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The flags at Ottawa City Hall will be lowered to half-mast today in in memory of the children whose bodies were discovered in a previously unknown grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. The flags will be lowered for one hour for each child discovered, taking 215 hours until next Tuesday.

All Federal buildings will lower their flags as well today, for an undetermined amount of time.

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 24°, low of 12°

Number: 10-15 tons. The approximate weight of the Bellword Boulder, a glacial stone that was unearthed during roadworks and adopted by the community. The City says  the boulder can be moved to a nearby park. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Boston Levi. The hockey player turned musician formerly known as Mike McNamee has released his debut EP, Prophecies. [EatNorth]

Quote: I have to go all the way downtown to be able to play a game. The nearest facility is at Rideau Hall, but it is only available for a limited period of time because it's on the Governor General's premises’ – Kanata resident Akber Hussain who laments the lack of cricket grounds in Ottawa [CBC]


? 8,839,445 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 6.4 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:


? 113 new cases since Friday

? 27,019 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️569 deaths, six new reports

? 530,616 vaccinated with one dose

? 49,299 vaccinated with two doses


? 79 new cases since Friday

? 12,185 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 257,974 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 10 new cases since Friday

? 4,786 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️103 deaths, no new reports

? 106,409 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Everyone 80 years old and older can book their second dose today, and possibly move up their date if it is already arranged. [City of Ottawa]

⭕ Canada’s chief medical officer Dr Theresa Tam says that Canada is on the other side of the third wave. But, she says, we can't lift restrictions too quickly or we'll be on to the fourth wave. [CBC]

⭕ Health Canada extends the expiry date of thousands of vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine by one month. The vials were set to expire today. [CBC]

⭕ People in Gatineau are enjoying outdoor patio dining now that some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. But people from Ottawa are still banned from crossing the bridge until June 16. [Ottawa Citizen]

 ? The Canada COVID Alert App

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

How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


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Printed in Canada.



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▪️ The winner of Ottawa’s Worst Bus Stop competition is: Baseline at Zena. Voted in by transit passengers, the Ottawa Transit Riders awarded this bleak spot their 2021 award for it's lack of shelter and bench and lack of accessibilty for mobility devices. Did we mention there is no sidewalk, so riders must walk in a busy street to access it? [Ottawa Transit Riders]

▪️ Two skydivers were killed in an accident near Gatineau AirportDetails are not yet available. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The details of the future Civic hospital plan have been released. Road plans have changed, parklands have changed.The City has set up a form for feedback. [CBC] [Details + Feedback]


Condos for One Person or Two

1107 Stittsville Main Street Unit K

2 bed, 1 bath

Singletons and couples looking for a foothold in  Stittsville should take note of this one. The upper level condo has all the mod cons with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances leading the charge. The vaulted ceilings let in generous amounts of natural light, and the patio has a natural gas BBQ hookup. 


Ben Sells Homes

1512 Walkley Road, Unit 32

2 bed, 2 Bath

Main-and-lower level unit is stylish and move in ready. The open concept living, dining, and working spaces are on the main level while the cozy bedrooms, family bathroom, and spacious TV room are located downstairs. The unit includes a private balcony.


300 Lisgar Street, Unit 802

1 bed, 1 bath

A cute and compact bolthole in Centretown’s SOHO building, this condo includes a den for WFH and in-unit washer and dryer. The building’s many amenities include a pool and fitness centre. 



445 Laurier Avenue W, Unit 1505

1 bed, 1 bath

This unit is prime high-rise, downtown living. In addition to the South/West facing aspect, hardwood floors, and a fantastic balcony, parking and a storage locker are included. 


ReMax Hallmark

1250 McWatters Road Unit 57

3 bed, 1 bath

Ground floor condo located near IKEA and the Queensway Carleton hospital. The low asking price reflects the dearth of bathrooms, but the pros include a sunny West-facing patio and garden, storage shed, and open-concept layout. $275,000

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