Monday, May 9, 2022

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▪️The Canadian Museum of History is hiring a Sales Executive, Facility Rentals, to develop and nurture business in the meetings, corporate events, and weddings markets. Salary range $71K - $88K. 

▪️The City of Ottawa has a part time job opening for Program Specialist, Arts, to design, develop, and implement an artist program for a variety of audiences. Salary range: $19/hr - $29/hr. 

▪️The Senior Human Resources Advisor at Canada Council for the Arts will provide guidance and advise regarding employee relations, employment equity, and more. Salary range $79K - $93K.

▪️The National Arts Centre requires a bilingual Banquet Captain with extensive knowledge of Food & Beverage Service. Salary range: $15.55/hr. 

▪️The International Film Festival of Ottawa presents the “How to Break into Ottawa’s Film Industry” webinar on Friday May 13th from noon to 1:00pm. Moderated by Ottawa Film Commissioner Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, speakers include Cristy Becker of the Directors Guild of Canada, Gayle Nakamoto-Jancewicz of Algonquin College's School of Media and Design, Casting Director Ilona Smyth, and more. 

Deal of the day

Grab discontinued hoodies, joggers, shorts, or leggings at the Province of CanadaSale. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 23°, low of 5°. 

Number: 30. The age that some local bats can reach, according to Bat Walk convener Nicole Nolan. [Kitchissippi Times

Ottawan of the Day: Stefan Jurewicz. The musicians, who plays as The Desert Island Big Band, has writtern his debut novel Lemon. [Apartment 613] [Lemon]

Quote: ‘Ottawa is a culturally diverse city, so it’s important that we are hiring new recruits that are not only qualified, but also reflect the communities we serve and protect’ – Acting Police Chief Steven Bell on the service's efforts to receive more applications from women as well as Indigenous and racialized people. The Police Service will play host to six recruiting sessions fro May 11 to June 8. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 0 – Pacific FC 1, last Saturday

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,213? 46201? -6
1,276,116? 1,20612,972 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)94.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
q,9q0? -1666? 0
1,052,637? 62215,143 ? 4
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
26? 45? 2
cases changedeaths
72,309? 121785 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
71? -15? 1
39,230? 46310  ? 0

As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%

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
5? 01? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -226 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is stepping down to take a tenured professorship at the University of Oxford. [CBC]

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▪️The Lansdowne redevelopment plan was approved by The City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee. Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group has a plan for the City to build a new north stand at TD Place Stadium, and a new event space. The proposal makes a big deal of rental apartments and non-market housing but that's all 'next phase'. Council will look at it May 25.  [City of Ottawa]

+ Related Ottawa Bulldog has some questions about the Lansdowne proposal: If they don't build all 1200 apartments, do they still build 120 non-market homes? The City is not making a profit from the current retail businesses, why would this change with an expansion of retail? Has anyone checked if the air rights have any value? 

▪️The National Capital Commission is staying firm on keeping roads open to pedestrians and cyclists. The Commission closed several parkways to automobiles at the start of the pandemic, modifying it last year to re-allow cars after 1 pm and until 30 minutes past sunset on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. That schedule remains in 2022. A petition has been launched by car owners to take back the parkways. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Senators are not for sale says National Hockey League commissioner. Gary Bettman says the club is being professionally run and there is no urgency to sell it. The 19 and 23 year-old daughters of the late Eugene Melnyk now own the $525 million club. [CBC]

▪️Only five out of 41 items have been reclaimed by Trucker siege protestors. Most of the items in police custody are things like generators, barbecues, and space heaters. People can claim an item back if they can prove that it is theirs. [CBC]

▪️The City has recuperated the entire $558,000 that it sent to a scammer. The City was duped by email and sent the $588,000 to what it thought was the Salvation Army. The receiving bank froze the money and has now sent it back. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The UK Guardian ran this picture of Samson, a Yorkshire terrier, at his office in Ottawa. Apparently 18 per cent of Canadian workers 18 to 24 would change jobs if they were required to stop bringing in their pooch. [The Guardian]

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