Wednesday Food and Drink Roundup
🔻What’s your favourite Ottawa restaurant? Nominate it in our Best of Ottawa Awards before 11:59pm tonight. The voting round starts Friday.
🔻 Ishina Distinguished Indian Cuisine’s $10 lunch special today is your choice of Butter chicken or Makhni Paneer (V) with Rice Bowl and Salad. The spesh is available only until 3:30pm or while quantities last. Call 613-884-4954 or visit 14 Bexley Place Unit 100-101, Ottawa, K2H 8W2
🔻Billing themselves as “Ottawa’s first and only Falafel and Hummus Eatery,” Middle Eastern eatery Chickpeas only offers fresh palate pleasers like falafels, hummus and sandwiches. Even better: they use 100 per cent organic chickpeas that don’t come from a can. Find them at 500 Terminal Avenue or 931 Bank St.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌤️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 22°
Ottawan of the Day: The Ottawa Mission, which is celebrating one million hours of feeding and sheltering those in need without closing. That's 114 years for the less pedantic. [CTV]
Quote: “I think 80 per cent or 90 per cent (of the students) have gone back to China. They all have online courses. Now, Canada is, like, worse than China for COVID” – Zilang Zhang, co-owner of Bee Home on Somerset Street West. Bee Home is one of many restaurants that thrived on student business but are now struggling [Ottawa Citizen]
For up-to-date info:
OTTAWA: There have been 3679 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 93 since yesterday, and 279 deaths, three since yesterday.
OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1157 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11 since yesterday, and 34 deaths, no new reports.
⭕ Ottawa Public Health has made a mantory order, backed by a $5000 per day fine, that anyone who meets the following must self-isolate for 14 days, or until they receive a negative test.
🖼️ Here's a scary slide from Maclean's that shows what happens if we maintain, increase, or decrease our contacts. The decrease bit isn't as scary but it is still many more cases than we have currently.
⭕ Premier Doug Ford announces the largest flu immunization campaign in Canadian history [Capital Current]
⭕ COVID-19 has been reported in 38 Ottawa-area schools [CBC]
⭕ Gatineau moves into Orange alert, as cases rise [CBC]
⭕ Staff at hardest-hit care home, West End Villa, say they are lacking personal protective equipment [CBC]
⭕ Today, September 23, the Ottawa Airport will begin temperature screening of passengers. Eight months after the pandemic began. [CTV]
🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App
Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau.
#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The City is testing a wearable system that will buzz if someone gets too close. Says the maker, “The Social Distancer ™ is a credit card size, one-inch thick patent-pending device that calculates the distance between employees. It uses three methods of alert (visual, haptic and audible) to instantly notify employees if they are within two metres of one another. The device will flash red, vibrate and audibly alert the employees to move farther away.” Okay. It will be tested at Ottawa Markets, the Billings Estate National Historic Site, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and the Diefenbunker. [Newswire]
▪️Ottawa may be getting a new minor-league baseball team. The City has granted the owner of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the owner of the Ottawa Redblacks a lease to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park on Coventry Road. When the group made their bid in December, they planned to start operations in spring 2021. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️Don't make mom and pop mad! Shopify has fired two employees for allegedly stealing customer data from up to 200 merchants. The employees took names, emails, and products purchased but not credit card information. [CBC]
▪️Ottawa Police Officer who filmed women in custody then mocked them has been charged with misconduct. The videos were made from December 2018 to September 2019. The constable is suspended on full pay. [Ottawa Citizen]