Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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▪️Spend Easter Saturday (April 16th) at Carp Easter market, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Road. Nearly 50 vendors will be selling goodies for the home and the tummy, and there will be live music from Zachary Martin. Pets are welcome. The Carp Farmers Market regular season opens May 7th. 

▪️Fans from all over Ottawa are sad to hear that the Foolish Chicken will closing its doors permanently on April 24th. Get in there fast for ribs, chicken, and cheesecake. 

▪️I Deal Coffee at 176 Dalhousie St is hiring a part time barista for the summer. Must have weekend availability. Email your resumé to

▪️The Soca Kitchen has your Easter meal sorted. The restaurant will be open every day over Easter weekend, and starting today you’ll get 30% off the price of all pickup orders bought through the website. Use the code SOCAEASTER. 

▪️Mantovani 1946 in the ByWard Market has Easter dessert ideas to satisfy all sweet teeth. To order a Mini Egg Cheesecake or a Lemon Blueberry Swiss Roll Topped with Cream Eggs email The cafe is also hiring counter help and baristas. Send your resumé to

▪️Sobey’s upscale grocery delivery service, Voilà, has opened for business in Ottawa. The service is run on the successful Ocado system in the UK, which emphasizes robot warehouses and specific delivery times. 

▪️The Citizen loves the Greek dining at Trofi but balks at paying for it.

▪️Berlin döner purveyor Wolf Down has been so successful at their Bank Street location that they opened a second location – in Las Vegas.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Showers. High of 11°, low of 8°. 

Number: $600,000. The amount of the investment by the Provincial Government into Genvira Biosciences, on Hunt Club Road. Genvira Biosciences will use the investment to increase the manufactuing of pseudoviruses, used by researchers for investigating viruses. [CityNews

Ottawan of the Day: Krista MacDonald. MacDonald is the great granddaughter of Ronald MacDonald, the first Canadian to win the Boston Marathon, back in 1898. MacDonald will run her first Boston Marathon on April 18. [Running Magazine]

Quote: ‘It’s nice to know that you can drive by the farm where your family gets its meat from and feel a connection to it’ – Former carpet cleaner Jeff Hunt who has parlayed his part-ownership of the RedBlacks and 67s into a partnership with Ottawa Valley Meats. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Detroit Red Wings 1, last night

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


Provincial data is unavailable today. This is yesterday's information.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,366? 276190? 6
1,200,619? 2,30012,570 ? 4
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2,060? 12283? 16
1,007,006? 3,51514,592 ? 13
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)94.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
15? -11? 0
cases changedeaths
68,452? 193767 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)915,034 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)878,368 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)568,136 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
51? 132? 1
37,673? 139298  ? 3

As of April 7, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.3%
? 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
11? 11? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -220? 1

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Dr. Vera Etches is recommending that Easter celebrations be done outside to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission. [CTV]

⭕ Schools belonging to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will once again have a mask mandate for students and teachers, after a board vote yesterday. Board staff are still working out details for when to start. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️The City is considering adding a non-voting seat for an for Anishinabe Algonquin elder at the council table. The role would be symbolic and an unofficial advisor. How the person is selected, what exactly is their role, what their responsibilities would be will be part of a five year-long process. Ottawa, of course, lies on land that has never been ceded by the Algonquin nation. [CBC]

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