Friday, November 19, 2021
Next Friday, you'll be hearing about all sorts of deals from cars to appliances to videogames. But not from us, we're interested in Black Friday specials from local businesses. If that's you, or you know of a local deal, email to us at [email protected]
More Holiday Happenings
▪️Hooray for Carlingwood. Ottawa Artisans Craft Market will be at Carlingwood Mall all day tomorrow and Sunday.
▪️Afrotechture has a new Holiday pop-up for Ottawa’s leading Black makers and artisans at the ByWard Market, near their shop, tomorrow. 11:00 - 7:00 pm.
▪️The season of drive-through Christmas lights experiences has begun. Get your advance tickets and head to Wesley Clover Parks for an evening of dazzling festive lights, all enjoyed from the comfort of your car. $20 per car plus tax and service fee (prices more expensive at the gate, and they go up December 2nd). The event supports the CHEO Foundation. Tonight through January 8th.
Olena Zylak makes absolutely stunning women’s knit hats and scarves that will protect heads in style all winter. The tams, toques, and beanies are made in Canada and adorned with thoughtful details like buttons, ruching, pom poms, and in the case of the Rosseau Split Back Hat, a snip that allows your low ponytail to break free. Free shipping on the Winter 2021 collection ends TODAY at 5:00pm EST, while quantities last.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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THREE WAYS TO HELP BRITISH COLUMBIA
▪️The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. The Abbotsford Community Foundation, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and the University of the Fraser Valley have jointly established this fund, which supports front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.
▪️The Canadian Red Cross has a donation page for their British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal.
▪️The Vancouver Humane Society is covering veterinary costs for pets and helping organize volunteers to get animals out and into temporary housing.
Weather: ❄️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of 2°, low of -5°
Number: $1.4 billion. The budget approved for fire, paramedic and bylaw services, housing, parks, recreation and facilities, employment and social services, children’s services, and long-term care by a City committee. This is approximately one-third of the City's budget. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: Dr Alicia Rosenkrantz. The Carp doctor has received the Award of Merit from the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Rosenkrantz is also one of the few female mohels in Canada. [Ontario Family Physicians] h/t WestCarletonOnline
Quote: ‘We need to take away space currently devoted to private motor vehicles and give it to humans so they can breathe and enjoy a bit of wind in their hair’ – Brigitte Pellerin in the Citizen, advocating that more public space be given to e-scooters. [Ottawa Citizen]
Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
Cases infomation not updated since Friday
These per centages have remained the same because the East Ontario Health Unit has not yet changed their methodology to account for the lowered age.
⭕ Health Canada has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children five to eleven years of age. The dosage will be one-third of an adult jab, delivered twice. [Global]
+ Related Dr Vera Etches says that Ottawa's 77,000 eligible children could be vaccinated within four weeks
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Mayor Jim Watson requested a meeting with the Provincial transportation minister before a public inquiry over the O-Train was called. In a letter, Watson asked Minister Caroline Mulroney for an opportunity to brief her on the issues and what City Council is doing. He also said that city councillors that wanted a inquiry were opposed to private sector involvement. [CBC]
+ Related The Province is funding the inquiry and wants it completed before next October's Civic election
+ Related The Provincial transportation minister says that funding from the Province could be ‘impacted’ if she doesn't like what the inquiry finds
▪️The only grocery store in St-Isidore is closing. Lyne and Jacques Roy, who have operated the Valu Mart for 30 years in this tiny village East of Ottawa, are retiring and moving to Blue Sea. Twenty-three employees will lose their jobs. [The Review]
▪️On our Wednesday Food + Drink round-up, we wrote about the new Harmons Steak House. The Citizen‘s reviewer liked it. Well, Heritage meisters UrbSite take a look at the building and the woman that the steakhouse is named after, Maria Harmon, who operated Harmon's Day School for Young Ladies on the site between 1892 and 1904. [UrbSite]
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