Friday, June 10, 2022

The Ottawan



Father’s Day Gift Guide

▪️Your Father figure might just like some Martino suede mocs, made in Canada. 

▪️Mini Mioche has introduced some matching men’s and kids’ “Made in the North” tees in classic grey with white. A portion of the sales of these tees will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. 

▪️If he has a sweet tooth, Three Tarts’ decorated shortbread cookies will satisfy. Order online at least two days before your desired pickup day. 

▪️49th Apparel’s Men’s Sleepwear collection of nightshirts, pyjamas and sleep shorts in natural fabrics are made in small batches in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. 

▪️Give Dad’s wardrobe an injection of style with a camp shirt in a classic pattern. Made in Toronto by Bather, $150 each.

▪️If you’re keeping it simple, Maker House has a huge collection of Made in Canada greeting cards to put a smile on your dad’s face. 

Father’s Day Fun

▪️Bekane Cycles presents the 3rd annual Father’s Day Family Ride
at Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway. Meet up at 10:00am and head out on the ride at 11:00am. Get an event t-shirt for $20 (t-shirts are free for kids, but you must email to arrange). 

▪️The Beckta Wine Club returns to Play Food & Wine (1 York St next Wednesday June 15th at 5:00pm. Register by calling 613-667-9207. 

Deals of the day 

▪️Give Dad some premium speakers crafted from wood reclaimed from the bottom of the Ottawa River. Save big during the Riverwood Acoustics Fathers Day Sale: $150 off the Hudson/Madawaska (enter code Fathersday_Hud at checkout) and $250 off the St. Lawrence Soundbar (enter the code Fathersday_STL at checkout). 

▪️Father’s Day gifts are 20% off at Stanfield’s right now. Give him the classic gift of socks: a three pack of Men’s Thermal Wool Work Socks, regularly $39.

▪️Get 20% off Message Factory’s tees, shirts, and shorts for men. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

? Is there something that Ottawa should know about? Email to us at We read every single comment.


Weather: ⛈️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 21°, low of 10°. 

Number:  25. The number of years that the Ottawa Business Journal has been honouring 40 people under 40 years of age in Ottawa. [40 under Forty]

Ottawans of the Day: Dr Vera Etches and the entire Ottawa Public Health team. Mayor Jim Watson awarded the Key to the City to Etches, and a separate key to be shared by the team. [City of Ottawa]

Quote: ‘Renoviction, for us, is a made-up term’ – Ottawa Region Landlords Association member Gabby Horan, who says that it is so bureaucratic to evict a tenant that having someone thrown out because the landlord says they are renovating when they are not just doesn't happen. A new report from City staff advises the mayor to  ask the Province to ban renovictions. [CBC]

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 79 – Guelph Nighthawks 86, last night Frontier League Ottawa Titans  – Trois-Rivieres Aigles, postponed last night


Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
536? -13110? -8
1,311,360? 83513,324 ? 10
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,001? -519? -4
1,072,334? 72015,481 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? -30? -1
cases changedeaths
73,984? 44816 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,221 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,920 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)578,507 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
49? -31? 0
39,919? 20316  ? 0

As of June 9, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2? 00?0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Ontario's chief medical officer of health says another round of COVID 19 boosters is being planned for autumn. Dr. Kieran Moore says it will be for those most at risk but later opened to the general public. [Globe & Mail]

⭕ Travellers to the US by air will no longer need to have a negative COVID 19 test one day before the flight as of Sunday. People crossing by land don't currently require the test. All non-Americans must still be fully vaccinated before visiting the US. [The Guardian]

Historic Logo t-shirts
Ottawan T-shirt

Support the ottawan

Buy one of our Ottawa Historic Logo t-shirts or an ottawan logo t-shirt (which is sure to be historic one day).

Historic the ottawan


▪️Ottawa Paramedics have been running a 911 mental health team under the radar for three months. The Mental Wellbeing Response Team is a partnership between the Paramedics and the Ottawa Hospital. The service pairs a specially trained paramedic partnered with a mental health professional on non-violent and non-criminal emergency calls where mental health and substance use are factors. The teams are called out around 25 times per day. [CityNews]

▪️Canada Post is trialling its new electric mail van this week. The new postie vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/h and will ply a route covering neighbourhoods west of downtown. [CityNews]

▪️The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has issued a new ‘show your style’ dress code for students. The new guidelines state that the Board will no longer review clothing, hair styles, or headgear unless it shows words of images that are discriminatory or drug related. [CTV]

▪️Arnprior company is asking other businesses to share its railway track to Ottawa. Nylene Ltd is the only customer on the 40 km Canadian National Railway track. OC Transpo – you heard them, run a self-propelled passenger car down it every hour and you'll be heroes. [CTV]

⏩ Do you find the ottawan worth reading?