Today's police services board meeting will be the first indication of whether attitudes in the Ottawa Police are changing or if it is more lip service.
The first item on today's agenda – after the Chief’s report — is a motion by police board member Daljit Nirman, who has five recommendations:
Calls for reform are not going to go away. Over 1,000 people marched on City Hall Saturday demanding change.
The meeting will be held at 4pm today, you can watch it live on the City's YouTube channel.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌦️ Chance of showers. High of 33°
⭕ There have been 2055 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 12 since Friday, and 260 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.
⭕ Spaces are opening up in long-term care but families are releunctant. Unfortunately, potential residents who wish to delay moving in are being put at the bottom of the list, and it may be two or three years before their name comes up again. [CBC]
⭕ Another staffer at Peter D Clark long-term car home tests positive for COVID-19. This is the 24th staffer to to test positive, equalling the number of residents who have caught the virus. [CBC]
⭕ Ontario has seen the largest number of dangerous work refusals due to COVID-19. 280 refusals were reported to the Minstry of Labour but only one was upheld. [CBC]
⭕ Canadian Forces members who were assigned to long-term care homes are returning to their home bases. Their deployment resulted in a 'gut-wrenching' report on the state of long-term care homes [CFRA]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Drive-in movies planned for Wesley Clover Park in Nepean, starting Wednesday
▪️Tenants tell Human Rights Tribunal they were evicted in plan to replace "low-income residents of colour with affluent white renters"
▪️Confederation Line to extend out-of-service until end of the week
▪️The gigantic algae bloom in the Rideau Canal will be dealt with this week
▪️Bridgehead coffee offers apology for its original response to Abdirahman Abdi's death
At the time, the company's owner said, "There was a real minimization of what the staff or the customers in the store experienced.”
Today, the company has said “We are sorry. As our internal conversations around systematic racism and the change that is required to be a positive part of this movement within our own community continue, we recognise that we can never fully become an ally without addressing what took place 4 years ago to Mr. Abdirahman Abdi. A regular customer of ours who was killed by the police. A man, who 4 years later, has not received justice.” [CBC]
▪️Proposed Salvation Army shelter on Montreal Road wins tribunal over neighbours
🍁 Celebrate Canada
As Canada Day approaches we’re taking a deeper look at some of the land's home-grown companies that are producing clothing, beauty and wellbeing products, furniture and decorative objects right here. It’s true that sometimes these items cost more, but maybe it’s time to consider our purchases as things meant to last and to pass on.
Today we’re looking at clothing. Tomorrow: kitchen and dining
First, be aware that some of the products on this West Coast clothing and homewares company are made in the US, however, they’re pretty excellent at making that clear. In addition to merino wool toques, Ecologyst has casual, outdoorsy henleys, tees and shorts in organic cotton. [Ecologyst]
NUMI’s thing is sweat-free undershirts for women, constructed to help clothes last longer, render sweat stains obsolete, and keep wearers cooler. The Toronto manufacturer’s undershirts come in three different skin tones and are constructed of Tencel and “Sweat-Secret Fabric Technology." These basically invisible garments are available in long tee, crop top, and 3/4 sleeve. There’s also a mock neck in black or midnight blue. [Numi]
Find fashionable, locally made and affordable women’s clothing at this Montreal boutique. Free delivery on orders of $100 or more. [BKANNE]
▫️We neglected to mention Les Fougères in Chelsea also made the Top 100 restaurants in Canada (#61) on Friday when we reported that Ottawa's Alice, Atelier, and Riviera made the list. That's what happens when you let Vancouverite Darren look over these things. Ottawa-native Martha has set him straight. [The List] [Les Fougères]
▫️Over $12,000 has been donated to the Ottawa Food Bank from Braised By Wolves, a new cookbook released by Ottawa streetware maker Raised By Wolves.
Braised by Wolves has more than 20 recipes from local chefs and restaurants including:
The King Eddy
Guaranteed, Martha will be making the Oz Cafe's Wild Chickpea Salad.
▫️Front End Developer
At least 10 years of coding and team leadership required. Some of the job requirements: Web applications (CSS, Java Script, HTML, other frameworks); Windows and Linux operating systems; Networks and Networking protocols [Robert Half]
You’ll need 7+ years of experience in management and project management. Experience in the high tech sector, particularly software and communication applications, preferred. You’ll oversee a small team, manage all aspects of external communications, oversee the day to day marketing communication activities, and nteract with C-level and board of directors. [Neuvoo]
▫️Top Dog Cleaning Company is hiring for full time, part time positions. Pick your own hours, $20/hour average.Paid mileage on top of wages, paid holidays and stats. Find out more at [email protected]
▫️350 Wilmont Avenue, Westboro
▫️1836 Lorraine Avenue, Alta Vista
▫️26 Rideaucrest Drive, Barrhaven