Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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A reader contacted us with a query about restaurant jobs, wondering where his friends could apply. Here’s just a brief list of current opportunities.

▪️ Brew Donkey is hiring a Tour Guide to take guests on visits to Ottawa’s craft beer makers. This is a part time gig of 12-18 hours per week, all happening from Friday to Sunday. The job would suit a performer with a love of craft beer who can engage and entertain tour participants while ensuring that safety comes first. 

▪️ The Burbs Pub & Eatery in Kanata is hiring team members. Send resumés to

▪️ Métropolitain Brasserie has several openings to fill in the kitchen team. Full and part-time positions are available. They’re offering competitive wages and gratuity sharing. 

▪️ Norca Restaurant at Le Germain Hotel has positions to fill in the kitchen and bar areas. Send your resumé to

▪️ Oat Couture is hiring in the kitchen, in the bar, and also for a music program lead who can help behind the bar. The café is flexible regarding hours and schedules. 

▪️ Strawberry Blonde Bakery Westboro is looking to hire one full time and one part time seasonal baker. Send your resumé to

Food + Drink Roundup

▪️ Congratulations to the Smoque Shack, which celebrates 10 years this month. There are still tickets for the birthday event at Beyond the Pale next Wednesday (August 11th). The festivities kick off at 5:30pm and include a five course meal of Smoque Shack BBQ favourites, and of course beer pairings. Tickets cost $80 with beer pairings, $65 without. 

▪️ This Saturday night (August 7th) spend the evening on the patio at Perth’s Weatherhead Brew Co. where John Dorsch will be playing live from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Reserve your spot by calling 613-201- 2337. 29 Beckwith Street East, Perth, Ontario. 

▪️ We'll let the Citizen headline speak for itself in this review: Multicultural fare at Mozaik Street Foodery was a mix of wows and duds

▪️ Copper Spirits And Sights, on top of the Andaz Ottawa Hotel, was just named the second-best rooftop patio in Canada by Expedia.  Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection was voted number one, but on the downside, you'd have to look at Toronto.

▪️ NarCity Ottawa's Epic Taco Map of Ottawa is pretty on point.


Deals of the Day

▪️ Side Door Kitchen, oysters are $2 each and select bottles of wine are half price. The deal is available today (Wednesday August 4th) from 4:00pm until closing. 18b York Street. 

▪️ Meatings Barbecue is launching Wine Wednesday tonight, with select whites and reds just $1 per ounce. 5380 Canotek Road. 

And finally

Funding Opportunity

10% of the The Government of Canada Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) will be dedicated to supporting Indigenous Tourism. Applications are now being accepted by the FedNor and FedDev regional development agencies and include either non-repayable or repayable contributions; non-profit Indigenous organizations are eligible for up to $500,000 in non-repayable contributions. Get more information from Indigenous Tourism Ontario. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 28°, low of 14°

Number: 10. Where Ottawa lies on the list of Top 10 Canadian travel destinations searched by users of Google in Canada. We were beat by ... well, every other major city. Even Banff. Banff! [Ottawa Citizen] [The List]

Ottawans of the Day: Roja Valentine, Slayverii, Queenyy, Lucila Al Mar, and Sofia Duhaime. The musicians were chosen as the first class of the Girls + Rock Ottawa Artist Development Program, designed to help five emerging artists record and release high quality music, as well as apply for music festivals and grants. [The Charlatan]

Quote: ‘If they catch my family, that’s it for them’ – University of Ottawa masters student Roya Shams who fled Afghanistan 10 years ago when her father was killed by the Taliban. She is asking for the Canadian Government to allow the rest of her family to come here. [Ottawa Citizen]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


551,125? 1399,360 ?21 
? Eligible people with one dose81.3% 
? Eligible people with second dose70.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


378,157?18411,240 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose83.8%
? Eligible people with second dose67.0%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,821? -7*

593 ? 0

* If the numbers go down, it's usually because cases have been assigned to a different health unit 

? Eligible people with one dose

767,352 (83%)
? Eligible people with second dose661,965 (72%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,611?14215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 510,479

As of July 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose195,193 (66.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose150,432 (50.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4749?2111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose146,400 (80.1%)
? Eligible people with second dose124,965 (68.3%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association are both asking for COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory for health care workers. [CBC]

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▪️ Ottawa Life magazine is standing by its harsh depiction of police chief Peter Sloly. The magazine was sued – in a personal capacity – by the police chief in June, accusing it of printing libel. The magazine says that it will ask the court to dismiss the case as a SLAPP – Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ The Provincial government says students will be back in school in the autumn. They will have to wear masks but don't need to be vaccinated. Field trips, sports, and band class is also back. [CBC]

▪️ The Huntley Curling Club in West Carlton is selling off land they don't own to buy a new roof. Back when West Carleton was independent, the Township bought land from the club for $2 with the proviso that the club could buy it back for $2, no questions asked. Although Ottawa is in charge now, the deal stands. Neighbours, who thought the City owned the land and would stay that way, are shocked. [West Carleton Online] (It's a paywalled site, sorry. but worth the $50 per year.)

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▪️ The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is playing host to A Level Playing Field: Sex, Gender, and Fairness in Sport today. Panelists include Mianna Bagger, Leslie A Howe, Linda Blade, Emma Hilton, Alison Sydor, and moderated by Jon Pike. 4 pm Free. [MacDonald Laurier]

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