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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Ottawan


HELLO OTTAWA 

Wednesday Food + Drink Update

▪️Chantal Bennett and Joel Kimmel have created a beautiful series of illustrations featuring a dozen of the region’s favourite foods purveyors in Every Chip Stand. They have an Etsy store, too.

▪️NarCity recommends their top eight choices for Japanese food

▪️Fairly newly opened Idriss Mediterranean is Ottawa's only Algerian restaurant. Peter Hum at the Citizen asked them: ‘What's the difference between Algerian and Moroccan food?’ The answer is Moroccon cuisine mixes sweet and salty items but Algerian keeps them separate.

▪️It's a bit out of our baliwick, but Joe's Family Pizzeria in Pembroke was awarded best take-home pizza kit by Canadian Pizza Magazine

▪️Jabberwocky has been reborn as a higher-end fine-dining place. (Forget it's vegan snack bar birth). Chef Razmon Poisson is running the menu, as well as that of Union 613 downstairs. Jabberwocky will feature a new menu every week.

▪️We give full respect to writer Nicolina Leone, who convinced Ottawa magazine to commission her to sample the four best donut joints in Ottawa – Maverick'sMimi'sSuzy Q, and Mr Luko – then go to the Carleton Tavern for a photo shoot. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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IT’S THE BEST OF OTTAWA AWARDS 2021 VOTING ROUND 

The competition is keen. There are so many more choices, the choices themselves are so much harder. The nomination round created a much broader and deeper bench of deserving local businesses.

We don't envy your work this year.

But it's work that you must do.

VOTE FOR THE BEST FOR OTTAWA 2021

On social media, please pass around the link and use #BestOfOttawa2021. Poll is open until 23:59 November 14.

STATS

Weather: 🌦️ 30 per cent chance of showers or flurries? Are you kidding us?. High of 4°, low of -6°

Number: $4500. The amount paid to each of six artists in the Knot AR project of the Digital Arts Resource Centre. The Knot AR is seeking artist creations using augmented reality. Deadline for applications is November 8. [Digital Artists Resource Centre]

Ottawans of the Day: OTG Stiffy, DaBoiLoc, AGS Smooth, Dip Black, Baëbe Ruth, Nino, KG Jay, Mazyn, Gabona, Snoozy and Rhi Da Baddie. The Ottawa and Gatineau musicians have collaborated on an rap for Ottawa with ‘All Capital Anthem’. [Shifter] [YouTube]

Quote: ‘It’s been a good run – Quickie Convenience Stores co-founder Arnold Kimmel on selling his business after nearly 50 years. MacEwen Petroleum is buying the 51 store, 22 gas station chain. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Sports: NHL  Ottawa Senators 4 – Minnesota Wild 5, last night 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
601,086🔺 3789,886 🔺 10
💉 Eligible people with one dose88.2% 
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated84.6%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
426,947🔺49011,502 🔺6
💉 Eligible people with one dose90.5%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated86.7%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,903🔺20

604 🔺1

💉 Eligible people with one dose

832,799 (90%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated799,101 (87%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,262🔺1223 🔸0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 603,792


As of October 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose 87.2%
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated83.6%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5830🔺5127 🔸0
💉 Eligible people with one dose166,927 (91.2%)
💉 Eligible people fully vaccinated159,639 (87.2%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ Ontario ski resorts can open to full capacity this year, and will not require vaccination certificates for the slopes or chair lifts. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for visiting indoor cafés or Aprés Ski, sitting next to the fire with a cast on one's leg. [CBC]

⭕ Air Canada suspends 800 staffers for not vaccinating against COVID 19. The airline has 27,000 workers. [MSN]

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️Ottawa Police Services requests a 2.9 per cent increase in its budget. That works out to an extra $14 million for a total budget of $346.5 million. The Police say that they will not hire 30 officers as planned. [CTV]

+ Related The Ottawa Public Library is looking for a 4 per cent increase in its budget, for a total of $56.6 million. The money would be used to extend Sunday openings, expand online services, and buy furniture for the new main library.

+ Related The City of Ottawa is proposing a 3 per cent increase in property taxes. In Ottawa, the library is included in the property tax but police services and transit services are taxed separately (but printed on the same bill) 

▪️The Province has threatened to hold back $60 million of transit funding over the Confederation Line derailment. The Ministry of Transportation writes that the money will only be dispersed after proof that the City has done everything requested by the Federal Transportation Safety Board and that an independent engineer sign off on the return to service. The $60 million is part of a Province-wide grant of money to transit systems whose revenue was hard hit by the pandemic. [CTV]

▪️Did Al Capone run the illicit booze business in Manotick? Did he also live in a cabin in Renfrew County? It's a tale, all right. Lockett's restaurant, formerly Manotick 360, formerly Oggi’s, formerly the Manotick Tea Room was the site of – allegedly – a vault that supplied illicit booze to the Palace Hotel across the street via – a very real – tunnel under the street during prohibition. J Edgar Hoover was also a visitor to Osgoode, visiting his cousin. [Mannotick Messenger]

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