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It's going to be blazing hot this weekend and next week, says Environment Canada. Time for ice cream.

These are some of Ottawa's best ice-cream and gelato makers. You can't always just walk up anymore but pre-ordering will be worth it.

🍦Moo Shu (Bank Street) probably Ottawa's supreme creamery. Asian-influenced flavours. (Curbside pickup only)

🍦Merry Dairy. (Fairmont Avenue) Hand made pints, with gluten free and dairy-free options. (Window/Pickup/Deliver to your door in their ice-cream truck)

🍦Stella Luna Gelato (Bank St & Wellington Street) More Italian than the Italians classic gelato (Window/Curbside pickup)

🍦Piccola Grande (ByWard Market) Gelato made on site (Window)

🍦Pascale's (Gladstone Avenue) Homemade, all natural ingrediants. (Window/Takeaway/Delivery)

🍦Carp Custom Creamery (Carp) Artisanal ice cream with vegan options . (Window)

🍦Oat & Mill (Online only) Home made ice-cream parlour-style. Deivery to Ottawa/Gatineau.

We'll see you Monday. The diet begins then. – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌧️ 70% chance of showers. High of 30°

Number: 125,000. The amount in dollars that families of children with autism support group Ausome Ottawa will be short, due to the pandemic.  [Ottawa Matters]

Ottawan of the Day: Laurent Frayssinous, who has been named as the first head coach of the Ottawa Aces rugby club. Frayssinous is the former coach of the Super League side Catalan Dragons [Love Rugby]

Quote: They’re priceless. He runs to me in the morning, he coos, he sleeps on my doorstep every night” – Paul Labrosse on his emotional support chickens. The Township of Lanark HIghlands does not support the chickens and wants them gone. [CFRA]


 There have been 2101 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of seven since yesterday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ Ottawa may enter stage three next week. The Provincial chief medical officer is waiting for the week's data but has mused that most health regions may be eligible to go to the next stage. In Stage 3, restaurants can open some indoor seating, groups of more than 10 people can meet, and playgrounds may reopen. Major spectator events would still be off limits. [CBC]

⭕ Hospitals want to set up pop-up hospitals in long-term care homes. The idea is that many patients don't require emergency hospital services and are taking aways beds from acute care. The Province needs to approve the idea.  [CBC]

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▪️Rideau Hall crasher identified as Winnipeg sausage maker
The armed man crashed into the gates of 24 Sussex Drive then walked across the grounds of Rideau Hall, where he was arrested near Rideau Cottage, where Prime Minister Trudeau and his family are staying. Neither the Trudeaus nor Governor General Julie Payette were home. Still no word on the man's motivations. [CBC]

▪️Gatineau opens a drive-in next week
Tickets will be $30 per car at Ciné-Parc, in advance. 

Thurs July 9 Charlie's Angels (2019) + Men In Black (1997)
Fri July 10 The Equalizer (2014) + John Wick (2014)
Sat July 11 Skyfall (2012) + Spectre (2015)

These films will be screened in English, films in two weeks will be in French. 


▪️O Train running on reduced service because of cracked wheel
Unlike in winter, when the wheel was described as 'not round', today's excuse is new and original. The entire fleet must be checked. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Vaping restricted to mint, menthal, and tobacco flavours
Ontario has banned all the kids flavours and restricted vape sales to specialty shops and cannabis stores. [CBC]


🍽️ Food + Beer News

▫️ Whiprsnapr didn’t receive its expected shipment of labels so the brewer’s latest release, kept apa, won’t arrive this week. However, they’ve brewed up a customer favourite, so watch for an announcement later today. [Whiprsnapr]

⚙️ Work Here

▫️ Communications Officer, Green Municipal Fund
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The “National Voice for Canada’s Local governments” is searching for a bilingual comms professional for a six month contract, who will develop and implement communications plans, as well as provide services in support of the Green Municipal Fund. Must have five years’ experience. Salary $62K to $78K/year. Deadline to apply: July 9, 2020 [Federation of Canadian Municipalities]

▫️ HR Manager
Amazon (Ottawa)
You’ll need Fortune 500 experience, a Master’s Degree or an MBA, plus evidence of career progression in HR Management. You’ll also need flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Salary unspecified. [Amazon]


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