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Six organizations accepting donations to support survivors of residential schools


Wednesday Food + Drink Roundup

▪️ Ottawa Markets launches the 2021 Parkdale Night Market Wednesdays tonight, and running every week until August 25th. Enjoy a farmers’ market experience on warm summer Wednesdays between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. 

▪️ Dominion City has launched The Dominion City Beer Club, an all new monthly beer subscription celebrating the 50 or so annual releases from the brewery. Commitophobes will rejoice that you may sign up for as long or short a period of time as desired, and you can cancel any time. Although quantities will fluctuate month to month, typical monthly boxes will contain between 12 and 18 cans. The cost is $70 per month.

▪️ Ottawa coffee subscription business Wax and Wane is offering a whopping 20% off orders right now. Use the promo code ‘OVERTHEMOON20’ to get the discount, and save even more on monthly subscriptions. 

▪️ Maker House carries a wide selection of Canadian BBQ sauces, seasonings, and accessories, but we think the best of all is the BBQ Gift Box. For $89.95, you'll receive a BBQ scraper from Ottawa’s Mansfield Woods, Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce from Maker House, Maple Sea Salts all the way from Salt West in Sooke, BC, Honey-Hot Pepper infusion from Arnprior’s Bee Savvy, Chipotle Ketchup from Mi Corazon in Montréal, and Habanero Mustard Hot sauce by Maritime Madness in PEI. This would be a perfect gift for Father's Day. 

▪️ BecktaPlay, and Gezellig are all currently hiring. Send resumé to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] with Application for Boh or Application for FoH in the subject line. 

▪️ Regular shoppers of The Moonroom’s take-away shop know they are welcome to return Moonroom recyclables once finished (reusable bottles, atomizers, bags, jars). Right now, as a thank you these recycle warriors will be treated to an adult jello-Bees’ Knees gin-based cocktail treat in a hollowed out lemon. You’re right, it does sound fabulous. The take-away shop is open today and Friday from 3:00pm to 6:0pm, for your batch cocktail and gourmet treats requirements.

▪️ The Citizen has a round-up of curries and dosa delights 


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Number: 30. The number of Canadian-made hot sauces available in an Ottawa entrepreneur’s new store. [CityNews] [The Canadian Hot Sauce Store]

Ottawans of the Day: The winners of the Bruce Timmerman Cycling Awards. The individual award went to Jeff Tindall of Let’s Bike Stittsville, who promotes tips on bike maintenance. The organizational award went to the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association for their work in creating the Carlington Bike Park. [City of Ottawa]

Quote: People are receiving eviction notices, and my neighbours are scared. We are being harassed for rent payments during COVID. It’s added stress and pressure during an already stressful time’ – Marie Lourdes Garnie of social justice group ACORN, who says lack of will at City Hall is the cause of the City’s homeless emergency. [Ottawa Magazine]


? 8,839,445 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 6.4 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

? Public Health Reports:


? 39 new cases since yesterday

? 27,097 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️571 deaths, one new report

? 548,269 vaccinated with one dose

? 53,532 vaccinated with two doses


? 18 new cases since yesterday

? 12,219 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 263,753 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 12 new cases since yesterday

? 4,805 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️105 deaths, one new report

? 109,307 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Canada is doubling its financial contribution to COVAX to $400 million but is not yet donating any vaccines. The COVAX programme is intended to provide vaccines to countries that cannot afford them. [CityNews

⭕ Two residents at city-owned Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home test positive for COVID-19. [CityNews]

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▪️ Rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway say City Councillors Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, and Theresa Kavanagh. The three, whose wards border the Parkway, have written a letter to the Federal Government asking for the name change, citing first Prime Minister Sir John A MacDonald’s role in creating the residential school system. The National Capital Commission owns the roadway. The name has a nearly nine year long history, being renamed from Ottawa River Parkway in 2012.  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ City staff are working out details of Empty Homes Tax. The idea is to charge one per cent of the assesed value of homes that are empty for more than 184 days per year in order to encourage more homes available for rent. (For example, $4,150 on a $415,000 house.) The City proposes to use the Vancouver system, which required homeowners to declare annually whether the propety is vacant or not. Council will look at the issue June 9. [CBC]

▪️ The City is inviting the public to take part in live (online) sessions to discuss the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan includes where new parks will be built and what they will have, what recreational facilities are needed, and why we need more pickleball and fewer tennis courts. The plan itself is here. [City of Ottawa]

▪️ Gatineau skydiving company says the backup parachute remained stuck in its packaging after the main chute failed. An instructor and a student in a tandem jump died Saturday in the incident. The parachutes have been sent to the military for investigation. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The Vanier Community Association is holding two Cultural Citizen forums to discuss how the area could transform into an Ottawa arts and culture district via the Vanier Culture Strategy. The forums take place on June 15th (“Dream About Vanier”) and June 29th (“A Strategy for Us”) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and residents can register for one or both. 

▪️ Yesterday June 1st was InterGenerational Day, created to promote the value of intergenerational connections for the benefit of the community. iGenOttawa is celebrating this year with a focus on music, and have launched two songs in collaboration with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and Craig Cardiff, and Ottawa’s OrKidstra and Canadian Showtime Chorus.

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