This afternoon, your ottawan authors will do something that they haven't done in over three months — sit on a pub patio. And in the morning sun as we write this, it looks like it will be glorious.
What we won't be doing is singing or dancing. The Provincial Government has explicitly banned singing — and dancing — from taking place on patios. For that matter, singing is also banned in child care businesses.
While it is a reasonable public health action to stop Darren from singing, even that may be a bit much to engage that the machinery of state. It's to stop – for lack of a better term – spittle from flying. And sweat, one would suppose, from dancing.
We're still compiling our best-loved patios list. We'd love to hear yours - reply to us at [email protected]
We'll see you Wednesday – Martha and Darren
Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 27°
⭕ There have been 2030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa. One new case was added since yesterday, but three were removed as they were in a different health unit. There have been 258 deaths, with no new ones reported since yesterday.
⭕ The Federal Government will spend $50 million buying surplus vegtables, meat, and fish that have remained unbought by restaurants. The government had invited proposals on how to distribute the goods to food insecure people. [CBC]
⭕ Gatineau cinemas can reopen June 22. All indoor spaces can now permit up to 50 people, as long as they can remain 2 metres apart. [CBC]
⭕ A one per cent pay cap has been imposed upon Ontario nurses due to Bill 124, which was designed to limit public sector pay. Police officers and fire fighters are exempted. Unrelatedly, one of these three professions is female dominated. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ Another staffer at the Peter D Clarke centre has tested positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️200 people in lawsuit against fertility doctor Norman Barwin
▪️The O Train Line 1 will be closed from Monday until Wednesday
▪️Feds will extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
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▪️Ontario government pushing bill to make undercover reporting of factory farms illegal
▪️Kinaxis is another Ottawa software success story
▪️Shopify makes deal with Walmart for Amazon-lite
👨👧👦 Father's Day Gift Guide
Whiprsnapr Brewing Co has a sweet bundle for Father’s Day. Packs contain cans of Root of Evil lager, Wreckingcrew Pale Ale, and Inukshuk IPA, and a snap back, plus free Ottawa delivery, for $45. [Whiprsnapr]
Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli has a fantastic brunch for 4-6 people, so while Dad gets to feel special you’ll all enjoy the brekky. Their Brunch Bundle includes bagels, smoked salmon, capers, western cream, your choice of house made cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, and lemon wedges. Choose the Deluxe bundle and receive a bag of Equator Coffee and squeezed OJ. Order on line or call 613-722-8753. [Ottawa Bagel Shop]
Also from the Maker House, this spectacular BBQ scraper, made from cedar by Mansfield Woods. Why go metal when you can have a locally crafted wood utensil that over time takes on the grooves of your BBQ? At $19 it won’t break the bank, either. [Maker House]
⚙️ Work Here
Evergreen Craft Ales is searching for an experienced Assistant Brewer/Brewery Generalist. Pay is based on experience. [Evergeen]
HOBO Cannabis Company is hiring a Cannabis Retail Associate for its Bank Street location. $17/hour. [Hobo]
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Today’s Toronto Star highlights Canal Terrace House, an amazing Rideau Canal property that was built to conform to a unique and unforgiving geography. What do you think? Too divine, or too much?