Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Ottawan



Food + Drink Roundup

▪️Broadhead Beer’s all day happy hour is the best part of Wednesday. Pay only $6 for a pint from any of the 12 taps in the taproom. That means you can choose from eight classic beers from amber ales to stouts, with lagers and NEIPAs in between, and seasonal specials including the 174 Taproom Series. Broadhead’s taproom is open from noon to 8:00pm at 1680 Vimont Art Unit 106, Orléans. 

▪️It’s stout week at Beyond the Pale. With its chocolate and coffee flavours, we think a can of Dublin or Nuthin’ Dry Irish Stout would go down well on Saint Patrick’s Day tomorrow. 108 City Centre. 

▪️Martha is proud to be a fruity beer lover. Freedom Machine Cherry Pale Ale by Bicycle Craft Brewery was brewed in celebration of International Women’s Day, and was inspired by the suffragette name for the bicycle. The brewery says this fine beer features cherry, citrus, and tropical fruit flavours. 12-850 Industrial Avenue.

▪️It’s Weiner Wednesday at Big Rig Brewery so head there for a hot dog and a fine beer lunch. 103 Schneider Road.

▪️Launching Thursday March 17th, Nemesis IPA by Brasserie Du Bas is described by the brewery as a “slightly beefier side of the style” and very hoppy and creamy. You can order from 11:00am tomorrow and pick up in Gatineau from Tuesday to Sunday. 455 bowl. de la Gappe, Local 103, Gatineau. 

▪️Listen to Afraid of Grace and The Juice live at Conspiracy Theory from 8:00pm to 11:30pm on Saint Patrick’s Day. The event's menu highlights will include Beer Battered Fish and Chips and The Order of St Patrick Irish Red beer, a ruby red with the notes of a stout. 2172 Robertson Road, Bells Corners.

▪️Tickets are selling out for Overflow Brewing’s Saint Patrick’s Day Party, featuring The East Coast Experience live. Tickets $20.

▪️Overflow’s Concert in Support of Ukraine on March 25th featuring Sacred Blue will raise money for the UCC-CUF Ukraine Humaanitarian Appeal. Tickets cost $15. 

▪️The Citizen recommends three great ramen noodle jointsPaper TigerRamen Isshin, and Akachan.

▪️PlantX, the new veggie-only grocery inside the Bay at Rideau Centre, promises same-day delivery across Ottawa. We're betting that they don't yet realize Ottawa includes Orléans and West Carleton.

▪️The Ottawa Pizza Podcast has launched, with the first episode showing love to the Ottawa-style pizza: ‘it usually hails from a Lebanese-owned place, where the pizza has a sweeter sauce, you get garlic sauce on the side, and you could also order delicious shawarma or poutine at the same time.’ We've added it to our curated list of Ottawa podcasts.

▪️Ottawa Road Trips wants to get you out to five out-of-town coffee shopsCardinal Café + Shop, Sharbot LakeFifth Chute Coffee, EganvilleVanilla Beans Café and Creamery, WestportOh-el-la Café, Calabogie, and Bubba & Bugs Coffee Bar, Kemptville

On sale

▪️Like many businesses, Riverwood accoustics is facing rising supply and manufacturing costs. So, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing one of their locally manufactured, absolutely stunning Hudson or Madawaska speakers, which like all Riverwood products are crafted from reclaimed logs found at the bottom of the Ottawa River, now is the time. Head to their website before May 1st when the price will increase from $799 to $899 CAD. #supportlocal 

▪️Six world-renowned brands are on sale on right now at The Modern Shop (280 Catherine Street), so this is the perfect time to update your workspace, brighten up your walls wth art or a new clock, or even buy a super stylish big ticket furniture item. Vitra, Flos Lighting, Luceplan, Gubi, Tom Dixon and Menu are all at least 15% off until next week. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 6°, low of -1°. 

Number: 59. The number of non-police drone flights that occured during the Trucker siege, according to the Ottawa Airport’s drone detection pilot project. The project assumes that some were flown by media and some by curious members of the public but suspects that some were monitoring police movements. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Christine D. LeBlanc. The author has written her first novel, The Wrong Man. [Apt 613]  [Publisher]

Quote: ‘Doug Ford's government has worked to diminish the power of old rules, like stopping rent control for buildings built after November 2018 and restricting inclusionary zoning to transit zones only’ – ACORN Ottawa board member Bader Abu Zhara on why the organization is protesting in front of Progressive Conservative MPP Jeremy Roberts’ office today. [CityNews]

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


Hospitalization data is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
649? -39204

? -16

1,129,543?2,01112,288 ? 16
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose47.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,073? -956? -10
939,650?1,38014,213 ? 11
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.5%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.4%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? 12? 1
cases changedeaths
64,448? 126

755 ? 1

? 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 


Data has not been updated since Friday

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
8? -24? -1
35,736? 24289 ? 1

As of March 8, 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
3? 00? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -205 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Federal Government is expected to announce tomorrow the dropping of COVID-19 pre-testing for travellers to Canada. Travellers will still need to be fully vaccinated but the pre-test will be dropped by the end of the month. [CBC]

⭕ Journalist Nora Loreto says there is nothing to say after two years of the pandemic. ‘because words have failed to make any change whatsoever.’ [Passage]

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▪️The City is calling for volunteers to to clean up the outdoors, including community parks, shorelines, roadsides, and areas around bus stops. The snow is receding – ever so slowly – and Gaia knows what will be found underneath. Registration is until April 30 but the cleaning time is between April 15 and May 31. [City of Ottawa] [Register]

▪️Ottawa’s rail director says the O-Train builder did so know when the City would begin service. It's feeling childish now, with the builder saying “did so’, the City says ”did not‘ and vice versa. The topic is a legal case where the City is trying to get a court to declare that the O Train builder has breached their contract, allowing the City to find someone else to run the trains. [CBC]

+ Related The shutdown of the O-Train last Thursday after a train had a burning smell was because of a lack of oil in a gearbox. A gearbox problem was also the probable cause of a derailment last September.

+ Related: For Gatineau's new tram system, ‘Quebec says it learned from the pitfalls of Ottawa

▪️A planned youth treatment centre in Carp has received $10,000,000 in funding from the Provincial government. The as-yet-unbuilt Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will be located in undeveloped field. The centre will help boys and girls with alcohol and drug addiction, bringing together different existing programmes in Carp and Carleton Place. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Pictures: A minimalist house in Westboro. The builder calls it a ‘wabi sabi’ house, a Japanese idea that beauty is found in simplicity and imperfection. [Ottawa Magazine]

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