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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Tuesday Careers: Cool remote working jobs

▪️The Events and Program Coordinator at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will work remotely to plan and execute two conferences (CitiesAlive and Grey to Green). Ideally you’ll have at least one year’s experience planning and executing events. Travel in Canada and the US required. Salary range $40K - $50K per year.

▪️The Director of Communications will work with internal stakeholders to create and execute the annual plan and strategy to disseminate Efficiency Canada’s work. This is a remote position open to candidates across Canada with seven to 10 years’ experience in strategic comms. Salary range $80K.

▪️Story telling specialist Wattpad is hiring a full time, remote working Marketing Coordinator to support the Marketing Team with content development and audience satisfaction. 

▪️The National Arts Centre requires a fluently bilingual Project Manager - Marketing to work remotely full time or in a hybrid fashion until the end of the pandemic. The position utilizes Agile project management practices to develop, plan, analyze, evaluate and prioritize deliverables.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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The competition this year is KEEN. There are so many more nominated businesses this year than in 2020, and the choices themselves are so much harder. The nomination round created a much broader and deeper bench of deserving local businesses that are craving your vote. 

We don't envy your work this year.

But it's work that you must do.


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


Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 14°, low of 2°

Number: $50,000. The amount won by Ottawa-built wellness app Flöka, which came in second at the SheBoot pitch competition for women entrepreneurs. [Ottawa Business Journal] [Flöka]

Honorary Ottawan of the Day: Professor Erno Rubik. The inventor of Rubik's Cube is in Ottawa for ‘A Morning with Ernő Rubik: Student Competition’ at Carleton University and as a guest of the Embassy of Hungary. Sorry, tickets are already gone. We just found out ourselves. [CTV

Quote: ‘If we don’t know why or how people are making decisions, and even if you do you are unable to hold them accountable, then you don’t have a democracy—you have something else – Former City councillor Clive Doucet, who is one of the opponents of building a new Civic Hospital campus on the Experimental Farm. Doucet wants a public inquiry on why plans for the new hospital were changed from Tunney's Pasture to the site near Dow's Lake. [Hill Times]

Sports: Yesterday, we reported the results of Saturday's CFL match as Toronto Argonauts 23 – Ottawa Senators 20. As one reader pointed out, there is no shame for Ottawa with that score, considering they had to play on skates. Of course, we meant the Ottawa RedBlacks. We regret giving wiseacres such an easy opportunity.

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


604,52? 4419,903 ?5
? Eligible people with one dose88.5% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated85.1%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


430,940?54511,528 ?6
? Eligible people with one dose90.7%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated87%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

606 ?1

? Eligible people with one dose

834,916 (90%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated803,302 (87%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,316?22223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 607,646

As of November 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 87.4%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated84%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5873?22127 ?1
? Eligible people with one dose167,357 (91.5%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated160,477 (87.7%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Ottawa Senators cancelled their skate yesterday in an abundance of caution after some players tested positive for COVID-19. [Ottawa Sun]

⭕ Statistics Canada says that 19,000 more people died than would have been expected if there was no pandemic. [CTV]

⭕ Health Canada has approved a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine for people older than 18 years. [Global]


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▪️Annie Pootoogook not only had a park named in her honour – as we wrote yesterday – but a police board room has also been renamed in the artists' honour. The Ottawa Police Service have renamed their executive boardroom the “Tunnganarniq boardroom in honour of Annie Pootoogook”. The word Tunnganarniq means “fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive”. The phrasing respects Inuit tradition, which reserves personal names for people, not inanimate objects. [Capital Current]

▪️The City of Ottawa has renamed two streets in honour of Canadian veterans. Dr. Jean Davey, the first woman doctor in the Canadian Forces (from 1941 – 1945) will be memorialized with a street in Barrhaven. Second World War intelligence officer David Wiens will be have a street named after him in Stittsville. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Google Streetview now works on the Ottawa River, at least for the bit in front of Parliament Hill. Ottawa Riverkeeper and Chelsea photographer Brian Redmond collaborated with Google to make the view happen. We're not willing to find out if using Google Directions sends us into the drink. [CBC[Google StreetRiverview]

▪️Councillor Catherine McKenney will again ask for a judicial inquiry about the Confederation Line. McKenney tried at a previous meeting but was ruled out of order, tomorrow's request will not have that problem. A judicial inquiry would allow a judge to call witnesses  and the process is public. [CBC

+ Related Two O-Trains crashed in the maintenance yard. But it's okay, it won't affect the return-to-service plan of the Confederation Line.

▪️The Ottawa RedBlacks have fired their running back coach after he made insensitive remarks to Francophone players. [CBC]

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