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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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The Scarlet Drops

Harriet Records was the only music label run from the Harvard University Campus. Founded by history professor Tim Alcorn, Harriet focused on 80s and 90s new wave and indie pop – on 7 inch records no less. The label – named after Harriet The Spy – folded in 1998.

But Alcorn has this week resurrected Harriet from his New York State home, re-launching it with a compilation of Ottawa's Scarlet Drops, Scarlet Drops 1984-1992.  

To many of you, this may be classical music. To others, it's balm for the ears. Listen to samples here.

As for the Scarlet Drops themselves: Deb, Reg, and Dan Allen – are you out there?

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☁️ Cloudy. High of 17°, low of 8°

Number:  $1,000,000. The amount of money that the Ottawa Police Service will spend to buy 200 new tasers. [CTV]

Ottawans Gatinois of the Day:  Gilles Bilodeau, Aissétou Koné, Solange Lambert, Max E. Lescot, Michel Mayer, and Benjamin Oddo. The six have received the first ever Citizens of Merit awards from the City of Gatineau. [Le Droit]

Quote: ‘We met and just talked about our shared interest and [thought], “Wouldn’t it be great to have a course that explored the spiritual but also psychological dimensions of psychedelics?”’ – Associate professor with the department of classics and religious studies at Carleton University, Anne Vallely, on Canada’s first-ever microprogramme on psychedelic studies. [The Charlatan

Sports: NHL Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – Ottawa Senators 1, yesterday

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Assistants Please

▪️Ottawa Public Library is looking for a Public Service Assistant for providing information, reference and readers advisory services to the public. 

▪️National Gallery of Canada is looking for a Administrative Assistant in the Photographs Collection department and the Prints and Drawings department. 

▪️The Canada Council is looking for Program Assistants in the Explore and Create Program, which means doling out the grants. YOU don't get to dole out the grants, however, you're the assistant to the person who does.

▪️The Canadian Red Cross is looking for a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

▪️Larga Baffin provides accommodation to Inuit who travel to Ottawa for medical care not available in their home communities and is looking for and Administrative Assistant

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


588,612? 5119,754 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose87.2% 
? Eligible people with second dose82%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


412,364?40211,389 ? 6
? Eligible people with one dose90.6%
? Eligible people with second dose84.9%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

596 ?0

? Eligible people with one dose

818,885 (89%)
? Eligible people with second dose772,028 (84%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,821?75221 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 596,977

As of October 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 85.9%
? Eligible people with second dose81.7%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5430?48114 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose161,702 (88.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose152,135 (83.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Throne Speech at Queen's Park says that any new COVID-19 regulations by the Province will be localized and targeted  [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ It's okay to ask ‘are you vaccinated’ before Thanksgiving dinner, says Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health. [CBC]

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▪️The Planning Committee approves proposal to build part of the new Civic Hospital on Experimental Farm land. Councillors felt that green space on top of a five-storey parking garage was an adequate alternative, with access to the green space to be built in phase 2. How the hospital will connect to the new Dow's Lake O-Train station remains unclear. The full council will discuss the plan Oct 13.  [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Master plan for the new Civic Hospital campus 

▪️Small Quebec village rejects 54 storey tower in the middle of the woods. We wrote about this earlier in the year. A developer proposed the building to Namur, Quebec, as something attractive to commuters who would come home to a 360° view of wilderness. Everyone else around would see a 54 storey tower coming out of the forest. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Hospital has a breakout of the legionella bacteria. The hospital has turned off all the taps and is flushing it all with chlorine. Legionnaires' disease is one possible result of the bacteria. The hospital says it will take a week before the water is deemed safe. [CBC]

▪️Mosquitos with West Nile virus have been found in Ottawa. The virus is commonly transmitted by Robins. They get bitten when they fly south, then transfer West Nile to the local mosquitoes when they return. [Capital Current]

▪️Kevin Wylie, head of public works and environmental services, is leaving on Jan. 19 [Jon Willing Twitter

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