GOOD THURSDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
What's going on?
The City is preparing for the next step in reopening business. To that end, they have published the Business Reopening Toolkit.
It lists specifc things that restaurants, retail, construction, arts groups, health care, and outdoor recreation organisations must consider and enact.
Great–so I can finally eat my shawarma on a chair like nature intended?
Not yet. There is no date set for opening up interiors for dining, gigs, or exercise just yet.
It's nice outside. Why don't we act like
Playing the Montréal card is never fair. As it happens, though, Mayor Jim Watson himself has asked City staff to look into closing lanes for restaurant patios.
Wait, I thought Mayor Watson said closing lanes was bad
That's for pedestrians and cyclists. This would be for business owners.
That's fine. I'm okay with antiquated bylaws being thrown out however it happens.
That's the Montréal spirit.
We'll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren
Weather: Sunny. High of 25°
There have been 1,849 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 25 since yesterday, and 210 deaths, an increase of eight.
Personal support worker at Peter D. Clark long-term care centre dies of COVID-19 [CBC]
Apple and Google maps show people are moving around more; Ottawa Public Health fears this is risky [CBC]
Rideau-Rockcliffe, Alta Vista and Barrhaven have the highest number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]
It's still unclear whether dogs can transfer COVID-19 [CBC]
Canada's chief medical officer recommends wearing masks outdoors
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
Wu-Tang Clan raising money for CHEO, Ottawa Food Bank, and the Ottawa Mission
City cancels all major events until August 31
One of the public amenities opened Tuesday by the city was Frisbee Golf courses
For father's 90th birthday, son found Winchester motorcycle left behind in the Netherlands 60 years ago
Ottawa band Stoby has been making videos highlighting other Ottawa bands [Ottawa Showbox]
🍻 Beer News : Summer Refreshers
These are our two fave spring fruits, so we were hoping to buy some of Flora Hall Brewery’s perky-sounding Strawberry Rhubarb Gose, but it’s sold out. We’ve heard from Flora Hall to watch for more in their virtual shop in a few weeks. Our eyes will be peeled.[Flora Hall Brewing]
Meanwhile, the discerning Ottawa Beer Society describes Kichesippi Beer’s Frederico Mexican Cerveza as a craft beer version of Corona, that it’s delicious, and it goes great with a slice of lime. We’re off to order some now.[Kichesippi Beer]
Looking for something bubbly and summery that the whole family can enjoy? Whiprsnapr Brewing's “Newfangled” Craft Root Beer is non alcoholic and made from four ingredients that are also a terrific tongue twister: cane sugar, sarsaparilla, sassafras, and oats. Go on, say it five times, quickly! [Whiprsnapr Brewing]
Brew Revolution’s “Mixer Sixer” is ideal for those of us who can’t decide which beer to buy. It’s a mixed carry box of up to six cans from the brewery’s line-up. We’ll fill ours half with Walkin’ on Sunshine New England IPA (because it has minimal bitter hops but also because it has a sunny name) and half with Nuthin’ but Sours, to help celebrate the hot sunshine.[Brew Revolution]
Have you purchased your campfire permit yet? (This is Ottawa. There are rules.) Calabogie Brewing recommends pairing its Brown Cow milk stout with s’mores, and we agree it sounds like a proper grown up treat. We spotted marshmallows and Graham Crackers on sale the other day, so you know what to do... [Calabogie Brewing]
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