Starbucks has announced that they will be closing 200 locations across Canada, including Ottawa. We say: so what?
As Ottawans slowly exit their cocoons and seek out proper coffee once again, these shops will exceed their expectations and, after three months, will appreciate the business.
Who have we missed? Tell us about your Ottawa caffeine dealer [email protected]
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌧️ Chance of Showers. High of 20°.
⭕ There have been 2003 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of one since yesterday. There have been 257 deaths, an increase of one.
⭕ Ottawa experts plead with citizens to take it easy with their new freedoms. Because we can now leave our homes and have a meal on a patio downtown, the risks of a second wave grow higher. Stay physically distant and wear masks. [CBC]
⭕ Ottawa Food Bank worries that when the first tranche of CERB ends this month, they will be overwhelmed [CBC]
⭕ Province to allow vistors to long-term care homes that do not have COVID-19 outbreaks. The plan is to allow one visit per week, per resident, in an outdoor setting. [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️After calling for greater urban density, committee rejects Orléans apartment complex
▪️Ontario police watchdog will now collect race data
▪️Call for Russell to change its name
▪️Highlander Pub in ByWard market closes a day before patios reopen
👨👧👦 Father's Day Gift Guide
Make Dad a paper craft animal from Ottawa craft maker Low Poly Crafts. He’ll hang it on his office wall and think of you fondly. These very cool kits arrive with pre-cut and scored paper, and they even include a small practice kit. [Low Poly Crafts]
🍁 Canada Day
July 1, 2020 is going to be a Canada Day unlike any other, as we don’t even know if we’ll be celebrating with our friends and loved ones. Yet despite the uncertainty and the COVID-19 cloud over our collective head, at the ottawan we find ourselves feeling quite patriotic these days. To that end, we’re on the hunt for cool Canadian products to help us celebrate, and we’re extending our search beyond Ottawa and the Valley. (Of course, these would make sweet Father’s Day gifts, too).
A Woodland Essential Oil candle from Milk Jar Candle Co., another Albertan company, will fill your home or cottage with the scent of eucalyptus, rosemary, and cedar wood. We can’t think of nicer smells on Canada Day. $39.00 [Milk Jar]
A wool blanket from Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, Ontario, will lend an authentic cottage look to any bed. The blankets are woven from unbleached Canadian wool. $100-200 Topsy also sells crafting supplies, yarn, and other bedding items. [Topsy Farms]
🍜🍺 Food + Beer News
Along with scores of others, Deacon Brodies pub on Elgin St reopens its patio today. The pub is taking reservations on 613-236-6464. Their physical distancing policies are published on Instagram, so have fun and stay safe. [Deacon Brodies]
Ottawa Markets has announced the opening of the 2020 outdoor markets season. The Byward Market and Parkdale Market will be open next Thursday June 18th through Sunday June 21st from 9am to 5pm. Physical distancing rules will be in effect. [Ottawa Markets]
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