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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Ottawan


HELLO OTTAWA 

A people-less Confederation line will go into service this week. 

The City's transportation manager says the the full system will start running trains as normal, stopping at stations and making announcements, but without the inconvenience of passengers, who are still relegated to replacement bus service. 

There is no set date for reopening the Confederation Line but the City previously hoped to open at half-strength 'in the first two weeks of November'.

It’s a start.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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IT’S THE BEST OF OTTAWA AWARDS 2021 VOTING ROUND 

The competition is keen. There are so many more choices, the choices themselves are so much harder. The nomination round created a much broader and deeper bench of deserving local businesses.

We don't envy your work this year.

But it's work that you must do.

VOTE FOR THE BEST FOR OTTAWA 2021

On social media, please pass around the link and use #BestOfOttawa2021. Poll is open until 23:59 November 14.

STATS

Weather: 🌦️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 7°, low of -5°

Number: 1859-60. The dates that these photos of early Ottawa were taken. [Apartment 613]

Ottawans of the Day: Ashif Rajan and Maya Stabrovskaia. The owners of Bark Avenue Pet Spa in Orléans devoted their business for the day to 10 rescue puppies from Ottawa Dog Rescue[CTV]

Quote: ‘If it's a citizen movement, why are they subsidized? If they are embarrassed to say that they are a political party, they should not be given money – Gatineau city council candidate Jean-François LeBlanc who is annoyed that his political party is not acting like a political party but pretending it is a grassroots movement. [Le Droit]

Sports: NHL  Ottawa Senators 1 – Chicago Blackhawks 5, last night 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
600,377🔺 4229,874 🔺 9
💉 Eligible people with one dose88.2% 
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated84.5%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
426,457🔺49711,496 🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose90.5%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated86.7%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,883🔺29

603 🔸0

💉 Eligible people with one dose

832,799 (90%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated799,101 (87%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,261🔺5223 🔸0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 603,433


As of October 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose 87.2%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.6%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5825🔺19127 🔺1
💉 Eligible people with one dose166,573 (91%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated158,917 (86.9%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ Dr Vera Etches says it will take four weeks to immunize the 70,000 children who will soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. [CBC]

⭕ The Ottawa Hospital has placed 186 staffers on unpaid leave for refusing to vaccinate against COVID-19. The hospital says 99 per cent of its staff are vaccinated. [CTV]

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️Fertility doctor who fathered hundreds of babies of unwitting clients reaches settlement. Dr Norman Barwin has agreed to pay $13 million to 244 parents and children whose artificial insemination programme ended up being Barwin, or mixed up with someone else. [CTV]

▪️Over 300 Afghan refugees are still looking for homes in Ottawa. The Afghanis were able to escape the Taliban takeover in August and were welcomed to Ottawa, but have been living in hotel rooms ever since. The lack of affordable housing in Ottawa is the main reason but lack of proper immigration papers also hinders job hunting and landlord checks. [CBC]

▪️Air North will resume flights between Whitehorse and Ottawa in the Spring. Air North suspended their Whitehouse - via Yellowknife - flights in March 2020 due to the Pandemic. Regular service will resume in April although there may be some flights around Christmas. [Cabin Radio]

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