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Number: 150. The age in years of pines felled by the 2018 tornado in Trend Arlington Park, Nepean. The trees are being harvested to construct an open-air pavilion next to the community centre. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: Sunny, the long-haired ginger tabby. Catnapped from his front porch – where he put up a fight – Ottawa Police used security video to track down the culprit. [Ottawa Citizen]
Quote: “I’m all for burial of hydro wires, don’t get me wrong” – Kanata North councillor Jenna Sudds, who says that residents should pay a special levy to bury lines. Capital councillor Shawn Menard (Not Mendez! Not Mendez!) had wanted some lines in his ward buried but was told that the City has a policy aganst taxpayers paying for that. Council will consider the issue next week. [Ottawa Citizen]
Sports: Edmonton Oilers 4 – Ottawa Senators 2. The two teams meet again tonight.
Welcome to stay-at-home lockdown number three. We all know the drill.
But there are a few new things this time.
Have you thought about tonight’s dinner?
▪️ The Wellington Pub has serious mains like Braised Lamb Shank, Seared Scallops, and Gnocchi, with a selection of beers and wine. This month the pub is featuring the wines of Emma Garner. You can also buy a $1 donation to MEALSHARE, which supports youth in need.
Hopefully by then the Stay-At-Home order will have been lifted, but most of us will still be away from our mothers. Your mom is probably as Covid-fatigued as the rest of us, and will be thrilled to accept delivery of spring flowers, but there are lots of other ways to celebrate your mother. Just turn to some of Ottawa’s incredible small businesses for inspiration.
▪️ The Ottawa Handmade Mother’s Day market launches on April 16, and will be a perfect launching point to hunt for jewellery, art, textiles, and greeting cards.
▪️ Drop off a nice bottle of wine on mom’s porch. La Bottega has received a shipment of whites and red from Tenute Orestiadi, from Sicily. La Bottega recommends sipping on a sunny afternoon, whilst grazing on olives and arancini. $25 per bottle.
▪️ It’s a fact that all mothers appreciate their offspring’s art attempts, no matter how unpolished. If you plan to give your mother a piece of your own handiwork, Wallack’s offers very fast delivery including same day (within 30km of a store).
We recently reported on the Ottawa Tourism initiative Room Service Concert series. Unfortunately this series has now been postponed, due to the Stay-At-Home order. People who have booked a hotel stay to enjoy one of the concerts should follow up with the hotel.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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💉 2,726,221 doses have been administered in Ontario
At this rate, it will take 24.2 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each
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📋 Public Health Reports:
⭕ 43,000 people aged 60 and over booked a vaccine appointment yesterday [I Heart Radio]
⭕ There are now 69 people in intensive care for COVID-19 in Ottawa. The previous high was 63 people in April 2020. [CTV]
⭕ Vaccine passports could bring us back to normalcy but Canada isn't ready [Maclean’s]
⭕ School staff, daycare workers, police, prison guards, and people who work in slaughterhouses will start being vaccinated in Quebec. People with chronic diseases will also receive the vaccine. [CBC]
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ Ottawa Police officers are caught on video bemoaning the fate of the ‘white man’. One of them is shocked – shocked, we tell you – to see mixed-race couples, walking around, probably eating ice-cream. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ The CEO of the Canadian Museum of History retires two months early. Complaints were made last summer of workplace harassment by staff at museum. An investigation was made and a report given to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault but has not been made public. [CBC]
▪️ City Hall staff tells councillors that there are not enough resources to explore a new bike sharing system. While privately run bike shares have operated in Ottawa over the years, the City itself has never run one. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Here's your monthly update that house prices are cuckoo. House prices were up 35 per cent in March over the same month in 2020. The average price for a home is now $758,802. [CTV]
▪️ Ottawa magazine has a photo walkthrough of a ‘modern farmhouse’ in Stittsville. No cows? No farm cats? No thresher to slowly drive on the side road? Pass. [Ottawa Magazine]