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The City has four cooling centres open today to beat the heat. The hours are 11 am to 7 pm.

❄️ Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset Street West
❄️ Jules Morin Park Fieldhouse, 400 Clarence Street East
❄️ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue
❄️ Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street

Jobs in education and training

▪️  One of Canada’s fastest growing national firms, professional services specialists MNP are searching for a Content Specialist, Learning and Development to join the team on a fixed term. The role requires liaising with stakeholders in the development of training material, ensuring it fits a variety of delivery contexts (from e-learning to face to face and self study). The role requires three to five years’ written communication experience, as well as excellent written and spoken English (proficiency in French is an asset).

▪️ The Métis Nation of Ontario has an opening for a Manager, Education and Training Programs - Employment and Training. The role collaborates with the Director of Education and Training and the management team in the development, implementation of, and operation of education and training programs. Other key responsibilities are the implementation of regional and provincial programs; liaising with provincial and federal funding agencies, as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies; participating in the preparation of funding proposals; and ensuring milestones are achieved.

▪️ Cargo and travel air carrier Canadian North requires an LMS and e-Learning Coordinator to develop, organize, and administer training courses in the learning management system. The role partners with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to develop new courses and review materials. The role conducts system training sessions for leaners, instructors, and department administrators. Ability to communicate in Inuktitut or another Indigenous language is an asset.

▪️ The University of Ottawa requires a bilingual Training and Professional Development Coordinator with two to three years of in-depth experience in vocational training for adults. Should have a minimum of three years’ experience in post-secondary education programs, and experience in teaching, communication and public relations.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 29°, low of 20°  

Number: 35. The number of musicians featured on this year’s Music On Hold programme. Every year the City solicits Ottawa musicians for songs to feature as the hold music when calling City services. You could hear them by calling City Hall and asking to speak to the Mayor, or you can listen to the entire playlist here.

Ottawan of the Day: Miriam Khalil. The soprano and associate artistic director of Toronto’s Against The Grain Theatre Company has directed her first film, Messiah/Complex, an interpretation of Handel’s Messiah, based on an obscure Holst opera.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Promo Video]

Quote: Now it’s time for Canada to step up the game and say, “we want him home”’ – Ömer Ongun, partner of Carleton PhD student Cihan Erdal who is being held in Turkey over accusations inciting violence in 2014 protests. Erdal has been released from jail but cannot return to Ottawa and is required to check in will police twice per week. He is scheduled for trial in September. [Capital Current]

Sports: CEBL: Ottawa BlackJacks 96 – Guelph Nighthawks 79, last night. The BlackJacks play host to the Hamilton Honey Badgers July 1.  

CPL: FC Edmonton 0 – Atlético Ottawa 1, last Saturday. Atlético meets FC Calvary tomorrow. All CPL matches are in Winnipeg.


? 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:


? 11 new cases since yesterday

? 27,661 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️591 deaths, no new reports

? 736,327 vaccinated with one dose

? 259,654 vaccinated with two doses


? 5 new cases since yesterday

? 12,498 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 371,720 doses of vaccine have been administered


1 new case since yesterday.

? 4,728 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️109 deaths, one new report

? 179,164 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ Congrats Ottawa, we've hit 1,000,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines jabbed. [CityNews]

⭕ The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved in Canada – but there is little chance that we'll be getting any more of them. Previous deliveries were thrown out due to concerns about contamination at the factory and no new orders have been made. [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


▪️ The Old Ottawa East Community Association has successfully kept the University of Ottawa’s Lees Avenue campus in Capital Ward. Last December, City Council moved the ward boundaries so that the campus was now in Rideau Vanier ward, over the objections of Old Ottawa Easterners. Council decided that they were not fully informed that the entire campus, not just sport fields, would be moved. Why locals care about this so much is because the campus is set for massive redevelopment and wards will have input over what happens. [The Mainstreeter]

▪️ The Police Services Board wants to hire a consultant to figure out how to freeze the budget. Councillor Diane Deans, chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board, admits that the Board is aware the public is against increasing the budget. Police Chief Peter Sloly also says that he thinks that police are being asked to provides services that should be provided by other agencies. The current roadmap sees a $15 million increase for the police next year. [CBC]

+ Related Ottawa Police Service will cancel its School Resource Officer programme in all school boards. The Ottawa – Carleton District School Board had previously cancelled it.

▪️ Blanchet and Lac la Pêche beaches in Gatineau have been closed by the National Capital Commission. The water quality is not safe. Lac Philippe, Lac Leamy Beach, and O'Brien Beach at Meech Lake remain open. [CBC]

▪️ The City is investigating accusations of mishandled funds and workplace harassment at Wabano Centre. The City is one of the main financers of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, which provides health and social services to Indigenous people.  [CBC]

▪️ The 67s return October 10. The home match will be against Kingston Frontenacs. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna says that she will not run again at the next election [Ottawa Citizen]

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