction happens. Plante’s ward includes the King Edward camera, which issued the city’s most tickets. [CTV]

💨 The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre will reopen its supervised consumption site after adding a new $80,000 ventilation system. The site has been closed for several months after staff reported headaches and other symptoms, believed to be caused by fumes from drugs. [CBC]

🍺 Local brewers and distillers said they have seen an uptick in sales since the start of the LCBO strike last week. [CTV]

🌊 A major water main break in 2011 led the city to take proactive measures to monitor the health of its water system, meaning it’s unlikely Ottawa would see a catastrophic failure like the one seen in Calgary this year. And with two major pumping stations, even if one is taken offline, the other can pick up much of the slack. [CBC]

🔨 The roof at the Aberdeen Pavilion will get a two-year roof makeover because of its current poor condition. There’s no cost estimate yet for the work, expected to begin in January, to repair the leaky roof, as well as the wooden double doors at each end, and concrete slab work inside the pavilion. [CTV]

🛒 From opening until 10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all Walmart stores across the country will offer sensory-friendly hours, with dimmer lights, no PA announcements or music. [CTV]

🏊‍♀️ The NCC closed the River House to swimming on Monday so divers could remove debris from the river bottom in the area. [CTV]

  • Fifteen Silk and Great Value branded plant-based dairy alternatives are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. [Health Canada]

  • The Northern Pitch is a free, five-minute newsletter summarizing the biggest soccer games across the country. Try it out for free today. [Sponsored]

  • Ottawa’s best restaurants, drinks, and dishes from the last three months. [Capital Eats]

  • A local man who loves to hunt for treasures at Value Village got a surprise birthday party set up by his mom. [CTV]

  • Before his set at Bluesfest, Jelly Roll went to The Royal to speak about his own mental health struggles. [CTV]

  •  Looking to grab a great local beer this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our guide to local breweries. [Capital Eats]

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Noodle House 79 offers some of Merivale’s best dishes

Noodle House 79 crab soup. Ralf Joneikies/Ottawa Lookout

Capital Eats is written by our food editor Ralf Joneikies.

It’s difficult to think of a dish bigger in flavour and yet modest in calories than Vietnam’s national dish: Pho. In this wide world, there will be people who don’t like it, but I’ve yet to meet one.

For historic reasons  (a continued thank you to former mayor Marion Dewar) Ottawa has a rich selection of good Vietnamese restaurants. Apart from its obvious deliciousness, you can eat like royalty for relatively little money.

I’ve extensively traveled the city and it still amazes me how little I know. This Vietnamese restaurant has been operating for two years and unless you’ve been told specifically, you wouldn’t know that one of Ottawa’s best Vietnamese eateries is hidden in a strip mall along Merivale Road.


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