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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Today is Bear Witness day, which works to ensure that Indigenous families on reserves may access the same provision of child and family services that other Canadians take for granted. First Nations children still do not enjoy the same access to these support systems. Learn more by watching Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger. Visit the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society website for more information.


▪️The Festival of Small Halls 2022 launches the first of its three weekends this Friday May 13th, with performances by Kaia Later at St.John’s United Church in Brockville, Great Lake Swimmers at Manotick United Church (Sold Out), and Chris Murphy at St. Andrew’s United Church in Pakenham. The festival programs intimate music performances in the small venues that are found in the towns and communities in our corner of Ontario. 

▪️During the summer months, many Ottawans enjoy Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), the regular delivery of produce from local farms through the purchase of membership shares. Ottawa Farm Fresh wants to bring farm deliveries to lower-income households. The farm will match every dollar donated to its CSA Accessibility Fund, allowing those who wouldn’t normally have the ability to enjoy the CSA experience to take part. Applications are also being accepted from those wanting to access the subsidised share membership


Deals of the day

▪️The Mother’s Week sale ends tonight at The Kindred Studio of Abbottsford, BC. Get 20% off cute outfits for kids and moms when you use the code LOVEMOM at checkout. 

▪️Toronto womenswear brand Birds of North America is holding an amazing Golden Ticket Sale, offering between 60 and 80% off past collections. Every transaction placed between now and Sunday May 15 will be entered to win one of five Golden Tickets, which will give the winners 200 Birds Dollars to spend in the store or online. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 25°, low of 13°. 

Number: $44,000. The amount of extra money that the Progressive Conservative riding association paid Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod annually. MacLeod was already being paid $165,850 annually as a cabinet member, plus $2,300 per month for housing. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: Maurice Moore. The musician is one of five who won a 2021 SOCAN Foundation Black Canadian Music Award. [The Charlatan]

Quote: ‘It’s institutional. There’s four concrete walls and a steel door’ – John, describing living with his family and two dogs in the dilapidated Richmond Plaza Motel, where they had to wait before they could housed through Ottawa Community Housing. [CBC]

Sports: AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 21 – Boston Glory 19, last Friday

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,555? 242188? -13
1,277,205? 1,08912,991 ? 19
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.6% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,901? -966? 0
1,053,409? 77215,178 ? 35
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
26? 02? -3
cases changedeaths
72,330? 21789 ? 4
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
77? 63? -2
39,316? 86310  ? 0

As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%

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
3? -20? -1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -226 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ According to Statistics Canada neighbourhoods with high concentrations of seniors had a COVID 19 death rate six times higher than average. Neighbourhoods with high concentrations of immigrants saw death rates 2.6 times higher than average. [Burnaby Now]

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▪️European deer has taken up residence in South Ottawa. The white fallow stag, native to Turkey, has befriended five horses on a farm near Manotick, not straying far from them. The deer is thought to have come from a deer farm but an escapee has not been reported to the Minstry of Environment. [CBC]

▪️Rideau-Vanier councillor Mathieu Fleury will not run in October's election. First elected in 2010, Fleury says that he will remain in Ottawa and is looking for new ways to contribute to the city. Including the mayor, eight incumbants have decided not to run again for council this year. [CBC]

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