Friday, May 20, 2022

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We’ve compiled a little list of furniture and accessories for updating your outdoor space. Everything on our list is made in Canada. 

▪️Update your deck or patio with recycled plastic outdoor furniture. Berrylaneoutside Renfrew has a good selection of Adirondack chairs, couches, tables, and other pieces made by C.R. Plastic Products in Stratford Ontario. 206 Kunopaski Road, Renfrew. 

▪️Going on the road? The portable Cotton Weave Chair by Lēzher will ensure you’re the most stylish picnic-er in the park. $150. 

▪️Les Écolorés sells pre-washed waffle cotton table cloths, runners, and napkins in a wide range of colours to suit any summer table. Made in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. $8.50 - $74.95. 

▪️When one is preparing a jug of lemonade, Sangria, or Pimm’s at home, one requires something special with which to stir the good stuff. One really likes the Stick for Lemonade & Sangria by la Louve. Handcrafted from recycled wood in the Laurentians village of Val-David, the stick is slender and stylish. $22.00. 

▪️Don’t forget to bring your own style as you wield your magic at the BBQ. Get a good looking, durable apron from MiLeMerveilles, who offers your choice of primary and secondary colours. Made in Quebec. 

▪️Don’t use just any old bamboo sticks for your veggies. Get a set of three steel skewers from Cloverdale Forge, hand crafted in Winnipeg by award winning blacksmiths. You read that correctly. $38. 

▪️At this time of year, you'll want to keep the blackflies and ‘squitoes at bay with citronella candles dotted around the dining area. Maker House has Canadian-made citronella candles by Au Naturel and Lucky Clover Candles. At Ottawa Artisans, the Cement Outdoor Citronella Candle by Relief Handmade comes in a variety of finishes to look good on the deck, and it’s only $15 right now. 

Deal of the day

▪️This weekend get a free Aina coral tinted satin lipstick with any purchase over $50 from Cheekbone. The price of the Aina will be removed at checkout, as long as you buy more than $50 worth of products into your cart. 

▪️Bella Women’s Consignment Boutique is taking 25% off all new clothing and home decor items today and Saturday in store and May 22nd and 23rd online. 

It's a holiday on Monday, so we'll see you Tuesday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 27°, low of 20°. 

Number: $10,000. The amount of money available to businesses in the Île de Hull quadrant of Gatineau that were affected by the Trucker siege, under a new programme. Eligible businesses must have fewer than 10 employees. [Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawan of the Day: Stewart. The black Labrador is the new house dog at the Château Laurier. [Toronto Star]

Quote: ‘There is no convoy to support’ – Trucker siege organizer Tamara Lich to the hearing which is considering whether or not to revoke her bail. Lich previously agreed that she would not be involved in anything Trucker Convoy-related. Lich plans to attend a gala in Toronto June 16, where she will receive a ‘Freedom Award’ from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 13 – Windy City ThunderBolts 3, last night


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,165? -42163? -5
1,293,226? 1,41213,146 ? 16
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.8% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,562? 053? 0
1,060,657? 61215,338 ? 12
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
10? 10?-1
cases changedeaths
73,028? 70803 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,525 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,837 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)576,065 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
60? 01?-1
39,546? 34314  ?0

As of May 19, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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
6? 02? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -228 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Monkeypox, not COVID 19, but Canada is one of the centres of Monkeypox outbreaks worldwide. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️The Rideau Canal will be close to overflowing as Parks Canada moves water through the system. Recent rainfalls have filled the system and the locks, spillways, and dams will be full as the canal operators push the water through in readiness of opening, and attempt to avoid breaching any banks. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️Twelve Ottawa-area hospitals will now allow you to view your health records on your iPhone. Carleton Place, District Memorial Hospital, Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Montfort and Queensway Carleton Hospital, Arnprior Regional Health, and Bruyère will now let you view your records on Apple’s Health Records for iPhone, some of the first hospitals in Canada to do so. [NarCity Ottawa] [Apple Health Records]

+ Related Decades of patient data has been stolen from Arnprior Hospital by a hacker this week 

▪️Bus riders say that poor OC Transpo service have cost them jobs. The riders say that OC Transpo has cancelled buses with little or no notice, making them late for work. [CTV

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