Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Ottawan



Get Ready for the Weekend


▪️Italian Week Ottawa Festival kicked off this morning and continues until June 19th. Get involved by taking part in the Messages from Italy Italian Puzzle Quest on Preston Street from June 10th to 12th. Presented by Ottawa Hunts, this “escape room” type experience costs $15 per person and there are loads of prizes up for grabs. 


▪️Overflow Brewing welcomes back Mothership for another evening of Led Zeppelin hits ($20) 2477 Kaladar Ave.

▪️Octopus Books presents “Exploring Our Dark Corners” book readings and signings with Felice Picano and Jeffrey Round. Free, with books available to purchase at the event. Friday June 10th at 8:00pm, at the Mauril-Bélanger Atelier, 95 Clegg Street. 


▪️Italian Week Festival presents an outdoor screening of Roberto Benigni’s Pinocchio. Bring your own chair or blanket. Snacks will be available on site, please bring cash. 

▪️It’s the Kanata grand opening of Tirweka, a brunch spot with a Middle Eastern twist. Think Fatteh (fried pita bread with cooked chickpeas, garlic yoghurt, and toasted nuts), pan fried Halloumi with tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives, egg dishes, Flalafel, and other Middle Eastern flavours. 473 Hazeldean Road. 

▪️Juniper Farm presents a Family Music Show at 11:00am Saturday (pay what you can donation). Enjoy the show then take a wander around the farmland and shop for fresh veggies. 375 Shouldice Road, Wakefield QC. 

▪️The New Art Festival arrives at Central Park in the Glebe this weekend (Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th). Visit over 200 visual artists in a park setting (rain or shine). Free. 19 Clemow Drive. 

▪️The Cumberland Farmers Market returns for the 2022 season today (Saturday June 11th) from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 1115 Dunning Rd, Cumberland

▪️Open House Party at Arts Court is a 12 hour event from 2:00pm to 2:00am. It's family friendly during the daytime with screenings, exhibitions, and performances. The building will be animated inside and outside. Produced by association Ottawa music programmers Debaser. Also: Debaser has volunteer opportunities for events. 

▪️If you’ve been longing to get your dancing shoes on over the last two years, book your ticket to the Ottawa Boogie Woogie Night with Frank Muschalle, presented by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the German Embassy, and the Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa. Saturday June 11 at all saints event space. 330 Laurier Ave East. 


▪️The details are sparse but the course title says it all: Beginner Mouse Taxidermy Class, at Square Lemon’s headquarters 2350 Stevenage Drive, Unit 14. $125 per person. 

▪️Osgoode Museum has reopened and now’s your chance to tour this former schoolhouse in rural Ottawa. The museum welcomes a Pop Up Market from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday (June 12), where you’ll find local producers and artisans. 7814 Lawrence Street, Vernon. 


Deals of the day

▪️Get 20% off site wide at the Chic & Basta June Sale. Use the code JUNE22 at checkout to get your discount. This is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on stylish gifts and homewares that are handcrafted in Quebec. The sale ends Monday June 13th at midnight. 

▪️Sokoloff Lingerie is offering an incredible 50% off for 48 hours. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Showers. High of 17°, low of 11°. 

Number:  150. The number of trees planted at Beechwood Cemetery to recognize 150 years of the Governor General’s Foot Guards. [Capital Current]

Ottawan of the Day: Lynne Hanson. The singer-songwriter has released her new album, Ice Cream in Novemberand plays five shows in and around Ottawa this month. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘Unfortunately, people are learning the hard way what their insurance does and doesn't cover’ – Cumberland Ward councillor Catherine Kitts, after hearing reports that many homeowners in Ottawa are getting their storm-related claims denied. Kitts successfully convinced Council to waive City fees for storm related demolition and building permits. [CBC]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 6 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 5, last night


Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
549? 27118? 4
1,310,525? 90713,314 ? 10
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


Quebec information is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,012? 525? -1
1,070,888? 73815,467 ? 11
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
14? -11? -1
cases changedeaths
73,940?64814 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,221 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,920 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)578,507 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


Quebec information is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
49? -31? 0
39,919? 20316  ? 0

As of June 2, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2? 00?0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Masks are no longer mandatory on OC Transpo this Saturday after the Provincial government changed the rules provincewide. Mask mandates remain in long-term care and retirement homes. The Province lifted the mask mandates on hospitals as well but all Ottawa hospitals said that they are keeping it. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Dr. Fahad Razak,scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table, says that mask mandates should have remained for another four weeks.

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▪️City Council reject public consultation and move the Lansdowne plan to the design stage. The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, the operators of Lansdowne, had presented a plan for the City to finance rebuilding the north stand of the stadium, rebuild the area, build a new conference centre, and possibly, maybe, build some housing at some future point in time. Mayor Jim Watson says that Council can revisit the plan after the next election. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Carleton University is one of twenty post-secondary institutions that conducts research and development with Huawei Technologies Co. Huawei has been banned by the Federal Government from selling 5G technology to Canadian telecommunications companies due to national security fears by the Chinese government. The post-secondary institutions say there is no ban by the Federal government over working with Huawei. [Globe & Mail]

▪️New York public radio interviews the publisher of Van Kleek Hill’s local newspaper. North Country Public Radio in Canton interviewed Review publisher Louise Sproule about publishing a local newspaper in the 21st century. Sproule bought the now-129 year-old newspaper in 1992. [The Review] [North Country Radio]

▪️The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is now interested in acquiring the Buffalo aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force. The museum was previously uninterested in the retired search-and-rescue plane but then word got out Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona wanted it, and minds were changed. [Ottawa Citizen]

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