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It’s the Wednesday Resto Roundup. 

 Meatheads Orléans has had to close for 14 days following a confirmed case of COVID-19. All staff are currently in a two-week self-isolation.

🦃 Thanksgiving 

 Play Food and Wine, the winner of the Best Wine List category in the ottawan’s Best of Ottawa 2020 Readers’s Awards, is now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pumpkin pies. They’re available starting tomorrow until they’re sold out. And they look gooooood. Call 613 667 9207 or email [email protected]

 For those who are watching their carb intake, the holiday season can be a minefield. Good news: Aux Délices Bakery has remembered Keto devotees in their Thanksgiving treats list, offering Keto-friendly treats like Pumpkin or Pecan Pie, cookies, and squares.

 If turkey isn’t your bag, Zola’s in Nepean is offering a choice of Rosemary Chicken & Stuffing, Slow Roasted Porchetta, and Maple Glazed Salmon. They’ve got delicious looking starters and desserts too. The Zola heat and eat Thanksgiving At Home Kit is $35 per person, for delivery or pickup on October 10th, 11th, or 12th. Need festive drinks? You can add beer or wine to your order.

⭐ Reviews

 The Citizen liked the fine dining at Hintonburg's Carben Food + Drink[Ottawa Citizen]

 The starving journos at the University of Ottawa students’ newspaper, The Fulcrum, loved their first German Doner Kebab. [The Fulcrum]

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌦️ Showers. High of 15°  

Number: 308. The number of homes of people in need that the Helping With Furniture charity furnished last year. The organisation has seen their need grow 30 per cent this year and needs people to donate storage space. [Ottawa Matters] [Helping With Furniture]

Ottawan of the Day:  Alex Trebek. The University of Ottawa philosophy grad used the facilities of Jeopardy to announce the third round draft pick for the Senators yesterday. Who is Tim Stützle? [CBC

Quote: [T]hese men knew they were deliberately flouting the law. Chief, as long as we refuse to take action in these cases, some individuals will fail to obey the law, through malice or neglect while intentionally putting people’s health at risk.” – Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney in a letter to Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly. On Sunday, two men entered a Chinatown store without masks and refused to leave. Police were called but did not lay charges.  [Catherine McKenney


For up-to-date info: 

Ottawa Public Health dashboard     Outaouais Public Health dashboard

OTTAWA: There have been 4853 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 63 since yesterday, and 295 deaths, one new report.

OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1580 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 66 since yesterday, and 34 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ Quebec has joined the Canada COVID-19 Alert App system, leaving only BC and Alberta without immediate plans to join [CBC]

⭕ Special constables will be giving out warnings to maskless travellers on OC Transpo vehicles in a two-week blitz.  [CBC]

⭕ Long-term care homes are once again the centre of new COVID-19 cases [CBC]

⭕ Canada has approved another rapid COVID-19 test, from Germany-based Abbott Rapid Diagnostics  [Toronto Star]

⭕ The Atlantic argues that super spreader events are the real COVID-19 culprits [The Atlantic]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario. 

📲 How It Works  [Apple App Store] [Google Play Store]

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▪️Property tax in Ottawa to increase 3%The City is still in a COVID-19 financial hole but Provincial and Federal funding that covers transit and public health funding has eased City Hall's headaches. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️NCC looking to create reservation system for ski-in chalets in Gatineau Park. The chalets have wood burning stoves. [CBC]

+ Related The NCC approved their plan to add 100 kilometres of new bike and walking trails

+ Related The NCC is inviting developers to pre-qualify in the development of the LeBreton Flats

+ Related Seven easy hikes that give the best autumn views

▪️The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is considering hiring emergency teachers. Emergency teachers would have the skills but not have the teaching certificate. But the School Board is finding tension between the teachers’ unions, who are not happy about unqualified teachers being given work and by qualified teachers who are not accepting work because of COVID-19 restrictions. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️No! This is a cancellation too far. The Ottawa Valley Butter Tart Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety reasons. A virtual version would probably have resulted in too many broken monitors. [Kingston Whig Standard]



Yesterday in our townhouse round-up, the first house accidently linked to our t-shirt shop not the house. Sorry about that. And we didn't even sell a shirt. We're re-running the townhouse brief below.

410 Riverdale Avenue (across from Windsor Park, Old Ottawa South)

3 bed, 2 bath
Freehold end unit townhome with fresh paint, 9ft ceilings, and hardwood floors. The basement is fully finished. The house has loads of potential. 




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