Barbers and hairstylists in Ottawa, along with their colleagues in the rest of Ontario, are about to be overwhelmed. Sadly, those in the Greater Toronto area must maintain their COVID styles a little longer.
The province has moved us to Stage 2 of lifting restrictions as of this Friday morning.
What does this mean?
1️⃣ Restaurant patios can reopen for service
2️⃣ Hair and beauty salons, and tattoo parlours can reopen. Facial clinics must remain closed.
3️⃣ Swimming pools, splash pads, and community centres can reopen. As can worship services, as long as the people in the space do not exceed 30 per cent capacity.
4️⃣ Museums and art galleries can reopen. So can shopping centres.
5️⃣ Groups of up to ten people, and from no more than three households, can now gather.
Of course, physical distancing and mask rules apply to all of the above. But it's happening people, it's happening.
Tomorrow is our regular Wednesday roundup of Ottawa restaurant faves. We'd like to hear which restaurant patios that you recommend. Reply to us at [email protected]
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌧️ Showers. High of 22°.
⭕ There have been 2006 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of two since yesterday, and 254 deaths, an increase of two.
⭕ Relatives who are non-citizens can again cross into Canada. The previous citizen and permanent resident-only policy had been accused of splitting up families. [Toronto Star]
⭕ Slight majority of Canadians are wearing masks when shopping, poll says [Toronto Star]
⭕ The outbreak at Montfort Long-term Care Centre is over. 87 of the 128 residents tested positive for COVID-19, with 30 dead. [CFRA]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly is a leading candidate to take over the Toronto Police
▪️Algonquin College gaming development students graduate in a ceremony held in Minecraft
▪️City councillors and the public have been questioning the police and the ByLaw office as to why a ByLaw officer has not been charged
▪️Two Ottawa CrossFits leave organization and change their names after national CEO makes racist comment
👨👧👦 Father's Day Gift Guide
Ottawa macarons specialist Bonbonnieres has a gift box of customizable Father’s Day Macarons. DM to order by Tuesday June 16. [Bonbonnieres]
🍜 🍻 Food + Beer News
The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is virtual this year, and runs until June 21st. There is a host of First Nations, Métis and Inuit workshops and performances, including education, arts and crafts, cooking courses, music and more.
This Friday June 12, join Inuk Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe, originally from Nain, Nunatsiavut, as she cooks a meal close to her heart: Pan seared Arctic Char, potatoes, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce. Book today via Eventbrite, and a your kit of ingredients will be delivered to you by Gopher-It. [Culinary Workshop]
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