Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Ottawan


Food and drink roundup

▪️Angry Dragonz is opening a second location on Saturday January 29th. Head to 260 Nepean St between 4:00pm and 9:00pm for yummy Asian fusion bites, or order online and pickup. 

▪️Heading to Smiths Falls? 4 Degrees Brewing Co has reopened the brewery to regular hours, Wednesday through Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm. (Which means you could visit today, if you were so inclined.) 

▪️Um, we’re not sure how we missed this, but there’s a Cocktail Caravan on the Rideau Canal?! It’s located between the NAC and the Pretoria Bridge, operating Monday to Wednesday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Thursday to Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Take a break from your skate (nice rhyme, Martha) and enjoy Dunrobin Distillery artisanal spirits, cocktails, and even a warming Hot Toddy. 


▪️On The Rocks in Calabogie has created a bar made out snow to enjoy the winter views of Calabogie Lake and Manitou Mountain.

▪️You can also sit in the -20 weather at the ice bar of The Grand Pizzeria and Bar, which has wood-fired pizza and winter-themed cocktails

▪️The Citizen was so impressed by the karahi at Bawarchee that the reviewer wants to do a tour of Ottawa's Pakistani restaurants

▪️Fast food chain Wendy’s had their ghost kitchen located in a trailer in Little Italy shut down by bylaw officers The kitchen in a trailer is part of a major, cross country business deal that puts trailers designed for food app delivery on parking lots owned by a company that owns thousands of them. Local residents had previously complained of noise from the generator.

January sales

▪️Attention crafters, quilters, sewists, and other fabric enthusiasts: the Bits of Bolts Flash Sale from Mad About Patchwork kicks off at 8:30pm sharp tonight, with most items expected to sell in the first 60 minutes. The shop recommends that you use a computer rather than phone and be ready with your payment info. We strongly suggest that you read all the instructions at the website before 8:30pm. 

▪️Stroked Ego menswear boutique’s Winter Clearance means some items are up to 70% off regular prices. Check out the cozy shirts, relaxed fit pullovers, and jackets all priced way down. They’ve even got some SAXX Christmas themed underwear, so you can get a jump on your 2022 festive gift giving. Shop online or visit 131 Bank Street (second floor) in Ottawa. 

We'll see you tomorrow– Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of -17°, low of -25°. There is an extreme cold warning today. 

Number: $100,000. The amount of money that Ottawa councillors are proposing the City donate to campaigners fighting Quebec's Bill 21, the law that bars public-facing government workers from wearing religious symbols. [CityNews]

Ottawan of the Day:  Andrew McManaman. The first time author has published his first novel, Dollhouse.   [Popcorn Paperbacks]

Quote: ‘They want to lock down Ottawa, the state capital’ – Donald Trump Jr., describing the truckers-against-vaccine-mandates convoy heading to Canada's state capital.  [Facebook Video]

Sports: NHL Buffalo Sabres 0 – Ottawa Senators 5, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
4,016?8608? -18
1,010,247? 5,36811,160?89
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)88.2% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)82.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
3,270? -8252? -11
845,564?4,15013,009 ?73
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)83.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
104?117? 0
cases changedeaths

678 ?3

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

906,760 (91%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)843,840 (85%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (5+)501,118

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
75? -78?1
32,417?108256 ?4

As of January 25, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.3%

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
33? -29?2
active caseschangedeaths
-? -155 ?6
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)179,362 (87.4%)
? Eligible people with two doses (5+)166,600 (81.2%)
? Eligible people with three doses (5+)89,379 (51.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  



⭕ Restaurants and cinemas in Gatineau will be able to reopen at half capacity over the next fortnight as Québec gradually reopens. Bars and gyms do not have a reopening date set. [Global

⭕ Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk wants to challenge the 500 person limit for hockey games. [Ottawa Sun

⭕ Only 43 per cent of inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The Centre has had an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for a month. [CBC]

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▪️Get ready to move to Ryan Reynolds Way. The actor, who once lived in Vanier and has been generous with money and time to Ottawa organizations, is getting a street named after him in the East End. It will be located in a new subdivision is being developed at the corner of Mer Bleue and Brian Coburn. [CBC] [Location]

▪️Residents near the Eastway Tank Co. worry that their drinking water may be contaminated. The explosion at the company two weeks ago, which killed six people, brought forth allegations that fuel was dumped upon the ground. Ontario's environment ministry says the risk remains low. [CBC

▪️Dr Vera Etches will be awarded the key to the City Of Ottawa. The head of Ottawa Public Health is being honoured for her work fighting COVID-19. Mayor Jim Watson hopes that the ceremony can be held in person at City Hall. [CTV]

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