Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Ottawan



New product alert

Here’s something new for the bar cart: Top Shelf Distillers and Meatings Barbecuehave created the Meatings 10 Year Anniversary Whisky, with 10% of the sales proceeds going to Meatings’ local food bank. Buy a bottle on its own or with commemorative glasses, bbq sauce, and tickets to an exclusive tasting on June 3. From $100. 


▪️Register now for Orange Spring Art Classes at Orange Art Gallery (290 City Centre Ave). Learn from instructors whose works are showing at the gallery. The spring session runs June 6 to July 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. These courses tend to sell out so book now. 

▪️Gloucester Pottery School has launched their schedule of six week classes for adults and teens at Shenkman Arts Centre, but they’re filling fast. 


▪️On Thursday night (May 19) Capital Ward Councillor Shawn Menard will host the Capital Ward’s Older Adult Forum, a discussion addressing the lack of primary care and support services for the older adult population. The virtual forum starts at 7:00pm. 

▪️This year’s Parkdale Food Centre Annual General Meeting on June 1st will be a virtual/in person hybrid gathering at the Hintonburg Community Centre. 

Hack alert

Cheerfully Made’s Instagram account has been hacked, and they’re urging friends and customers to ignore messages that seem to be coming from the Almonte-based local makers emporium. You can still reach the shop via Facebook. 

Deals of the day

▪️The Spring Sale at Reigning Champ will get you 30-40% off the regular prices, from today until May 20th. This includes 40% off all women’s inventory. 

▪️Enjoy free shipping with luxury loungewear brand onderbroeks from now until May 22nd. Choose from bridal items in ivory or robes and lounge-y items in rich florals. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A few showers. High of 14°, low of 5°. 

Number: EF0-Default. The rating of the first tornado of 2022, seen south of Ottawa near Casselman. A EF0-Default rating means mostly harmless. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: Mike Rowley. The St. Mother Teresa High School basketball coach saved the life of a student whose heart stopped during try-outs. Rowley provided CPR and used the school's defibrillator on the student, who survived. The student made the team.  [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘You’re telling me that the RCMP, the OPP, the municipal police, nobody could do anything because you couldn’t find tow trucks? I’m worried because I hope there is never any war in Ottawa because that won’t be funny. Was that really the problem, they couldn’t find tow trucks?’ – A frustrated Bloc MP Rhéal Fortin questioning RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki at the joint Parliamentary commission scrutinizing the Emergency Act. [CTV]


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,345? 223165? 6
1,288,557? 1,02813,083? 11
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,634? 2354? 3
1,058,691? 62515,298 ? 14
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? -60? -1
cases changedeaths
72,796? 34797 ? 3
? 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
39,491? 17312  ? 2

As of May 12, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? 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
10? 01? -1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -226 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ A new study says that 11 per cent of COVID-19 hospital patients are readmitted within 30 days after discharge.  [CTV]

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▪️The City will spend $112 million to widen Strandherd Drive in Barrhaven. Why? Because car traffic is slow. Is there bus service in the area? No. Why not? Because there is no money. Ottawa planners know all about induced demand – when you widen a road, only to have it fill up again with traffic – but they continue to pretend that they don't know about it. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️If you ever had dreams of being a firefighter, the Ottawa Fire Department is recruiting volunteers. You must be at least 18 years-old, and live near a rural fire station. Those stations are located in: Cumberland, Vars, Navan, Osgoode, Metcalfe, Greely, Manotick, Richmond, North Gower, Dunrobin, Kinburn, Fitzroy Harbour, Constance Bay, Carp, and Goulburn. Binge-watching every episode of Chicago Fire is not a requirement. [City of Ottawa

▪️Ottawa falls off the top ten venture capital cities. Last year, Ottawa just squeaked onto the top 10 list with $9 million in venture capital investments, compared to number one Toronto's $2.2 billion. This year, the bottom of the list was Quebéc City at $9 million, Ottawa was somewhere below that. [Ottawa Business Journal

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