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 Monday, November 22, 2021

The Ottawan


It's done. The Best of Ottawa Awards 2021 have been announced and this has to be the most scientifically accurate curation of great Ottawa restaurants, businesses, people, and intangible things ever created.

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Read it here.


▪️Over 40 local artists are taking part in the West Carleton Art Society’s Art for All show, running until November 28th at Myers Cadillac. The dealership has offered a spacious showroom for the artworks, which include paintings in acrylic and oil, pastel images, mixed media, photography, wood and glass. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Art for Aid, the non-profit community organization that provides art education and materials to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Visit Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 7:00pm. and Friday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 1200 Baseline Road, Ottawa. 

▪️Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Enchanted Holiday Drive in Stittsville, and according to organizers they’re going fast. Running from December 1st to 23rd the experience features sets with lights, effects, and actors, plus Santa’s mailbox for your children’s letters. 6336 Fallowfield Road. 

Deals of the Day

▪️Get your favourite wax + wane coffee at a 30% discount until November 25th. Use code BF2130 to get the special price on roast-to-order speciality beans from this Ottawa coffee roaster. 

▪️Receive 20% off the regular price of lovely wool sweaters and linen dresses from Nelson, BC’s We are Stories. Creator Tracy Fillion designs, cuts, prints, and sews her collections in a home surrounded by fresh air, chickens, and honeybees. Use code Thankyou20% until Thursday at 9:00am EST. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ❄️ 40 per cent chance of flurries. High of 2°, low of -6°

Number: 92. The number of years that Pat Flesher Luxury Outerwear on Cooper Street has been serving Ottawa. The business will close in 2022, with a liquidation sale. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Ava James-SidoliThe Carp teenager has been named the 2021 Ottawa Food Bank Holiday Food Drive Youth Ambassador. On her own, she has raised $50,000 for the Ottawa Food Bank, the Canadian Cancer Society and BGC Ottawa, the Boys and Girls Club. [CTV]

Quote: ‘Here we are in the capital of Canada and we’re fighting for clean water – Pauline van der Roest, who lives in the unique neighbourhood of Fairhaven, behind Montfort Hospital. Seventy years ago National Research Council scientists built their own leafy community as a cooperative complete with well-water. Residents now fear that encrouching development will foul their water. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 19 – Montréal Alouettes 18, last Friday;  U Sports men's championship final (soccer) Montreal Carabins 4 – Carleton Ravens 3, yesterday

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday


612,318? 20969,968 ?9
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)78.2% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)79.4%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


439,763?221911,560 ?8
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)83.9%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

614 ?0


? Eligible people with one dose (12+)

838,253 (91%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)809,372 (88%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,448?7223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 613,562

As of November 9, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose (12+) 87.5%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)84.4%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates



5974?10131 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (12+)168,046 (91.8%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)162,062 (88.6%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Ottawa Public Health says that it could start immunizing children five to 11 years of age against COVID-19 beginning Friday. Appointments will be taken on the vaccination portal – remember that? – starting tomorrow at 8:00 am. [CBC] [Provincial Portal

⭕ The COVID-19 test requirement for Canadians and permanent residents crossing the US border will end November 30 for trips of 72 hours or less. Non-Canadians will still require the test. Also announced, all professional athletes crossing the border will need to be vaccinated. [Globe & Mail]

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▪️Fifty passengers on the O-Train were trapped in the tunnel between Rideau and uOttawa stations last week. The passengers waited fifty-five minutes until maintenance staff could release the brakes. Everyone disembarked at uOttawa station.  [CBC]

▪️Daycare workers in Quebec may go on strike today. Parents in Gatineau benefit from $11 per day daycare; on the Ottawa side, parents wait for the Province to make a deal for $10 per day daycare with the Federal government. Quebec daycare workers have not had a contract for 18 months. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Police budget foregoes hiring 30 new officers but the Service will be hiring 28 that have ‘already been approved‘. The positions were approved in 2020 with funding to come for the current 2021 budget but were never hired. The Police say they have shortages in traffic, guns and gangs, and the sexual assault, child abuse and partner assault sections [CTV]

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