Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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▪️Happy birthday to the Ottawa Arts Council, which has been advocating for local artists for 40 years. They’re always looking for members, supporters, and volunteers, and you can find creative opportunities and cool job postings on their website. 

▪️View the latest releases in Irish Cinema at the Irish Film Festival Ottawa 2022 starting Friday (April 8th) online and at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue). Those attending in real life might consider the bundle pricing, which gives you access to all five in-person screenings for just $50. The festival runs to April 14th. 

Deal of the day

Sandal weather is coming but right now you’ll enjoy substantial savings  on Martino women’s and men’s cold weather boots, which are handmade in Quebec City. Yes, it’s true: stylish and comfy boots made in Canada. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 15°, low of 6°. 

Number:  80 per cent. That part of the population of Ontario which now has its wastewater tested for COVID-19, thanks to groundbreaking reseach from scientists at CHEO and the University of Ottawa. The team who developed the method have been honoured with an award from the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos. The Parisian is the new commissioner of the Ottawa Film Office, who says that the City is ‘a little jewel’.  [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: ‘He’s a terrorist’ – Canada Agriculture and Food Museum staffer Jim Ness about Houdini, an orphaned baby goat who constantly escapes from his Federal prison cell, colloquially known as a pen at the Experimental Farm.  [Capital Current]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 6 – Montréal Canadiens 3, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,074? -17168? -5
1,180,121? 3,44412,511 ? 10
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,540? 6166? -3
985,300? 3,76114,454 ? 12
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)92.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.4%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
19? 01? -1
cases changedeaths
67,167? 192765 ? 0

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

914,850 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)877,672 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)565,552 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This informaton has not been updated yested. Yesterday's data is below.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
14? 01? 0
36,988? 110294 ? 1

As of March 31, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.4%
? 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
4? -31? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -217 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Ontario is to offer fourth COVID-19 shots to everyone over the age of 60. Specific details will come soon. The Province also promises to make Paxlovid, a drug to reduce symptons of people who have just tested positive, easier to access. [CTV]

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▪️A second man has been charged with attempted arson of an apartment building during the Trucker siege. Because of the proximity of the apartment – right on a siege street – many were concerned that the Trucker protestors were involved. But like the first man arrested, the second person seems to have no connection to the Trucker protests at all. Their motivation is still unknown. [CBC]

▪️Manotick and Richmond may finally get their Highway 416 offramp. The Province has signed an agreement with the City for an environmental assessment at Barnsdale Road. Residents have long wanted the turnoff, rather than drive to the inconvenient Fallowfield Road offramp. To our mind, this feels somewhat like the plot to the 1981 comedy Honky Tonk Freeway. [Mannotick Messenger]

+ Related The Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a driver killed by a VIARail train at the Barnsdale Road crossing may have been focussed on the upcoming road intersection rather than the rail crossing warnings. 

▪️Ottawa Rewind has the story of the Top Secret Balls, vacuum-filled spheres used to test the ill-fated Avro Arrows. Spoiler alert: the spheres are still there, the Arrow probably not. [Ottawa Rewind]

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