Monday, March 21, 2022

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Welcome to Spring 2022. If the change of season fills you with the urge to learn something new or flex your creative muscles after a long winter, perhaps one of the following five courses will help. 

▪️Venus Envy leads a slew of workshops designed to make bedroom playtime even more satisfying. “How to Talk Dirty” promises to help you to ask for what you want in the way you want to say it. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for this in-person workshop on Thursday April 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. 226 Bank Street. 

▪️Over three sessions, Ottawa-based Interior Decorator Erin Rochon’s The fundamentals of Furniture Painting - Beginner Masterclass will teach participants about paint choices, application techniques, and upcycling furniture, and you’ll walk away having completed a small project. Sunday March 27th, Sunday April 3rd, and Sunday April 10th at Square Lemon Artistic Association Unit 14, 2350 Stevenage Drive. $225 + tax.

▪️Create your own pottery sculpture that delivers both in looks and sound. LOAM Clay Studio’s Bells & Mobiles Workshop with Jess Aylsworth allows participants to create an outdoor art piece that will respond to the spring’s soft breezes. Once you’ve created your sculpture, it will be glazed and fired by the pros at the workshop. A maximum of eight places will be sold, at $100 each. Thursday April 17th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

▪️Learn to sew using fabric that Eco Equitable has saved from landfill. The Level 1 - Beginners Sewing course will teach you how to operate a sewing machine, to read a pattern, to choose the right fabric, and other important information, over eight classes. You’ll make a pair of pyjama pants or a skirt. Choose Wednesday evenings March 30th to May 18th or Saturday mornings April 30th to June 18th. $280 per person. 404 McArthur Avenue, Unit “D”.

▪️Ottawa City Woodshop’s Crate Chair course takes a mere six hours to teach you to create a stylish outdoor lounge chair. This chair is based on a 1934 design that utilized wood salvaged from packing crates (you, on the other hand, will be using pine boards). Friday April 15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm but sign up now - OCW’s courses habitually sell out. $175 per participant. 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 234. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 6°, low of -8°. 

Number: 1,035. The number of children who will receive snowsuits this year from the Snowsuit Fund’s Snow Angel Challenge, which raised over $50,000. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day: Laura Orsatti. After Russia invaded Ukraine, the nurse travelled to Kyiv, and is now working at the children's hospital.  [CBC] [

Quote: ‘The fact that those records even exist already suggests that you might be talking about the top 10 per cent, 20 per cent of all long-term care homes in Ontario’ – University of Toronto engineering professor Jeffrey Siegel, who agrees with an assessment that the City's four municipal-run long term care homes – Garry J. Armstrong, Peter D. Clarke, Centre D'Accueil Champlain and Carleton Lodge – meet provincial standards.. [Capital Current]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Montréal Canadiens 5, last Saturday

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


Hospitalization data is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
551? 0181

? -1

1,139,418? 1,21712,336 ? 3
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.5% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.1%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,002? 1348? 3
945,506? 90714,265 ? 5
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.5%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
8? 40? -2
cases changedeaths
64,929? 209

758 ? 2

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

913,863 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)874,689 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)557,037 (61%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This data has not been updated. Friday's information is shown.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
5? 12? 0
35,842? 43289 ? 0

As of March 18, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.8%

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
1? 00? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -209 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Mask requirements have been dropped today for all non-Federal services. In shops, restaurants, and schools, masks are now optional. Public transit, hospitals, and long-term care are still mask mandatory, as is air and train travel. Reminder: you can still keep wearing a mask if you like. [CTV]

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▪️Front desk services reopen at two Ottawa Police stations. Elgin Street and St Joseph Boulevard are both open 8:00am to 6:00pm, seven days per week, for walk ins. The Queensview location will remain appointment only. All three locations had gone appointment only at the beginning of the pandemic. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Gatineau is taking a page from Ottawa by proposing a new hospital in an unsuitable location. The Quebéc government killed the proposal to build the new hospital in downtown Gatineau in favour of a more rural location. Chelsea is worried about the increase of traffic in its area, others are concerned that it creates sprawl, with no transit to the area for patients or staff. [CBC]

▪️You come to a fork in the road. Take it. Frankville – you know, it's between Toledo and Lehighs Corners – lost their largest piece of art, a three metre tall scultpture of a fork at the Y of Kitley Line 8 Road and Leacock Road. Suspiciously, the fork was bent back last week in what now appears to have been an aborted attempt to steal it. Police are asking people to watch out for anyone eating a salad with a giant utensil. [CBC

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