Thursday, April 14, 2022

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It’s the Easter Weekend, and there’s a lot going on in our fair town. Visit a farmers’ market on Saturday to buy the last minute flowers, desserts, or even meat you need for your Sunday table. Then prepare to sleep in on Monday. If you’re planning to shop or dine out tomorrow, however, be aware that many businesses will be closed for Good Friday.

▪️Tonight marks start of the weekend-long Year VIII Anniversary celebration at the House of Targ. Tonight’s gig featuring F8-Bit is free, and there’s a reasonable cover charge for the shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1077 Bank Street. 

▪️It’s Throwback Thursday at Stray Dog Brewing tonight. Bring your own vinyl (or choose from the in-house collection) and enjoy $5 tap pours all day. 501 Lacolle Way.

▪️Here’s a heads-up for makers: Square Lemon will start to take applications for the Blossoming Creatives Craft Market (May 29) on Good Friday at 5:30pm. 

▪️Shop from nearly 20 vendors at the Rideau Sports Centre Outdoor Easter Marketon Saturday. The market runs 10:00am to 3:00pm at 1 Donald Street. The onsite restaurant, the Bridge Public House, will be open for refreshing food and drink. 

▪️On Saturday, the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market interrupts the winter closed season with an Easter market. Visit over 50 vendors at the Greely Community Centre between 9:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday April 16.

▪️The Northfolk Café in Perth has colouring sheets for the kids, gorgeous Easter themed cupcakes for everyone and last minute pantry items for the weekend. 1 Gore Street, Perth. 

▪️613Flea returns to Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Expect over 140 vendors selling handcrafted homeware, curated vintage, and lots of artisan food and drink.


Passover begins tomorrow evening. Chag Pesach Sameach to Jewish Ottawa.

We're off tomorrow but we'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Showers. High of 16°, low of 2°. 

Number: $5 million. The amount of a donation to the University of Ottawa, one of the largest individual philanthropic gifts it has ever received. The Susan, Perry, Taylor, and Nicholas Dellelce Legacy Fund will go to the law school, seeding a renovation and expansion of Fauteux Hall, and funding a Dean. [Eureka Alert

Ottawan of the Day: Marko Curuvija. The filmmaker has produced Moving Day, documenting the day over 200 people living in a Victoria park were forced to leave by the City, many having lived there for over a year. Moving Day is at the Mayfair Theatre this evening. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘And no screens. I love it’ – Musician Elizabeth Bruce – half of Libby & Cal – on Ottawa's newest live music venue, Old Ottawa South’s Red Bird. [Capital Current]

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,392? 60177? -5
1,209,041? 4,58912,606 ? 36
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.6% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2,154? 9496? 13
1,010,196? 3,19014,618 ? 26
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)94.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
18? 32? 1
cases changedeaths
68,739? 287767 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)915,034 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)878,368 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)568,136 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
55? 42? 1
37,791? 118298  ? 0

As of April 7, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.3%
? 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
11? 01? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -220 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Evidence of the COVID-19 virus is still rising in Ottawa's wastewater, but it is not doing it as quickly as before. [CBC]

⭕ Millions of vials of COVID-19 vaccines are expiring as Canada has neither donated them like the Federal Government said it would, nor have Canadians taken as many boosters as recommended [CBC]

⭕ The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has figured out when its mask mandate will officially begin: immediately [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Para Transpo has finally created an improved online service for riders to book and cancel trips. The new version works like you'd expect – like Uber – and treats Para Transpo riders as customers, unlike the previous system which seemed to treat riders as patients who need a service of last-resort. [City of Ottawa] [Para Transpo New App]

+ Related City Staff has been asked by council to explore free transit fares, or at least reduce them

▪️City Council has agreed to form an Anishinabe Algonquin Nation Consultative Culture Circle with representatives of the 11 federally recognized Anishinabe Algonquin First Nations. The Circle will meet twice per year to allow the City and its various departments to ask and respond to questions. The Circle is planned to be in operation this year. [City of Ottawa] [Nominations]

▪️Nominations have opened for the Bruce Timmermans cycling awards. The awards recognize those who have contributed to cycling in Ottawa, both as individuals and as organizations. Deadline is April 30. [City of Ottawa] [Nominations]

▪️Trucker siege co-organizer had his bail hearing suspended after his lawyer's computer was hacked. During the virtual hearing, a voice was heard from Pat King's lawyer David Goodman’s computer speakers, saying that the computer was locked. Computer files were later found to be undamaged and the hearing will continue. [Ottawa Citizen]

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