GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
What's going on?
The cornonavirus lockdown has opened a crack today as phase one is enacted across Ontario
Great! I'll see you down the pub after shopping at Bayshore?
Not quite. Retail shops that have external doors open to the street may reopen, assuming they enforce social distancing and regular sanitizing.
Stores in shopping malls are still closed, as are dine-in restaurants and pubs.
What if I don't want to go shopping?
Dog parks are reopened, as are sports that aren't organized in teams.
Nothing else fun?
If you have a scheduled surgery, you are back in business.
Does everything have to reopen?
No, it's not mandatory. For example, libraries are permitted to again offer pick-up service but the Ottawa Public Libary has said that it won't do that just yet.
When is phase two?
That's left completely open. The health authorities want to ensure that COVID-19 cases don't start rising once again.
We'll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren.
PS Wednesday is our weekly Ottawa takeaway roundup. If you have a neighbourhood favourite that should be highlighted, reply to us at [email protected]
Weather: A mix of sun and cloud. High of 20°
🐁 🐈 🐕 🦖 Adopt don’t shop
Some people buy pets off the internet. This story is for the folks who prefer to visit animal shelters to find their new best friend.
The Ottawa Humane Society needs donations and volunteers more than ever, and there are some lonely cats, dogs, and other small animals and birds seeking their forever home.
If you’re not in a position to adopt at this time, the OHS’s annual Garden Party has been changed to a virtual fundraising auction during the entire month of May.
The auction ends at 5pm on May 31st, and they need help to reach their goal of $120K.
Some of the items up for auction include hotel stays, rafting excursions, spa gift certificates, winery and distillery tours, theatre tickets, and a year’s supply of Science Diet pet food.
There have been 1,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 27 since Friday, and 201 deaths, an increase of 16.
Amazon workers, including those at the Boundary Road facility, will lose their pandemic pay increase at the end of this month [Huffington Post]
Some Ontario workers have been trying to refuse work due to COVID-19 fears but Ministry Of Labour won't support them [Toronto Star]
Physical distancing rules do more harm than good at supervised injection site [CBC]
City fined its citizens over $100,000 during the past month over COVID-19 infractions [CBC]
Quebec’s Gatineau/Ottawa checkpoints removed [CBC]
Staff member and two residents test positive at the Peter C Clarke Centre [Ottawa Citizen]
Rideau Street Shopper’s Drug Mart employee tests positive [CFRA]
Staff member and resident at Besserer Place in Orleans test positive [CFRA]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
National Research Council refuses to share its testing data about the LRT
Developers want permission to build tower on small, weirdly shaped piece of land near Bayshore Shopping Centre
Cyclists take over parking spaces in protest over Bank Street cycle-lane stab-in-the-back
Gatineau transit wants to run a tram over the Portage Bridge
Ottawa cop suspended over racist image
Ottawa Police Service settles excessive force case out of court
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has a new board trustee
Vanier’s Eastview Plaze to be demolished for apartment buildings
5:45 pm Mindfulness Meditation on FB Live with Carole [Covert Ottawa Guy]
7pm Canadian Geographic Trivia live [Covert Ottawa Guy]
🍻 Beer News
Stray Dog Brewery has created a 'Moistly Mosaic' beer in tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau's 'speaking moistly' comment [NarCity]
On Thursday at noon, grab some Whiprsnapr Chocolate Raspberry Cream Ale. Because chocolate. And raspberry. And ale. ]Whiprsnapr]
🏘️ Live here
Kemptville home for sale
Heritage home in the Glebe
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