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’Tis the season to drink Stout

▪️Crooked Mile Brewing’s entry into the seasonal category is Uptown Breakfast Oatmeal Stout. They’ve sourced the ingredients from their Almonte neighbours, and you’ll detect notes of chocolate coffee, chocolate, and honey.

▪️Flora Hall has just released their Mocha Stout, a collab with their neighbours at Arlington 5 and Lulo Coffee. Expect “deep flavours of dark malts, chocolate and fruity coffee” and enjoy it on tap, in cans, and via home delivery. 

▪️Vimy Brewing’s ever popular light-bodied winter Stout is back in stock, ready to be taken home in those lovely brown striped cans. They’re offering shipping across Ontario until November 30. 

▪️Waller Street Brewing has Dark Arts Imperial Stout in bottles and at the taproom. It’s made with coffee beans, cinnamon, papilla chilli peppers, and lactose, and will be available for a limited time. 

▪️At this time of year, Egg Nog has the ottawan team’s hearts. We’re excited that Whiprsnapr Brewing has incorporated this sweet seasonal flavour into their Nog Hog white stout. Think: sweetness of milk sugars plus cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. 


Black Friday brewery deals:

▪️Beau’s All Natural is offering 50% off apparel and merch. Use the code EXTRA10 at checkout to get the full deal. 

▪️Spend $100 at Dominion City (pre-tax) and get a gift card for $15. Other deals include 20% off glassware, hats, posters, pennants, and select apparel. 

▪️At Orléans Brewing you’ll find a case of 24 cans for $60, plus markdowns on merch. 

▪️Perth Brewery has merch for 50% off, but there are limited sizes, styles, and quantities.

▪️The deals at Stray Dog Brewing include 30% off sweaters (code SDOG30) and 25% off merch and local items (code SDOG25). Available until Sunday night at 6:00pm

Another weekend Christmas market:

▪️Starting tomorrow (November 28th) Ottawa Farmers’ Market indoor Christmas Market at Lansdowne runs every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Aberdeen Pavilion. You’ll find over 60 vendors selling delicious bread, scones, jewelry, beeswax candles, and a whole lot more. 1000 Exhibition Way 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren


#STATS

Weather: 🌦️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 6°  

Number:  2. The number of carts full of Amazon packages found abandoned near the Westboro Real Canadian Superstore. The discoverer figures that a thief stole the packages from a nearby van but was stymied when the shopping cart wheels locked up as it left the store’s parking lot [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Jagmeet Singh. The leader of the NDP, who maintains a residence in Ottawa, has challenged American member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a round of Among Us. The two will play at 7 pm tonight and it'll be viewable on Twitch. [HuffPost] [Twitch (Jagmeet)] [Twitch (AOC)]

Quote: “I mean any of us that are on any of those apps their percentages are exorbitant, it’s really hard to make any money, at some points they’re so high I’m paying you to eat the food – Jordan Holley, owner of Shelby Burger, on the provincial government’s plan to cap delivery service company fees for restaurants.  [CTV]


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Public Health Reports: 

OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 8278 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 24 since yesterday, and 372 deaths, no new reports.
 

OUTAOUAIS

Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3455 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 29 since yesterday, and 78 deaths, two new reports.
 

EASTERN ONTARIO

Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 826 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of eight since yesterday, and 31 deaths, one new report.


Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned a case to a different health authority.


⭕ Ottawa retailer of lab equipment says competition for specialised refrigerators for the announced COVID-19 vaccines is fierce, and they may not be available until 2021  [CBC]

⭕ Celebrate Christmas in your own home, says Premier Doug Ford. People who live alone can join up with one household [CBC]

⭕ Even though Canadian labs have promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Canada doesn't have the capability to mass produce them [Ottawa Citizen]


 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️Kanata golf course should remain a golf course, not houses, votes Planning Committee. Clublink, the owner of Kanata Golf and Country Club, had wanted to build 1,500 homes on the grounds. The Committee cited a forty-year old agreement with the previous owners of the club that requires the Kanata area to have 40 per cent green space.Clublink has taken the City to court over that agreement.  [CBC]

+ Related City councillor Jeff Leiper asks why out-of-character developments are bad in Kanata but permissible in older urban areas?

▪️Valley waterfront property sales are still going crazy. Real estate agents are finding that sales are happening at 50 to 70 per cent above asking price and without inspections. [CBC]

▪️Hydro Ottawa is increasing rates for the new year. In drip-drip-drip style, the rates will be less than a dollar monthly, resulting in an extra $3.77 per month by 2025.  [CTV]

#O-TRAIN UPDATE

Stage 2 of the O-Train is still being built but the station names have now been selected. A few are existing stations but have been renamed. Here are the names and reasons, ripped straight from the City’s report:

WEST

  • Westboro – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the neighbourhood in which the station is located
  • Kìchì Sìbì (replaces the current station name Dominion) – Named after the adjacent Ottawa River, consistent with the nearby Kitchissippi Lookout, and uses the accepted Algonquin spelling
  • Sherbourne (this station has been called Cleary during project planning) –Named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • New Orchard – Named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Lincoln Fields – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the neighbourhood where the station is located and the adjacent shopping centre
  • Iris – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Algonquin (replaces the current station name Baseline) – Named after the adjacent Algonquin College campus
  • Queensview – Named after the adjacent street
  • Pinecrest – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Bayshore – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the neighbourhood where the station is located and the adjacent shopping centre
  • Moodie – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located

South

  • Corso Italia (this station has been called Gladstone during project planning) – Uses the ceremonial name for the parallel Preston Street and provides reference to the station location in the heart of Little Italy
  • Dow’s Lake / Lac Dow (replaces the current station name Carling) –Named for the adjacent major destination and neighbourhood
  • Walkley – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • South Keys – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the neighbourhood where the station is located and the adjacent shopping centre
  • Leitrim – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Bowesville – Named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Limebank – Named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Uplands – Named after the area and the cross-street where the station is located
  • Airport / Aéroport – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the adjacent Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

East

  • Montréal – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Jeanne d’Arc – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located
  • Convent Glen (this station has been called Orléans Boulevard during project planning) – Named after the neighbourhood where the station is located
  • Place d’Orléans – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the adjacent shopping centre
  • Trim – Continuing to use the established station name, named after the cross-street where the station is located

Stage 2 will open bit by bit in 2022, 2024, and 2025. Stage 3, which will take the O-Train to Barrhaven, Stittsville, and Kanata through a route that destroys 120 low-income homes, is currently unfunded and has no dates set.

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