▪️ Whiprsnapr and Ottawa Valley Coffee celebrate fathers, cold brew coffee, and pale ale in the brand new “Tie for Dad” collab. It’s a coffee pale ale with notes of blackberry, apricot, and honey, and it just might make the perfect gift for your favourite father figure. Available from 8:00pm tonight.
▪️ The Cassel Brewery Father’s Day gift basket is ideal for Dads who are big into beer and BBQ-ing. It’s a branded ice bucket holding four Cassel Microbrasserie beers, BBQ sauces and rubs, snacks, a t-shirt, and a glass. $75.99
▪️ Orléans Brewing Co’s patio is open with a reduced menu featuring fresh veg from the garden. Hours are Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 9:00pm, Friday to Saturday noon to 10:00pm, and Sunday noon to 5:00pm.
▪️Overflow Brewing has complete what they describe as “serious patio upgrades.” Meanwhile, their menu is seriously delicious BBQ fare by Meatings. As for Overflow’s beers, we’re fans of a refreshing sour and are very excited about the upcoming return of Breathe, a Lemon Hibiscus Gose. Visit Overflow Tuesday to Saturday noon to 11:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00om at 2477 Kaladar Ave.
▪️ The Citizen likes new Pakistani restaurant Khokha Eatery in Barrhaven
▪️ The idea of a restaurant providing a subscription service is something of a mindblower to Martha and Darren, who, in a previous lifetime, ran a pizza restaurant. It now seems so obvious.
Ottawa has three new entrants for subscription food, either weekly or monthly. Crafty Ramen, which is now providing a fresh ramen service.
Dominion City’s Friends of the Dominion Subscription Box is a monthly curated box of products not often found in Ottawa. Each box contains wine, cider (or hard seltzer or mead), and beer from Ontario’s community of small scale producers, and and coffee from a Canadian roaster. $85 per month
▪️ One lucky winner is going to take home Baccanalle’s GrillDaddy Giveaway. It's a package of delights including Baccanalle’s own Jerk Squad Gift Set (a marinade, a jerk sauce, and a spice blend), a Jerk Squad apron, and a little portable BBQ for occasions that call for cooking with coal. Head to Baccanalle’s insta feed and enter by 8:00pm tomorrow night (Thursday June 17th). Baccanalle also has a terrific Father’s Day menu of items to heat and serve at home.
▪️ How about extremely fresh fish for dinner this weekend? On Saturday June June 19th and Sunday June 20th, enjoy a Government of Ontario-sanctioned Licence-free Family Fishing weekend, when your bubble can take the rods out without a licence.
There’s an official map of the best spots in Ottawa, but we suspect our readers have their own recommendations for a bit of urban fishing. Let us know where you like to cast off.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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Number: $6.4 million. The amount of money that Transport Canada is providing to Ottawa Airport to pay for the completion of the light rail transit station. Ottawa Airport had agreed to pay for the costs of the station prior to the pandemic but earlier in the year said that it had no longer had the money. [CityNews]
Quote: ‘I'm confused, a little bit annoyed, and shocked’ – Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Carol Anne Meehan, who says that she was told that there were no imminent plans or tenants for a 100 truck-bay warehouse near a residential area in Barrhaven. A plan had been received by the City on June 3. [CBC]
💉 11,529,430 doses have been administered in Ontario
At this rate, it will take 2.5 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each
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📋 Public Health Reports:
⭕ Everyone 50 years-old and older in Gatineau can move up their second dose. The health minisitry asks that anyone who got their first dose at a pharmacy to use the Provincial portal to move their date. [CBC] [Provincial Portal]
⭕ Inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre received their COVID-19 doses months after the general public. Canada's jails and prisons have a COVID-19 rate ten times higher than the outside world. [CBC]
⭕ The Provincial Government says that the City is not using the vaccines that it has. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has booked into a three star hotel near the airport as he and the Canadian delegation to the G7 Summit quarantine for three days. [CTV]
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ The search is on for the Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. The Order of Ottawa recognizes outstanding personal services or professional achievements of Ottawa residents. The Brian Kilrea award is named after the hockey hall-of-famer and 67s coach. The awards are chosen by a committee including the Mayor, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist and the Chief Executive Officer of Library Services from nominations by the public. [City of Ottawa] [Nominations]
▪️ The Interprovincial Zipline opens June 24. The line starts at the Zibi park and crosses the Ottawa river. We have no idea how you get back to your car. [Faces]
▪️ Turkey has released Carleton PhD student Cihan Erdal. The student was arrested in 2020 after being accused of being involved in protests in 2014 that resulted in 37 deaths. [Capital Current]
▪️ Ottawa Police believe that there is a serial cat killer in the West End.Four moggies have been found dead since the beginning of June. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ This oral history of the film Freddy Got Fingered has tons of old Ottawa memories by Tom Green. Incredibly, It should also give you a new appreciation for the movie. [Uproxx]
▪️ Local mom and pop business Shopify has taken a US $350 million stake in credit card processor Stripe. Stripe is one of the most important pieces of ecommerce on the Internet, it was the first to allow websites to easily accept payments, skipping banks. We mention this item mainly because it seems like there may be more to this in the future. [Ottawa Business Journal]
▪️ The headline says it all: 6 most Instagram-worthy lookout hikes in the Ottawa Valley [Inside Ottawa Valley]