Good evening Kanata North,
Today, Council unanimously approved my motion that encourages all residents and businesses to fly a Canadian flag to show their support for the extraordinary efforts of all frontline and essential workers in our city and across Canada. This is in solidarity of the team Canada efforts that are ongoing as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remember that we are all in this together. I encourage you to fly your flags in support!
Kanata North Update:
- Your federal and municipal governments are here to support you. Tomorrow, April 9th at 12 p.m. tune in on Facebook Live as I chat with MP Karen McCrimmon regarding the COVID-19 response from both levels of government. Join in and post your questions in the comments, we will try to answer all of them.
- Earlier this week I suggested to pick up litter to help beautify our community. Since then, I have received new information from OPH that recommends residents who wish to do clean-ups only do so on their property. Please take into consideration the following related legislative guidelines and enforcement measures:
- Residents have been advised to stay at home and limit their physical interactions to only members of their household.
- No more than five people can gather in one place.
- Follow self-isolation requirements, if you have traveled recently or are ill, you are to remain inside your home and should not be participating in outside activities, where there is a chance you may come in contact with someone (i.e. neighbours).
- Practice physical distancing.
- If you live in a multi-unit dwelling, do not participate in any outdoor cleaning unless you can ensure that a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) can be maintained at all times.
- Individuals over the age of 70 are recommended to self-isolate and should not participate in any outdoor cleaning activities.
- Please also undertake the following precautions when cleaning:
- Remain on your property at all times.
- Do not invite others outside of your household to participate.
- Wear protective material on your hands such as gloves or plastic bags.
- Use a picker if available to avoid using hands.
- Collect litter into plastic bags and tie up when filled.
- Put filled litter bags into your household waste on collection day.
- Do not touch your face at any time during cleaning.
- Wash your hands immediately following cleaning.
- Follow safe pickup procedures, or call 3-1-1 for assistance.
- Looking to #ShopLocal? Both the Kanata Central Business Improvement Area and the Kanata North Business Association have created webpages so you can easily support small businesses in Kanata North. This is a great tool to assist our local businesses that need our help during these uncertain times.
- There are many options to support our local restaurants. I have created a brief table of the local restaurants offering takeout and delivery. If I missed any, please let me know by emailing Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca.
Location Restaurants Phone Number Takeout or Drive-through or Pickup
March Road Papa Sams (613)-591-8080 Takeout
March Road The Barley Mow (613)-599-6098 Takeout:
Wed - Sat: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March Road JoJos (613)-254-5554 Takeout
March Road Luna Cafe (613)-254-5551 Takeout
March Road Lone Star (613)-599-9535 Takeout
March Road Little Caesers Pizza (613)-595-0005 Takeout
March Road Subway (Kanata Mews) (613)-254-8651 Takeout
Innovation Pizza Hut (613)-254-9901 Takeout
Innovation Burrito Gringo (613)-254-7070 Takeout
Klondike Rd Flavours of Kerala (613) 435-8435 Takeout
Klondike Rd Freshii (613) 714-9896 Takeout
Klondike Rd Willy's Pizza (613) 595-1500 Takeout
Carling Ave Indian Punjabi Clay oven 613) 963-0625 Takeout
Carling Ave Cora (613)-254-9892 Takeout
Carling Ave Sabai Thai Cuisine (613)-271-8885 Takeout
Carling Ave Kanata Noodle House 2 (613)-435-8817 Takeout
Schneider Road Small Poney Barrel Works (613)-518-7283 Takeout
Schneider Road La Maison Du Kouign-Amann (613)-270-0505 Takeout
Signature Centre Pure Kitchen (613)-435-8492 Takeout
Signature Centre Zak's Kanata (613)-435-5483 Takeout
Signature Centre Fratelli's (613)-592-0225 Takeout
Centrum Jack Astors (613)-271-1041 Takeout
Centrum Subway (613)-599-9522 Takeout
Centrum Mary Brown's (613) 592-2132 Takeout
Centrum Eggstyle (613) 592-1116 Takeout
Centrum Digby's Restaurant (613)-599-9800 Takeout
Centrum Baton Rouge (613) 591-3655 Takeout
Schneider Road Calabogie Brewing (613)-608-2739 Takeout - Beer
Centrum Harveys (613)-599-1336 Takeout & Drive-through
Carling Ave Tim Hortons (613)-599-9520 Takeout & Drive-through
March Road Burger King (613)-599-7102 Drive-through
March Road McDonald's (613)-592-4693 Drive-through
March Road A&W (613) 592-1514 Drive-through
Signature Centre Daily Queen (613)-254-5736 Drive-through
Centrum Mucho Burrito (613)-595-0007 Drive-through
Tanger Starbucks (343)-998-5876 Drive-through
Tanger McDonald (613) 591-6006 Drive-through
Centrum Pizza Pizza (613)-737-1111 Takeout
Centrum Sushi Kanata (613)-599-0009 Takeout
Centrum Amaya Indian Buffet (613)-672-0786 Takeout
Teron Rd. Jade Yi's Kitchen (613)-592-2711 Takeout
Location Restaurants Phone Number Delivery
Centrum Harveys (613)-599-1336 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
Centrum Jack Astors (613)-271-1041 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
Centrum Pizza Pizza (613)-737-1111 Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
Centrum Boston Pizza (613)-592-7031 Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
Centrum Digby's Restaurant (613)-599-9800 Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
March Road JoJos (613)-254-5554 Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
Signature Centre Zak's Kanata (613)-435-5483 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Centrum Sushi Kanata (613)-599-0009 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Carling Ave Sabai Thai Cuisine (613)-271-8885 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Klondike Rd Freshii (613) 714-9896 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Centrum Via Cibo (613)-599-9979 Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
Centrum Amaya Indian Buffet (613)-672-0786 Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
March Road The Barley Mow (613)-599-6098 Uber Eats
Carling Ave Tim Hortons (613)-599-9520 Uber Eats
Signature Centre Pure Kitchen (613)-435-8492 Uber Eats
Tanger Starbucks (343)-998-5876 Uber Eats
March Road Burger King (613)-599-7102 Skip the Dishes
March Road McDonald's (613)-592-4693 Skip the Dishes
March Road Lone Star (613)-599-9535 Skip the Dishes
March Road A&W (613) 592-1514 Skip the Dishes
March Road Little Caesers Pizza (613)-595-0005 Skip the Dishes
March Road Subway (613)-254-8651 Skip the Dishes
March Road Harbin Chinese (613)-693-1525 Skip the Dishes
Innovation Pizza Hut (613)-254-9901 Skip the Dishes
Innovation Burrito Gringo (613)-254-7070 Skip the Dishes
Klondike Rd Flavours of Kerala (613)-435-8435 Skip the Dishes
Carling Ave Indian Punjabi Clay oven (613)-963-0625
Skip the Dishes
Carling Ave Cora (613)-254-9892 Skip the Dishes
Signature Centre Daily Queen (613)-254-5736 Skip the Dishes
Centrum Mucho Burrito (613)-595-0007 Skip the Dishes
Centrum Mary Brown (613)-592-2132
Skip the Dishes
Centrum Subway (613)-599-9522 Skip the Dishes
Centrum Eggstyle (613)-592-1116
Skip the Dishes
Centrum Baton Rouge (613) 591-3655 Skip the Dishes
Tanger McDonald's (613) 591-6006 Skip the Dishes
March Road Papa Sams (613)-591-8080 DoorDash
March Road Luna Cafe (613)-254-5551 DoorDash
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City Hall/Ottawa Public Health:
- Today, Ottawa Public Health confirmed an additional 26 cases and tragically one additional death. In total, there are 429 cases in Ottawa and seven deaths. 14 per cent of the total cases have been hospitalized, including five per cent in intensive care. More detailed information can be found on the Ottawa Public Health website.
- Tomorrow, April 9th at 2 p.m. join Mayor Watson for a Virtual Town Hall to discuss the city’s response to COVID-19. Be sure to tune in to get answers to any questions you may have. More information can be found here.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city forecasts a $102-million reduction in revenue should the pandemic end in June, a $186-million reduction if it ends in September, and a $273-million reduction if it ends in December. To mitigate the potential shortfall, the city implemented emergency leave for part-time and casual staff. Staff are currently looking at what additional measures should be taken to mitigate potential impacts as the situation evolves. You can watch the update provided to Council here.
- Ottawa Public Health shared models that demonstrate the critical importance of physical distancing. The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health continue to increase health care and testing capacity and are expanding support to partners and Ottawa’s most vulnerable residents.
The Government of Ontario provided these updates today:
- The Provincial Government announced that it is extending construction hours for essential construction projects to 24 hours a day. Work on new hospital builds, expansions, and COVID-19 assessment centres will be able to continue any time of the night or day in order to help accelerate the completion of these important projects. This will also enable employers to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of workers on these job sites. Starting now, noise bylaws will temporarily not apply to these types of essential construction activities.
- Extending hours for essential construction will also give worksite managers more flexibility to stagger shifts, limit the number of people in one place, and take reasonable precautions to keep workers safe and healthy. The Ontario government is also trying to increase safety in essential workplaces by:
- Redeploying more than 30 employment standards officers to help businesses understand and comply with health and safety requirements.
- Working with health and safety associations to deploy up to 30 specialists to support employers and workers in the field.
- Issuing health and safety guidance notes to support specific sectors.
- Doubling the capacity of Ontario’s Health and Safety Call Centre from 25 to 50 phonelines.
- Providing job-protected leave under the Employment Standards Act for workers who need to self-isolate or care for a loved one because of COVID-19.
- Issuing a call to recently retired inspectors who may be able and willing to return to their positions.
Earlier today, the Government of Canada shared the following updates:
- Stats Canada is collecting data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 to provide a picture of what is happening in our nation. You can participate in the survey here and view the Canadian Economic dashboard here. The data collected will be used to develop new products and services to better serve Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Today, Prime Minister Trudeau, announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program to help small businesses hire and keep the workers they need so they can continue to deliver essential services. These adjustments are to help youth to save money for the future and to stay connected to the working market and find careers. The temporary changes to the program for this year include:
- An increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee.
- An extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021.
- Allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services.
- Allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis.
- You can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit now over the phone with an automated phone service: (1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041), or online here.
- Since the Canadian Government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, they have listened to feedback to refine the program. To ensure the measures are effective and inclusive, adjustments have been made to support businesses including:
- Companies will have the option of using January and February of 2020 as reference periods to show a 30% loss.
- Businesses will only need to show a 15% decline in revenue for March 2020 instead of 30% as most have felt the impact of COVID-19 halfway through the month.
- Non-profits will have the choice to include or exclude government funding when calculating loss in revenue. If your company or organization has been impacted by COVID-19, the government will give you up to $847 a week per employee.
Thank you for all doing your part and staying home. I know that these times can be tough. We will get through this. Please reach out if there is anything you need.
Stay safe. Stay healthy.