The Canadian Council of Muslim Women has organized a vigil this evening in memory of three generations of the Salman family killed in London yesterdayby a man driving a truck who apparently had premeditated plan to kill Muslims.

7pm at the Human Rights Monument (220 Elgin) 


Two more cooling centres open

The City has added two more centres to beat the heat today. Doors are open until 7pm.

❄️ Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street

❄️ City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West (Sports Hall of Fame – 1st Floor Heritage building)

Yesterday’s locations remain open:

❄️ Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset Street West

❄️ Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive

❄️ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue

❄️ Pat Clark Community Centre, 4355 Halmont Drive


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 31°, low of 20°

Number: 1950s. The architectural era in which Superette has designed their new flagship cannabis shop in the Glebe. [Surface Magazine

Ottawan of the Day: Shawna Thibodeau. Thibodeau founded Shawna’s Outreach, which provides food and hygiene essentials to hand out on the weekends. [CityNews] [Shawna's Outreach]

Quote: We don't have to have every single person go out [to] try and find a patio seat on the first night’ – Mayor Jim Watson on his fear that outdoor patios and ByWard market will be swarmed with people on the first day of the relaxed Stage 1 rules. [CityNews]


? 9,992,575 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 4.7 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:


? 15 new cases since yesterday

? 27,320 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️582 deaths, three new reports

? 606,802 vaccinated with one dose

? 72,936 vaccinated with two doses


? 16 new cases since yesterday

? 12,283 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 277,250 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 2 new cases since Friday

? 4,817 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️106 deaths, no new reports

? 124,074 doses of vaccine have been administered 


⭕ The Province has moved up the date of Stage 1 reopening, after the population has surpassed 70 per cent vaccinated with a first dose. As of Friday, outdoor patios can open for tables of four people, non-essential businesses can reopen indoor service at 25 per cent capacity, and most outdoor attractions can reopen. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Sources say that the US/Canada border will be reopened in stages, with fully vaccinated people being allowed first. July is being considered for the first stage date. [CBC]

⭕ Mayor Jim Watson wants 40,000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the Province. Watson says the City has more appointments than vaccines. [Ottawa Citizen

⭕ New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will quarantine for 14 days in an Ottawa hotel when he returns from the upcoming G7 meeting in the UK. Ottawa does not have officially designated quarantine hotels, which are all located in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, and Vancouver  [CTV]

 ? The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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▪️ A bobcat is on the loose in North Grenville after being let loose from its cage. Brett Cody was one of several animals that were freed from Saunders Country Critter Zoo and Sanctuary, 60 km south of Ottawa, on Saturday. All the animals were rounded up except for Brett Cody. People who see a bobcat with grey-blond fur and black spots should call the OPP. Or don't. Brett is not considered harmful to people. [CBC]

▪️ The City of Gatineau wants its citizens to save water. Bylaw officers are patrolling the City, ensuring residents avoid washing their vehicles, filling their pools, and watering their lawns during the heat wave. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The Ottawa Music Development Fund is handing out money to locally-based musicians and entrepreneurs. Applicants can apply for COVID-19 Relief Microgrants ($250), Creation Stream ($1,000), Concert Artist Fees ($500–2,000), and Collaborative Projects ($3,000). Deadline is July 8. [Apt 613]

▪️ The Ottawa Fire Department has banned open fires due to the heatwave. Campfires, brush piles, and wood burning outdoor fireplaces are not permitted during a ban.. [Twitter]


Food and Events Jobs

▪️ Egg Farmers of Canada requires a data-oriented Manager, Operations Business Managment with at least eight years’ experience to provide analysis and reporting, manage the Operations Business Analysis staff, and develop budgets, objectives, and targets. Project management expertise, people management, and communications skills are all necessary to thrive in this role.

▪️ Food Cycle Science, which creates home and industry food composting and recycling solutions, has an opening for Finance Manager/Controller with five to seven years’ experience to take control of day to day finance functions. Submit resumé and cover letter to by June 16.

▪️ Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group requires a bilingual Manager, Community Relations with strong events experience to create and execute programming that achieve community outreach targets. Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of stakeholders including community partners and schools, sponsors, and professional athletes.

▪️ Parlour Is urgently hiring a Chef with three to five years’ experience, particularly within a large-scale context. Requirements include excellent knowledge of kitchen operations, strong interest in culinary trends, team leadership, strong communications ability.

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