Stats – 13 May 2022

Friday May 13, 2022

Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 32°, low of 15°. 

Number: 150. The number of operating backlogged in Newfoundland that will be relieved by sending off Ottawa heart surgeons. The Ottawa Heart Institute has made an agreement to send doctors monthly.  [CBC

Ottawan of the Day: Venice Smolnik. The 23 year-old left her home in Odessa on March 4 for a harrowing month long escape to Canada, ultimately living with friends in the Glebe.  [Glebe Report]

Quote: ‘Too humid. But it’s never too hot’ – Patron Garry Greenland, enjoying the early heatwave on the patio of Broadway Bar and Grill in Nepean. [CTV]

Stats – 12 May 2022

Thursday May 12, 2022

Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 30°, low of 15°. 

Number: $84,000. The cost to bring back electricity to the volunteer-run Kanata Sailing Club and the Ottawa River Canoe Club. A summer 2018 storm knocked out the power and the two river-side clubs have been without electricity ever since[CBC

Ottawan of the Day: Aedan Corey. Corey has joined the Nordic Lab, a SAW Gallery initiative of research and production space for artists from circumpolar nations. Corey is a project coordinator for a two-part webinar event discussing traditional Inuit tattooing, a practise that had effectively been banned after the arrival of missionaries.  [Apartment 613]

Quote: ‘I realize it’s mostly their property, but at the end of the day green space is required around here and we don’t have enough of it. The end result is we need it and we don’t have enough parking’ – Neighbour Jeff Paul who opposes a plan by Queenswood United Church in Orléans to build 81 affordable apartments on its land. [CTV]

What Ottawa is Talking About – 11 May 2022

Wednesday May 11, 2022

▪️Yikes – it looks like all of Ottawa is in a high tick area this year. The Province has released a map of where Lyme disease is prevalent in Ontario. Warmer winters mean the ticks survive the winter and continue their Eastward march. [Lyme disease Map] [What do about Ticks]

▪️RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the abandonment of Ottawa to the Truckers was not a failure of policing. Lucki was being questioned by Parliamentarians at a special joint committee investigating the invocation of the Emergencies Act. Senators and MPs on the panel questioned this attitude. [CBC]

▪️The City orders repairs to the Somerset Building and the bill to be sent to the delinquent owner. The heritage building on Bank Street partially collapsed 15 years ago and is considered an eyesore. Last year, the City delayed a decision on another project by the building's owner until he fixed Somerset House. The owner did no meaningful repairs. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustee Donna Blackburn tried to re-open bringing back police into the school system at yesterday's meeting. The Board ended the programme of having Ottawa Police posted to its schools, last year, due to longstanding complaints of police treating some students unfairly. The other trustees were not interested in reopening the issue. [Ottawa Citizen]

Coronavirus News – 11 May 2022

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.

ONTARIO

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,528🔸 -27176🔸 -12
caseschangedeaths
1,279,200🔺 1,99513,020 🔺 29
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)

86.2%

💉 All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,847🔸 -5462🔸 -4
caseschangedeaths
1,054,510🔺 1,10115,201 🔺 23
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
💉 All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
22🔸 -41🔸 -1
cases changedeaths
72,436🔺 106790 🔺 1
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 

OUTAOUAIS 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
85🔺 83🔸 0
caseschangedeaths
39,362🔺 36310  🔸 0



As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
15🔺 121🔺 1
active caseschangedeaths
-🔸 -226 🔸 0


Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ The overnight shelter at Tom Brown Arena is to close this week. The arena had been converted to a daytime shelter in November 2020 as COVID 19 measure for people whose homes are precarious. In January of this year it started housing 70 people overnight. Plans are to return the facility to an ice-rink and community centre in the Autumn. [Ottawa Citizen]

Stats – 11 May 2022

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 29°, low of 9°. 

Number: 90 minutes. The time it took for paramedics to reach an injured cyclist in Gatineau Park because there was no one from the National Capital Commission to let them in. The cyclist  broken ribs, as and a collapsed lung. [CBC

Ottawans of the Day: Sam Benes and Dayna Xiao. The two Merivale Grade 9 students won a contest to be Mayor for a Day. In their 24 hours on the job, nobody occupied the city, no O-Trains derailed, nor was the Ottawa Hospital moved to an unsuitable location – an excellent term in office for the both of them. [CTV]

Quote: ‘You understand then. This is going to be just as bad as Vietnam if we let it go’ – What ‘Ray’ told Vietname-born journalist Judy Trinh when she asked him about taking part in the Trucker siege. [Ottawa Magazine]

SportsCPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – York United 1, last night

What Ottawa is Talking About – 10 May 2022

Tuesday May 10, 2022

▪️European deer has taken up residence in South Ottawa. The white fallow stag, native to Turkey, has befriended five horses on a farm near Manotick, not straying far from them. The deer is thought to have come from a deer farm but an escapee has not been reported to the Minstry of Environment. [CBC]

▪️Rideau-Vanier councillor Mathieu Fleury will not run in October's election. First elected in 2010, Fleury says that he will remain in Ottawa and is looking for new ways to contribute to the city. Including the mayor, eight incumbants have decided not to run again for council this year. [CBC]

Coronavirus Update – 10 May 2022

Tuesday May 10, 2022

Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.

ONTARIO

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,555🔺 242188🔸 -13
caseschangedeaths
1,277,205🔺 1,08912,991 🔺 19
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.6% 
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)

86.2%

💉 All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,901🔸 -966🔸 0
caseschangedeaths
1,053,409🔺 77215,178 🔺 35
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
💉 All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
26🔸 02🔸 -3
cases changedeaths
72,330🔺 21789 🔺 4
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 

OUTAOUAIS 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
77🔺 63🔸 -2
caseschangedeaths
39,316🔺 86310  🔸 0



As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
3🔸 -20🔸 -1
active caseschangedeaths
-🔸 -226 🔸 0


Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ According to Statistics Canada  neighbourhoods with high concentrations of seniors had a COVID 19 death rate six times higher than average. Neighbourhoods with high concentrations of immigrants saw death rates 2.6 times higher than average. [Burnaby Now]

Stats – 10 May 2022

Tuesday May 10, 2022

Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 25°, low of 13°. 

Number: $44,000. The amount of extra money that the Progressive Conservative riding association  paid Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod annually. MacLeod was already being paid $165,850 annually as a cabinet member, plus $2,300 per month for housing. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: Maurice Moore. The musicians is one of five who won a 2021 SOCAN Foundation Black Canadian Music Award. [The Charlatan]

Quote: ‘It’s institutional. There’s four concrete walls and a steel door’ – John, describing living with his family and two dogs in the dilapitaed Richmond Plaza Motel, where they had to wait before they could housed through Ottawa Community Housing. [CBC]

Sports: AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 21 – Boston Glory 19, last Friday

What Ottawa is Talking About – 9 May 2022

Monday May 9, 2022

▪️The Lansdowne redevelopment plan was approved by The City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee. Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group has a plan for the City to build a new north stand at TD Place Stadium, and a new event space. The proposal makes a big deal of rental apartments and non-market housing but that's all 'next phase'. Council will look at it May 25.  [City of Ottawa]

+ Related Ottawa Bulldog has some questions about the Lansdowne proposal: If they don't build all 1200 apartments, do they still build 120 non-market homes? The City is not making a profit from the current retail businesses, why would this change with an expansion of retail? Has anyone checked if the air rights have any value? 

▪️The National Capital Commission is staying firm on keeping roads open to pedestrians and cyclists. The Commission closed several parkways to automobiles at the start of the pandemic, modifying it last year to re-allow cars after 1 pm and until 30 minutes past sunset on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. That schedule remains in 2022. A petition has been launched by car owners to take back the parkways. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Senators are not for sale says National Hockey League commissioner. Gary Bettman says the club is being professionally run and there is no urgency to sell it. The 19 and 23 year-old daughters of the late Eugene Melnyk now own the $525 million club. [CBC]

▪️Only five out of 41 items have been returns to Trucker siege protestors. Most of the items in police custody are things like generators, barbecues, and space heaters. People can claim items back if they can prove that it is your. [CBC]

▪️The City has recuperated the entire $558,000 that it sent to a scammer. The City was duped by email and sent the $588,000 to what it thought was the Salvation Army. The receiving bank froze the money and has now sent it back. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The UK Guardian ran this picture of Samson, a Yorkshire terrier, at his office in Ottawa. Apparently 18 per cent of Canadian workers 18 to 24 would change jobs if they were required to stop bringing in their pooch. [The Guardian]

Coronavirus Update – 9 May 2022

Monday May 9, 2022

Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.

ONTARIO

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,213🔺 46201🔸 -6
caseschangedeaths
1,276,116🔺 1,20612,972 🔺 0
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)94.4% 
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)

86.2%

💉 All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
q,9q0🔸 -1666🔸 0
caseschangedeaths
1,052,637🔺 62215,143 🔺 4
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
💉 All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
26🔺 45🔺 2
cases changedeaths
72,309🔺 121785 🔺 1
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 

OUTAOUAIS 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
71🔸 -15🔺 1
caseschangedeaths
39,230🔺 46310  🔸 0



As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
💉 Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
5🔸 01🔸 0
active caseschangedeaths
-🔸 -226 🔸 0


Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is stepping down to take a tenured professorship at the University of Oxford. [CBC]

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