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Six organizations accepting donations to support survivors of residential schools


Father’s Day Gift Guide #2

▪️ For a truly one of a kind gift that’s made locally, give audiophile Dads a brand new speaker from Riverwood Acousticscrafted in Renfrew from old growth timber that has been reclaimed from the bottom of the Ottawa River. The speakers retail for $799 but Riverwood is currently offering $100 off during the Fathers Day Sale, plus an additional 10% off with a Welcome Code when you register for their newsletter. 

▪️ Turn the classic gift of socks on its head with 10 super stylish pairs for $89, from Stroked Ego. The Father’s Day Sale also includes 15% off skincare with the code 15DAD. 

▪️ Elsewhere in socks: Province of Canada’s Canadian-made crew socksare classics in Cotton, Nylon, and Lycra, with two stripes in a variety of colourways. $18. Also nice: for every pair sold a pair is donated to a Canadian homeless shelter. 

▪️ Beyond the Pale’s Father’s Day Bundle will tidily satisfy beer and ribs cravings. It comes with a four pack of BTP beers, one can of Beyond the Pale Smoquehouse Father Time’s spicy BBQ sauce, one pack of Beyond the Pale Smoquehouse Ribs, and one stylish Beyond the Pale glass. With very limited quantities, you’ll want to get your order in soon. Pick up on Friday June 18. $60.

▪️ For occasions that call for something more than a pandemic-weary sweatshirt, consider the Organic Polo Shirt by Quebec brand Another Land Nearby. Sporty and stylish, the polo is available in sizes S through XXL, and in black, grey, or blue colour ways. $74.50 (and if you insist on another sweatshirt, they’ve got a great selection of those too). 


Weekend idea

Visit Parlour Friday June 4 (3:00pm - 9:00pm) and Saturday June 5 (11:00am - 7:00pm) for the Open Air Patio Market (1319 Wellington West). Taking part are Parlour (via the food truck), Corner Peach, and Pascals’ Ice Cream. Stock up on tasty takeaway treats for the pantry or picnic.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ Showers. High of 22°, low of 15°

Number: 2nd. Where Carling Road sits on a list of the top 10 worst roads in Ontario by the CAA. Carling has previously been recognized as the worst road in Ottawa, so it's nice to be recognized provincially. Victoria Road in Prince Edward County was voted Ontario's worst road. Hunt Club Road should not feel left out, however, it was voted fifth worst. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: J Gramm. Complex magazine calls him a mysterious producer who has worked with Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Pusha T, Eminem, Denzel Curry, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Gotit, Lil Keed, Bon Iver, and Britney Spears. [Complex]

Quote: We want to take a pause. [It's] an opportunity to reflect on what we are celebrating’ – Owner of the Merry Dairy, Marlene Haley, who will close her ice cream parlour on Canada Day as a a gesture of reconciliation to Indigenous communities. [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:


📆 42 new cases since yesterday

😷 27,139 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️572 deaths, one new report

💉 559,867 vaccinated with one dose

💉 55,989 vaccinated with two doses


📆 8 new cases since yesterday

😷 12,227 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

💉 265,959 doses of vaccine have been administered


📆 4 new cases since yesterday

😷 4,809 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️105 deaths, no new reports

💉 110,933 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Chief Medical Officer Dr Vera Etches and Mayor Jim Watson express dismay that schools will remain closed. Premier Doug Ford yesterday announced that Ontario will not reopen classes for the rest of the year. [CBC

⭕ Ontario is now allowing the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines. The AstraZeneca vaccine can be followed by either Pfizer or Moderna, or Pfizer and Moderna can follow each other. [CBC]

⭕ The Federal Government has increased the fine for international travellers skipping quarantine to $5000. [CBC]

⭕ The Outaouais has launched a vaccibus to travel the highways and byways of rural Western Quebec and dole out vaccines. [Le Droit]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

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

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▪️ All sorts of places in Ottawa are named after Sir John A MacDonald. The first Prime Minister’s role in creating the residential school system is causing a debate on whether these places should be renamed. Locations include the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Macdonald-Cartier Bridge, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Sir John A. Macdonald Building, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Macdonald Gardens, Macdonald-Cartier Academy, The Sir John A Pub, and, possibly, MacDonald Street. [CBC]

▪️ The City is mulling changing its tax incentive programme in Orléans. Currently, the City is giving tax breaks for businesses that bring highly skilled jobs to Orléans, which has resulted in few takers. The new idea to give tax breaks to any new development that brings in any kind of job at all. A business would need to create 20 full time jobs to qualify. Council will look at the idea Monday. [CBC]

▪️ Some City services will reopen on Monday. Opening are the Building Codes, social and employment services, business permits, and the rent supplement program. By appointment, the City’s archive will also open. [Le Droit]


▪️ Barcelone, the largest ever photographic installation ever mounted by the National Gallery, has been installed on the exterior of the building. The work by Montreal-based photographer Geneviève Cadieux, is a series of nine large-scale photographic panelsThe exhibit is the first in a series by the gallery entitled Leading With Women. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. This year’s festival is a hybrid of virtual, interactive and live event elements including music awards, workshops, and drive through movies. June 1 to 21. Free. [Ottawa Festivals] [Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival]

▪️ Free virtual yoga and Zumba sessions. To recognize National Health and Fitness Day, the City is offering free yoga and Zumba classes on Zoom this Saturday. June 5. Free. [City of Ottawa]

▪️ The National Arts Centre launches audio series to tell the story of Ottawa–Gatineau from an Indigenous perspectiveThe project is collection of personal and historical moments that examines, through song, poem and memory, deep ties to the territory ranging from Akikodjiwan to Kijik Pikwadin via the Kichizib. Indigenous Cities starts with Vancouver, available today, and ends with Ottawa–Gatineau on June 17. Free. [Le Droit] [Indigenous Cities]

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