Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Ottawan


Jobs in chocolate, jewellery, marine engineering

▪️Hummingbird Chocolate (Almonte) has several openings for the growing business. Fulfillment Lead (Full time, permanent), Retail & Cafe Manager (Full time, permanent), and Retail Associates (Full and Part Time available).

▪️JV Studios, the Wellington West jewellery and gift boutique, is searching for full and part time staff. 

▪️Costco’s in-house event marketer, CDS, is looking or part-time product demonstrators who will interact with Costco club members and generate brand awareness.

▪️Combine a love of travel with bartending skills at Ottawa International Airport’s Vino Volo

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 22°, low of 18°

Number: $17 million. The amount of the deficit that OC Transpo has accumulated in the past year, due to lost revenues. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: Susan J. Atkinson, Conyer Clayton, Doris Fiszer, Seymour Mayne, Christian McPherson, Pearl Pirie, Leslie Roach, and Deborah-Anne Tunney. The eight are shortlisted for the 2021 Archibald Lampman Award which recognizes a remarkable poet residing in the National Capital region. [Apartment 613]

Quote: ‘I think likely status quo with just a little bit more leaning towards the left in certain areas’ – Zachary Prenner, who moved from Barrhaven to Almonte, is one of those big city folk moving into the honest, straight-shooting rural areas and whose votes are changing the political calculations. [CBC]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



575,796? 5779,624 ? 7
? Eligible people with one dose85.2% 
? Eligible people with second dose78.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


399,058?63311,312 ? 7
? Eligible people with one dose88.7%
? Eligible people with second dose82%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,941? 52

594 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

803,783 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose746,044 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,329?93215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 571,831

As of September 8, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose298,602 (72.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose274,158 (66.7%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4991?25112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose155,946 (85.2%)
? Eligible people with second dose143,707 (78.5%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Ottawa Hospital emailed its unvaccinated staff members – but used CC instead of BCC, releasing everyone’s names. The hospital apologized and used the recall function which usually removes the emails. Around 400 staff members at the Ottawa Hospital are unvaccinated. [CBC]

⭕ The Provincial Government has set out the rules for unvaccinated school staff. Unvaccinated staff must test themselves twice per week, with at least three days between tests and no more than 48 hours before coming to work. [CBC]

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▪️Video rentals are truly dead as City orders former West Coast Video shop in Old Ottawa South demolished. Long considered an eyesore – and long since closed as a video shop – the building has been empty since a fire gutted it in 2009. [CBC]

▪️Parents at École élémentaire publique Francojeunesse in Sandy Hill are upset that the school is a polling place for the Federal election. They are worried that unvaccinated voters will be on the premises while students are in class, putting the kids at risk. The school operator, Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, does not require its own staff to be vaccinated. [CBC]

▪️The Afghan Embassy in Centretown has not shown any indication that there has been a change in Afghanistan. Their website still says Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, not the Islamic Emirate, and last week the Embassy closed for a holiday to honour an anti-Taliban hero. [National Post]

▪️The readers of Faces magazine have chosen their three best hikes around Ottawa. [Faces]

▪️Apartment 613 has run a nice history of Union Station, with lots of photos. [Apartment 613]

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