Masks will be mandatory on OC Transpo – on all buses, Para Transpo minibuses, and, when it's running, the O Train – as of June 15. This makes Ottawa the first city in Canada to make masks mandatory on transit. STO transit in Gatineau recommends masks, but is not insisting.
OC Transpo says that unlike the Parks department, they won't be issuing fines for non compliance but expect people to don masks because its the civic thing to do.
Ottawa Public Health has put together a great page on masks: how to wear them, how to make them, and where to buy them in Ottawa.
Tomorrow is our regular round up of restaurant takeaway and delivery delights. Please send any of your faves that Ottawa should know about to us here: [email protected]
We'll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌧️ Chance of showers. High of 20°.
⭕ There have been 1,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 11 since yesterday, and 244 deaths, with no deaths reported yesterday.
⭕ Loblaws Rideau Street employee tests positive for COVID-19. The store has been temporarily closed and will undergo a thorough deep clean. [Ottawa Matters]
⭕ Ontario expected to extend State of Emergency until June 30. It was scheduled to end today. The emergency measure allows the Province to limit gatherings and keep restaurants closed. [Ottawa Matters]
⭕ A Personal Home Support Worker was forced from her hotel when management discoved that she worked with people who tested positive for COVID-19. “They dragged her out of bed and trotted her up the street to another hotel that was under construction,” said Courtney Nesbitt's mum. [Peterborough Examiner]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Ottawa cop charged for circulating racist meme
▪️We'll soon be dividing people between those who cut their own hair and those who go to Gatineau
▪️Ottawa data centre part of $1 billion sale to California group
▪️Guy steals OPS cop car, crashes it into wall
🍽️ Food + Drink + Retail News
Rochon Garden orders are now available for pickup at Parkdale Market on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at Lansdowne on Sundays. You can also pick your orders up directly from the farm. 1101 York’s Corners Road. [Rochon Garden]
Meatings Barbeque will once again be taking hot food online orders starting Wednesday, for pick up on Friday and Saturday from their parking lot. The method for ordering and picking up is laid out in a video posted on the Meatings Instagram [Meatings Barbeque]
⚙️ Work Here
Job posting directed at out of work hospitality workers: become a security guard at Commissionaires Security Solutions. No salary listed. Candidates must have excellent English skills but bilingualism is an asset; be eligible to obtain a Secret Security Clearance (i.e., have been in Canada for the last 10 years); be available for day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts. [Commissionaires]
🏘️ Live Here
Hintonburg triplex for sale by owner, 15 Hilda St, Ottawa. Longterm tenants in place. Two 1 bed, one bachelor. Parking for one vehicle. $650,000 [Kijijji]