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Latest Ottawa jobs

▪️ Human Resources Project Assistant (Student)
Defence Construction Canada (DCC)

Open to students currently enrolled in an HR diploma or degree program, the project assistant role supports the DCC in helping to create and implement new and improved HR practices and procedures to advance diversity and inclusion at the organization.

▪️ Program Manager - Sales Enablement

This role supports sales performance in the sale of Fortinet Enterprise solutions, account based selling effectiveness, etc. You’ll be working with the Sales, Technical Enablement, Corporate, Product, Channel, and Field Marketing teams.

▪️ Mortgage Specialist
BMO Financial Group

This position will build a pipeline of new mortgage business as well as increase BMO’s share of the home financing market. You’ll utilize marketing and sales programs, events, seminars, conference calls, third-party networking, and more.

▪️ Marketing Project Manager
Marketing Breakthroughs

This full-service agency is searching for an experienced digital and traditional marketer to work with clients in professional services, property, high-tech, media, not-for-profit organizations and all levels of government. Must have agency experience.

Panic shopping

▪️ Whether you need to buy a last minute gift or an entire shopping list’s worth, Square Lemon has you covered with the “Panic Before Christmas” virtual market on December 22nd and 23rd. A wide array of local vendors will sort you out with crafts, homewares, sweet face masks, jewelry, stationery, and more.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌨️ 40 per cent chance of snow. High of 2°

Number:  5,762. The number of holiday meals served by the Ottawa mission so far this year, a new record and double the number from last year [Ottawa Citizen] [Ottawa Mission Donations]

Ottawan of the Day: Nathalie Gougeon. Gougeon has unanimously been apprved by City Council as the City’s new auditor-general, appointed for a one-time seven-year stint. Auditors-general are independent positions who examine every service and budget that the City provides, looking for waste, fraud, or lazy planning. [CBC]

Quote: “You had a green Christmas last year and you don’t normally go two years in a row without having a white Christmas. I’d bet a few loonies on it – Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips who says we're getting a white Christmas this year, despite appearances. [Ottawa Citizen]


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

There have been 9353 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 142 since Friday, and 389 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 4252 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 55 since Friday, and 97 deaths, one new report.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 1171 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 7 since yesterday, and 32 deaths, no new reports.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕ It's expected that all of Ontario will be put into lockdown again as of Thursday. Ottawa is expected to be in lockdown for two weeks, Toronto and Peel Region for 28 days. Provincial officials are worried that rising cases will overwhelm intensive care units soon. Premier Doug Ford will make an announcement later today. [CBC]

⭕ Ontario is vaccinating front-line workers, Quebec is vaccinating residents and staff of long-term care homes. CHSLD Lionel-Émond in Gatineau will be one of the first to receive it. [CBC]

⭕ Canada bans flights from the UK due to fears of a new COVID-19 strain. The ban will last to at least Thursday morning. [CTV]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


We’ve made t-shirts of iconic Ottawa logos. They'll make great Christmas gifts for Ottawans young and old.

Printed in Canada and shipped well before Christmas if you order now. It's too late for Christmas but would make a great January gift.




And don’t forget: you can still buy official ottawan t-shirts


▪️ Former Gatineau cop pleads guilty for misusing computer. He was charged with assault and improper use of a computer last year. The victim changed their mind about charges and the assault aspect was dropped. The now-former cop resigned sometime between the charges and the guilty plea. [CBC

▪️ Ottawa will play in a new North division of the NHL starting next month. The NHL and its players have agreed to reconfigure the divisions to limit travel to within a region. The Stanley Cup final will be in July and the league hopes to have a new, normal season beginning next October. Teams will have to learn to play without spectators, which gives Ottawa an edge. [The Guardian]

▪️ The Ottawa Citizen has been running an amazing series memoralisizing some of the people who have died from COVID-19. [Behind The Numbers]

▪️ Ten Ottawa Police officers have been suspended by the service or by the police board in 2020. Ottawa Police are not required to notify the public when an officer is suspended nor, when one is identified, release why the reason for the suspension. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ City Council has decided on the items for the Federal COVID-19 infrastructure fund – in all 23 wards. Included are a new building for ByWard Market, self-cleaning public toilets, and improved sidewalks. The City has been granted $20 million to spend. [CTV] [The List]


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