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Real life markets happening this weekend

1️⃣  The final Carp Market: "Christmas in November" event runs this Saturday November 14 from 8:30am to 1:30pm. This is an outdoor event so dress warmly and don’t forget your mask.

2️⃣ Merrickville’s Handmade Christmas Makers Market takes over the picturesque town this Saturday November 14, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Vendors will be found throughout the town rather than one venue; follow the map on Facebook 

3️⃣ The Navan All Things Holiday Market takes over the Navan Fair Grounds on Sunday November 15 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This is an outdoor market with a large number of vendors. We’ve heard the lineup gets long, so it’s best to get there early. Covid rules in effect: expect physical distancing. 1279 Colonial Road

4️⃣ The Ottawa Artisans Happy Holiday Virtual Market is online from 7:00pm to 9:00pm until November 15. 

5 Gift Subscriptions that keep on giving

1️⃣  Stroked Ego's Sock of the Month club is available in three, six, or 12 month options for the stylish guy in your life. The subscription includes two pairs of socks each month. From $69.

2️⃣ The Floral subscription by Rebel Petal is also available in three, six or 12 month editions. From $30 per month 

3️⃣ For the coffee lovers, the Happy Goat Coffee Co's holiday gift subscriptions include two 340g bags each month and start at $120. Equator Coffee will also be offering gift subscriptions. Details coming soon. 

4️⃣ Hintonburg Public House HPH Wine of the Month Club $360 per year. The wines are listed on the website. 

5️⃣ The HPH Craft Beer of the Month Club costs $280 per year for four curated beers per month, which the pub describes as "A variety of one-offs, features, out of towners, and some local gems."

❗Yesterday, we linked to Cheekbone Beautys new lipsticks but somehow mangled the link. It’s

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌦️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 6°  

Number:  Two days. The length of time it took Hintonburg’s Tinseltown Christmas Emporium to sell out their batch of COVID-19 Christmas ornaments, including Santa wearing a mask and decorative toilet paper.  [CTV] [Tinseltown]

Ottawan of the Day: Trina Fraser, board chair of the Snowsuit Fund, which provides more than 16,000 snowsuits to babies and children up to the age of 15 in Ottawa. The initiative is launching the "Snowsuit Fund 2020 Gala-in-a-Box Edition", which includes a four-course gourmet meal for two featuring braised beef short ribs, from Beckta  [Ottawa Business Journal] [Gala in a Box]

Quote: “Maybe you can do the Donald Trump rally/exile tour; you know, bring him up to Ottawa and see if you can fill the stadium –  Mayor Jim Watson to concert promoter Ken Craig during yesterday’s Lansdown presentations [CTV]


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 7725 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 91 since yesterday, and 350 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 2862 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 31 since yesterday, and 61 deaths, one new report.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 745 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of two since yesterday, and 32 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ In case the Pfizer vaccine works out, Ottawa Public Health and Eastern Ontario Health Unit are already making preparations to distribute it, including trying to source the needed freezers [CBC]

⭕ Models show Ontario could hit 6,500 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-December at our current rate of growth [CBC]

⭕ The jump in cases in Ottawa is not worrying Dr Vera Etches yet. She says she looks at weekly stats, not daily [CBC]

⭕ Schools in Gatineau may close early – or have their break extended – in a effort to curb COVOD-19 cases [Ottawa Matters]

⭕ Staffer and two kids test positive for COVID-19 at Esther By Child Care Centre on Caldwell Avenue [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Another OC Transpo bus driver tests positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]

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▪️The City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee approves the 10-year lease extension of Lansdowne to Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. Councillors heard nine hours of presentations from the community, from supporters who recognised that the Group has spent millions of dollars improving Lansdowne and will spend millions more, to others who question why there is such a rush to approve this. Mayor Jim Watson declared it approved without taking a vote and it will go to the full Council on November 25. [Ottawa Citizen ]

▪️Ruckify, the Ottawa-based company that lets people rent out pretty much anything they own is listing on the TSX-Venture stock exchange. Co-owners of the company include potrenpreuer Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth and Dragon’s Den dragon Brett Wilson. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️Faces magazine lists what they think are Ottawa’s best steak houses [Faces]


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