Will it rain this weekend? Who knows? Take your mind off the heat and visit a farmers’ market or an unexplored Ottawa neighbourhood. Take your water, take your mask, and stay safe.
Catch the Ottawa Famers’ Market this weekend at the following locations.
▫️Today (Thursday) from 11am to 4pm
If you can’t catch the market in Orleans today, here’s where you’ll find them over the weekend:
Saturday 9:30am to 3:00pm:
Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm
▫️ You can pre-order or shop direct from Kanata Farmers’ Market on
🧺 We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌦️ 30% chance of showers. High of 34° Heat warning still in effect.
Quote: “To take that away, after we have proven the ability to do it effectively and after customers have gotten used to purchasing this way is setting this industry back and the progress we have made so far” – Mimi Lam, owner of Superette pot shop, despairing over the Province taking away the ability for cannabis stores to have delivery and curbside service. [CBC]
⭕ There have been 2124 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of six since yesterday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports – a twelve day streak.
⭕ Campaigners want info about COVID-19 in jails and prisons. Provincially, little is known. Federally, 360 inmates have contracted COVID-19 and two have died. [CBC]
⭕ Premier Doug Ford promises that long-term care homes will be mandated to have air conditioning [CBC]
⭕ StatsCan says Ontarians are the most likely to wear masks in Canada at 70 per cent; Quebec are the least likely at 52 per cent [CBC]
⭕ Waits at Ottawa COVID-19 testing centres can be up to four hours now. Now that visits to long-term care homes are allowed, and general summer visiting, are to blame. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ Ontario's state of emergency has been extended to July 22 [Ottawa Citizen]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️City's cooling centre will remain open until tomorrow
▪️NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says man who crashed Rideau Hall gate would have had a different fate if he was a person of colour
▪️Ottawa Art Gallery and the Diefenbunker both reopen
▪️Province education minister says school trustee Donna Blackburn should resign
▪️Bike thefts are way up in Ottawa
▪️City Committee recommends loosening restaurant patio rules
▪️Dealing with the Sunland Drive debacle could cost the City $10 million
😷 Where to buy masks
Popular Ottawa blogger Ottawa River Lifestyle has taken the work out of your mask search. She’s been compiling an ever-growing list of locations where you can buy masks in Ottawa. [Ottawa River Lifestyle]
The folks at Wellington West, a directory for Hintonburg and Wellington Village, have compiled a list of mask suppliers unique to their neighbourhood. [Wellington West]
🏘️ Live here
73 Huron Road N, Wellington Village
8 Meadowlands Drive W, Unit B, Fairwinds, Nepean
201 Mistral Place, Stittsville