Friday, September 10, 2021

The Ottawan


Something more for the weekend

▪️Collectors of all things comics, Manga, board games, action figures, DVDs, and Pokémon should visit the Ottawa Geek Garage Sale tomorrow, Saturday September 11th, at the parking lot of Seoul Dog (154 O’Connor St). The event, which runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm, will feature vendors from Ottawa, Montréal, and Kingston. Eats will be provided by Seoul Dog

▪️Hit the open road and head to the 166th Renfrew Fair, located at 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd in Renfrew, Ontario. The fair, which opened yesterday, runs right through until Sunday September 12th with a lineup that covers all the country fair bases: there are Light, Heavy, and Miniature Horse shows, Beef and Steer shows, a midway and beer garden, an exhibit hall, and live music for the whole family to enjoy. Admission is $5 at the door; there are no advance tickets. 

▪️On Saturday September 11th the Urban Botonist presents a pop up at 877 Boyd Avenue, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Take your wallet and stock up on bunches of Eucalyptus, carnivorous plants like Butterworts, useful moss poles, pressed flowers in resin, art, and fun Urban Botonist stuff like lapel pins and terrariums. Free parking. 

▪️Vintage Pop-Up 613 returns to Vimy Brewing this Sunday September 12th with over 20 vendors selling vintage home decor, toys and games, and collectables. Please bring your own bags. Music will be provided by @blackphoxx and of course Vimy will provide the beer. 10:00am to 4:00pm at 1-145 Loretta Avenue North, Ottawa. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30% chance of showers. High of 21°, low of 8°

Number: 1,600. The number of streets in Gatineau where street hockey could potentially be permitted. Right now, playing street hockey is banned in Gatineau. One proposal is to allow hockey on 25 new streets per year, taking 60 years to cover all streets. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Alanna Bale. The actress stars in Kicking Blood, a film about hipster vampires, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival today. [Toronto International Film Festival]

Quote: ‘We get 800 trucks a day’ – Grace Thrasher, president of the Manotick Village and Community Association, who wants the village main street to no longer be permitted as a truck route. [CTV]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



572,978? 8489,590 ? 11
? Eligible people with one dose84.8% 
? Eligible people with second dose78.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


396,034?87911,301 ? 4
? Eligible people with one dose88.3%
? Eligible people with second dose81.4%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,753? 50

594 ? 1

? Eligible people with one dose

801,625 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose743,136 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,189?24215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 568,059

As of September 8, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose298,602 (72.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose274,158 (66.7%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4961?28112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose155,002 (84.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose142,923 (78.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ There have been five new cases of COVID-19 at Ottawa's French languages schools since they opened August 31. [Ottawa Citizen]​​​​​​​


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▪️The CIty has released a draft law regulating tow trucks. Tow truck companies would annually pay $1,300 for a licence and $550 per truck. Tow costs would be fixed at $300 for a collision and $175 for a non-collision. The Community and Protective Services committee will meet September 16 to discuss the plan. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa Mission opens Chef Ric's inside the old Rideau Bakery. Chef Ric's is led by Ric Allen Watson, and offers training for the food industry, catering to the public, and grab-and-go food for the neighbourhood. The Ottawa Mission took over the Rideau Bakery space last year when the family who owned it offered it to the mission at a peppercorn rent. [CFRA]

▪️The Special Investigations Unit has cleared Ottawa Police over the death of Anthony AustAust was at home on bail for  firearms and drug charges when police burst into the 12th floor apartment, using a flash grenade. Aust lept from his bedroom window and died on impact. The Investigations Unit found that the the surprise warrant visit was valid as Aust had thrown a bag of fentanyl out before him and that the officers did not cause his jump. [CBC]


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