Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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Wednesday Food + Drink Roundup

▪️Broadhead Beer has released Cryo Hop Hazy IPA, packed with citra hops that fill the air with citrus fruit vibes. Perfect for humid days like today. $4.50 for 473ml can.

▪️Merry Dairy wrote a book! Great Scoops: Recipes from a Neighbourhood Ice Cream Shop will be available for preorder in December, and in our hands in May 2022. Meanwhile, to get your hands on some fresh Merry Dairy ice cream today, head to the postal code pop ups in K2H (George Brancato Park), K2L (Beaton Park) and K2K (Walden Park). We want salted caramel topping on ours!

▪️Grace in the Kitchen is moving to larger premises at Kanata Centrum in November. The kitchen and dining supply store carries pretty much every knife and gadget you need for a hard working kitchen, as well as lovely table linens and other gift ideas. They also carry food items imported from the UK, which is important news for those who favour a dark chocolate HobNob or three with their cup o’ tea. The new shop opens in November, but in the meantime you can shop online and at the current location 442 Hazeldean Rd.

▪️Beyond the Pale brewery is the setting for the Brewery Comedy Nights on Thursday August 26th. Mike Rita and Nick Burden will burn up the stage while you enjoy cold beer and a hearty smoked meat menu. For your chance to win one of three two packs of tickets, head to Brewery Comedy Nights’ Insta.

▪️The Moon Room is on the hunt for new team members. If you love serving gorgeous cocktails and small plates under magical skies, this could be the job you’ve been waiting to apply for. Drop your resumé off at 442 Preston St. 

▪️This is taking Christmas prep very seriously indeed: Aux Délices Bakery is now taking orders for the 24 Days of Cookies advent calendar. The pre-sale gives you $10 off the regular price of $80 so get ordering but it’s only on until the end of August. 

▪️Amore Gelato in the Byward Market is running a sweet giveaway. Up for grabs: one $100 gift card to Amore Gelato, and four $50 gift cards, which will certainly buy a substantial amount of gelato or vegan Sorbetto. 

▪️The Citizen thinks the pizzas from Giulia are pricey but good

▪️Sweet N’ Nice has launched a subcription service for its Caribbean influenced ice-cream.

▪️Ottawa has a choice of two places to get a Croffle, a combination waffle/croissant.

▪️The Kitties are all right. After putting a call out for donations, the Feline Café on Wellington can stay in business.

Deal of the Day

Spooky good deals will be had this Friday the 13th of August at 6:00am, when tickets for the Saunders Farm Christmas & Haunting Seasons are available for a lower price for one day only. Get $5 off the Haunting Season day ticket and $10 to $13 off the Night Frightfest ticket. If the festive season is more your jam, you’ll get $5 off A Country Christmas day time tickets and $10 off the night drive through Sound and Light Show. Remember, the sale starts at 6:00am. Set the alarm.


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 31°, low of 21°

Number: 19. The number of double decker buses that OC Transpo has taken out of service after one got stuck in a Carling Avenue ditch yesterday. Two passengers and the driver were unharmed. [CTV]

Proposed Ottawan of the Day: David Cohen. The Comcast cable executive is US President Joe Biden's choice for ambassador to Canada, if he can get approved by the US Senate. Cohen would reside at Lornado, in Rockcliffe. [Hill Times]

Quote: ‘I think there’s a fair bit of agreement that it’s going to get warmer and wetter here in the capital region, that the timing of seasons will shift and there will be a shorter snow season in general’ – Emily Rideout, sustainable programs officer with the National Capital Commission, on how the Commission will spend the next two years studying how to protect its property and programs from the effect of climate change.  [Ottawa Citizen]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


553,449? 3249,412 ?3
? Eligible people with one dose81.8% 
? Eligible people with second dose72.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


380,038?36511,242 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose84.5%
? Eligible people with second dose70.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,903? 10

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

773,555 (84%)
? Eligible people with second dose687,161 (74%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,640?5215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 521,632

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4770?4111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose148,079 (81.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose130,672 (71.4%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Ottawa Public Health has is now running four neighbourhood vaccine hubs, open to anyone 12 year-old and older for first and second dose. No registration necssary. Check for nearest location here. [City of Ottawa]

⭕ Canada is definitely in the COVID-19 fourth wave, says the scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. [CBC]

⭕ Gatineau businesses want Ontarians in the new Quebec vaccine passport. Quebec starts its passport system September 1, limiting non-essential businesses to fully vaccinated people only. [CBC]

⭕ The Federal Government has made a deal with Moderna to manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. Location is to be determined. [Barrie 360]

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▪️The City is looking for a ‘substantial’ deduction from the company that operates the Confederation Line. The pays a monthly maintenance payment to Rideau Transit Maintenance but as the line has been shut since the weekend after a derailment of an out-of-service carriage, the City wants a discount. The Federal Transportation Safety Board has also announced that they will be investigating the issue. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️Kanata North councillor Jenna Sudds says that she will take a leave of absence if a federal election is called. Sudds, who is the nominee for the Kanata-Carleton riding, says that she will not take her City salary either. A Federal election is rumoured to be imminent but is not scheduled until October 2023. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Murderous bus driver lovers found guilty. The two OC Transpo drivers murdered one of the pair's wife in 2014 as she recovered from surgery, not expecting her to fight back. The duo have received life sentences. [Ottawa Citizen]

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