Weekly Round-up: April 17

How did everyone’s week go? We’ve been physically distancing for about a month now and while it hasn’t been easy, our efforts have given Canada’s top doctor some cautious optimism. This situation is a marathon, not a sprint but I hope you feel good knowing your sacrifices are making a difference. I have you covered with the news you need to know heading in the weekend. 

Staying at home isn’t the safest option for everyone in the city, with many activists flagging real concerns for those experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a new text and online chat service for people who can’t call a crisis line without compromising their safety.  

Over 16,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the federal government to better support Indigenous communities through COVID-19. This includes calls to action like mobilizing Canadian troops to work under Indigenous leaders.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a historic impact on jobs in Ontario. A new report from Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office says over a million workers were impacted by the novel coronavirus last month.  

A Carleton University professor is breaking down the federal aid in response to COVID-19. Dr. Jennifer Robson has been updating a plain language guide to help you figure out what you qualify to receive. 

Elsewhere, Cathy Sobocan had an uplifting chat with Amanda Rheaume 

What to watch, listen to, read and eat this weekend 

How many of you are juggling multiple shows right now? Between Crave, Netflix and Prime I’m watching over 20 shows! Here are a few things I’ve been loving this week. 

Watch: The crown jewel of Ottawa made a splash with the premiere of Killing Eve’s third season. You can catch Sandra Oh back in her award-winning role as Eve, who is still trapped in an edgy game of cat and mouse with the darkly funny Vianelle. You can catch the edge-of-your seat thriller on Crave.  

Listen: The Metis Nation of Ontario is hosting another Virtual Kitchen Party tonight. Amanda Rheaume and the Incredible Alex Marusyk are performing. You can join the party at 7 p.m. on Facebook. 

Read: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is just as gripping as you’ve heard. Lisbeth Salander may be one of the most unlikely heroes in literature, but you’ll get lost following the girl sporting a dragon tattoo.  

Eat: If you live within five kilometres of EVOO Greek Kitchen, you can indulge in a plate of the restaurant’s famous lamb chops from the comfort of your coach. You can find their full menu here 


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