Wednesday, March 9, 2022

The Ottawan



Food and drink roundup

▪️Equator Coffee has now opened in the old Quitters Cafe location, at 1523 Main Street, Stittsville. Equator says the staff and menu remain unchanged. This is the fourth location of Almonte-born Equator Coffee. 

▪️Braumeister is now pouring its new seasonal Steyr, a Roggenbock style beer with notes of toasted rye bread and molasses. Sounds like a cozy beer for a cold evening. Try it at the Braumeister Beirhalle (175 Carruthers Avenue) or later this week in cans. 

▪️Once again Orléans Brewing took part in the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, to help raise funds for scholarships for women in the brewing industry. This year’s result is #BREAKtheBIAS, a dry hopped pineapple sour IPA. It’s available in 473ml cans for $5.95 each at the brewery, 4380 Innes Road.

▪️This Sunday and Monday, head to 55 ByWard Market Square for a special #OttawaLove event, presented by Ottawa Markets. Shop at ByWard Market’s fantastic stores, dine at the restaurants, and sign the giant card that will be displayed over the summer. In short: show your town some love. 

▪️Pop-up noodle bar Paper Tiger has found a permanent location in Old Ottawa South

On Sale

Cheekbone Beauty’s Flash Sale offers 25% off individual Sustain Complexion Pencils and Face Palettes. No code necessary. Discount available only until 11:59pm this Friday. 


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 2°, low of -6°. 

Number: 6. The number of Ottawa musicians on Spotify’s Northern Bars, the streamer's playlist of Canadian hip hop recommendations. [Shifter]

Ottawan of the Day: LaToya Kanza. Kanza is the coördinator of The Pantry Ottawa, a new food bank created to serve families in the West End. [CityNews] [Donate]

Quote: ‘Mr. Letourneau explained that his use of the service vehicle had been open, transparent, and consistent with his understanding that there were unresolved issues relating to the terms and conditions of his employment’ – Former chief administrative officer for the Ottawa Police Service, Jeff Letourneau who is suing the service for $2.7 milliion. He was fired last year after an anonymous letter was sent to the Police board alleging that Letourneau was using his City-provided car for personal use without paying tax on it. [CBC]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – St Louis Blues 1, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
751? -28241? -5
1,117,43?1,94712,618 ? 20
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.3% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose47.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,222? -3069? -8
932,176?1,42614,126 ? 6
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
17? 74? 4
cases changedeaths
63,731? 170

751 ? 1

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

913,500 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)873,442 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)553,649 (61%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This information has not been updated since yesterday.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
13? -66? 1
35,521? 24288 ? 1

As of March 8, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.8%

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
3? 00? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -202 ? 1

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Ontario will drop most mask mandates on March 21. Masks will be required on public transit, long-term care, and hospital but optional everywhere else. Students will also not be required to wear masks.  [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Local mom and pop business Shopify has stopped operations in Russia and Belarus. Shopify has ceased working in those two countries in opposition to the invasion of Ukraine. The company is also matching all employee donations to Flexport, which is organizing flights to bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Ukrainian businesses that are still operating using Shopify will have their fees waived. [CBC] [Flexport Donations]

▪️The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says the Ottawa Carleton District School Board failed a bullied student. Six years ago, the bully threatened and assaulted the student and defaced the students’ family car. The Tribunal found that the Board was wrong to allow the bully back into school after a suspension without consulting the student.  [CBC]

▪️Federal government is about to issue a 'request for proposals' for the new high-frequency line between Quebec City and Toronto, through Ottawa. In an announcement in Montréal, the Federal Transport Minister announced the new website for the project and promised that the Federal government will soon be looking for someone to build the line. The project is promoted as high-frequency, ergo more trains, but the actual project is intended to provide faster train service. [Bay Observer]

▪️Gloucester-South Nepean ward councillor Carol Anne Meehan resigns from the Ottawa Library Board after disclosing in-camera information.  Meehan was at a meeting of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area where she mentioned that Barrhaven was in line for a new library branch. This was discussed in an closed session of the Library board but not yet public. Meehan says she said it accidentally and was not asked to resign. Her seat will remain open until after the municipal election in October. <Insert your own do-not-talk-in-the-library joke here> [Ottawa Citizen

▪️New townhouse in subdivison near the airport sells for $900,000, which is $150,000 over asking price. [Globe & Mail

▪️The third annual International Film Festival of Ottawa opens today, only the second time live. [Apt 613

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