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Father’s Day Gift Guide #3 – It’s next Sunday, don’t forget  

▪️ Dad's BBQ-ing will have an extra air of authority with the personalized Scraper by Kats Laser Works ($30). The maker will add an image and message of your choosing. 

▪️ Check out the Ottawa Handmade Father’s Day Market for locally crafted and personalized gifts for Dad:

? Face Socks by BBMT Creations. Literally, your face all over Dad’s socks. $24

?️ Personalized Leather Keychain by Sassy Leather Jewelry ($15)

?The Mechanics Hand Scrub by Rosa’s Bath Boutique ($14) will remove stubborn grease and grime, and soften Dad’s hands too.

▪️ The Black Leather 4 Pocket + Hammer Hang Tool Holder by LDBOutlet has space for the tools that Dad needs for his projects and has a customizable label for his name. $189.43. 

▪️ For style-conscious Dads, the Lava Bead Bracelet (from $28.80) is crafted from Onyx and Lava stone beads and is available in a variety of sizes. 

▪️ A truly special piece, the buffalo hide or cowhide belt by Genuine Native Arts ($40) is selling fast at the Summer Solstice Festival Marketplace. 

▪️ If Dad loves to cook, buy him a meal and an experience from the Summer Solstice Festival. The Seared Venison Frenched Rack with Black & Blue Sweet Sweetgrace Sauce with Chef Billy Alexander is a meal kit and virtual workshop running live on June 20th. The meal kit is available for two or four people and contains all the ingredients required for an amazing meal, from $60. Order by June 16th for delivery within the listed Ottawa postal codes. Meal add-ons like Bannock in a Bag and Upside Down Berry Crumble can also be ordered. 

▪️ Book Dad a consultation with KÅVØØ, for a custom suit to last. The tailor will visit Dad with a variety of fabrics and style suggestions, create the suit, and return for a personalized fitting. Suits start at $375. Shirts, pants, vest, blazers, and coats are also available, as is womenswear. 


The Summer Solstice Festival presents the Festival Celebration & Drive-In Movie Night at Wesley Clover Park on June 15th, with a screening of Kayak to Klemtu. Gates open at 7:00 pm and the movie starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets $29.95. Reservations are required. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Number: 15. The number of years that Hydro Ottawa wants a man to pay after he damaged a lamppost in a suicide attempt. The total bill is $5,235.78 but Hydro Ottawa was willing to accept payments as low as $25 per month.   [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawans of the Day: Alex Laviolette and Anthony Larocque. The two Barrhaven residents are walking 100 km, starting tonight at midnight, to raise money and awareness in support of mental health. [Barrhaven Independent] [Donations]

Quote: I think we learned a lesson that we have to use more straightforward terms’ – Stephen Willis, the general manager of planning, infrastructure and economic development for Ottawa. The City is going to rewrite its next draft of the Official Plan to use less jargon. One of the words in the plan is 'transects', which, according to Wikipedia, is 'a series of zones that transition from sparse rural farmhouses to the dense urban core.’ We all knew that.  [CBC] [The Official Plan Page]


? 10,445,119 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 3.9 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:


? 20 new cases since yesterday

? 27,359 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️584 deaths, two new reports

? 637,029 vaccinated with one dose

? 92,764 vaccinated with two doses


? 21 new cases since yesterday

? 12,328 nconfirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 292,218 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 12 new cases since yesterday

? 4,719 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️107 deaths, one new reports

? 131,172 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ Ottawa has added 10,000 new vaccination reservations this weekend after a shipment of vaccines. [CTV] [Booking Portal]

⭕ Ottawa has also opened pop-up clinics to vaccinate anyone 12 years-old and older who lives in a priority area. Priority areas are those of the City with a higher-than-average rate of COVID-19 cases. [City of Ottawa] [Priority Areas]

⭕ Vaccinations will not be required by incoming students at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College this autumn. [Capital Current]

⭕ Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says the Province has no idea how the take up of vaccinations has been by people with disabilities. They say that most public health units do not have a specific plan to assist people with special needs. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ NY Times columnist writes an open letter to Canada, complaining that they can't visit their cottage because the border is closed. [NY Times]

 ? 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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▪️ Restaurants in Ottawa are having trouble enough finding staff to reopen. Some places had résumés daily in the old reality but now are finding that people are just not applying. One restauranteur said, and the ottawan has zero sympathy for this guy, that the only candidates he had were in their forties, not in the desired twenties. [Ottawa Citizen]

+Related Shops that do not have external storefronts are prevented from opening under stage one, and are crying foul

▪️ Parents have protested for the fourth week in a row demanding that schools reopen. 50 people protested in front of Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod’s office, demanding the Province reverse its school closure. The Province closed in-class learning April 19 and said that schools will not reopen until autumn. [Ottawa Citizen]

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