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Environment Canada has declared a Heat Wave Warning for Ottawa–Gatineaufor today and tomorrow. Today would be a good day to check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water. Have some water yourself, why don't you?

The City of Ottawa has opened four cooling centres, operating from 11am to 7pm.

❄️ Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset Street West

❄️Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive

❄️Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue

❄️Pat Clark Community Centre, 4355 Halmont Drive

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 33°, low of 22°

Number: 171. The amount in dollars that an Ottawa resident paid for a Vancouver round-trip thanks to rock bottom COVID-19 airfares . [CBC

Ottawans of the Day: Micah Colman, Caleb Ott, Jacob Johnston, and Gabriel McMurren. The four Glebe Collegiate Institute students won the 2021 Reach For The Top national championships, beating out University of Toronto Schools. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: There’s so much opportunity right now. It’s like the solar system is our oyster. There’s no limits on what we can do’ – Ewan Reid, founder of Mission Control Space Services, based in Little Italy, which is providing space tech to private companies. [Ottawa Business Journal]


? 9,992,575 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 4.7 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:


? 122 new cases since Friday

? 27,301 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️579 deaths, five new reports

? 577,852 vaccinated with one dose

? 63,444 vaccinated with two doses


? 44 new cases since Friday

? 12,267 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️214 deaths, no new reports

? 274,269 doses of vaccine have been administered


? 5 new cases since Friday

? 4,815 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️106 deaths, one new report

? 115,839 doses of vaccine have been administered ***

*** The Health Unit had a data problem that had shown higher vaccination numbers. This is the corrected number.


⭕ Everyone 70 years-old and older can now book their second COVID-19 dose through the Provincial portal, or move up their existing date. [City of Ottawa] [Provincial Portal]

⭕ As of June 14, Nunavut will allow fully vaccinated travellers in and out of the territory, after they have received an isolation exemption from the Nunavut government. [CityNews] [Nunavut Exemption Page]

⭕ The NHL has been given a National Interest travel exemption so Stanley Cup competing teams can cross the border without isolating for 14 days. This will not affect the Sens, as golf courses are already open. [CBC]

 ? The Canada COVID Alert App

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

How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


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▪️ Heron Gate developer has still not agreed to their ‘social contract’ as their planning approval date approaches. The developers want to construct 50 buildings and add 6,400 residents over an existing development which houses hundreds of low-rent apartments. A proposal was made that the developer would not evict anyone who did not have a new apartment made available at the same rent, and that 20 per cent of the new development would be for social housing – yet the agreement is still unsigned. The City's planning committee will vote on approving the development June 24. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The first match of Atlético Ottawa will be against FC Edmonton on June 26 – in Winnipeg. All 32 matches of all teams in the Canadian Premier League will be played in Winnipeg for the first month to keep COVID-19 testing in hand. After the first month, away matches will be considered. [CBC]

▪️ The City is looking at buying 450 electric buses by 2027. The total fleet today is 1,000 buses, including four electric ones. The plan would involve a $400 million loan from the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, which would include the costs of Hydro Ottawa creating charging stations. If diesel buses were swapped out for electric buses, it would be the largest conversion in Canada, says the Bank.  [CBC]

▪️ Artist Street Art Miniature has been creating tiny pieces of art that look like food and distributing them around the city. The artist then posts on Instagram and hopes people will figure out where to look. [The Charlatan] [Instagram

▪️ The winning bid to be the first one to zipline across the Ottawa River is $27,000. The money will go to charity. [CFRA]



Latest Ottawa properties with pools

209 Gladview Private, Upper Hunt Club

2+1 bed, 3 bath

Located a stone’s throw from Hunt Club Road, this end unit townhouse has a hot tub in addition to an above ground pool. As well as its close proximity to the highway, the house is also just a short walk from an entrance to the substantial green space of Conroy Pit.


6209 Beausejour Drive, Chapel Hill North, Orléans

5 bed, 4 bath

Anchored by a sweeping staircase, the entry leads into a spacious home with plenty of amenities, including no front or rear neighbours, an in ground saltwater pool, and access to an NCC forest from the back yard.


149 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park

6 bed, 6 bath

This 1911 build has had plenty of contemporary updates and is packed with amenities, from the home gym in the lower level to the waterfalls (yes, waterfalls), hot tub and in ground pool in the expansive back yard. It’s three storeys of spa-like living. 



800 Gadwell Court, Chatelain Village, Orléans

3 bed, 3 bath

This detached home is situated on a quiet street close to amenities. The dining / living space catches the sunlight and features a wood burning fireplace. The backyard features a large deck and an above ground pool. 


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