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Ottawa Jobs

▪️ The Prescott, a Preston Street mainstay since 1934, needs a Hospitality Shift Leader with a great attitude and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Basic First Aid and a love of sports are considered assets. The restaurant also requires a server with Smart Serve accreditation.

▪️ Customer loyalty specialist Spoonity is looking to hire a number of positions. The Demand Generation & Marketing Communication Coordinator use content creation, SEO, analytics, social media ads, and more to support lead generation. Application deadline is March 30 2021.

▪️ Natural Partners Fullscript, the virtual dispensary for healthcare practitioners requires a copywriter with five years’ experience in writing brand-related copy for websites, email, video, and blogs. Must have the ability to translate technical product descriptions into simpler copy.

▪️ Koyman Galleries has a posting for an Art Gallery Assistant, ideally with three to five years’ experience and high end sales experience.

▪️ The National Capital Commission is looking for a Director, Project Management to plan, design and implement construction projects within the National Capital Region.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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Weather: 🌤️ Mainly sunny. High of 3° 

Number: 10,000. The the number of nights booked for camping in Gatineau Park after reservations opened lasy Monday. Most years, the number is 3,000 nights. [CBC] [Reservations]

Ottawan of the Day: Alicia Nicholson. NIcholson has created Lily's Purpose, hand-crafted support boxes containing resources for moms and dads experiencing grief and loss over a child. [CityNews] [Lily's Purpose]

Quote: “Though we put on a brave face, most of us are masking mountains of debts and hanging on by a thread” – Harriet Clunie, executive chef of Das Lokal in ByWard Market. The Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas​ wants the province to waive the HST for restaurants until business picks up. [Ottawa Business Journal] [RestoHST]

Sports: Vancouver Canucks 3 – Ottawa Senators 2 last night. The Sens meet the Vancouver Canucks again tomorrow.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

💉 Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

1,191,553 doses have been administered in Ontario (80% of the doses available)

👉 At this rate, it would take 48.5 weeks to administer one dose to each person in Ontario. 

🆕 Pfizer and Moderna 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 15,637 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 75 since yesterday, and 449 deaths, two new reports.

💉 77,423 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.
 

OUTAOUAIS

Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 6,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19 since yesterday, and 167 deaths, no new reports.

💉 19,875 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Outaouais
 

EASTERN ONTARIO

Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 2988 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 35 since yesterday, and 69 deaths, no new reports.

💉 15,324 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.


⭕ Guys, we're really starting to get close to the red zone again. [Global]

+ Related We're already into the third wave, says the Ottawa Hospital Association

⭕ Mayor Jim Watson wants community vaccination clinics open within 10 days The City has seven locations planned. [CBC]

⭕ People aged 60 - 64 from Ottawa are driving to Kingston pharmacies to get COVID-19 shots during their pilot project. There are no rules against it.  [CBC]

+ Related Ontario pharmacies are running out of the AstraZeneca vaccine

⭕ The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has reversed itself and will recommend the AstraZenaca vaccine for people over 64. [CBC]

+ Related Despite data showing that blood clots by AstraZeneca receipients is lower than the general population, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Congo and Bulgaria have paused distribution


 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

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

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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️ 17 out of 73 double decker buses have been taken out of service due to corrosion. OC Transpo found the corrosion in the flooring of the driver's compartment but say passenger safety was never at risk. They will be off the road “for a few weeks.” [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Two Gatineau theatres are presenting a week of art films on demand. Le théâtre du Trillium and le Théâtre La Catapulte present Eject, nine art films from Canada, Morocco, Nigeria, Iceland, Israel and Lebanon. They had us at the Icelandic film which features a ‘barbaric wedding in a shopping centre.’ The videos are $5 each for 48 hours. [Le Droit] [Eject]

▪️ The people who run the dams along the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers want to speak to people who live on the shore. Ottawa Power Generation is having a live telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 23 to discuss the snow pack and the spring water levels: will it flood or what? [Pembroke Observer]

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