Canada's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says partially vaccinated people can socialize with partially vaccinated close family and friends this summer.
But that's assuming that cases go down and vaccinations continue to go up. We can do this, Ottawa – Gatineau. Don't lose faith now when we're so close.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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Number: 192. The number of intersections that will be reprogrammed to help prevent cyclist injuries. The new system will add ten seconds to the oncoming red light when automatically triggered by a cyclist. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Mike Herzog. The Federal civil servant is running 14km around the Ottawa Hospital’s general campus each morning personally thanking health care workers for their service. [CBC]
Quote: ‘Rappelez-vous: nous travaillons pour que nous puissions se caresser, manger sur les terrances, et se rencontrer de nouveau’ – A deleted tweet by Ottawa Public Health last Thursday. In English, it says ‘Remember: we work so that we can caress each other, eat on terrances, and meet again’ [MTL Blog]
💉 7,064,815 doses have been administered in Ontario
At this rate, it will take 8.3 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each
🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
📋 Public Health Reports:
⭕ Campaigners are calling on Canada to use its stock of AstraZeneca vaccines or give them to countries that will use it. Most Provinces have stopped distributing AstaZeneca due to concerns over blood clots. [CBC]
⭕ The Canadian Forces general in charge of distributing vaccines has been removed for – you'll never guess this – sexual misconduct. [Yahoo]
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ The City is considering giving a $2.95 million grant to a Vanier Porsche dealership for a new building. The finance and economic development committee is considering the grant to as part of a programme to stimulate local businesses. If the development went ahead, Mark Motors would be on the hook for $1.7 million in permit fees and its annual property tax would rise from $25,625 per year to $355,620. [CBC]
▪️ Katherine Barber, the creator of the Canadian Dictionary, and an alumnus of the University of Ottawa, has passed away. She documented Canadian-only words like “eavestrough”, “keener”, and “stubby’. Barder was 61. [NY TImes]
▪️ Megabus is coming to Ottawa to help fill the void left by Greyhound’s cancelation of service. New routes will serve Toronto – Ottawa and Kingston – Ottawa. [Global]
▪️ If you want to view great egrets, Andrew Haydon Park and Shirley's Bay are the best places to see them says the National Capital Commission. Lower water levels have made them easier to spot. [CBC]
▪️The newest Farm Boy now open in Barrhaven won't sell single use bags. Which is nice.[CTV]