Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Ottawan


Wednesday Food + Drink

And so September is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to the hot, humid days of summer. 

▪️On the plus side, the fine people of Moulins La Fayette Hintonburg have announced their upcoming seasonal apple pastries and breads. Apple Strudel? Yes, please. Raisin Apple Brioche Bread? Absolutely. And of course, bring on the apple pie. 

▪️Today is the final Parkdale Night Market of 2021, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s your last opportunity to shop from local farmers, growers, and makers in an evening setting. Check our farmers market map for details. 

▪️Deacons Pub has released details of their next whisky tasting. For $65 per person, enjoy eight 1/2oz drams of curated whiskies with cheese pairings. What a lovely way to spend a late Sunday afternoon. RSVP for the event on Sunday September 5 at 4:00pm:

▪️The Buyers and Cellars location at 327 Somerset St. W is open seven days a week from 3:00pm to 7:00pm for wine tastings and sales. Tastings can be arranged for groups of one to four people, or more by special request. If you need a wine-inspired gift the website sells bottles of fine wine, books, and house-made charcuterie accompaniments. Book a tasting by emailing

▪️We love that Marin Urban Beer Garden was closed yesterday for the staff beach volleyball party. Sounds like these people know how to have fun. The beer garden is back open today, which is great, because it’s a very pleasant 23 degrees outside and the sun is shining. These are perfect conditions for sipping local craft beer. 345 Preston St. 

▪️Heating Up The Capital, Ottawa's first hot sauce festival, will be launched this Saturday in, checking a map, Mountain. (That's near Kempville.) The CBC looksat Meow! That's Hot, Mama Lalo, Mazépis, and Haico's.

▪️Laheeb Shawarma and Laheeb Grill say that those other Ottawa shawarma joints are Americanized – they, however – make the real thing.

▪️Beau’s Brewing Co. has made a deal to be the exclusive beer served on Porter Airlines

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 24°, low of 12°

Number: $8 million. The budget surplus that the City of Ottawa will show this year, thanks to Federal and Provincial grants to City coffers. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: 43 Afghanis who hurriedly escaped from Afghanistan and now call an Ottawa Day's Inn home. It was nine days from application to the Canadian government’s refugee assistance programme to arrival in the Capital. [CTV] [Donations to help them settle in new homes]

Quote: ‘It’s not that you have to pay people to get the vaccine but it is a good incentive and it’s rewarding people to do the right thing’ – Bushtukah store employee Julie Chaput on the chain’s policy to pay $500 to each staffer if they get vaccinated. [CTV]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



566,206? 6569,516 ? 13
? Eligible people with one dose83.7% 
? Eligible people with second dose77.0%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


389,914?69011,288 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose87.1%
? Eligible people with second dose79.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,353? 14

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

789,147 (86%)
? Eligible people with second dose728,284 (79%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,921?19215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 556,884

As of Aug 11, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose284,626 (69.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose238,925 (58.3%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4855?1112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose152,962 (83.6%)
? Eligible people with second dose140,966 (77%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Ontario Vaccine Passport will limit access to indoor dining, bars, casinos, bingo halls, sports facilities, and sporting events to only those who are fully vaccinated by September 22. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Ottawa Carleton District School Board staff who do not vaccinate may be removed from the building according to a new policy [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Quebec’s vaccine passport programme goes into effect today, limiting unvaccinated people to essential services only [CBC]

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▪️Mayfair Theatre owner shocked to find that its building is up for sale. The listing says that the Theatre is paying undermarket rent and that the space could be subdivided into shops, stating ‘This space can be converted easily to other shops and will definitely bring greater return once fully occupied’. The building was given heritage status by the City in 2008 which would not permit any alterations without permission.The asking price is $2,999,900. [CBC] [Sales Listing]

▪️Privately-run landfill on Carp Road may soon expand. The landfill run by Waste Management has Provincial permission to accept garbage from across Ontario but has made an agreement to limit transfers to Eastern Ontario, from Sudbury to Durham. The landfill had previously only taken in trash from Ottawa and Lanark County. [CBC]

▪️Gatineau woman has been arrested for posing at a nurse at an Ottawa clinic. The woman used aliases to get hired. [Ottawa Citizen]

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