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The City is opening up a few more in-person services today at City Hall and Ben Franklin Place.

If you make an appointment, you can once again:

▪️Get a marriage licence

▪️Swear an oath

▪️Buy a Presto card

▪️File or read Access to Information requests

▪️Buy the Yellow Recycling bags

▪️Dogs and cats, you can be spayed and neutered once again. Owners have to stay in the car while your furballs get snipped.

▪️ And the pools have reopened. One hour shift, two metre spacing, and you'll need to reserve.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌤️ Mainly sunny. High of 30°

Number: 50,000. The number of ash trees in Ottawa that have been removed since 2008 after being attacked by the emerald ash borer beetle. [Capital Current]

Ottawan of the Day: Stefan Keyes, the CTV Ottawa anchor discusses inequality and racism in his hometown [Faces]

Quote: We went to Nortel in Ottawa, and we told the executives, ‘They’re sucking your intellectual property out” – Michel Juneau-Katsuya former head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Asia-Pacific unit who believes Chinese hackers destroyed Nortel. [Bloomberg]


 There have been 2110 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of nine since Friday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports – a nine day streak.

⭕ Dr Vera Etches expected to order mandatory mask wearing today. The chief medical officer has the power to order it on her own authority but she has spent the weekend meeting with City officials. [CBC]

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▪️Only seven Confederation Line trains are running for the time being
Three more trains were found to have defective wheels. There should be 15 trains running. [CBC]

▪️Bank Street Business Improvement Association wants to make their part of Bank Street car free every Saturday
The idea is that making the streets pedistrian and cycle friendly will improve the prospects of businesses in the area. Residents have no say in Business Improvement Area decisions. [CBC]

▪️Glebe Business Improvement Area stops trying to oust councillor who wanted to make their part of Bank street car free
Believing that making the street pedestrian and cycle friendlly will hurt the prospects of businesses in the area, the Glebe Business Improvement Area had tried to turf the City's representative, councillor Shawn Menard. The Business Improvement Area has now dropped that request. Residents have no say.  [CBC]

▪️Douse your fire pits, there is a burn ban in effect
This applies even in the rural areas and to those with a permit. [CBC]

▪️Kinaxis Inc shares hit high, making it the fourth-best performing stock on the S&P/TSX Composite Index
We mentioned the Kanata company before, when it bought AI company Rubikloud Technologies Inc. Kinaxis helps companies straighten out their supply chains.  [Toronto Star]


🍽️ Made In Canada

We continue to highlight and promote Canadian makers, producers, and manufacturers.

▫️ Upfront Cosmetics
Fredricton, New Brunswick
These Canadian-made shampoos and conditioners are vegan, sulphate-free and paraben-free. [Upfront Cosmetics]

▫️ Please help. Highjinx vintage shop, community house, and social enterprise on Kent St has put out a call for donations of the following:
Canned food, bread, fresh veg and fruit, eggs, deodorant, fans or AC, and socks. Donations can be accepted on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday from 12-3pm at 290 Kent St. [HighJinx]

⚙️ Work Here

▫️ Proposal Coordinator
Technology client, via Robert Half recruiters
You’ll need three to five years’ experience in RFP/Propsal experience, top secret clearance (or be able to receive it), and strong problem solving skills.
Salary $50K to $60K/year [Robert Half]

▫️ Technical Data Manager
This position requires at least five years’ experience in NPI supply chain management. SQL experience would be an asset. in addition to experience with Agile PDM, ENOVIA, GPMA, SAP and SRM, you’ll need excellent organization skills. Salary unspecified. [Nokia]


🏘️ Live here

For sale

▫️ 269 Stewart Street, Sandy Hill
5 bed, 2.5 bath
This large, three storey family home will suit those with a taste for the historic but also a love of the modern comforts. The details are charming and the kitchen floor is heated. $1,050,000 [ReMax]

▫️ 3, Rue Louis, Aylmer
4 bed, 1 bath
Semi-detached home near the Champlain bridge. Open plan living, finished basement, backyard pool, natural stone fireplace. $249,900 [Marty Waite]


Technically beautiful since 2020. 

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