Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Ottawan



Storm Resources

For the 10th day, the remaining homes without power will be powered up by tomorrow Friday. About 1,400 homes are still without power after last week’s storm. [Hydro Ottawa outage map]


Food + Drink Update

▪️Seven Capital Region restaurants have made the 2022 Canada's 100 Best Restaurants List. They are: North & NavyRivieraSupply And DemandAliceAtelierBeckta, and Les Fougères. That's up three from the last time that the list was compiled in 2020. 

▪️It’s Jeollabuk-Do Culture Day, part of Korea Week, at Lansdowne Park. The fun starts at 4:00pm and includes a fashion show, games, traditional Korean arts & crafts, Korean street food, calligraphy booths, a really cool miniature exhibition, and a flea market. Until 8:00pm.

▪️Parkdale Night Market returns tonight for the 2022 season. Shop for fresh fruits, veggies, plants for the garden, and meat with local and regional producers and growers from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

▪️The Rabbithole’s Sneaki Tiki rooftop bar opens this Friday June 3 at 7:0pm. First come, first served. 208 Spark Street. 

▪️Meetings has created a CHEO BBQ 2022 kit ($80) to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Each kit includes a Half Rack Smoked Pork Ribs, four Signature Smoked Sausages, 1lb of Jumbo Smoked Wings, Smoked Beans, Meatings' Macaroni Salad & a Bottle of Maple BBQ Sauce. You can add drinks (including beers) to your order, too. Order by June 8th for pick up Friday Jun 10th only, from 5380 Canotek Road Unit 23. $10 from each kit is donated to CHEO.

▪️The Lexington’s new ByWard Market location officially opened last night. Visit 97 Clarence St for cocktails, beer, and BBQ. 

▪️On Friday The Vegans Who Snack Food Festival will bring together Little Jo Berry’s and Ottawa Markets for an evening celebration of flavourful plant-based food. Find treats like Vegan Matcha Kit Kat ice cream (Mooshu Ice Cream), Chocolate (Terra 20), Eggrolls (Yugirolls), Vegan Momos (The Momo Spot), Caribbean treats (Baccanalle), and many more from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Parkdale Market, 366 Parkdale Avenue. 

Live performance

Adapted from her novel of the same name, Claudia Carroll’s The Secrets of Primrose Square follows the lives of residents of a Dublin apartment building. Tuesday through Sunday until June 11th, at the Gladstone Theatre. 


Bather has partnered wth the iconic Canadian brand Tilley to create a fabulous bucket hat. Available in cranberry, periwinkle, and army green, the Bucket Hat X Tilley is 100% nylon, and matches Bather swim trunks. $95


▪️The General Idea exhibit is finally here, at the National Gallery of Canada. There’s a Members Only preview today (Wednesday June 1) from 1pm - 5pm, with the public exhibition opening tomorrow. 

This is kind of a big deal. The Art Newspaper has run a love letter to the show with ‘Subversive Canadian art collective General Idea go mainstream with major Ottawa show’. 

▪️SPAO Centre presents the official reception of the school’s summer exhibition, Descendance, on Friday June 3 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The show features the work of 10 first generation Canadian and immigrant photographic artists as they explore the themes of identity and belonging. The show continues until September 18th. 


 How did we make a cat swallow a pill?

Yesterday, we asked readers how we can make the ottawan’s Chief Feline Officer Wiggy take his pill.

We received many moggie-centric suggestions:

▪️Gently press both sides of his mouth and shove the pill in. This is what we wanted to avoid because it seems so brutal

▪️Crush the pills into broth or Lil Soups by Friskies 

▪️Buy a pill pocket from PetSmart which cats confuse as Temptations

▪️Cover the pill with meat

▪️Compounding pharmacies can coat the pills in flavourings


Brutal won the day and Wiggy was force-fed his pill. He's now glaring at us and we worry that layoffs are imminent.


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 17°, low of 13°. 

Number:  $200,000. The increased value of their unbuilt condos that buyers in Stittsville believe that they have lost. Two years after condo buyers of Hazeldean Crossing put down their deposits, the builder went through a bankruptcy process and returned everyone's money. However, they eventually avoided bankruptcy, finished construction, and are running the building as rentals. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Alex Moxon. Four years after it was recorded, the jazz guitarist will debut his first album Alex Moxon Quartet, at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage on June 11. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘It was a very, very hot day. He was burned. He was so red. So, I called Ottawa and said, “I’m so sorry, he’s feeling bad, maybe some fever. Can we postpone for two or three days? They said ‘OK,’ but seemed disappointed. They never called me back” – sports agent Alexander Tyjnych on how the Ottawa Senators may have lost out on signing superstar goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, now playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Faces Mag]

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 80 – Montréal Alliance 86, last night; Frontier League Ottawa Titans 12 – New York Boulders 8, last night


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
722? -86127? -13
1,304,063? 1,03013,265 ? 23
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)92% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,139? -4231? -1
1,066,906? 71115,427 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
14? 32? 0
cases changedeaths
73,518? 66811 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,961 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,483 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)577,660 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
51? 12? 1
39,737? 20316  ? 1

As of May 26, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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
2? -30? -1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ All the COVID 19 rules governing Federally regulated travel will remain for at least another month, says the Public Health Agency of Canada. That means masks on planes and trains, two week quarantines for the unvaccinated coming into Canada, and random testing, among other rules. While the Agency said the rules will remain at least another month, there is no timeline for changes. [CBC]

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▪️More than 200 Federal employees who are claiming damages because of the Phoenix pay system had their email addresses mailed to each other. The Treasury Board sent a bulk email to all the claimants assuring them that they were ‘working diligently’ but accidently put everyone's email address in the CC field instead of the hidden BCC field. Recipients are appalled at the privacy breach. [CBC

▪️The City is inviting everyone to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee tomorrow at City Hall. The ceremony begins at 8:45 pm and features bagpiper Diu Regnare and the lighting of a beacon at 9:15 pm plus a performance from the Carleton University Choir. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Louise Glatt, who co-founded Ottawa’s first record store, ran the coffeehouse Le Hibou, and created radio station CHEZ-FM, has passed at age 85. The former New Yorker came to Ottawa in the mid-50s and was appalled at the lack of cultural opportunities that she found.  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Apartment 613 have published a chapbook of 25 local poets. All the Flowers can be downloaded for free here. [Apt 613]

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