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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Ottawan


Wednesday Food + Drink

▪️Big news in beer and cider today: Orléans Brewing Co has acquired Ottawa-based Burst Cider Company. We can’t wait to hear what’s in store for this group.

▪️Plan your Labour Day festivities with a Beer and Cheese Pairing pack from Covered Bridge Brewing. Each pack contains four Covered Bridge beers and cheese by Local Cheese Guy Kyle Weaver. Sounds delicious and classy. Order now for pickup or delivery on September 1st. 

▪️Whiprsnapr Brewing has an incredible Pride Week line-up planned. Alas, Drag Bingo on Wednesday the 25th is already sold out, but if you’re quick you can still nab tickets for Saturday’s FLAWLESS Drag show. DM the brewery to book your seats.

▪️The Citizen gave a mixed review to vegan restaurant Astoria Bistro Botanique in Gatineau. 

Deals of the day

▪️Get meatloaf and a beer for $20 + tax in the Wednesday special at the Barley Mow. Choose your pub from the nine locations in Ottawa, Almonte, and Brockville. 

▪️Darren and Martha both need new glasses, and we found a deal that’s worth looking into (ahem). Barrhaven & Manotick Optometric Centre is having a Buy One Pair, Get the Second Pair Half Off sale.Email to make an appointment or call 613-825-3931. 

▪️Need cake? Who doesn’t? (Seriously. If we could have cake every single day, we would.) Head to Aux Delices Bakery for 20% off cake orders. Use the code BIRTHDAY to receive your 20% discount. Note: the code doesn’t apply to pies. Just cakes.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: 🌧️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 29°, low of 18°

Number: 10. The number of years the all-female WindSisters Motorcycle Club has been riding. [Stittsville Central]

Ottawan of the Day: Camille Bérubé. The Gatineau swimmer will represent Canada in five different categories at the Paralympics next week. [Ottawa Sports Pages]

Quote: ‘It was a horrible day for us’ – Ottawa businessman Samim Iqbal on the Taliban entering Kabul. Iqbal was in Afghanistan to help his mom and sister move to Canada after they successfully received visas.  [Ottawa Citizen]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


556,435🔺 3459,428 🔺 10

❗ Due to technical difficulties, the Province did not update their data today

💉 Eligible people with one dose82.3% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose74.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


382,755🔺43611,278 🔺1
💉 Eligible people with one dose85.3%
💉 Eligible people with second dose73.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,030🔺 19

593 🔸 0

💉 Eligible people with one dose

778,237 (84%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose707,461 (77%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,699🔺7215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 532,815

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4783🔺1112 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose149,308 (81.6%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose134,027 (73.2%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Mayor Jim Watson has asked the City manager to come up with a plan to protect City workers and the general public that does not require mandatory vaccinations. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Algonquin College students, staff, and visitors will need to show proof of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination by schools’ start on September 7. They will need to show proof of the second dose by October 12. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Porter Airlines, which flies from Ottawa Airport, will require all staff to be vaccinated or have mandatory testing for COVID-19. [Le Droit

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▪️Residents are not happy with the agreement between the developer of the Heron Gate apartments and the City. Residents point out that the promise of affordable suites is based on a citywide median income, resulting in $1,200 one bedroom rents which they state is too expensive. They also point out only 255 affordable units are promised yet 500 families will be displaced. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️University of Ottawa professor wins appeal in Poland, does not need to apologize over calling a possible Nazi collaborator a possible Nazi collaborator. History professor Jan Grabowski had been taken to a Polish court by a relative of a war-time mayor who was named in Grabowski’s 2018 book. An appeal court absolved a defamation ruling against Grabowski on the basis of academic freedom. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The mayor of Gatineau wants a direct bus route to Montréal. There are several bus companies that offer service starting in Gatineau, then though Ottawa, and down to Montreal but Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin says that takes too long. Gatineau has, he says, ‘broken away from its status as a suburb of Ottawa to become, in effect, the metropolis of the Outaouais and western Quebec’ and needs to have a direct link to Montréal without going through Ottawa. [CTV]

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