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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Wednesday Food + Drink Roundup

▪️Three Tarts will satisfy your summer sweet tooth with a range of cheesecakes, crumbles, and pies, not to mention tarts, all with rhubarb, lemon, carrot, almond, and berry fillings. Visit them in person during their new summer hours (Wednesday to Sunday noon to 5:00pm) or order online by 5pm for next day pick up or delivery. 

▪️Last week we told you about the Scottish Society of Ottawa's Rest in Poetry series commemorating the death of Robert Burns. Register for the Burns225 Rest in Poetry Pub Patio Celebration this Saturday July 17 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, when you can visit a selection of patios to enjoy events celebrating the Scottish bard. Get ready for whisky tastings, Scottish food (it’s more than just haggis), and a virtual tour of the Globe Inn in Dumfries, Scotland where Burns wrote many of his famous works.

▪️East India Company Restaurants reintroduces its famous buffets in its two Ottawa locations this Friday evening, July 16. Strict COVID safety measures will be in place, including contact tracing, sanitizer stations, and distancing. Reservations at the 210 Somerset and 1993 Robertson Rd locations are recommended. 

▪️Feel good while you scarf down delicious cake and coffee at Oh So Good Desserts at 25 York Street. .25 cents from every cup of North Brew coffee sold in the month of July will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. 

▪️Incredibly, Korean corn dogs (K-Dogs) have been a part of the weekend menu at Drip House for over a year now. These batter fried beef smokies or veggie dogs with mozzarella cheese and smothered in your choice of toppings and sauces, are already a firm favourite on Ottawa’s food scene. Experience what the food bloggers have been drooling over with a visit to the original Drip House location in Hintonburg (340B Parkdale Avenue) or the new Chinatown location, 692 Somerset St. West. 

▪️As long as the weather permits, the patio at New Edinburgh’s Fraser restaurant has opened for dining from 12:00pm to 2:30pm and from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Fraser is also hiring, and invites servers with two to three years’ experience to apply for full and part time positions. 7 Springfield Road. 

▪️The Citizen was ‘meh’ about Prohibition Public House when it opened five years ago. Peter now thinks that they have upped their game. 

Coming up

Saunders Farm presents the 2021 edition of A Midsummer Night’s Scream on Friday August 13th and Saturday August 14th, when you can enjoy food straight from the farm, a cider taproom, and three scary Fright Sites (not recommended for those under 10). Consider it the official preview of the farm’s incredibly popular Halloween scary season. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 26°, low of 17°

Number: 936. The number of pool permits issued in Ottawa in 2020, the most of any Ontario municipality. Ottawa also issued 122 shed permits and 202 garage permits. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day:  Ceremonial Sergeant Major Steve Boucher, retired Staff Sergeant Roy Lalonde, and Inspector Debbie Miller. The Ottawa Police Service members were invested into the Governor General’s Order of Merit for Police Forces, yesterday.  [Ottawa Police] [Order of Merit for Police Forces]

Quote: The project is transit-focused, and is located on a City of Ottawa bus route, with the Kilborn/Playfair station located at the front of the property. The development will also offer residents an on-site car sharing service.’ – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in an announcement about a new Federally-funded nine-storey residential building on Kilborn Avenue. All 120 units will have rents below 30 per cent of the area’s median household income. 15 per cent will be accessible. [Mortgage Broker News]


All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


547,562? 2999,265 ?7 
? Eligible people with one dose78.8% 
? Eligible people with second dose56.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


376.044?7511,231 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose81.9%
? Eligible people with second dose47.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,730? 0592 ? 0
? Vaccinated with one dose772,119
? Vaccinated with second dose485,637

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,572? 1215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 437,600

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4729? 0111 ? 0

? Number of doses of vaccine


Eastern Ontario Health Unit



⭕ The Public Health Agency of Canada says it is okay for two people to hug once again – as long as both participants have had their two doses of vaccine. [CBC]

⭕ Vaccinations will be required for staying in residence at the University of Ottawa, although it will not be needed to attend classes. [CTV]

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▪️The Bellwood Boulder has found a home in Windsor Park. The 16-tonne ball of rock was discovered during sewer work in Old Ottawa South, resulting in residents demanding that the glacial erratic be saved. Yes, it's a slow news day today. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️A Connecticut casino has dropped its lawsuit against Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. The Mohegan Sun casino alleged that Melnuk paid for $900,000 in markers with five bank draughts, which were ultimately not honoured by the bank in Toronto. Melnyk’s lawyers argued, among other things, that the casino waited too long to cash the draughts, causing them to go stale. There was no reason given for why the casino dropped the suit. [The Day]

▪️The National Gallery will be displaying Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition when it reopens Friday. The travelling show was supposed to be at the gallery in May. Two oil paintings never before shown in Canada, The Blinding of Samson (1636) from the Städel and Landscape with Stone Bridge from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will join works from the Gallery’s own collection. The show will move on to Germany in September. [The Art Newspaper]

▪️Ottawa moves into the top 10 ranking of North American tech talent hubs. Sure, last week we reported how a different survey saw that Ottawa had dropped in tech rankings but this one, CBRE’s 2021 Scoring Tech Talent, says Ottawa is in 10th place in North America. Toronto is fourth,  Vancouver is 11th, and Montreal 16th. The San Francisco area is number one. [Ottawa Business Journal] [The Report]

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