What a beautiful day today was! The sunshine and the warmth were amazing, but I was also very inspired today by you, our community. On my run this afternoon I saw signs of encouragement, Canadian flags, and chalk drawings. These small gestures and signs of solidarity are so uplifting. Please keep this up! I’d love to see more Canadian flags throughout our community!
What are you doing to #KickCovidtotheCurb? Share it on social media to inspire others, or maybe just to make someone smile.
Today, Ottawa Public Health confirmed 33 new cases and sadly one additional death in our city from COVID-19. The reality of these climbing numbers is sobering. We must stay home. We must practice social distancing. If we do, the outcomes will be better, and we will save lives. Please consider this before you venture out.
Yesterday, I shared a quick reference table of operating hours for grocery stores and pharmacies in Kanata North. In case you missed it, I’m including it again here for your reference. This coming week, my team and I will revise this and add in who is doing delivery as well.
Store Address Weekday Hours of Operation Weekend Hours of Operation Hours for Most Vulnerable
* Metro Grocery 4048 Carling Ave. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 a.m.
Loblaws Grocery 200 Earl Grey Dr. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 7 – 8 a.m.
Loblaws Pharmacy 200 Earl Grey Dr. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sobeys Grocery 840 March Rd. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 a.m.
Sobeys Pharmacy 840 March Rd. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun:11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekdays: 7 – 8 a.m.
* Farm Boy 499 Terry Fox Dr. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon – Sat: 7 – 8 a.m.
Sun: 8 – 9 a.m.
Shoppers Drug Mart 499 Terry Fox Dr. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Shoppers Drug Mart 1102 Klondike Rd. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Rexall 832 March Rd. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rexall 4048 Carling Ave. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kanata Mews Pharmacy 329 March Rd. Mon:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./4p.m. – 7p.m.
Closed Walmart Grocery 500 Earl Grey Dr. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Weekdays:
7 – 8 a.m.
(starting April 6)
Walmart Pharmacy 500 Earl Grey Dr. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
7 – 8 a.m.
(starting April 6)
Kanata Kash N Karry 60 Colchester Sq. 12 – 6 p.m. Closed Shirin Market 700 March Rd. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kardish Health Food Centre 499 Terry Fox Dr. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
ElkRanch 1271 Old Carp Rd. Online ordering available Online ordering available Online ordering available
Please continue to refer to the Ottawa Public Health website for the latest guidance and updates on COVID-19 in our city.
City of Ottawa Update
- The city will be offering provincially funded emergency child-care services for essential and critical service workers at no cost to families. More information and the application process are available online here.
- Confused who to contact to report violations of the Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Federal Quarantine? Details are available here.
- By-Law Officers were out in parks in Kanata North today ensuring that there are no gatherings of more than 5 people. Please remember, you can walk through parks, but other than that, all parks and play structures are closed. Please stay home.
- Ottawa Public Health has confirmed 33 new cases and sadly one death. This brings the total of confirmed cases to 322. 14% of the cases are hospitalized and 6% are in intensive care.
Province of Ontario Update:
This is the information you should know from the Provincial Government today:
- In order to ensure that grocery store shelves remain full and families have food on the table during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Ontario is launching a new web portal, connecting workers with employers looking to fill positions in the agri-food sector. This new online tool will make it easier to match people to essential jobs and training resources throughout the provincial food supply chain.
- Ontario’s agriculture and food industry relies on hundreds of thousands of people to work in diverse jobs from farming and food processing to transport and food retail, and the need for workers in many other parts of the food system remains strong. Ontario.ca/AgFoodJobs provides access to information on job opportunities and training resources in all parts of Ontario’s food supply chain – from grocery retailers to bakeries and cheese processing plants to opportunities on farms.
- To protect vulnerable individuals, the Government of Ontario is investing $40 million to support organizations that provide residential services for children, youth, people with disabilities, and emergency shelters for women and families fleeing domestic violence.
- This is part of the Residential Relief Fund, which will help address increased residential costs that emergency shelters for women fleeing domestic violence and survivors of human trafficking are facing at this time. It will also help with items like additional staffing, residential respite for caregivers and personal protective equipment and supplies.
- Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.
Federal Government Update:
The Federal Government shared this information today:
- In the next 48 hours, the Federal Government will be receiving a shipment of millions of masks by a chartered cargo flight. They are also working with Provinces to transport their medical supplies when possible.
- The government has leased a warehouse in China to help collect and distribute these items as quickly as possible. Going forward, the flights they are chartering to get the materials to Canada include Canadian companies’ cargo jets and Air Canada.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be holding a videoconference for children on Sunday with Dr. Tam to talk through some of their questions. Canadian astronaut Jeremey Hansen will also be live on YouTube tomorrow to talk with children.
- The Prime Minister also spoke about important work being done to support vulnerable populations. The Government has invested $207.5 million to support organizations that are experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence. You can find more about these investments here.
- The Prime Minister reaffirmed the Federal Government’s intention to continue to share more data and modeling information on how Canada as a country is doing. They are waiting for more Provincial information.
I hope everyone makes the most of their Saturday evening at home with whatever you are doing. Tonight, my husband made a lovely meal, we played Rummoli with our daughters and then had some laughs with friends over a Zoom call. Tomorrow is a new day and it will be what we make of it. I plan to make the best of it, and I hope you do too.
Take care Kanata North.
Please reach out if you need anything.