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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Ottawan



It’s Food Truck Season (Part One)

▪️Gather Food Truck is back for its second of plant based baked goods, bowls, and coffee. This year the focus is on toast (your choice of savoury or sweet), overnight oats parfaits, and bowls full of colour, texture, and flavour. Wednesday through Sunday at 7210 Parkway Road. 

▪️La Ha Tacos is open for the 2022 season at 1400 Youville Drive in Orléans. In addition to pork, chicken, veggie, fish, steak, and slow cooked pork belly tacos, you’ll find nachos, chips and salsa, and refreshing drinks. 

▪️Orléans is also home to T.F.T. That Food Truck, where you’ll find a gluten-free, dairy free, or vegan meal, as well as fried chicken, burgers, and fries for days. 2160 St. Joseph Blvd. Closed Sundays. 

▪️Find Stoked Ottawa’s BBQ corn ribs, wings, brisket, fried chicken poutine, and mac and cheese at 1455 Youville Drive in Orléans. 

▪️Ay Dios Mio Tacos is under new chef/ownership at 1687 Montreal Road. Have you tried the Jerk Chicken taco? Let us know! 

▪️The surfing 60s are back at Jimmy’s Waffle World, 5862 Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. Find everything waffles, from sweet to savoury, as well as fries, soup, and salad. 

▪️This year Angry Dragonz brings its food truck of Asian fusion meals to 1533 Merivale Road, Monday to Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. 

▪️In Almonte, Pura Vida dispenses tacos, burgers, and smoothies from the food truck located behind the Almonte Fitness Centre. 500 Ottawa Street, Almonte. 

▪️Pearson Street’s Black Angus smash burgers are back in Yahoo park, Embrun. Open Tuesday to Sunday at 10 Blais Street, Embrun Ontario. 

▪️Falafel on Wheels is now open at its new location: The Cardinal Plaza at 1758B Montreal Road. Find falafel salads, sandwiches, platters, and snacks on the menu. 

Other Food News

▪️Overflow Brewing has released new merchandise celebrating 2SLGBTQ+. The collection is made in Canada by Ethica by Attraction. Proceeds from sales will go to Project Ten Oaks. 

▪️Events have returned to Jojo Coco, and first up is one that your father figure just might love. Chocolate with…Beer on July 13th will have participants sampling four craft beers that have been matched with four craft chocolates. $40 per person, but you can only buy tickets in the store at 499 Terry Fox Drive. 

▪️La Terrasse at the Château Laurier has reopened under new head chef Tracy Truong.

▪️Aiana on O’Conner Street is asking patrons to not tip staff, instead they are paying a living wage.

Deal of the day

Get a free Summer Peach Kit (a 3 in 1 tumbler and some Peach Please tea) when you spend $90 at Tease. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 22°, low of 14°. 

Number:  1st. Where Gatineau’s Boulevard de la Gappe lies on the list of the worst roads in Quebéc, according to the CAA. Cook Road and Route 105 also made the top 10. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: Ward Tresham and Susan Cameron. The two have received the Mayor's Builder Award. Tresham got his for his many years of volunteerism, from hospice care centres to ESL youth. Cameron was honoured for organizing the sewing of protective masks against COVID 19, which were distributed to many social service agencies. [City of Ottawa]

Quote: ‘We will not be satisfied playing this feeder role for decades to come’ – Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa Airport Authority. YOW wants to increase the amount of direct flights to international cities, despite airlines' desires to use Ottawa as a hub  [NarCity]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 5 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 1, last night


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
522? -4114? 0
1,309,618? 1,01313,304 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,012? 525? -1
1,070,888? 73815,467 ? 11
? 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
15? 02? 0
cases changedeaths
73,876?85814 ? 0
? 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 2, 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? -10?0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transit in Gatineau as of June 18. Masks will still be required in medical settings. [CityNews]

⭕ Canada issued a notice to Canadians travellers that because of MonkeyPox, those visiting one of the two dozen countries on their list may have to be required to self-quarantine on return. Countries include the US, the UK, and Australia. MonkeyPox is generally transferred by people who are close to, or are intimate with, someone who already has the virus. [Ottawa Citizen] [Travel Notice]

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▪️Shopify shareholders approved a plan to give its CEO increased voting power. The owners of the local mom and pop business voted to give Tobi Lütke 40 per cent of the votes at shareholder meetings, as long as he remains as an executive, consultant, or board member. If Lütke leaves the companies, his new power shares will turn into regular shares, enriching him further. [CBC]

▪️The City will create an investment board so it can speculate on a wide range of shares. The Province changed the rules in 2018, allowing municipalities to invest money that it holds but is not currently using into the stock market. Previously, municipalities were limited to very safe investments like Canadian or Provincial backed bonds. The City has about $1,000,000,000 to play with. Last year, the City earned a 1.18 per cent interest rate. [CBC] [Eligible Investments Act]

▪️Two residents of a retirement home have died of listeria. The two lived at City View Retirement Community in Nepean. Two other people are currently ill with the bacteria. Listeria is usually transferred through food which may not have been stored or cooked properly, or by unhygenic food handling. [CBC]

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