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Please call 1-866-275-1778 if you want to work or apply online. #ItsOurVote #Elxn44

Ottawa-Vanier recrute des travailleurs pour le 20 septembre!

Veuillez appeler le 1-866-275-1778 si vous voulez travailler ou postuler en ligne.  #CestNotreVote #Elxn44

Local Businesses During COVID-19

The listings below are neither comprehensive, nor an endorsement, and are provided simply as a resource. If you have updates, please send them to neds@newedinburgh.ca.

Grocery and Food Services

Bibi’s Middle Eastern KitchenOPEN, reduced hours (noon-8 pm); Take Out or Delivery on Local Love Delivery (no in store seating); 613-421-0711 www.eatatbibis.com.
Bread and Roses BakeryOPEN, reduced store hours 8 am-6 pm, Monday-Saturday; 8 am – 5 pm. Sunday, visit https://www.facebook.com/breadandrosesottawa/ for updates.
Bridgehead Coffee HouseCLOSED, online coffee bag and coffee pod orders, with free delivery: https://www.bridgehead.ca/collections/coffee.
Clocktower Brew PubCLOSED
EpicuriaOPEN, reduced hours Tuesday-Friday 10 am-5:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am-2:30 pm; Sunday Closed; Monday- Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up only; 613-745-7356.
Ferme Lève-Tôt CSA DeliveriesBeginning in June.
Fraser CaféCLOSED but offers pre-order, prepayment Take Away meals, through Love Local Delivery; Tuesday and Friday, 4:00-7:00 p.m., info@frasercafe.ca or 613-749-1444: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
GoodFoodToUONLINE ordering and HOME DELIVERY
Il VagabondoCLOSED
Jacobson’sOPEN, open for in-store, phone order and online purchases, plus local delivery when possible; 613-746-6002 or https://jacobsons.ca/collections/specialty-food.
Jasper RestaurantCLOSED
LoblawsOPEN, reduced regular store hours 8 am-8 pm, plus designated hour for seniors and those at high risk 7 am-8 am; online purchases for pick up at www.pcexpress.ca; quantity restrictions as needed.
MetroOPEN, reduced store hours 8 am-8 pm; Deliveries for in-store purchases Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; quantity restrictions as needed.
Ministry of CoffeeCLOSED
Muckleston & BrockwellOPEN – limited hours
Nature’s BuzzOPEN, reduced hours 9 am-6 pm Monday through Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday.
Ola CocinaCLOSED System of Pre-Order Take Out/Delivery Service (through Love Local Delivery) coming soon 613-746-6222 www.olacocina.ca.
One Up BeechwoodCLOSED
Quickie Convenience StoreOPEN
Red Door ProvisionsCLOSED but online sale of coffee, preserves and Red Door products available: email lauren@reddoorprovisions.com
Royal Oak TavernCLOSED
Scone Witch  CLOSED – phone orders and home delivery from Cyrville location 613-744-2585; visit https://www.facebook.com/sconewitch/ for updates and Home Delivery Menu.
So Good Asian FusionOPEN for take out service; reduced hours.
StarbucksOPEN, reduced hours 7 am- 7 pm, Take Out service (no in-store seating).
Union Street CaféCLOSED

There is also a Local Eats listing of restaurants across Ottawa offering food delivery and pick up options.

Online delivery resources:

InstacartDelivery from Staples, Superstore, Walmart, Loblaws, Shopper’s Drug Mart and others.
InabuggyDelivery from Metro, Costco, Petsmart, Loblaws, M&M, Canadian Tire and others. Has an app.


Beechwood Whole Health PharmacyOPEN – 222 Beechwood 613-842-7455.
New Edinburgh Pharmacy – GuardianOPEN – Monday-Friday 8:30 am-8:30 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-2 pm; Contact 613-749-4444 for updates on store hours.


Activa PhysiotherapyCLOSED but available for phone consultation.
Anytime FitnessCLOSED
Bank of MontrealOPEN
Beechwood Animal HospitalOPEN but with special protocols in place.
Beechwood Auto ServiceOPEN for appointments only.
Beechwood CemeteryOPEN but with reduced hours and special protocols
Bellefleur PhysiotherapyCLOSED
Books on BeechwoodCLOSED but phone, email or online orders still accepted: 613-742-5030; staff@booksonbeechwood.ca; deliveries via Purolator or Canada Post, or Store Pick by pre-arrangement.
Brown’s CleanersOPEN but call to confirm hours – also have free pickup and delivery
Clothes Encounters of a Second TimeCLOSED
Dr. John Martins (Dentistry)CLOSED
Dr. Luc Ducharme (Dentistry)CLOSED
Edward Jones InvestmentsCLOSED – Virtual meetings only
Epic FitnessCLOSED – online personal training and group classes via https://www.facebook.com/epicfitnessottawa/; online Personal Training, Lifestyle Coaching, Nutritional Counseling: email kathleen@epicfitnessottawa.com; EPIC Street Service – free delivery of naturopathic supplements, fitness equipment, Monday-Friday: email orders frontdesk@epicfitnessottawa.com.
Fresh Hair SalonCLOSED
Imperial Barber ShopCLOSED
Joe’s Shoe RepairCLOSED
Kelly’s Barber and BeautyCLOSED (GIFT CARDS available online)
Kimberley Wilson Bridal & FashionCLOSED
Marilyn Wilson Dream PropertiesCLOSED – Agents are available by phone.
Matnik Spa TherapyCLOSED
Medjo-Da Hair CuttingCLOSED
Mille Fiore FlowersCLOSED
Monson’s Deluxe CleanersOPEN – limited hours 8 am-3 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am-2 pm Saturday (status to be reassessed in first week of April).
Mood Moss FlowersOPEN – 11 am-4 pm daily; visit https://www.facebook.com/MoodMossFlowers/ for updates on store hours and operations.
Nature’s Care Health ProductsOPEN – Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm.
Nuvo OptometryCLOSED
Oresta Organic Skin CareCLOSED  – Online purchases only
Physical Therapy InstituteCOVID-19 protocols in operation; 613-740-0380.
Pet ValuOPEN
Rassi CoiffureCLOSED
Rowat InsuranceCLOSED – Virtual meetings only
Studio One PhysiotherapyCLOSED – Check for updates.
The Movement UnionCLOSED but online exercise classes via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themovementunion/.
Victoria Island RealtyTBD
Your Pet PalaceCLOSED

Ontario Government List of Essential Businesses

How to support local business through COVID-19 (Quartier Vanier BIA).

Great New Edinburgh Limerick Contest!

Inspired by the terrific limericks Burgh residents submitted to the “Great New Edinburgh Limerick Contest” of 1979, the NEN team thought it would be fun to revive this poetic challenge for 2020!

The criteria remain the same: Limericks must be on New Edinburgh subjects. Rhyme and metre must be correct. All limericks must be original!

Winning entries will be published in the April 2020 edition of the New Edinburgh News. Local notoriety will be your prize!

Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2020. Send your limericks to newednews@hotmail.com.

NEN advertising help wanted

The New Edinburgh News is looking to build up its Advertising team. 

We are looking for local residents who can help manage existing client relationships as well as bring in new advertisers. Working with the ad manager, managing editor and production manager, team members will communicate with clients by email, phone and in-person, arranging for up-to-date ad content.

Strong communication skills are essential, as is a passion for supporting local businesses and the community newspaper. Reliable internet connection and knowledge of Microsoft Excel required. Bilingualism an asset. Minimum 20 hours commitment for each edition.

The New Edinburgh News is a volunteer-run community newspaper that publishes five times per year. To learn more, contact me directly at newednews@hotmail.com

Christina Leadlay

Managing Editor

New Edinburgh News