Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Ottawan



Last Minute Father's Day Ideas

▪️Ten of Cups vegetarian/vegan pizza will be popping up at Dominion City Brewingon Father’s Day (June 19th) from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The brewery will also be releasing a new honey beer that same afternoon: Ghost in the Garden, a recent collaboration with Bapa’s Bees.
5510 Canotek Road Unit 15 

▪️Dunrobin Distilleries’s Father’s Day gift is a real treat for whisky lovers. The Adventurer is a 750ml bottle of the distilleries’ award winning Canadian Whisky, 100ml bottles of Earl Grey Gin, Artisanal Gin, and Vodka, and a Glencairn crystal glass imported from Scotland. If your father figure loves locally crafted spirits, this gift is a winner. $89.95 

▪️The Father’s Day Bundle from Broadhead Beer includes six cans of Lager, six cans of Pre-Prohibition Lager, a Meatings BBQ rub, and a Junior and the Kid BBQ sauce. $65.68. 

▪️Meatings Barbecue is firing up the golf simulators on Sunday at 5380 Canotek Rd in Gloucester. Or order a heat-at-home kit of smoked beef short ribs, sourdough buns, mac ’n’ cheese, Bama sauce, smoked beans, coleslaw and cowboy candy. Order by June 16th for pick up on Saturday June 18th. $130. 

▪️Take Dad to the Grand Opening of Adaawewigamig (“A place of selling or trading”), the social enterprise by Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) at 55 ByWard Market Square. The shop sells a wide range of Indigenous fashion and products. Watch the opening ceremonies featuring Pow Wow dancing and big drum performances, then enjoy some shopping, food and drink, and workshops and cultural demos. 

Help wanted

▪️If you own a farm (or you know someone who does), a production company is looking for land away from buildings on which to film a music video on June 23rd, between 4:00pm and midnight. Please contact Tony Belcourt

▪️Farmers Jo and Joli of Ottawa Farm Fresh are looking for a merchandising coach to help them set up their displays and event tent, and to help plan the layout of their future shop. If you know merchandising, get in touch at 

▪️The City is hiring polling station workers for the October civic election. You don't even need to be old enough to vote – they'll take 16 years and above. Bilingual English/French speakers unsurprisingly will get priority.

Deals of the day

▪️The Betty x Bow Flash Sale is offering 20% off regular prices and an additional 20% off sale items all this week. 

▪️Naughty Florals recently reopened after an extended break. Until 11:59pm tonight you can get the cheeky stationery brand’s stickers, notepads, and greeting cards at 20% off. Just use the code THANKYOU at checkout. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☁️ A few clouds. High of 27°, low of 13°. 

Number:  $1000. The amount of a fine issued to a dog owner after his dog bit two seniors at a francophone community centre in Vanier. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: John Wang. The builder of architecturally interesting birdhouses has an exhibition at the Stittsville Library. [Stittsville Central]

Quote: ‘The blandness of buildings in the nation’s capital is partly the product of a federal government that doesn’t want to be seen to be spending extravagantly and a city government dedicated to low-fee, low-effort, mediocre design proposals, shying away from competitions to get the best ideas’ – Architect Toon Dreessen on Ottawa’s bland designs. [Policy Options]


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


Ontario is cutting back its COVID info. We're going to rethink this bit of the newsletter.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
-? --? -
1,313,661? 46013,343 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,016? -921? 1
1,074,675 ? 65515,496 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


Ottawa will now only report COVID info on Tuesdays and Fridays. This info is from today.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
7? -41? 1
cases changedeaths
74,134? 150816 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,471 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)882,507 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)579,392 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
40? -70? -1
40,032? 15316  ? 0

As of June 9, 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
1? -10? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -231 ?0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The COVID 19 vaccine mandate for flying within, or out of, Canada will be lifted next Monday. Travellers from abroad must still be vaccinated or, if they are citizens, quarantine upon arrival. Passengers on planes and trains must still wear their masks. [Globe & Mail]

+ In the same article: The vaccination requirement will also be lifted for Federal employees.

+ Related: Sources say the Federal COVID Alert App for smartphones will shut down soon, possibly as early as this week.

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▪️If you have organic debris from the storm, the special rubbish crews will end June 24. To be honest, we didn't see this announced but the City has been making multiple passes to remove branches and tree trunks from curbside. The City notes that you can cut up downed trees and put it in the regular green bins. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Ottawa Police refuse to comment about arresting two Sihk men on Parliament Hill in response to the weekend bomb hoax. The two men were participating in an event to commemorate the 1984 Sikh massacre in India when they were arrested, being told that the officers had ‘credible information’ that they were connected to a bomb threat. The men were released with apologies. [CBC]

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