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It's easy to shop Canadian when you're updating your summer wardrobe. The many small and slow fashion manufacturers from coast to coast can supply any wardrobe with tops, bottoms, swimwear, and even pyjamas that will survive Ottawa's hot and humid months. We present just a brief list of some of the best styles and deals available right now. #shoplocal #madeincanada


▪️The Falcon sleeveless maxi sheath in denim blue is both basic and super stylish with its swining sillouette and round neck. Bodybag by Jude, $204. Made in Montréal. 

▪️ The cute Fitzroy Dress by FIG Clothing has flattering cap sleeves and is made from summer-loving organic cotton and TENCEL. $100. Made in Canada. 

▪️ The linen wrap Cicely Jumpsuit by Dagg & Stacey in French Navy, with its jaunty waist tie, straight leg, and slight cap sleeve, will ensure you survive Ottawa’s humidity in style. $210. Made in Canada.

▪️ Take your loungewear from fleece to linen with a set from The Sleep Shirt. When the humidity and heat are at their highest, linen that's been washed a few times will feel amazingly comfortable against the skin. Available as a slip on pant and top set for $340, and each piece can also be purchased separately. 


▪️ Tees are great but even in summer, sometimes the occasion calls for a little tailoring. 18 Waits’s short sleeve shirts for men are available in a range of cool prints and solids, and are on sale right now for $156. Designed in Canada and manufactured here and in the USA. 

▪️ Now is the time to stock up on the shirts in gorgeous classic prints at Montréal’s Rue Saint-Patrick, on sale for $42-$68. Fabrics range from stretch poplin to recycled plastic, and sizing covers small through XXL. 

▪️ The reviews are glowing for the KOTN Crew Sock in a white and a range of neutrals. These are thick, padded socks made of Egyptian cotton, perfect for year round wear. $12. 

▪️ The reversible Air Mesh Tee from Muttonhead is currently discounted to $54. Get twice the wear out of this useful, 100% cotton fleece tee that's made in Toronto. 

▪️ The Modern Fit Pant at L’HEXAGONE Menswear is a classic sand coloured chino with a mid rise. Made in Canada. $139.99. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 60 per cent chance of showers. Sunny. High of 29°, low of 17°

Number: 0. The number of campsites and Rideau Canal moorages happening this weekend. Parks Canada and Ontario Parks, which traditionally open this long weekend, will not be open this year until after lockdown lifts June 2. [CTV

Ottawans of the Day: Grant Achuzia, Daniel Bersyniow-Naane, Carmine Montuoro, and Ada Kuzugudenli. The four Grade 12 students are members of Star of Life, which has collected 10,000 masks to send to remote northern Indigenous communities. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: Vanier debates are odd that way: some didn’t want the Salvation Army “mega-shelter” on Montreal Road because it would attract the poor and now some don’t want a Porsche dealership because it will attract the rich’ – Kelly Egan in the Citizen on a Porsche dealership asking for a business improvement grant. [Ottawa Citizen]


? 7,064,815 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 8.3 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

? Public Health Reports:


? 89 new cases since yesterday

? 26,357 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️539 deaths, one new report

? 460,827 vaccinated with one dose

? 35,367 vaccinated with two doses


? 25 new cases since yesterday

? 11,908 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️208 deaths, no new reports

? 221,040 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 28 new cases since yesterday

? 4,721 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️103 deaths, no new reports

? 90,584 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Three residents at Extendicare in Nepean have died from COVID-19 despite receiving both vaccine doses. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ The National Airlines Council of Canada is lobbying the Federal Government for a clear plan to allow international travel. The group has noted that European Union countries have worked out a plan to allow vaccinated people to travel. [CP24]

 ? The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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▪️ Ottawa Community Housing and arts campaigners PAL have reached a deal to create housing for older arts workers. Eighty units of Ottawa Community Housing's new development in the Corso Italia Station District, near Gladstone Avenue and Rochester Street, will feature mixed-income, live-work community for arts workers aged 55 and over. Forty per cent of the units will be affordable rates, 60 per cent will be near market rates. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The Ottawa Senators mull moving the team to Gatineau. Or at least moving their ice there. Ottawa Senators owner says the 1996 Canadian Tire Centre will need to be replaced in five or ten years, and while he would like to stay in Kanata, Gatineau may be a better location. [CTV]

▪️Two different Ottawa-area people have renovated a pair of Airstream trailers. Pictures!. [Ottawa Magazine]

▪️NarCity has found some fields that you can go pick strawberries. [NarCity]

▪️The City has released their aquatic guides for the summer. Find a swimming class, a sport, or a pool in which to cool when lockdown lifts.[Stittsville Central]

+ Related Splash pads are already open across the City, the rest should be open by the end of the week

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