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Fun fundraising this week

▪️ The Low Waste Project has collaborated with Plantables and One Tree Planted to create PlantAid, a cool fundraising initiative that will give your garden a boost. This is your chance to purchase herb plants like Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender for $5 each. Pick up is in Orléans. One native Ontario tree will be planted for every $1 raised by the sale.

▪️ Top Shelf Distillers is participating the Cat Food & Supplies Drive for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS), a no-kill shelter that re-homes hundreds of cats each year (and a few dogs too). If you live near or in Perth, on May 15-16 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm you can drop off items at Top Shelf Distillers, 14 Warren Street. The shelter, which is also located in Perth, is hoping to collect canned Friskies Pate and Kitten Food, powdered kitten milk replacement KMR, Greenies Pill Pockets--Feline, liquid laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and gift certificates from Staples, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, TSC, and Walmart

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 70 per cent chance of showers. High of 15, low of 3°

Number: 20. The number of years that the City of Ottawa has been officially bilingual, guaranteeing services in French as well as English since... 2001? Is that right? That seems a little late. [City of Ottawa]

Ottawans of the Day: Meaghan Lalande and Kirstin Graystone. The two are raising funds for gift cards to give to intensive care unit nurses for meals during their shift. They are looking to raise $15,000. [CTV] [Go Fund Me]

Quote: “I've been accused of hating absolutely everybody: dogs, children. I'm the Wicked Witch of the West. Whatever. It's a knee-jerk reaction. You've got to take it in stride. [But] it's not about me. It's about this place” – Sharon Boddy, who says that too many people are using Hampton Park woods, inhibiting new growth and harming wild animals. [CBC]

Sports: Ottawa Senators 4 – Winnipeg 2, last Saturday. Calgary Flames 6 – Ottawa Senators 1, last night. The Sens play host to the Leafs on Wednesday.


? 6,144,685 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 10.5 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:


? 25,365 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 365 new cases since Friday

♦️524 deaths, four new reports

? 376,430 vaccinated with one dose

? 29,806 vaccinated with two doses


? 11,652 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 127 new cases since yesterday

♦️205 deaths, four new reports

? 177,827 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 4,528 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 25 new cases since Friday

♦️101 deaths, no new reports

? 72,257 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Vaccine passport may be required for going to restaurants or jobs, says Quebec minister. [CBC]

⭕ Ottawa pharmacies will offer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 18 who lives in a hot spot. [Ottawa Citizen]

 ? 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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▪️ Transport group wants to find out what rural Ottawa thinks about their lack of buses. Places like West Carleton and Cumberland aren't served by OC Transpo. Rural Transportation Solutions would like to know what you think about this, and how are you getting around in the first place. [West Carleton Online] [The Survey]

▪️ Nepean family receive $880 fine from Ottawa ByLaw after son uses skate park. Ottawa ByLaw's stance is parks are open but skate parks are closed. The family says that there were no signs at the skate park. The ticket itself is issued to the mother, who was in her car, and not to the son who was skateboarding. [CBC

▪️ A kangaroo crossing Highway 17 has been killed by a car. Willow had escaped from the Papanack Zoo, a private company about 50 kilometres east of Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ A woman has been arrested after breaking into a home, setting off bear spray, and  abducting a newborn baby. Neighbours gave chase and detained her. Police say the woman befriended the mother on social media, and has been active with other new mothers. [CTV]

▪️ Chamberfest announces a 2021 season – with many live events. Everything will be streamed, but some events will be open to live audiences. Details of events will come in June, Chamberfest runs July 22 - August 4Chamberfest features  [Ottawa Festivals] [Chamberfest]

▪️ A poll by Faces magazine says 61 per cent of people in Ottawa surveyed prefer pineapple on their pizza. The Hawai‘ian pizza was invented in Ontario, in 1962, so we don't know why this is so surprising  [Faces

▪️ North Grenville municipal council is unwittingly used as a pawn in a advertising scheme by Michael Bublé. The singer jumped in on a Zoom meeting of the south-of-Ottawa council, and proceed to advertise the Pepsi-owned canned water business of which he is spokesperson. Clips of the interaction will be used by Bublé in a future ad campaign. It will probably be intended to be hilarious. [Nation Valley News]

▪️ The winners of the Capital Music Awards have been announced

Artist of the Year

Album of the Year

Single of the Year
“Hood Cry”

Group of the Year

Best Production & Arrangements
The Great Diversion – This Is It… This Is The End.

Impact Award
Wise Atangana

Video of the Year
The PepTides

Virtual Performance of the Year
Session Live Officelle Complet
Céleste Lévis

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Cool townhomes

115 Pickford Drive, Kanata

3 bed, 2 bath

Overlooking Pickford Park in Katimavik, this townhouse has been updated with new flooring and fresh paint. There’s a small private yard out back that just needs some love (and a little weeding), and a large family sized rec room in the basement. The house is ready for immediate occupancy. 


221 Desrosiers Street, Vanier

3+1 bed, 3 bath

Semi-detached with attached garage. The finished basement can be used as an extra bedroom or cozy den. One large bathroom with double sinks services the three bedrooms on the upper level. Outside space includes a deck and landscaped garden, fenced for privacy. Walking distance to amenities. 



153 Bandelier Way, Stittsville

3 bed, 2.5 bath

Three year old townhome with plenty of style. From the tasteful grey walls and carpet to the maple cabinetry and peninsula with seating in the kitchen, this home requires no updating. 


237 Hidden Meadow Avenue, Gloucester

3 bed, 3 bath

Immaculate townhome with plenty living, playing, and working from home space. Open concept on the main level. Peninsula seating in the kitchen, which also features contemporary tiled backsplash. Out back there’s a deck with space for entertaining and BBQ-ing. 


Purple Bricks

277 Rolling Meadow Crescent, Orléans

3 bed, 3 bath

Perfectly situated for the outdoor enthusiast, this end unit townhome is within walking distance of the Mer Bleue Conservation Area. Aside from a few cosmetic updates, this house is move in ready.


Jennifer Hindorff

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