Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Father’s Day Food + Drink

▪️Bicycle Craft Brewery’s Awesome Gift 1 is for IPA loving Dads: get him some On the Lam IPA ($4.42 per can) and a matching t-shirt ($25).

▪️If your dad loves ice cream Merry Dairy can personalize the label on pints of the good stuff with the photo and message supplied by you. 

▪️Give Dad Baccanalle spice blends to take his grilling up a notch or two. Or buy the Jerk Chicken All-Inclusive Dinner ($20), which comes with a starter, side and a drink or dessert as well as spicy jerk chicken. 

Other Food News

▪️Dessert First is a new bakery in Centretown that also has great breakfast sandwiches

▪️Nan’s Parlour is holding a "Gran Opening" tomorrow night from 6:30pm (Thursday June 16), offering snacks, cake, and of course the Nan’s fabulous cocktail menu. Take a seat on the pink velvet sofa and enjoy yourself, dearie. 73 Clarence Street.

▪️The Citizen likes the newly reopened Spanish-flavoured Cadena but didn't try their $300 paella.

▪️The Citizen has also profiled two local craft distilleries: Gatineau’s Artist in Residence and Kanata’s Ogham Craft Spirits.


Deal of the day

Shan is offering discounts on ready to wear fashion and swimwear for women and men

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of rain. High of 27°, low of 19°. 

Number:  $$2.1 billion. The budget for stage one of the Confederation Line, which the LRT inquiry has been told was so low that many rail construction companies would not bid. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: JT. A 50 year-old former Canadian Forces combat engineer who volunteered to fight for Ukraine. He is waiting to be evacuated back to Ottawa after barely surviving an anti-tank mine. [CBC]

Quote: ‘You know who you are screwing with this support for the judicial inquiry right? Someone who has always been your loyal friend and servant’ – Brian Guest, a consultant to the the O Train project, in an email to former MPP and current candidate for mayor, Bob Chiarelli. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 0 – York United 0, last night; Frontier League Ottawa Titans 8 – Trois-Rivieres Aigles 11, last night


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


Ontario is cutting back its COVID info. We're going to rethink this bit of the newsletter.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
-? --? -
1,314,447? 78613,351 ? 8
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,008? -822? 1
1,075,570 ? 89515,514 ? 18
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


Ottawa will now only report COVID info on Tuesdays and Fridays. This info is from yesterday.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
7? -41? 1
cases changedeaths
74,134? 150816 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,471 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)882,507 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)579,392 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This info is also from yesterday.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
40? -70? -1
40,032? 15316  ? 0

As of June 9, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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
0? -10? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -231 ?0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The mayors of Niagara Falls and Sarnia, both border cities, want the Federal government to shut down the COVID 19 app. They say that the requirement to report border crossing info is hurting tourism. [Globe & Mail]

⭕ The Federal Government does not rule out making three doses as the minimum for ‘fully vaccinated’ in the autumn. [La Presse]

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▪️‘Freedom George’, one of the Trucker siege organizers, has pled guilty. Otherwise known as Tyson Billings, he sat in jail for 116 days before pleading guilty to a charge of counselling to commit mischief this morning. Charges of intimidation, mischief, obstructing police, and disobeying a court order were withdrawn. Billings was sentenced to time served and six months of probation. [Globe & Mail]

+ Related At the public hearing in Parliament on the Emergencies Act, both Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the police did not ask for the Act to be used.

▪️Construction has begun on the Gatineau Energy Centre. The Federal government has five centres in Ottawa and Gatineau that supply heating to 80 buildings and cooling for 67, including the Parliament buildings. When the entire project is completed, the system will have four centres – decommissioning one – that will provide a state-of-the-art low temperature hot water heating system. As it will be powered by Quebéc Hydro, the system should be carbon neutral. [Ottawa Construction News]

▪️The City is seeking nominations for the Order of Ottawa and for the Excellence in Coaching awards. The Order of Ottawa is awarded to those residents who have made significant contributions to Ottawa, the Excellence in Coaching award is pretty self-explanatory. [City of Ottawa] [Nominate Someone]

▪️Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre is accused of sending out a misleading email that increased his Conservative leadership chances. Poilievre, who polls indicate is the frontrunner in the leadership contest, sent out emails with the subject line ‘Membership status: incomplete’. Members of Leslyn Lewis’s leadership bid team say that email caused many Conservatives to pay their dues twice, the second time on Poilievre’s website, which would inflate the perception of his support. Poilievre’s team says that if people paid twice, they still only get one vote on the leadership. [National Post

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