The City has published a webpage describing what happens when people call to report a person without housing.

Once a report is made, a City team coordinates with an outreach partner, such as the Salvation Army, to discuss the best way to approach that individual resident. The outreach team then goes to the encampment to ensure there are no dangers to the resident or the immediate area and offers the resident a variety of resources, such as:

  • Food and water
  • Information on housing and shelter options
  • Transportation to a different location of the resident’s choice such as a friend or family member’s residence or a shelter
  • Help with documents needed to access City programs or health services

After that, the City dismantles the tent or encampment. The City says that it checks if there is shelter space before making any moves.

If you or someone you know needs support, visit ottawa.ca/socialservices.

– Darren and Martha


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  • ⛈️ 40% chance of showers. High of 24°, low of 16°. Notably, there are no air quality warnings in effect.. 


  • $6.5 million
  • – The shortfall in funding that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority expects this year. It blames a change by the Ontario government, which has moved from a per-student system to per-bus system, which does not include vans. The authority uses between 600 and 700 vans to transport 3,500 special needs students. (Blair Crawford in the Ottawa Citizen)

Ottawan of the Day

  • Delainey Gervais, Andrea Steinwand, Deb Kitchener, and Anita Grace

  • – The four women are part of the part of the Loose Ends Project, knitters who will step up and finish a yarn-related task from crafters who have died or become too ill to continue their work. (Bruce Deachman in the Ottawa Citizen)


  • We do have a larger geographic area to cover and we have operational plans that account for that. Now we're stretched all the way down past the War Museum and LeBreton Flats
  • – Ottawa police chief Eric Stubbs complaining that the Service must patrol Parliament Hill as well as LeBreton Flats on Canada Day. The Canada Day celebrations will be held on the Flats for the first time this year. Stubbs has requested help from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Ted Raymond at CTV)

💥 Escapade music festival

  •  The City expects to charge the Escapade music festival over excessive noise. Over 100 complants were made about the three day festival held last weekend at Lansdowne Park. The allowable decibel level is 55 dB(A). (CBC

    Related Five experts have written a letter requesting the City be fully transparent about the costs of Lansdowne 2.0

⚡  Lightning Strike

  •  Two golfers were struck by lightning at a Carp golf course yesterday. The two were playing around 6:00pm at Loch March Golf and Country Club when they were struck. Both are in life-threatening condition. (Jeremie Charron at CTV)

🔥  Burn Ban


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  •   Today and tomorrow, the Korean Cultural Centre will be hosting an open House for Ottawa Jazz Festival ticket holders. Visit the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC Canada) from 5:00pm to 10:00pm during the Jazz Festival and learn to write your name in the Korean alphabet, enjoy Korean snacks and beverages, and more. 101-150 Elgin St.
  • Jamie Douglas plays the Heart & Crown ByWard Market (67 Clarence St).
  • The Prescott presents Harry Potter (books) Trivia night. $10 + HST per player.
  • There are still single tickets available for some shows at the Ottawa Jazz Festival: Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke at the NAC Azrieli Studio, 7:00pm to 8:15pm; the OSTARA Project at the NAC Fourth Stage, 9:00pm to 10:15; and KOKOROKO at the Marian Dewar Plaza, OLG Stage 10:30pm to 11:45pm.



Just Announced / Now Booking

  •  Red Apron may be closed on Canada Day, but they’ve thoughtfully put together a BBQ Box chock full of ready to cook items for the whole fam. Each box includes four hot dogs, four burgers, four sausages, and salads. $124.95. To order, call 613-695-0417 or email info@redapron.ca and get ready to pick up your box from 410 Gladstone Ave on Friday June 30.
  •  Whalesbone is also closed on Canada Day, and has also planned for this absence with a Canada Day take home meal. The G’Day, Eh? Grill Box will include a Canadian Prime Striploin, Chimichurri flank steak, pulled pork, burgers, frankfurters, and a pack of Canadian smokehouse bacon. Call 613 851 6328 to order. 

Milk is holding a Virtual Happy Hour sale at 8:00pm tonight. Get on Facebook or Instagram and save big.


Londre Bodywear is offering Mystery Bundles of three items, worth $450, for $99.  


Drop by the Dominion City Brewing store, fill a flat of 24 beers, and save 10%.


Yoga Jeans’s Summer Clearance Sale offers 40 - 50% off regular prices.


Don’t miss your Tiger Woods moment July 20 - 23.

The Commissionaires Ottawa Open, a PGA Tour Canada event, is welcoming amateur golfers into a qualifying round. The top finisher of the 36-hole round will be invited to participate in the Commissionaires Ottawa Open itself.

There is also a slightly hard round, where the amateurs compete with the pros for eight slots.

If you have the stuff, register at ottawaopen.golf

We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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