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🔻Ottawa makers continue to produce an epic range of designs. Visit Square LemonMaker House, and Ottawa Artisans to source local designers.

🔻We’re currently loving the mask designs by The Banana Seamstress at Square Lemon.

🔻 Speaking of local artisans, the crisp air makes us think of wearing cozy knitwear, and of the craft fairs that we would normally attend while wearing it. The Sweater Weather Virtual Market by Ottawa Artisans is exactly what it says on the tin: from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on September 25th. 26th and 27th, over 100 vendors will be selling handcrafted items from fashion accessories to jewellery to art and more.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌦️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 18° 

Number: 116,088 . The number of rides taken on e-scooters during the pilot project. The scooters are proving very popular but some people are upset that people are parking them in ways that block wheelchairs and strollers. [Ottawa Matters]

Ottawan of the Day:  Dave Smith. The philanthropist and restauranteur founded the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre in 1987. Smith passed away over the weekend at 87. [Susan Sherring]

Quote: We have partners in the region … other parks that you can visit that may be a little further away” – Alain d'Entremont, manager of vistor services at Gatineau Park, who is encouraging people to go somewhere else, as Gatineau Park is hitting record visitors. [CBC]

Sports: HFX Wanderers blank Atlético Ottawa 2 - 0. That's it for Ottawa, it is out of the playoffs.


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

 There have been 3098 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 89 since Friday, and 267 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ 46 Quebec schools have one student with COVID-19. These are not considered outbreaks as the student contracted COVID-19 outside of school.  [CBC]

⭕ The number of people infected at Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie in Gatineau has risen from five to 15. [CBC]

⭕ Ottawa startup Aero HygenX has created a robot for airplanes that glides down the aisle and kills COVID-19 with ultraviolet light. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Staffer at Loblaw distribution centre on Sheffield Road tests positive for COVID-19  [CFRA]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

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▪️Four year-old on his first day of school aÉcole élémentaire publique Francojeunesse didn't get off the bus – and was driven 40km to the bus company. The bus driver has been fired. The student was late for class. [CBC]

▪️Downtown Dunrobin is still not rebuilt, two years after being destroyed by a tornado.  The small plaza, containing a grocery, LCBO, post office, and pizza house was the life blood of the part of West Carleton. Its rebirth is painfully slow. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Kids Shakespeare show in Old Ottawa goes ahead, despite order from Ottawa Bylaws. It's getting weird now. Councillor Shawn Menard tried to get involved but was warned that he would be interferring in a bylaw investigation; the lawyers say that the law says any business can be run from a home – but the City insists that means inside, not outside. The kids have shows scheduled for the next two weekends. [Ottawa Citizen] [Company of Adventurers]

▪️City looking into allowing 'fire pits' and propane heaters in the streets. Restaurant patios that have expanded into the street may be able to extend their service into autumn. [CTV]


🎟️ Just Announced

▫️Friday, Sept 9 Q&A with Carleton Alumna Saleema Nawaz, Author of Songs for the End of the World [Carleton]

▫️Sunday, Sept 27 Dean Brody Wesley Clover Park [Ticketmaster]


▫️Cool fall days have replaced the heat of summer but Baccanalle is keeping it spicy with its Caribbean flavours. From Thursday to Saturday this week, enjoy a jerk burger in either beef or vegan options. You can take out or order via Love Local Delivery (the local delivery service that leaves more of your payment in the hands of the business). [Baccanalle]

Related Our interactive map of Black owned restaurants will guide you to the Ottawa businesses that you want to support. Help us increase its effectiveness by letting us know if we’ve missed your favourite Black owned business. [email protected] 


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