Live Here – 25 October 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

1970s Condos under $350k

2000 Jasmine Crescent Unit #617 (Beacon Hill South)

2 bed, 1 bath

Year built: 1973

East-end living with lots of local amenities. The unit has updated windows and bedrooms with space. The building has an indoor swimming pool and sauna. 

$239,000

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2650 Southvale Crescent Unit #307 (Alta Vista)

2 bed, 2 bath

Year built: 1977

Split level condo with lots of space. Features in-suite laundry, two balconies, kitchen with dual entrance. Not your usual condo. 

$287,400

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1785 Frobisher Lane Unit #1209 (Riverview Park)
1 bed, 1 bath

Year built: 1976

Perfect single person living with easy access to downtown via the nearby public transitway. Standout feature is the spacious balcony with its incredible view. 

$299,900

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1785 Frobisher Lane Unit #1108 (Riverview Park)

2 bed, 1 bath

Year built: 1975

This renovated unit boasts quartz counter tops and stainless appliances. Like the other available unit in this building, the view from the balcony is pretty spectacular. 

$349,900

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▪️The Globe & Mail looks at a Manotick house that sold for $1,020,000, $71,000 over asking.

▪️Ottawa Magazine walks through a renovation of a 1986 house on the river in Arnprior.

What Ottawa is Talking About – 25 October 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

▪️Ottawa bylawa is getting an increasing number of calls about residential chickens. Chickens are banned in the urban and suburban parts of the City. Some people even had roosters, which, to be honest, probably gives the game away pretty quickly. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ontarians are going to Gatineau for eye exams. Ontario optometrists have withdrawn their services from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan due to a dispute with the Province over pay. But the law does not allow for those eye services to be paid with private insurance, so people have been trying to book the exams in Gatineau. [CBC]

▪️The memorial to residential school children on Parliament Hill has been taken down. The spontaneous memorial was made mainly of children's shoes and toys. Elders of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation will determine which items are kept by the City for historical purposes, kept by the elders for safekeeping, or respectfully disposed. [CBC]

Coronavirus Update – 25 October 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
597,841🔺 10699,846 🔺 7
💉 Eligible people with one dose87.8% 
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.9%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
422,995🔺120411,477 🔺11
💉 Eligible people with one dose90.3%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated86.3%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,694🔺104

602 🔸0

💉 Eligible people with one dose

829,861 (90%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated793,474 (86%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,184🔺4222 🔸0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 599,602


As of October 20, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose 86.8%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.1%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5767🔺18120 🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose165,956 (90.7%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated157,799 (86.2%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says that for people who had an allergic reaction to the first COVID-19 vaccination, the second dose is still safe. But check allergist or doctor first, they say. [CBC]

⭕ Unvaccinated Ottawa Police Service officers must provide a negative COVID-19 test every three days without which they will be unable to enter Police facilities. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Judge bans Ottawa mom from advising her son not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The son's father has been granted sole authority over COVID-19 innoculation matters. The mother has also been banned from showing her son online information that calls the vaccine into question. [Ottawa Citizen]

Stats – 25 October 2021

Monday October 25, 2021

Weather: 🌧️ 60 per cent chance of rain. High of 6°, low of 5°

Number: 2,000,000. The number of trees planted by the City’s Green Acres programme since 2000. The Green Acres programme assists residents with unused land in reforesting and maintaining the newly planted trees. But sorry, the class of 2022 is already full. [City of Ottawa]

Ottawan of the Day: Aquil Virani. The visual artist is showcasing 18 Muslim artists from Ottawa in a new, bilingual anthology, Ottawa Inshallah. [Ottawa Citizen] [Book Website]

Quote: ‘It is with heavy hearts we must announce our club will be forced to permanently relocate back to England, and a more stable operating environment – With that statement, the Ottawa Aces rugby club leaves the Capital forever without ever playing a match [Globe & Mail

Sports: NHL NY Rangers 3 – Ottawa Senators 2, last Saturday; CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 3 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32 (Ouch), last Saturday; CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 — York United 1, last night

What Ottawa is Talking About – 20 October 2021

Wednesday October 20, 2021

▪️The City’s finance and economic development committee has agreed to pay an extra $65 million to build Ādisōke. Building material costs have jacked up the budget of the new main Ottawa Public Library/Library and Archives Canada building, to be split between the City and the Federal government. The Federal government has already approved their bit, the City says that it will spread the costs over 40 years instead of 20 to pay for it. The full council must approve the decision October 27. [CBC]

▪️Ontario is buying enough flu shots for entire population. Usually, the annual jab is free only for seniors, children between six months and four years old, pregnant women, and other individuals at high risk of flu complications . Last year was the first time that the flu shot was available to anyone that wanted one but the Province did not have enough vaccine to go around. [CBC]

▪️The Transportation Safety Board will be keeping their investigations secret, unless they choose to release information. The City had requested to the Board that information about the Confederation Line derailment could be made public after media requests. The Board says that its stance is the best way to remain neutral in its investigations and gain the support of all parties involved in a crash. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa trainers are finding that dogs are stressing out as people go back to work. They say that dogs are getting separation anxiety after 18 months of spending time together. There are no reports of similar anxiety from cats who, we assume, are drumming their claws impatiently, waiting for us to clear out. [Capital Current]

Coronavirus Update – 20 October 2021

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
595,563🔺 3289,819 🔺 4
💉 Eligible people with one dose87.5% 
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.2%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
420,471🔺34211,453 🔺4
💉 Eligible people with one dose89.9%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated85.8%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,535🔺8

602 🔸0

💉 Eligible people with one dose

826,780 (90%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated77,531 (85%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,171🔺4222 🔸0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 595,937


As of October 13, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose 86.4%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated82.5%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5726🔺9117🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose165,245 (90.3%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated156,380 (85.6%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ The all-party House of Commons Board of Internal Economy has ordered that all MPs and visitors must be fully vaccinated to enter the Commons area when sessions resume. The Liberals, Greens, Bloc Qubeçois, and NDP have all said that their MPs are fully vaccinated, the Conservatives have not made it clear who is and who is not vaccinated. This order does not order does not apply to the Senate, which has not made any rules about vaccinations. [CTV]

Stats – 20 October 2021

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Weather: 🌤️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 20°, low of 9°

Number: -15 per cent. The amount greenhouse gas emissions generated across Ottawa decreased between 2012 and 2020. The City credits much of it to decreased emissions from the Trail Waste Facility but also recognizes that these dates include the first year of the pandemic and its general slowdown of production. [City of Ottawa]]

Ottawans of the Day:  Alastair Sweeny, Martha Edmond, and Janet Uren. Sweeny is publishing a biography of New Edinburgh’s 19th-century founder Thomas McKay. Edmond and Uren are co-writing a history of that leafy neighbourhood. [Capital Current] [Cornwall Comfort Quilts]

Quote: ‘Technical problems will be resolved by technical solutions and I'm very good on that – Renée Amilcar, Ottawa's new general manager of transit services, who stated her job last Monday.  [CBC

What Ottawa is Talking About – 19 October 2021

Tuesday October 19, 2021

▪️The Confederation Line could return in a limited capacity in early November, says City Manager. Steve Kanellakos has written to the City Councillors that seven trains plus a spare could be running  in early November if the trains maintainers, Rideau Transit Group, complete their vehicle inspections. The system normally runs with 15 trains. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa’s landfill will be full within 15 years unless something is done. The City plans to deal with it by encouraging recycling and, more likely, diverting trash to private garbage dumps and averting our eyes. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Councillor wants Ministry to investigate Gatineau's landfill, re the sludge that is leaking from it into a stream

Coronavirus Update – 19 October 2021

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
595,235🔺 3739,815 🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose87.5% 
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.1%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
420,129🔺41011,449 🔺5
💉 Eligible people with one dose89.9%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated85.7%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,527🔺41

602 🔺1

💉 Eligible people with one dose

826,780 (90%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated77,531 (85%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,167🔺52222 🔸0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 595,819


As of October 13, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose 86.4%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated82.5%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5715🔺30117🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose165,126 (90.2%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated156,360 (85.5%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ Check it out – 90 per cent of people eligible for their first dose of COVID19 vaccine have been vaccinated! In Ottawa-Carleton District School Board schools, 92.6 per cent of staff are fully immunized and it's 93.7 per cent in Ottawa Catholic School Board schools. Those who live sort of south East of Ottawa in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit have been 90 per cent of first dose since last week.

⭕ Pfizer has officially requested that Health Canada approved their COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages of 5 to 11. The dose would have about one-third the potency of the regular jab. [CityNews]

Stats – 19 October 2021

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 16°, low of 7°

Number: 4. Where Ottawa lies on Orkin Canada’s annual list of the top 25 rattiest cities in Ontario – the cities where the company had the most rat removals. Ottawa was #12 last year, so, congratulations? Toronto is number one. [Daily Hive]

Honorary Ottawan of the Day:  David Merpaw. The Cornwall endurance athlete is running 100 km today from Ottawa's Terry Fox memorial to Terry Fox Park in his hometown. Merpaw is raising money for Cornwall Comfort Quilts, volunteers who make and donate free lap quilts for cancer patients. [County Weekly] [Cornwall Comfort Quilts]

Quote: ‘Fill jar every night. Drink freely when thirsty and upon arising and retiring. Average eight or more glasses – Sean Campbell of the Diefenbunker Museum of Cold War History, reading off the instructions of a 1912 ceramic pot, called a Revigator, recently found in their collection. The Revignator, advertised as a healthful product, emits a full year’s worth of the acceptable dose of radiation in just one hour. It will be passed on to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, which collects radioactive objects manufactured prior to the 1960s.  [Atlas Obscura

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