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Ottawa Jobs

▪️SurveyMonkey requires an Operations Coordinator on a 10 month contract, to support the Product Design and Research teams with administration, new hire onboarding, and data input.

▪️The IP/O Marketing Program Manager at Nokia will oversee the deliverables including campaign execution, optimization, events, and social media channels. Other duties include budget management and program development. Four to seven years’ B2B marketing experience required. 

▪️QC Career School needs a data-driven Digital Marketing Manager to develop and execute campaigns across platforms. The ideal candidate will be well versed in PPC and SEO, social media, and communications, and have great writing skills to reach target audiences.

▪️Giant Tiger is looking for a bilingual Community and Events Associate to maintain the training calendar, attend store and community events, manage the logistics of promotional items, and coordinate event details and bookings for stores. 

▪️Ottawa Community Housing Corporation is searching for a fluently bilingual Manager, Corporate Communications to support business objectives via the management of strategic corporate comms, marketing, media relations, and stakeholder engagement.

 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


#STATS

Weather: ☀️ Sunny High of 19°, low of 5° 

Number: 1963. The year that this home was built, and now restored to its mid-century modern-esque glory [Ottawa Magazine]

Ottawan of the Day: Toni Fadel. The owner of Gatineau's Bob Taxi has launched a free taxi service on Mondays for people who need a ride to the hospital for cancer treatment.  [Le Droit]

Quote: “These consultations are really poorly done. … It’s a directive survey basically seeking the answers Parks Canada wants to see” – Ken Watson, a Friends of the Rideau director and heritage expert. Watson says that Parks Canada’s draft management plan for Rideau Canal does not do enough to respect the expectations of a UNESCO Heritage Site and maintain the 200 year-old engineering. Parks Canada is surveying the public until March 31. [Capital Current] [Parks Canada Rideau Canal Survey]

Sports: Ottawa Senators 2 – Calgary Flames 1, last night. The two teams meet again tomorrow.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

💉 Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

1,553,040 doses have been administered in Ontario (87% of doses available)

👉 At this rate, it will take 36.5 weeks to give one dose to each Ontarian

🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries


📋 Public Health Reports

OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
 

There have been 16,188 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 81 since yesterday, and 456 deaths, two new reports.

💉 92,293 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.
 

OUTAOUAIS

Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 6,917 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 37 since yesterday, and 171 deaths, one new report.

💉 27,856 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Outaouais
 

EASTERN ONTARIO

Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 3140 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 78 since yesterday, and 69 deaths, no new reports.

💉 19,443 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
 

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be have reassigned a case to a different health authority.


⭕ Facebook will host a live Q&A with Canada's chief public health officer, Dr Theresa Tam, to talk about vaccine safety and effectiveness. The live chat will be on March 31 at 1 p.m  [CBC]

⭕ The American Centre for Disease Control has changed its recommendation for masked students, saying three feet distance between desks instead of six feet is still safe. The Public Health Agency of Canada does not agree and will not make any changes.  [CTV]

⭕ Rural Ottawa now has pop-up vaccination clinics in West Carleton-March, Cumberland, Osgoode, and Rideau-Goulbourn. [CTV]

⭕ Chateau Lafayette is closed until Saturday after patron tests positive for COVID-19 [CityNews]

⭕ A court has turned down a group that wanted to deem the mandatory hotel quarantine from overseas as unconstitutional [Le Droit]


 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]

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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️ OC Transpo is cutting nine routes and eliminating 70 jobs to save money. Passenger travel is only 20 to 50 cent of what it was before the pandemic. Routes 17, 224, 225, 233, 235, 251, 266, 275, and 284 will be suspended in June, with other routes reducing service. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Sort of Related The Sheraton Ottawa is also permanently laying off 70 staffers due to lack of tourists.

▪️ Police Chief Peter Sloly has banned no-knock ‘dynamic’ entries. In the past year, Ottawa Police have used no knock search warrants 29 times, which involves the police bursting into a residence unannounced, often using a flash bomb. The police board was told yesterday that most no-knock warrants were to gather evidence by suprising the person, a task that could be done by detaining the person before they got home. A 23 year-old man fell from a 23rd storey window last August during a no knock entrance. [CBC]

+ Related The Fifth Estate ran a feature on the Ottawa Police's overuse of no-know warrants last week

+ Related The Police Board has ordered the service to report all suspensions of officers quarterly. The police had previously decided on its own to stop reporting suspensions unless charges were laid.

#EVENTS

▪️ Journalist and rabble-rouser Nora Loreto reads from her new book tonight at Octopus Books. Albeit virtually, Loreto argues in conversation with feminist labour activist Bilan Arte that feminists must organize to take back feminism from politicians, business leaders and journalists in her new book Take Back The Fight. 7pm. Registration Required. [Octopus Books]

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