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Giving Tuesday

▪️ Today Beau’s is donating 25% of the new light layered “Lug Tread 2.5%” sales to Fiat Farm’s Nourish the Hungry campaign, which benefits Shepherds of Good Hope, a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and supportive housing provider in Ottawa.

▪️ Classical music and arts festival Music and Beyond asks arts lovers to consider giving to the organization today. Donations help Music and Beyond to provide employment opportunities for artists who have found their livelihoods affected by the pandemic. 

▪️Today Whitewater Brewing is donating 12% of online and Bottle Shop sales to the Black Health Alliance, the community-led charity that aims to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. The brewery has also implemented a donations page on its website. 


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☔ Rain or drizzle. High of 7°  

Number:  $2,500,000,000. The amount of money, in US dollars, spent on businesses using the shopping cart service provided by local mom and pop business Shopify on Black Friday. Two-thirds of that was spent using mobile devices. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: Tara Shields and Krista Durie. The two are co-chairs of the Shoebox Project, which provide Christmas gifts for women living in shelters to help alliviate lonliness. [Ottawa Citizen] [Shoebox Project]

Quote: “The city is very concerned about raising taxes on wealthy homeowners and the optics of that, but when you raise the cost of an essential service like transit, you are shifting the burden from people who can afford it to people who can’t afford it, and I find that very disturbing – Kari Glynes Elliott of the Ottawa Transit Riders group  [Capital Current]


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 8487 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 29 since yesterday, and 375 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3565 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11 since yesterday, and 80 deaths, no new reports.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 868 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 33 since yesterday, and 31 deaths, no new reports.

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.

⭕ PSA: Positive results of COVID-19 antibodies do not mean a person is immune  [CBC]

⭕ Minto Recreation Complex staffer tests positive for COVID-19 [CTV]

 🍁 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.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


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▪️Ottawa Police Service is collecting hygiene products for women until December 16. The service is looking for donations of sanitary and hygiene products like pads, tampons, soap, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo, which will be brought to – among other places – the Minwaashin Lodge, Youth Services Bureau, Nelson House and Cornerstone Housing. Items can be dropped off at Shoppers Drug Mart on 174 Bank Street, 455 Bank Street, 702 Bank Street, 1080 Bank Street and at 181 Greenbank Road. [Ottawa Police]

▪️Panel recommends removing Justice of the Peace who complained about the system in a National Post column. Justice of the Peace Julie Lauzon wrote, in 2016, that the bail system was a disgrace and that prosecutors were bullies.The Attorney General will make the decision on whether she keeps her job. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Tiagz and 404Vincent both sign with major labels. The two Ottawa musicians signed with different wings of Sony music  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Ottawa Tool Library needs a new home – stat. The Library had been subletting from Makerspace North, but Makerspace North itself is being evicted due to… you know the drill. The Tool Library lets anyone borrow anything from a hammer to a battery charger to a belt sander. [Ottawa Tool Library]



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