Monday, June 13, 2022

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Upcoming Events


▪️This Thursday June 16th at 1:00pm EST, Toronto Fashion Council, Buzz Beauté, and Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. present a webinar on Pricing Products for the US Market. The event will be of interest to Canadian apparel, accessories, jewelry, baby and children’s products, beauty and cosmetics, home products, pet accessories, and wellness brands. 

▪️If you’ve ever been curious about Italian wine, register for A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Wine free virtual masterclass, live streaming this Thursday night (June 16) from Sala San Marco. The event will be led by Veronique Rivest, an international award winning Canadian sommelier and owner of Soif Bar à Vin in Gatineau. The event is part of Italian Week Ottawa. Register now to have time to purchase items recommended by Italian Week Ottawa. 

▪️Fierté Capitale Pride has put out a call for artists to collaborate on Capital Pride Public Art Project 2022. Submit a proposal for an artwork that will be displayed during the Capital Pride Festival August 21st to 28th. Chosen pieces will be displayed in prominent areas of the city. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, June 19th.


Deals of the day

▪️It’s the final day of the Franc Warehouse Sale, where you’ll find heavily discounted womens and menswear. 

▪️Brookstreet Hotel’s Father’s Day Gift Experiences are discounted right now. Save 15 to 20% on rounds of golf, dinner for two, and luxury getaways. 

▪️Ride the Camp Fortune Mountain Coaster this Saturday June 18th or Sunday June 19th for the discounted rate of $20 per person (regular price $25 per person). 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☁️ Mostly cloudy. High of 23°, low of 12°. 

Number:  108. The number of years ago that the Imperial Theatre was built, which today houses Barrymore's Nightclub. The City had ordered the owner of Barrymore's to fix its facade, as boards covering old broken windows had deteriorated. The owner didn't so the City has now made the repairs and invoiced the owner. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Dr. Glen Kenny. The University of Ottawa professor has been subjecting hundreds of volunteers to a direct air calorimeter, testing how human bodies handle increased temperatures. [Globe & Mail (Requires free registration)]

Quote: ‘Rather than further delay the start of revenue service, the city preferred to start the system by September 14, 2019, no matter what’ – The written statement of O Train rolling stock builders Alstom to the Provincial LRT inquiry, putting the blame on the City for subsequent O Train troubles. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 17 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19, last night Frontier League Ottawa Titans  – Empire State Grays, 3 – 1 last Friday, 13 – 0, last Saturday, postponed yesterday


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


No updates since Friday

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
536? -13110? -8
1,311,360? 83513,324 ? 10
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


Hospitalization information has not been updated since Friday

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,001? -519? -4
1,074,020 ? 48015,489 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


Ottawa will now only report COVID info on Tuesdays and Fridays. This info is from last Friday.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? -30? -1
cases changedeaths
73,984? 44816 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,471 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)882,507 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)579,392 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
47? -21? 0
39,964? 45316  ? 0

As of June 9, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? 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
2? 00?0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -231 ? 1

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The first case of MonkeyPox in Ottawa has been reported. MonkeyPox is hard to transfer person-to-person, generally requiring touching skin. The patient in Ottawa has recovered. [CBC]

⭕ New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Trudeau had just returned from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. He previously had COVID in January. He says he feels fine as he is triple vaxxed. [CityNews]

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▪️Conroy Pit will remained closed for months due to thousands of downed trees. Conroy Pit, owned by the National Capital Commission, is popular with dog walkers in the Ottawa greenbelt. [CBC]

▪️The lockdown of Parliament Hill Saturday seems to be the result of a hoax. People were evacuated from the grounds while Senators and MPs sheltered in place. Reportedly, border officers were warned that a car with explosives was in the area. Nothing was found. [CBC]

▪️Someone has been stealing plants and herbs from the Parkdale Food Centre and next door Free Cycle. And not just the plants, the planters as well. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Half of the traffic tickets issued during the Trucker siege have not been paid. The City says 3,812 parking tickets and 318 provincial offence notices were issued, with a value of $320,545. Only 1,600 tickets have been paid. [CityNews]

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