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It doesn't seem possible but many in-person markets are open today, tomorrow, and/or throughout the weekend. People interacting with people. It's been so long.

We strongly recommend that you prepare to take your time, as physical distancing measures are bound to make the process slower than in non-pandemic times. Wear a mask, observe the six feet rule, and use hand sanitizer whenever you see it available.

The outdoor Byward Market and Parkdale Market are both open for produce and flower sales from 9am to 5pm, today through Sunday. You can still order online as well as visit some of the vendors person at the outdoor markets. [Ottawa Markets]

Ottawa Organic Farmers Market
Open Saturday from 10am to 2pm, at the Canada Care Building, 1644 Bank Street. [OOF Market]

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Landsdowne will be open on Sunday from 9am to 3pm, with a 100 customer capacity limit. The first hour is for those over 65, as well as the immunocompromised. Everyone else should arrive after 10am. Check the website for individual vendors, many of whom are still accepting pre-orders through their online stores. [Ottawa Farmers' Market]

Beechwood Farmers Market
This market remains online only. [Beechwood Market]

The Barrhaven Farmers Market at the Log Farm is only Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Check their website for a list of vendors, and contact those you’d like to visit this weekend, to ensure they’re taking part. 670 Cedarview Road. [Barrhaven Farmers' Market]

The Carp Farmers Market will reopen Saturday June 20th, from 8:30am to 1:00pm. The market advises pre-ordering, and there will be a maximum of 35 vendors, to allow for appropriate physical distancing. Visit their Facebook page to see the full list of this week’s participating vendors. [Carp Farmers' Market]

🌽 We'll see you Friday – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 31°

Number:  400. The width in feet of a mysterious dirt wheel that aligns with the solstice at the confluence of the Ottawa and Carp rivers.  Is it ancient? Is it modern? Is it a complete coincidence?  [Ottawa Rewind]

Ottawan of the Day: Gabriela Dabrowski. The doubles tennis pro is worried that the US Open is restarting too soon and won't be suffiiciently protected against spreading COVID-19. [CBC]

Quote: The renaming of roads and towns and monuments, that’s the first step.  We’re in 2020 and we cannot keep burying our heads in the sand” – Godlove Ngwafus, spokesperson for the African Canadian Association of Ottawa, on renaming Russell Road in Ottawa, which runs through Alta Vista, Gloucester-Southgate, and Cumberland  wards. The township of Russell is considering renaming itself after a new Russell, as its namesake enslaved people and campaigned against ending slavery.  [Capital Current]


 There have been 2036 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19 and 260 deaths in Ottawa. There were no new reports yesterday.

Video shows several people wandering into a private room at Madonna long-term care. Installed by the occupant's daughter before all vistors were banned, footage from the camera reveals that other residents wandered into her room, slept in her bed, and sneezed onto her pillow. 61 per cent of the residents tested positive for COVID-19, including the woman living in this room. [Ottawa Matters]

+ Related Visits to long-term care homes by relatives resume today

 Almost as many health care workers as long-term care residents were infected, despite the use of PPE  [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️O-trains probably won't be running reliably by Labour Day, believes transit boss
Ottawa's general manager of transportation services John Manconi says the system builder and the train manufacturer are pointing fingers at each other. [CBC]

▪️WuTang Clan's special Ottawa t-shirts raised $100,000 for the food bank
The Clan has extended sales of the t-shirts for one more week  [CFRA] [Special Ottawa Site]

▪️157th Carp Fair cancelled due to COVID-19
This fair, with its agricutural tent, vintage sales, amusement rides, and general cow-and-corn attitude is your annual reminder that Carp is within Ottawa city limits  [Ottawa Matters


👨‍👧‍👦 Father's Day Gift Guide When you order your weekend beer from Bicycle Craft Brewery, grab some new Sleek glasses for Dad. Pick them up curbside and wrap them with a bow. [Bicycle]

🍽️ 🍺 Food + Beer News

If you’ve forgotten the location of your favourite brewery, or you’d like to discover another of Ottawa’s incredible selection of craft brewers, utilize our own interactive Craft Beer Map

Vimy Brewing has opened its patio, so visit the tap room for freshly poured brews. [Vimy]

Whiprsnapr’s patio has it down to a science. Plexiglass separates the pourer from the customer, payment is contactless, and the tables are physically distanced. [Whiprenapr]

If you’re planning to visit Beyond the Pale’s patio this weekend, check in with the host, who will seat you. There are no reservations at the moment, so prepare your visit accordingly. [Beyond The Pale]

⚙️ Work Here

Canadian Blood Services requires a temporary, full-time Event Coordinator, who will be situated within the Donor Relations team in Ottawa. This is an entry level position, and the focus will be on organizing blood donor clinics and blood donor recruitment events. Salary not specified. [CBS]

The Centre of Excellence on PTSD is hiring a Community Engagement Specialist, who will be responsible for the oversight of the social media channels and other marketing platforms. The position will report to the Nationl Manager of Marketing and Digital Media. Bilingualism will be considered an asset. Salary not specified. [The Royal]

Canada Post has a full-time opening for a Mid-Senior Level Manager, Training Logistics, based within the Human Resources business function. The post holder will be responsible for creating and implementing a national training schedule for the physical delivery arm of Canada Post. Salary not specified. [Canada Post]

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Detached family home with original hardwood floors, finished basement, and in addition to the single garage there is angled parking for three more cars. Upper level deck. Located very close to Lansdowne Park and the Canal. $869,900 [Homes In Ottawa]

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Family bungalow within five minutes’ walk of Algonquin College. Central air conditioning. Upgrades to the kitchen include quartz countertops. $549,000. [Sutton Ottawa]


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