Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Weekend Plans

▪️ Vintage Pop-up 613 presents a Parking Lot Pop-Up at Vimy Brewing (145 Loretta Avenue North) this Sunday, August 1st from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Find local vendors like @spencerretrogaming, who sells classic and vintage video games, @littlebonesottawa, who fills terrariums with quietly dynamic scenes of moss, bone, dried florals, and other discarded items. Other vendors will be selling vintage fashion and home decor pieces. 

▪️ Get out of the house but stay warm and dry with a visit to the Drive-in Experience. Choose your location: RCGT Park at 300 Coventry Road in Ottawa East or RBC Festival Field at Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Road in Nepean, and reserve your spot. Tickets start at $38.21 per vehicle. On the schedule this Friday night (East: Hunger Games Catching Fire and James Bond: From Russia With Love at the West location. 

▪️ Looking for a new summer drinks and good times hang out? This weekend is the launch of the Cîroc Courtyard, at the parking lot of Cornerstone Bar & Grill, 92 Clarence Street. Expect an eating, dining and live entertainment experience with the focus on greenery, natural wood accents, and good times. The Friday night lineup features live comedy care of Laugh Lounge and on Saturday night DJ TYR-ONE will be spinning the tunes. 

▪️ Whether you’re taking a trip on the Interzip or just watching braver souls take it on, can stop by the Terresse Panorama for some fresh food and beer on tap. Located at 40 rue Jos-Montferrand in downtown Gatineau (next to Wàsa Zibi Plaza), the terrace will be open from 11:30am to 7:00pm or later Thursday through Sunday, in collaboration with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. 

▪️ On Friday night Conspiracy Theory Brewing welcomes Highway Sunrise Band to the patio. There’s a $5 cover charge and the show starts at 7:30pm. Reservations required 613-796-8882.

Deal of the Day

Gorgeous Canadian-made kids’ and womens’ clothes are on sale right now at Cokluch, the stylish Montréal brand that offers free shipping in Canada on orders over $50. The bamboo and rayon Snow Queen dress in the Spray Mustard print is a hard working piece for busy and stylish toddlers, and It’s on sale for $13.05. There are plenty of shorts, tops, skirts, and pants deals for grownups as well, such as the easy fitting and fluid Godseffiana Dress in Black Spray, priced now at $47.84. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ Showers. High of 22°, low of 14°

Number: $24 million. The valuation per employee of local mom and pop business Shopify. For the first time, Shopify had US $1 billion in revenue for the three months April to June. [Ottawa Citizen]]

Ottawans of the Day: Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix. In March 1968, Mitchell sang The Dawntreader at the Le Hibou coffee house with Hendrix in the audience. It was thought that the moment would forever be lost but the song has resurfaced —Hendrix had recorded it on his reel-to-reel tape recorder. [Exclaim!]

Quote: ‘I often think of Highway 7 as a highway of broken dreams’ – Evan Morton, curator of the Tweed Heritage Centre. Morton recounts the history of the Log Cabin Restaurant, which served Greyhound buses and other travellers between Ottawa and Toronto for nearly 80 years.  [Maclean’s]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


549,952? 2189,328 ?3 
? Eligible people with one dose80.7% 
? Eligible people with second dose68.4%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


377,172?13811,240 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose83.2%
? Eligible people with second dose62.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,793?8593 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose769,980 (83%)
? Eligible people with second dose647,933 (70%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,596?1215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 498,499

As of July 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose195,193 (66.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose150,432 (50.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4745? 0111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose144,978 (79.2%)
? Eligible people with second dose116,970 (63.9%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ One of the three conditions needed to move Ontario into the next stage has been met. Eighty per cent of people 12 years-old and older have been vaccinated with one dose. The Province requires 75 per cent of eligible people to have a second dose (we're at 68 per cent) and no health unit to be below 70 per cent double dosed before restrictions are lifed. [CBC]

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▪️ Ottawa wants to start searching AirBnb, Vrbo and other sites for violations of the new short-term rental law. The City has put out a request for software that will automatically scan rental sites for Ottawa rentals and identify rule breakers. The new law limits short term rentals to principle residences and cottages only. Rentals are also limited to 10 persons. [CBC] [Request for Proposal]

▪️ Apartment tenants upset with landlord who neglected to tell anyone thieves stole bikes from storage locker. Thousands of dollars of bikes were stolen from the locker at Phoenix Apartments on Carling Ave. The landlord did not call the police or inform the tenants but did fix the broken window. [CBC]

▪️The City is looking to rename six parks and wants some feedback. The parks – including one ‘sitting area’ are:

  • Bradley Commons Park, located at 331 Cranesbill Road, to Bradley-Craig Park
  • Atlas Park, located at 875 Atlas Terrace, to Bob Mills Park
  • The new Stittsville Main Street sitting area, located across from Village Square Park at 6000 Abbott Street East, to Bradley Square
  • Uplands Park, located at 3165 Uplands Drive, to Shirley Seward Park
  • The anticipated Orléans Health Hub park to Dr. Émile Major Park
  • The unnamed parkland located at 100 Highgarden Terrace to Bert Dowler Park
  • Rideauview Community Centre Park, located at 4310 Shoreline Drive, to Joan O’Malley Park
  • Shetland Park, located at 24 Shetland Way, to Laura Dubois Park

The City wants comments via email – – but no form. We all know the rules: if the City doesn't create an online form, it doesn't really want to know.

 [City of Ottawa

▪️The City is also looking for people to join the Anti-Racism Advisory Table, which will inform the City’s anti-racism strategy. The group will address six priority areas: employment equity, housing, governance, economic development, health outcomes, and youth development. All Ottawa residents from Indigenous and racialized communities that are 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

The City has set up an application form here, so make of that what you will.

[City of Ottawa

▪️A new electric car charger has been installed at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre in Orléans. There are  10 charging stations at city owned facilities with plans to expand that to 24. [CTV]

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