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Humanity’s weirdest summer is drawing to a close. You’re going to need stuff for Labour Day. 

Labour Day Prep: Beer

🔻Vimy Brewing’s brand new release East Coast Pale Ale is now live on their website, and can be included in the mix ’n’ match cases of cans.

🔻Speaking of mixed cases of beer, the Beau’s Natural Mix Pack from Beau’s Brewing Company includes Lug Tread, Radler, Countdown, Good Time, Juiced Up, and Country Vibes.

🔻Beyond The Pale Brewing is converting its patio into an outdoor cinema this Sunday night, September 6th, when they present “Beer at the Movies.” What are they screening? Visit their Insta feed all week for hints.

🔻Double hopped IPA lovers take note: Bicycle Craft Brewery’s Luminescence NE IPA is available again and fulfilling dreams of tropical fruit flavours including mango, pineapple, berries, and citrus. There’s always free Ottawa delivery (and a flat rate to deliver elsewhere in Ontario).

🔻We’re big multi-taskers at the ottawan and we love that you can pick up both your Labour Day weekend beer and your Kombucha from Nita Beer Company in Nepean. They also offer free delivery in Ottawa.

🔻Whether you’re dreading the day that you cover up the BBQ until next year, or you’re the hardy soul who grills outside all year, there’s something at Orléans Brewing Company (besides delicious beer) that you should check out: their Grill Paddle is on sale for a mere 20 bucks right now. Get it and sign off Summer 2020 in style.

🔻It’s rare to hear the words “stylish” and “beer” in the same sentence, but that’s all we can say when we gaze upon the Square Timber “Bunny Hug” swag: the hoodie is available in the same four colour options as the cans of the eponymous beer. That’s taking matchy-matchy to an epic level, and with a certain gift giving season around the corner (too soon?) we have our eye on the red set. Or maybe the navy.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 24° 

Number: $5.4 million. The increased amount in dollars that the City will need to pay after its insurance company jacked up its rates from $5.9 million to $11.3 million. The Barrhaven and Westboro bus accidents were a factor in the increases. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  The Ottawa Mission, which is launching a food truck, providing free, healthy food five days per week to anyone who comes up to their window. It starts tomorrow in Gloucester. [Ottawa Matters]

Quote: People have called it the women’s pandemic. It seems to be hitting women, in particular, in unique and difficult ways.” – Andrea Gunraj, vice-president of public engagement at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. [CBC]


For up-to-date info, view the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard

 There have been 2967 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 21 since yesterday, and 266 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ Teacher's Unions file complaints with labour board that the Ministry of Labour has not set proper safety standards for COVID-19.

In the same story, Premier Doug Ford vows to close schools if COVID-19 rates go too high.  [CBC]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

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▪️Ottawa Carleton School Board has reversed ferret and set a new later start date for elementary students. Elementary students will now start September 14, the same day as school buses. [CBC]

▪️Exit stage right, pursued by a bylaw officer. The kids Shakespeare story in Old Ottawa just got weirder. Bylaw officers have come by and given the actors four days to leave. They also say that the directors have built a balcony for the audience (part of the set, say the directors), have been running a weeklong daycamp in the house (rehearsals, say the directors), have charged $500 to take part (it costs money to put on, we don't make a profit, say the directors). An offer by the City to stage the play in nearby Windsor Park still stands. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The 2020 Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey, which queried hundreds of local business executives, has some sobering messages: 70 per cent say their confidence in the Ottawa economy has declined, 50 per cent think that their market sector will worsen, 25 per cent said that they will be hiring, and only 48 per cent are happy with Mayor Jim Watson.  [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️Shopify is officially giving up its Elgin Street HQ. The local mom and pop business leases 170,000 square feet, for which it is on the hook until 2026. They hope to sublet to some other business whose staff is not working from home like they are. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️Five design teams have been selected for the Afghanistan Mission memorial, who have until 2021 to complete their designs. The chosen memorial will be located on Booth Street, near the National Holocaust Monument and across the street from the Canadian War Museum. [Daily Commercial News]

▪️Ottawa Riverkeeper has registered as a lobbyist with the Federal Government, which is barely worthy of mention. They're lobbying for better protections of the Ottawa River. But we also notice that Tik Tok has registered as a lobbyist. It's a bit beyond the ottawan's remit, but what the Friendster?! [iPolitics]


🗣️ Just Announced

Saturday, September 12, Wesley Clover Park Deadmau5 Second show added [TicketMaster]

Friday, September 18, Wesley Clover Park Big Wreck Tickets on sale 10 am today [TicketMaster]


⚙️ Work Here

🔻Director of Sales, Veem

Lead a team of sales at this blockchain payment processor. Three weeks vacation and 'unwind Fridays'.

Salary: competitive [Veem]

🔻Sous Chef, The Belmont

Cozy local Old Ottawa diner needs a sous chef. You'll get to help develop new menu items. They are looking for someone, like, now.

Salary: $18/hr + $1.5/hr in tips [86 Network]

🔻Dishwasher, Brown's Fine Foods

Can't cook? Brown's in Rockcliffe Park is looking for a dishwasher immediately. Duties: Operate an industrial dishwasher, washing dishes and glassware by hand when necessary. The ad says there is no remote working, unfortunately.

Salary: $13 - $16/hr [Indeed]

🔻Executive Director, Treasury Board of Canada

If dishwashing isn't your bag but you have ‘significant experience in providing advice, recommendations and briefings to Ministers and senior officials on complex program or policy issues, both orally and in writing‘, then this role may be of interest. Unlike Brown's Fine Foods, you can work remotely. They do need someone immediately.

Salary: $140,900 to $165,700 per year [Government of Canada]


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