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Advance polls to elect a City councillor for Cumberland Ward open today. Ten candidates are running for the seat left vacant when the previous councillor was elected to the Provincial Parliament. Cumberlanders can advance vote today and tomorrow, or on election day next Monday.

The Citizen has brief campaign platforms of each candidate but we really need to highlight Mark Scharfe. “He would ... push to have the LRT equipped with a diesel locomotive, paid for with the savings from getting rid of the green bin program.”

That's hard evidence why you need to vote, even in off-season by-elections.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌤️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 27°  

Number: 40. The number of years folk  music show Canadian Spaces has been broadcast on Carleton University Radio, CKCU 93.1.   [Ottawa Sun

Ottawan of the Day:  John Sicard. The CEO of supply-chain analysis company Kinaxis has been declared Ottawa's CEO of the year by Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade.   [Newswire]

Quote: “The threat of a sinkhole… will really not happen” – Mayor Jim Watson ceremoniously opening the tunneling for the second stage LRT tunnel. It's not much but we'll take it.   [Global


For up-to-date info: 

Ottawa Public Health dashboard     Outaouais Public Health dashboard

OTTAWA: There have been 4063 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 144 since Friday, and 281 deaths, one new report.

OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1265 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 55 since Friday, and 34 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ Ontario expects to peak at 1,000 case per day in mid-October [CBC]  

⭕ Apple pickers are swarming orchards, forcing tightened COVID rules [CBC]

⭕ Bylaw officers fined a too-large party, a restaurant for not having signs to wear a mask, a property management firm that didn't provide santizer, and a guy who didn't wear a mask at work. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Second staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Garry J. Armstrong care home. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Union 613, St. Louis Bar & Grill, Elgin Beer Project, The Lieutenant’s Pump, and Deacon Brodie’s Pub have all temporarily closed so staff may get tested for COVID-19.  [CTV]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

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▪️Stay outta Gatineau Park. Go visit Meech Creek Valley, Philippe Lake or Luskville Falls instead. The National Capital Commission is pleading for leafers viewing the changing colours to go further afield as Gatineau Park becomes congested.  [CBC]

▪️Ottawa will indeed get a new baseball team, and it will play in the Frontier League. Last week, the City approved a 10-year lease of the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton baseball stadium to a group made up of the owners of the Winnipeg GoldEyes and the owner of the Ottawa 67s and the Ottawa Redblacks. The as-yet unnamed team is planned to play in 2021. Ottawa lost its baseball team in 2019 when the Can-Am League merged with the Frontier League and didn't invite the Ottawa Champions to take part. [CBC]

▪️Carleton PhD student detained in Turkey. Cihan Erdal, a 32-year-old PhD candidate whose research involves youth-led social movements, is now being held at a detention centre. Erdal was once a member of the youth arm of the People's Democratic Party (HDP), a pro-Kurdish party that was legal then, as it is now. Turkey arrested dozens of people on Friday for signing a letter supporting Kurds. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa Mission is looking for turkeys and volunteers, not necessarily for the same position. The shelter needs 80 turkeys to help feed its 2,500 residents for Thanksgiving. Spare turkeys can be dropped off at Mission's garage on Besserer Street. The Mission is also looking for volunteers. [Ottawa Matters] [Mission Volunteers]

▪️Ottawa start-up Rewind makes Globe & Mail‘s top-50 fastest growing companies list. The company provides back-up services for sellers using the services of local mom and pop business Shopify. [Ottawa Business Journal

▪️Ottawa Police want $700,000 from the City to replace weapons. $60,000 is for new Glock pistols, $633,000 for tasers and taser accessories. The Police Board meeting will be today. [Ottawa Citizen] [Today's Meeting Portal]

+ Related Ottawa Police report they had a 20 per cent drop in calls this year



▫️ The Citizen looks at three new chains in Ottawa: they liked Dal Moro’s Pasta to Go, they say that Burger’s Priest is at least as good as Burgers n' Fries Forever, and they were impressed by Royal Paan.


▫️ Information Officer
University of Ottawa
Salary Range: $50,209 - $63,534

This bilingual position works with students to ensure that they understand their financial situation. Requires knowledge of financial administration and accounting principles, as well as an understanding of post-secondary regulations. The job will include data entry and checking data, and specialized customer service. Must be able to communicate in both official languages with tact and diplomacy.

▫️ Sales and Sales UP Coordinator
Salary range: $52,000 - $55,000

Tippet-Richardson requires an experience sales professional with international industry knowledge, to assist in domestic and overseas departments. The role involves preparing documents for relocation and cross-border activity, business development, quality control and customer service, among other duties.

▫️ Skilled Landscape Installer
Green with Envy Landscaping
Salary: unspecified

Must have minimum of four to five years experience in hardscape installations, and possess knowledge of a variety of equipment including 257D Skid-steer and Mini-X as well as stone cutting and step building skills. People management will also be required. The posting specifies that this is an entry level position, so don’t go looking for an appropriate salary to match all that required experience.



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