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A correction: On Friday, we had a typo on Ottawa’s new COVID-19 cases. The actual number of new cases was 18, we printed 138. (The previous day was 13, we Darren obviously can't type.)

We apologize for the error. And if you have ever wondered how many people actually look at those COVID-19 updates, by the complaints we received, the answer is ‘everyone.’

Local Podcasts

CJRO radio in Carlsbad Springs and Embrun (107.7 fm) and in Vars (107.9 fm) has a series of podcasts covering everything from local councillors and MPs to cemeteries and the Garlic Mustard invasion. Very interesting listens.

CJRO itself is facinating. It was originally a tourist broadcaster – traffic updates, local events, etc – and eventually converted itself to a full-blown bilingual community radio station.


▪️ The grand finale of the Summer Solstice Festival is sold out tomorrow (June 29th), but you can watch the Indigenous Celebration and Drive-In Concert live on Rogers TV. 

▪️ The Hintonburg Public House is running a fundraising art raffle on Canada Day (Thursday July 1st), to benefit the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. The prize is a painting that Ottawa artist Daniel Martlock will produce live from noon to 5:00pm at the pub on Canada Day. Raffle tickets cost $5 for one, three for $10, or 10 for $20, and can be purchased through the HPH website. You can also donate to the charity via The Great Canadian Giving Challenge, which is running until June 30th. During the campaign, for every $1 donated to charities Canada Helps will generate a ballot their chance to win $20,000.

Try Before you Buy

The Ottawa Valley Food Co-op is offering a free Before You Buy membership for the months of July, August, and September. For three months you can order from their wide selection of produce, meat, baked goods, coffees and teas, chocolate, deli items, pantry staples, and beauty items, all from local vendors, without a membership. At the end of the three months you’ll be given the opportunity to purchase a membership at the full rate of $50. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 33°, low of 20°  
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Ottawa

Number: $4.9 million. The amount of sales that Logan Fournier has made in his Pokemon business, Hobbiesville. [Complex]

Ottawan of the Day: Elia Saikaly. The mountaineer has returned to K2, the site where three of his climbing partners died on the quest for the summit. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: I love Canada, I want to celebrate it, however, with all that has been done in our history, I need to also ensure that we honour our missing children that are not here today’ – co-chair of the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition Mikki Adams asking non-Aboriginal residents to listen. [CityNews]


? 14,027,141 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 0.5 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:


? 9 new cases since yesterday

? 27,650 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️591 deaths, two new reports

? 720,617 vaccinated with one dose

? 216,372 vaccinated with two doses


? 16 new cases since yesterday

? 12,472 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 351,729 doses of vaccine have been administered


9 fewer cases than previously. This is usually due to allocating cases to a different health unit.

? 4,727 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️108 deaths, no new reports

? 167,515 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ Everyone 18 years and older can register to get their second dose on an accelerated schedule. [CTV] [Booking Portal]

⭕ Experts think a fourth wave is possible but not inevitable – it all depends on how well the Delta variant is contained. [CBC]

 ? 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]


We’ve made t-shirts of iconic Ottawa logos. 

Printed in Canada.



And don’t forget: you can also buy official ottawan t-shirts


▪️ Gatineau has installed a proper barrier on the Prince of Wales bridge to prevent people accessing it. A man drowned after jumping off the disused bridge last week and a 14 year-old boy drowned last year. The Ottawa side is blocked by a easily dodged chain link fence. [CBC]

▪️ A City report recommends demolishing the north stand of Lansdowne Park and the arena, as well as upgrading the Aberdeen Pavillion. The plan would also include 5,000 seat event centre included with market housing. Council will look at it July 6. [CBC]

▪️ The Museum of History has cancelled all Canada Day activities in response to the discovery of hundreds of unmarked residential school graves. The Museum itself will be open Canada Day with free admission. [CBC]

▪️ The SJAM Winter Trail is removing the SIr John A MacDonald part of its name. The volunteer-run trail, which runs 16 km along the Ottawa River, will announce a new name by winter. [CTV]

▪️ An elementary school in Kanata honoring former Governor General Julie Payette will be renamed. A survey of staff, students, and parents at école élémentaire publique Julie-Payette found that a change was desired. Payette resigned the viceroyalty after a devasting report was released of the toxic workplace at Rideau Hall. [Global]

▪️ A teacher at St. Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven has created a Hamilton parody video for his students: ‘You'll be Back.’ [CTV] [The Video]

▪️ WestJet has added a Victoria - Ottawa route, starting this Saturday.[Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️ Rabbi Reuven Bulka has passed away at age 77. [Ottawa Citizen]


Gloucester properties with balconies

125 Rushford Private, Greenboro

3 bed, 3 bath

An end unit tomehouse with interior access to garage, a wood burning fireplace, and an attractive rear balcony. The house offers generous storage space in the kitchen, overhead in the garage, and in the lower level next to the large family room. Located close to shopping, parks, and schools.


Dream Ottawa

1285 Cahill Drive, Unit 1202, South Keys

2 bed, one bath

This condo, built in 1975, has an incredible view over South Keys and offers spacious and comfortable living for one person, slightly cosier living for two. The building boasts an outdoor pool, saunas, a library, and a billiards room to satisfy your 70s cocktail party requirements.


3062 Councillor’s Way unit G, Blossom Park

2 bed, 2 bath

The view is nothing but green at this upper end unit condo, thanks to the mature trees in the property’s back courtyard. The wood burning fireplace is another of the unit's charming amenities. The property is currently rented until March 1, 2022.


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