Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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Ottawa Restaurant News

Usually we do the restaurant round-up on Wednesday but we're doing it today for making-our-lives-easier for reasons that we don't need to get into.

▪️The Easter Feaster by Meatings will feed four to six people for a mere $89.99. Enjoy Double Smoked Country Ham, Smoked Buttermilk Scalloped Potato Gratin, Maple Butter Roasted Root Veggies, Smoked Beans, Cowboy Candy Cornbread, and Caesar Salad. Order by April 12th for pickup on April 15th or 16th. 5380 Canotek Road, Unit 23. 

▪️Biagio’s Easter meal is a three course-r to enjoy at home. The star is oven roasted ham, and it’s accompanied by a mixed green salad with cranberries and toasted almonds, lots of tasty veggies, and Tiramisu with Cadbury mini eggs. For one person ($35), two ($70), or four people ($120). 

▪️Mercato Zacconi’s heat & serve Easter Dinner for four does all the work for you ($150 plus tax). You will however have to choose from the Roast Sliced Honey Ham, Roasted Rabbit with Fennel, or Carved Prime Rib & Demi Glaze entrées. Each arrives with garden salad, veggies, rolls and butter, and Tiramisu. There are optional wine and fish add ons, too. Orders must be placed by 3:00pm on Saturday April 16th, and pickup is until 4:00pm on Easter Sunday (215 Preston Street). Call 613 695 5980 to order. 

▪️JoJos Creameria interrupts its Closed for the Winter season with a brief opening on Easter Weekend. Visit the Stittsville (1573 Stittsville Main Street) or Manotick (5556 Manotick Main St) locations from 11:00am to 7:00pm on April 17th or 18th. Looks like festive Easter cones will be on the menu.

▪️The Buyers and Cellars Tasting Room Wine Club subscription offers a monthly delivery of two to four bottles of curated bottles along with tasting notes, plus a little treat. $150 per month. 

▪️Ogham Craft Spirits has partnered with Zakuska’s Market & Deli to create two person charcuterie boxes for stylish snacking this Friday night. Orders must be placed by 8:00pm on Thursday (April 7th) for pickup after 12 noon on Friday. $30.

▪️Mother’s Day is on the horizon: Celebrate the Moms in your life with a beautifully packaged Mother’s Day box from Mimi & August. Choose from “Mom Care” or “Mama Mimosa”, each packed with a scented candle, a gorgeous print that can be framed, and other self-care treats. Both boxes are on sale for a short time.

▪️Ottawa Beer Society has uploaded a very handy post about the best deals in 2-4s of craft beer. Check out her Insta feed for the details, then use our handy Craft Beer Map to go pickup your case (if you don’t qualify for delivery, that is).

▪️Montréal-based meal kit provisioner Good Food has expanded to Ottawa, and this time they are delivering groceries as well

▪️NarCity has a list of Ottawa restaurants that serve giant towers of food

Deals of the Day

▪️The Betty x Bow flash sale means you can own the v-neck midi length wrap beauty that is the Foster Dress for 30% off. 

▪️There are massive savings (in limited sizes) at Lilikoi. The Anastasia Dress in Black will normally set you back $149 but it’s available in XL right now for $89. Cropped hemp or bamboo tanks are now just $29 (reg. $59). 

▪️Womenswear is 50% off at 49th Apparel. There are lots of easy wearing linen tops, dresses, and jackets for summer, all at reduced prices.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 13°, low of 1°. 

Number:  $41,000. The amount of money raised for the Rainbow Bistro by music fans. The Rainbow had been at risk of closing last year but a board of supporters worked with the venue to save it. The Rainbow Bistro had hoped to raise $37,000. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Paul Treboutat. The former director of rail and pipeline investigations for the Transportation Safety Board has been hired as the new chief safety officer of OC Transpo. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘It’s also an ideal destination for student politicos, as the opportunities in government and politics are plentiful. Fair warning: be prepared to engage with one of the worst public transit systems of any city in Canada’ – Pascale Malenfant, journalism student at Carleton UniversityMaclean’s has been publishing a student from every university in Canada to describe the local student life for their annual University Rankings issue.  [Maclean’s]

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,091? 234173? 5
1,176,677? 1,99112,479 ? 9
? 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
1,479? 7269? 0
981,539? 2,61514,442 ? 31
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)92.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
19? 82? 2
cases changedeaths
66,975? 79765 ? 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? 31? 0
36,878? 67293 ? 0

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
7? 10? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -217 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Gatineau will have the mask mandate at least until the end of April as Quebéc extends the rule today. [CBC]

⭕ Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization says that everyone 80 years and older should get a fourth COVID-19  shot as soon as possible. [CBC]

⭕ The Federal Government will decide this week whether the term ‘fully vaccinated’ should include the booster shot or not. Or, it could decide that vaccinations are no longer a requirement to work in the civil service. The current rule says Federal workers must have two COVID-19 shots or be put on unpaid leave. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Jabapalooza hero Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth has come down with COVID-19 herself. She cancelled last weekend’s mass COVID-19 vaccination session due to the illness.  Kaplan-Myrth’s Jabapalooza sessions have innoculated thousands of people. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Carleton University hit an all-time high of COVID-19 cases on campus – 270 – yesterday. Today, the University has suspended the reporting of cases. [Dan Sawyer]

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▪️Freedom of Information requests show that the Ottawa Police Service sent Trucker siege vehicles to a street with homes and a school. At least one was loaded with gas cans. The Police told City officials that they had designated Queen Elizabeth Drive as a parking area. Ottawa Police have told reporters that they will not discuss the emails. [Press Progress]

+ Related  Anyone who pays commercial property tax and was disrupted by the Trucker siege can defer their tax until September 15 – but you must apply by April 15.

+ Related  Trucker siege co-organizer Pat King is still searching for a lawyer for his trial. King has raised $62,000 online for legal representation, which will be needed at his April 19 court date.

+Related Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit says that the woman knocked over by a police horse as the Trucker siegers were being tossed out was not seriously hurt and thus not worthy of investigation. The woman received a strained shoulder. The Special Investigation Unit  says that because it is a minor injury, it is outside of their jurisdiction.

▪️The spongy moth caterpillars are set to return to Ottawa. A survey by the province has found the eggs all across the region. Last year, the critters ate the leaves off a million hectares of trees. Caterpillar experts say its a lot easier to kill the eggs than the beasties, so the time to start is now. [Capital Current]

+ Related A Canada Goose on the Rideau River has tested positive for Bird Flu. Chicken farmers in Eastern Ontario are worried for their farms as three poutry operations in other parts of the province have been put under quarantine. 

▪️Local charities that could use a donation from the Ottawa Police Service’s Gala should apply now. The Police Party has raised $1 million for charities since 2010. If you're looking to get in the good graces of the Ottawa Police Service, they are also looking for sponsors – [Ottawa Citizen] [Apply for Gala donation]

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