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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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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 26°, low of 12°

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

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:


? 26,111 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 379 new cases since Friday

♦️536 deaths, three new reports

? 446,949 vaccinated with one dose

? 32,329 vaccinated with two doses


? 11,839 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 67 new cases since Friday

♦️208 deaths, one new report

? 211,816 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 4,645 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

? 32 new cases since Friday

♦️103 deaths, no new reports

? 79,818 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ 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]

 ? The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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▪️ 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 serviceNew routes will serve Toronto – Ottawa and Kingston – Ottawa. [Global

+ Related Porter Airlines pushes back their restart until July 20

▪️ 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



We’ll be honest: Miller’s Crossing - located in Carleton Place - caught our eye because it shares its moniker with the Coen Brothers 1990 noir classic of the same name. These family homes, bungalows, and semi-bungalows offer “Big-city convenience with a rural advantage” and claim savings on similarly sized homes in Ottawa.

Cardel Homes

Marché St. Charles Market is a six storey boutique condo development in the heart of Beechwood village, constructed around the deconsecrated St. Charles Church (now a designated Ontario Heritage Building). That building now serves as weekly farmers’ market, community event space, and private events such as weddings. Amenities include a recreation floor with yoga studio, gym, sauna, and kids’ play area; puzzle parking utilizing scissor lifts; and an outdoor dining lounge. The homes are almost completely sold out, with one apartment and one pent house remaining.

St Charles Market

The final lot of Executive townhomes and Avenue Townhomes are now available for sale at Avalon Aquaview in Orléans. Located near Aquaview Park, this community of single family and townhomes by Minto promotes an outdoor lifestyle via its proximity to several parks, community centre, and sports facilities.


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