GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
Today is another Canada Takeout Wednesday. Where does the week go?
We wrote about this two weeks ago but we're changing our stance a little bit.
Support your local restaurant but unless you have a reason for delivery, make it a takeaway. The major delivery people — UberEats, DoorDash, SkipTheDishes, etc — take up to 30 per of the bill, leaving the restaurant with almost nothing in profit.
Instead, use the Canada Takeout Restaurant Finder, Local Eats Ottawa, Apartment 13, Together Apart and SavourOttawa.ca. These will put you in touch with restaurants that will give you curbside pickup.
A little extra effort today will help guarantee that your favourite restaurants are still here after this is all over.
Bon appétit — Martha and Darren
Weather: Chance of showers, high of 16°
There have been 1,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of 67 since yesterday, and 71 deaths, an increase of 12.
Trudeau warns against dropping our guard [CBC]
Quebec Premier promises to open many businesses in May [CBC]
Staffer at Peter D. Clark long-term care centre has tested positive [Ottawa Citizen]
IN OTHER NEWS
Man receives $880 fine for taking phone call in park
More fatal fires in past three months than in any of the past three years
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario has opened new clinic to vaccinate babies and toddlers
Hintonburg Heritage House for sale at $3.2 million
Third straight transit commission meeting cancelled
📺 We’ve been on the lookout for some groovy Zoom meeting backdrops. Ottawa creative agency Banfield has vivid, downloadable scenes ranging from a stylized Shakespeare theme to a 21st Century take on Sherlock Holmes (btw, what’s on Watson’s ‘phones?) [Banfield Agency]
GET ORGANIZED FOR MOTHER’S DAY (MAY 10)
Never say we don’t recognise a good thing. So here are some more gift ideas, all sourced in Ottawa:
🍪 Strawberry Blonde Baking is preparing lots of treats to order for Mother’s Day, but they’re available next week only. We love the look of the Mother’s Day sugar cookies. Pick up and delivery available. [Strawberry Blonde]
🐝 Ottawa beeswax maker The Wax Studio offers “Reimagined pure beeswax candles made by hand.” Visit their Etsy shop for a wide range of candle and wax products, from elegant tapers to floral-shaped candles, and aromatherapy jars. [Wax Studio]
🧶 Something knotty for Mum. The Knotty Makers’s Instagram feed is full of bespoke handmade macrame pieces to wear and display. If Mum’s decor needs a lift, ping a DM to Emily to order an original wall hanging or plant hanger. [The Knotty Maker]
💐 Sylvia’s 4th Line Florals in Perth, Ontario, is offering Mother’s Day bouquets and boxes of fresh spring flowers like daffodils and tulips. For payment, delivery and pick up details [Sylvia's 4th Line Florals]