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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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)
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? Public Health Reports:
⭕ 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]
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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 Airport. Details 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]
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