Tuesday, May 11, 2022

The Ottawan



Food + Drink Update

▪️All month long you’ll get 10% off any item at Kiramaki Sushi. 1196 Bank St 

▪️This month Chez Lucien is showing the works of local artists alongside its award winning burgers.  100% of the proceeds of art sales will be donated to aid the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. 137 Murray Street.

▪️If you love shucking oysters at home The Whalesbone has everything you need. Take home a platter of 12 oysters ($42), a sauce pack ($5), and a Shucking Kit ($50) that includes a chopping board, towel, oyster knife, plate, and a “how to” card. 

▪️Focaccia art is big right now, and Italian Week Ottawa can help you achieve focaccia greatness with their in-person masterclass on June 14th. The "Making Focaccia Bread Art Masterclass" runs 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Sala San Marco and costs $32.29 per ticket or you can follow along online for free. 

▪️Tonight at Bar Robo, watch the silent film comedy classic The General with a live soundtrack performed by Petr Cancura and a cocktail in your hand. 7:00pm. Inside Queens Street Fare food hall, 170 Queen Street. 

▪️There are two days left to apply for the Mino’Weesini Program Manager position with the Parkdale Food Centre. This successful candidate will have strong experience working with food producers, restaurants or other food environments, be great at developing partnerships, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and be ready to take on both day to day operations and fulfill long term goals. Salary $52K. 

▪️Peter’s Palace and Catering in Orléans offers east enders fresh vegan, vegetarian, and Celiac friendly meals with a focus on comfort. Proprietors Chantal Peters and Chris Peters provide hot and cold take-home family meals in eco-conscious packaging, as well as limited dining-in. Join the Sign Painting Night at Peter’s Palace on Monday May 16th at 6:30pm, when the $50 will include the painting kit, a drink, and some food. 511 Lacolle Way, Orléans. 

▪️The Ottawa Feline Café has reopened.

▪️Dunrobin Distilleries is building a new showcase on the former gas station in Stittsville where Elvis filled up his Pink Cadillac.

▪️ Apartment 613 tells the history of Henry Brading’s Union Brewery, established on Wellington Street in 1865. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 29°, low of 9°. 

Number: 90 minutes. The time it took for paramedics to reach an injured cyclist in Gatineau Park because there was no one from the National Capital Commission to let them in. The cyclist had broken ribs and a collapsed lung. [CBC

Ottawans of the Day: Sam Benes and Dayna Xiao. The two Merivale Grade 9 students won a contest to be Mayor for a Day. In their 24 hours on the job, nobody occupied the city, no O-Trains derailed, nor was the Ottawa Hospital moved to an unsuitable location – an excellent term in office for the both of them. [CTV]

Quote: ‘You understand then. This is going to be just as bad as Vietnam if we let it go’ – What ‘Ray’ told Vietnam-born journalist Judy Trinh when she asked him about taking part in the Trucker siege. [Ottawa Magazine]

SportsCPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – York United 1, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,528? -27176? -12
1,279,200? 1,99513,020 ? 29
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.4%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,847? -5462? -4
1,054,510? 1,10115,201 ? 23
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.4%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
22? -41? -1
cases changedeaths
72,436? 106790 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,185 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,294 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)574,907 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
85? 83? 0
39,362? 36310  ? 0

As of May 5, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.0%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%

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
15? 121? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -226 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The overnight shelter at Tom Brown Arena is to close this week. The arena had been converted to a daytime shelter in November 2020 as COVID 19 measure for people whose homes are precarious. In January of this year it started housing 70 people overnight. Plans are to return the facility to an ice-rink and community centre in the Autumn. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Yikes – it looks like all of Ottawa is in a high tick area this year. The Province has released a map of where Lyme disease is prevalent in Ontario. Warmer winters mean the ticks survive the winter and continue their Eastward march. [Lyme disease Map] [What do about Ticks]

▪️RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the abandonment of Ottawa to the Truckers was not a failure of policing. Lucki was being questioned by Parliamentarians at a special joint committee investigating the invocation of the Emergencies Act. Senators and MPs on the panel questioned this attitude. [CBC]

▪️The City orders repairs to the Somerset Building and the bill to be sent to the delinquent owner. The heritage building on Bank Street partially collapsed 15 years ago and is considered an eyesore. Last year, the City delayed a decision on another project by the building's owner until he fixed Somerset House. The owner did no meaningful repairs. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustee Donna Blackburn tried to re-open bringing back police into the school system at yesterday's meeting. The Board ended the programme of having Ottawa Police posted to its schools, last year, due to longstanding complaints of police treating some students unfairly. The other trustees were not interested in reopening the issue. [Ottawa Citizen]

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