Friday, April 21, 2022

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Earth Day Deals

▪️Get two Earth Day tees for $85, and free shipping, today only from Message Factory. They’ll plant a tree for every two tees sold, through Carbone Boréal.

▪️All posters at The Opposite Wall are 35% off today. 2% of every sale will go to One Tree Planted, who plant trees in BC forests affected by fire.

▪️Get a free shampoo bar with the purchase of three, at Jack59

▪️Vancouver intimates brand Huha, famous for their mineral briefs and thongs, is planting a tree with every purchase not just today but everyday during the month of April. Get free shipping with orders over $70. You also have a chance to win Blume skincare, a Huha set, and have 50 trees planted by Tree Era

▪️Check the Ecology Ottawa calendar for Tree Giveaway events, happening throughout the year. 

▪️Until Sunday April 24th Matter Company will donate to OneTreePlanted for every $5 spent on their gorgeous skincare and lifestyle products.

This Weekend

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival celebrates 10 years tonight through Sunday, with free daytime performances and paid evening shows at St Andrews Church and Irene’s Pub. Headliners include Jim Bryson, The Mavens, and Twin Flames. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 11°, low of 0°. 

Number: $30,000. The increase in pay that some workers at the Ottawa Mission are experiencing if they move emplyment to the City or the Province. The City is now providing $830,000 to the Mission to help it retain staff. [CBC

Ottawan of the Day: Maurice Moore. The musician is one of five recipients of the second annual SiriusXM Black Canadian Music Awards. Each winner received $5,000 in furtherance of their career. [Apt 613] [Maurice Moore]

Quote: ‘We are losing too many of our artifacts. How many hockey players are selling their stuff? We are losing our history’ – Jean-Marie Leduc, known for his world-beating collection of ice skates, wants a Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in the LeBreton Flats development. [Ottawa Sports Page]

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,591? -35214? 7
1,234,240? 4,66812,704 ? 27
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.8% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2,410? 588?0
1,028,844? 2,49914,812 ? 34
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)97.6%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.3%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.0%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
26? -14? -2
cases changedeaths
70,168? 279773 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)915,390 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)879,108 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)570,497 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
99? -44? 1
38,473? 90299  ? 1

As of April 21, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.2%

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
15?02? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -223 ? 2

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Province has extended mask mandates in hospitals and on public transit until June 11 due to the sixth wave of COVID-19 cases. [CityNews]

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▪️Head of Ottawa Police Association resigns as president and as police officer. Matt Skof has been serving as president of the police union since 2011. He'll be taking retirement as a sargeant. Skof still has charges against him for breach of trust and obstruction of justice after recordings of him discussing an undercover operation, giving his opinion of the then-as-now police board chair Eli El-Chantiry, and insulting a community advocate. [CBC]

▪️The fake nurse and school teacher has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Brigitte Cleroux, who pretended to be a nurse or teacher in Gatineau, Ottawa, Vancouver, and in the US was found guilty of impersonating a nurse and for using needles on patients. After time served is calculated, she has just over five years to be incarcerated.  Cleroux has another court date ahead for her charges in BC. [CBC]

▪️It turns out that the City was scammed of $558,000 by someone pretending to be the Salvation Army. We wrote yesterday that the City fell for another email scam but it wasn't reported how. Now we know: someone hacked the email account of the executive director of the Salvation Army Booth Centre, asking the the City to send money to a new bank account. This was a similar ruse that the CIty fell for in 2019. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Confederation Line builders are countersuing the City for $225 million. The City previously sued the builders for $131 million for costs created by the sinkhole on Rideau Street in 2016. The builders, Rideau Transit Group, say no, it's the City's problem and are countersuing for damages and interest. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa is getting two more elementary schools. Findlay Creek will get a 674 student school to relieve pressure on Vimy Ridge School. The new Riverside South school will serve 507 students. Both schools are the result of new funding by the Province in this election year. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Three teens have been charged after six high schools in Gatineau received death threats. Du Versant, Mont-Bleu, de l’Île, Nicolas-Gatineau, de l’Érablière, and Grande-Rivière schools all received threats this week, some on social media. All the schools were evacuated while police searched the campuses. All threats have been deemed pranks by the teens. [Ottawa Citizen]

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