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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Ottawan


Tuesday Jobs: Healthcare

▪️Innovative Medicines Canada, the national association for the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, requires a Director, Government Affairs, to advocate on behalf of the industry by building relationships, liaising with federal parliamentarians, and officials. The position requires strong project leadership and communication skills. 

▪️The Faculty of Medicine at University of Ottawa seeks an entry level Medical Ethics and Humanities Research Coordinator, to execute investigative tasks related to medical ethics and humanities research projects. Typical duties will include gathering of qualitative and quantitative data, information retrieval, analysis of company reports and financial statements, and conducting interviews. 

▪️Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in medical imaging software, is hiring a bilingual System Administrator to deploy complex applications remotely on Linux and Windows servers. Some of the duties include software deployment and maintenance, installation of PACS systems, and 3rd level support during flexible working hours including weekends and evenings. 

▪️Bayshore HealthCare is looking for a Registered Practical Nurse to join the team in providing home health care. 

Coming up

The Ottawa Tool Library’s Grand Re-Opening Party scheduled for Saturday August 14th will feature activities, a walkthrough of the new environment, and the chanceto win cool prizes. The OTL has taken over the old Square Lemon space at 877a Boyd Avenue, and the festivities will take place outdoors from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tickets are free but advance booking is essential. 

Deal of the Day

Men’s short sleeved shirts are available at 30-50% off regular prices at Rue Saint-Patrick. Choose from summer-friendly patterns like gingham, florals, and solids. From $39.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 27°, low of 14°

Number: $2.5 million. The amount of money spent by a group – including former La Liga soccer legend Julian de Guzman – to revitalize two soccer pitches and build a authentic European clubhouse in Carlsbad Springs. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: The Otto Family. The family is being recognized by the Roger Neilson House for raising $1 million dollars over the past 14 years. The family's Maddy’s Gala is an annual event to commemorate five year-old Maddy who died from a brain seizure. Roger Neilson House acts as a support system for families whose children require palliative care. [Global]

Quote: ‘The garden is not inexpensive to run. Because it’s NCC land, and this is kind of a trial for them, or a pilot project, we have to truck in our water’ – Goldenrod Community Garden board member Allegra Newman. The community garden is one of two pilot projects by the National Capital Commission to work on alleviating food insecurity. Goldenrod is located between Tunney’s Pasture and the Ottawa River. [Capital Current]

Sports: CPL Halifax Wanderers 2 – Atlético Ottawa 1, last night. Ottawa vists Forge on the 8th.

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with Friday.


550,986? 8089,339 ?10 
? Eligible people with one dose81.2% 
? Eligible people with second dose70.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


377,978?77111,241 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose85.1%
? Eligible people with second dose66.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,827?16593 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose767,352 (83%)
? Eligible people with second dose661,965 (72%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,597?1215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 506,924

As of July 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose195,193 (66.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose150,432 (50.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4747?1111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose145,763 (79.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose121,145 (66.2%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ A study by the University of Sydney of unvaccinated persons in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US found ‘these people tended to have “less agreeable personalities”, be less cooperative with others, more selfish, and more extroverted’. [Maclean’s]

⭕ The Delta variant of COVID-19 is 50 per cent more infectious than the Alpha variant, which itself was 50 per cent more infectious than classic COVID-19. [CBC]

⭕ Some other countries are now following Canada's lead in mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines. [CBC]

⭕ More than 21,300 unallocated doses of the Moderna vaccine in Ontario are set to expire in two weeks. Pharmacists blame the preference for the Pfizer vaccine. [CBC]

⭕ Student athletes at the University of Ottawa will need to prove that they have been vaccinated with at least one dose to be eligible to play. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ An Ottawa landlord denied housing to an Algonquin College student because the student was not vaccinated. Is this legal? Who knows? You probably can't evict someone for not being vaccinated but renting to them is an open question. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️ Here's a common story: local restaurants complaining that they can't find workers and blaming the existence of the Canada Recovery Benefit for preventing a desperate enough pool of workers. But here's a fun thing to do: run the business's name through Canada Revenue Agency's Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy search page. You will often find that the same managers who complain that their potential workers are taking money from the government are themselves having their wages subsidized. In this story, it looks like two out of three businesses have used the Wage Subsidy – we couldn't determine the corporate name of the third one.  [CBC]

▪️ The Patterson Creek Park bistro has opened. The National Capital Commission-run restaurant serves up coffee and gelato to people in the popular park and ire to the neighbours, who prefered having no services for the public in their neighbourhood park. [CBC]

▪️The proposals for the new Civic hospital campus don't actually include access to the O Train. The Dow’s Lake Station is being prepared for redevelopment but does not include a Civic campus connection. Nor have the developers of the campus included connections to the line in their proposals. The issue is money, of course. Whomever makes the proposal will probably have to pay for the connection – so no one includes it. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️Red Bird, a new music venue for Americana music, is opening in Old Ottawa South. Owned by musician Geoff Cass, a member of local folk band Gentlemen of the Woods, Red Bird is scheduled to open October 1 at 1165  Bank Street. Cass says a local coffee shop will expand into the space during the daytime. [Apartment 613

▪️Ottawa Public Library librarian Allison Hall-Murphy lists her top summer book picks — all written by local authors. [CBC]

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