Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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If you are in need of food and water, a shower, a phone charging, or someplace warm, these centres are open today until 10 pm.

Cool Jobs

▪️The Ottawa Mission is hiring a Communications & Advocacy Officer to provide support in demonstrating the need for the organization’s services. 

▪️The Salvation Army needs a Street Outreach Worker for a contract ending on March 31, 2023. Two-person teams cover emergency response, interim case management, and encampment management. 

▪️Postmedia Network needs a remote working Branded Content Editor to work on some of Canada’s biggest brands. 

▪️Narcity Media is hiring a Director, Marketing & Business Development to build and lead the new Marketing and Partnerships division at the organization. 

▪️Sport and entertainment event lovers will want to apply to the Manager, Community Relations posting at Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group. The position will seek to grow fanbases of the RedBlacks and 67s. 

What to do

▪️Perhaps it’s a bit early to be making weekend plans, but the Maker House Co. Woodshop Open House and Slab Sale on Saturday (May 28th) is selling out. Register for the 1:00pm to 4:00pm time slot to visit the woodshop, where you’ll find clearance dining table tops as well as metal legs and lumber that you can purchase for your own projects. 250 City Centre Ave. 

▪️Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Speaking Vibrations, a multi-sensory experience, from tonight until June 4. 1333 Wellington St. W. 

Deals of the day

▪️Stay four or more nights at Germain Hotels and receive 20% off. Choose from hotels in Calgary, Montréal, Quebec, Toronto, and Ottawa.

▪️The Cyntia Miglio Long Weekend Sale offers up to 70% off fine jewelry. The sale ends tonight at midnight. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Mostly cloudy. High of 17°, low of 5°. 

Number: Two to Four. The number of days that Hydro Ottawa reckons that it will take to get everyone powered up again. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: Art Hunter. The Manotick resident opened up his solar-powered house to neighbours for phone charging, water refilling, and, in some cases, a place to plug in an extension cord down the street. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘The Ottawa I rediscovered last week is vastly more open and welcoming than the tight-arsed city I remembered. Imagine! They even have restaurants — and bars! — open on Sundays now’ –  Former Globe & Mail managing editor Geoffrey Stevens on how he now likes Ottawa. [The Record]

Sports: AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 22 – Philadelphia Phoenix 23, last Saturday; Frontier League Ottawa Titans – Florence Y’Alls 21 – 9, last Friday, 6 – 5, last Saturday, 8 – 7, yesterday


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
890? 81157? -5
1,296,786? 1,28713,164 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,351? 447? -9
1,062,452? 41715,357 ? 3
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.9%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? 10? 0
cases changedeaths
73,200? 172803 ? 0
? 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
56? -41?0
39,609? 46314  ?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
8? 20? -2
active caseschangedeaths
-? -228 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Pfizer says its COVID 19 vaccine is safe for kids under five years-old. The company recommends three doses of one-10th the adult version. Health Canada has not approved any COVID 19 vaccines for under fives. [CBC]

⭕ Time magazine recognizes that Canada did a much better job at saving lives from COVID 19. [TIME (Free but requires registration)]

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▪️City Council has cancelled tomorrow’s meeting. City Hall says this will allow City staff and councillors to concentrate on the fallout of the storm. Agenda items will appear on the June 8 meeting. [City of Ottawa

▪️Teachers and students in most schools got today off as well, thanks to the storm. The Ottawa Carlton District School Board, the Ontario Catholic School Board, and the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est are all closed today but expect to open tomorrow. [CBC

▪️Gatineau is preparing to be flooded this year, the third time in six years. The City warns those living on the Gatineau River along Saint-Louis and Jacques-Cartier streets to stay on high alert. [CBC

▪️RedBlacks fans may be out of luck after all as the CFL Players' Union rejects deal. We wrote last week that the Canadian Football League and the CFL Players’ Union reached a last minute accord before a strike deadline, allowing scheduled matches to be played. However, after a vote was held, the players rejected the deal. Money, as always, is part of the issue but another is a desire by the League to permit more American players through the back door. [CBC

▪️The Citizen has four books by Ottawa writers to consider reading. Blind Dateby Brenda Chapman, Mad Honey by Katie Welch, The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield, and Set on You by Amy Lea. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Councillors Catherine McKenney and Carol Anne Meehan have asked the City auditor-general and the provincial Ombudsman to review how a deveopment on a floodplain was approved. The Barrhaven Conservancy neighbourhood will be built on the Jock River floodplain where more than 400,000 cubic metres of soil has been brought in. The issue is, while there is a letter from Ottawa’s director of planning services that says Council is supportive, and other letter signed by Mayor Jim Watson, City Council has never approved the development or even debated it. [Globe & Mail]

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