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Monday, April 4, 2022

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5 Galleries you need to visite

▪️The “Free Ukraine” exhibition at Orange Art Gallery is a series of images selected for their relevance to the war in Ukraine. The show runs until April 17th. Wed-Sun 11:00am to 4:00pm. 290 City Centre Avenue. 

▪️Norman Takeuchi’s “Scrolling” exhibition is an exercise in painting for the joy of making images using geometric forms and decorative Japanese patterns. Wednesday to Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm until April 30th. Suite 101, 858 Bank Street. 

▪️Photographers can now register for the SPAO Summer Part-Time Studies program. The online and in-person courses range from foundation courses in digital photography through lighting and darkroom techniques. Meanwhile, you only have two more weeks to view the annual APEX exhibition at the SPAO Gallery, either online or in person Wednesday to Saturday 12;00pm to 5:00pm at 77 Pamilla Street. 

▪️Discover the work of Kristine McGuinty, a former portrait photographer who now paints moody landscapes of Kootenay Lake, at Koyman Galleries. Open 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday. 1771 St. Laurent Blvd. 

▪️If your budget doesn’t stretch to art collecting, Cube Gallery’s "Great BIG Smalls" collection of small scale works might be for you. The works are under 12 inches in size, with most ranging in price from $200 to $650. View the entire collection online

Art opprotuntiies

▪️House of Paint is searching for a Communications and Marking pro on a contract basis from April to December, 2022. This is a part time role, 26.5 hours per week, with additional hours required for community events and at festival time. Deadline to apply: April 7th at 6:00pm. 

▪️Ottawa Italian Week 2022 invites local artists to enter a contest to have their work presented on print collateral during the festival. This will be the feature image throughout the festival, and there’s a $1000 cash prize for the commissioned artwork. The deadline to submit your work is April 17th, and the winning submission will be chosen by April 28th. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 10°, low of 0°. 

Number: 11. The number Ottawa – Carleton District School Board elementary school classes that had to be cancelled due to lack of staff. The Board did not know the reason for the staff shortage. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawans of the Day: The Carleton Ravens. The mens basketball team won their third U Sports championship in a row, defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies 85-72 yesterday. [CBC]

Quote: ‘It’s just crazy. It’s on a sloping hillside. It’s too small a site for the waste that’s been accumulated over the past 75 years’ – Dr. Ole Hendrickson, a researched with the Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County, who are against Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, upriver, from expanding their nuclear waste storage. [Capital Current]

Sports: NHL Detroit Redwings 2 – Ottawa Senators 5, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
857? 94168? 2
1,174,686? 2,24812,470 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,407? 5769? -3
978,924? 2,33114,411 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)92.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? 20? 0
cases changedeaths
66,896?501765 ? 2

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

914,850 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)877,672 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)565,552 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This informaton has not been updated yested. Yesterday's data is below.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? 41? -1
36,572? 88293 ? 0

As of March 31, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.2%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


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

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
6? -20? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -217 ? 2

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ People who have contracted COVID-19 are having difficulty obtaining Paxlovid, the drug that reduces symptoms. Patients complain of bureacracy, a rule that denies the medicine to anyone who is not expected to live for another year or is likely to become more seriously ill with COVID-19. There is no shortage of Paxlovid. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Small plane crashes in West Ottawa. The tiny plane crashed on the edge of the also-tiny Carp Airport. The two occupants had walked over to the airport building, without serious injury, by the time that Ottawa Fire Services showed up. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Parliament Buildings will be encased in a huge photo mural that looks just like the structure inside. Ottawa Tourism had asked for the trompe l'oeil covering back in 2016, arguing that a picture of the iconic view would be better for tourism tha a bald construction site. The clock hands will be set at 12:45, representing the time the clock was installed in 1927. We would prefer something that you need to look at unfocused for five minutes so you can see the sailboat. [CBC]

▪️The stately Robert Law House in Sandy Hill has been designated a heritage building by the City. The Queen Anne Revival style house was built in 1886 for Robert Law, a former Ottawa Chief Medical Officer. The house is owned by the University of Ottawa and used as office space. [Capital Current]

▪️The Carleton Ravens begin their run in the 2022 U Sports men's basketball national championship today. They play against Victoria at 10 pm tonight. This CBC link has a video player to watch it. [CBC]

▪️A Toronto woman, whose mother used the Broadview Fertility Clinic run by Dr Norman Barwin, writes about how she learned the truth of her biological father. Barwin was sued by patients and reprimanded by the College of Physicians for using his own sperm to impregnate his patients. [Toronto Life]

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