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HELLO OTTAWA

The good news is: the city is adding 12 new electric vehicle charge stations.

The bad news is: they are all planned to be in the centre of the city. Those who live beyond good transit areas get bupkis.  [Map]

Even if you don't have an electric vehicle, you – like us – will probably want one in the future if you need to drive. 

Luckily, the City is asking your opinion. Let them know we need charge stations everywhere. We also need good transit everywhere, as well, but that's something for another day.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


#STATS

Weather: 🌧️ Showers. High of 18°  

Number: 5. The number of indoor skating rinks that the City is reopening Thursday: Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans, Sandy Hill Arena, 
CARDELREC Recreation Complex – Goulbourn, Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, Bell Centennial Arena. Reservations needed. [City of Ottawa

(Honorary) Ottawan of the Day:  Michael C. Duguay. The Kingston singer/songwriter has released a new song ‘Tithes’ on Ottawa label So Sorry.   [Apt613]

Quote: “In my opinion it's inexcusable and disrespectful to those men and women who have served, who gave their lives” – Mayor Jim Watson on the protestors encamped at the National War Memorial. The protestors believe climate change and the pandemic are hoaxes. [Ottawa Matters


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

For up-to-date info: 

Ottawa Public Health dashboard     Outaouais Public Health dashboard


OTTAWA: There have been 4153 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 90 since yesterday, and 282 deaths, one new report.

OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1292 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 27 since yesterday, and 34 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ Ontario is in the second wave, which will be worse than the first, says Premier Doug Ford [The Guardian]  

⭕ Ottawa Public Health has created a return-to-school form letter for students to use that does not require a medical certficate [CBC] [Ottawa Public Health PDF]

⭕ Ontario will not cut back on COVID-19 testing, despite memo saying to do exactly that  [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ View an interactive map of COVID-19 rates in each Ottawa neighbourhood. [Ottawa Citizen] [Map]

⭕ A City employee working at 370 Catherine St. has tested positive for COVID-19  [Ottawa Citizen]


🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

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

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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️Elections Ottawa wants Cumberlanders to vote by proxy if they don't feel well. Proxy voting means downloading a form which authorises a diffrent person to vote on your behalf. It's a rarely used provision but has always been available.  [CBC] [Ottawa Votes]

▪️Someone didn't make friends with salad. Super Salads on Preston Street had its grand opening on Saturday, serving 'LA-style salads'. After they closed for the day, someone torched their porch, causing $4,000 in damage and closing the restaurant until this weekend.  [CBC]

▪️The Western Chorus frog has leapt into the sixth bridge debate. The itty bitty amphibian is an at-risk species, and one of its protected environments is on the Quebec side of a proposed sixth crossing at Kettle Island. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Health Canada is warning that some beef sold at Provigo in Gatineau may be contaminated with E. coli.  Beef bought at the Provigo 1 Boulevard du Plateau and dated between September 16 to 18 should be thrown out or returned. [Toronto Star]

▪️We already knew Ottawa was the hottest real-estate region in the country – but Vancouver and Toronto are not even in the top five. The others are Montréal, Niagara, Guelph, and Moncton. [Whig Standard


#THE INSIDER

🍽️ FOOD + DRINK

▫️ Coffeehouse and live venue Pressed is up for sale. The owner wants to see what else life has to offer. 

▫️ The Citizen recommends five outdoor restos to try before the weather changesEl CaminoFlapjack's Canadian DinerMill Street Brew PubCopper Spirits and Sights, and the Umbrella Bar.

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