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 Friday, November 19, 2021

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Black Friday

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. 

Deal of the Day

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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▪️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 RosenkrantzThe 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]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


610,222? 7939,959 ?4

These per centages have been lowered as of today because the eligible age has dropped from 12 to 5 years-old.

? Eligible people with one dose82.1% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated79.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


437,549?74511,552 ?2

These per centages have been lowered as of today because the eligible age has dropped from 12 to 5 years-old.

? Eligible people with one dose83.8%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated80.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

614 ?1

These per centages have remained the same because Ottawa Public Health has not yet changed their methodology to account for the lowered age.

? Eligible people with one dose

837,637 (91%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated808,258 (88%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,441?12223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 612,862

As of November 9, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 87.5%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated84.4%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


Cases infomation not updated since Friday

5964?17131 ?0

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.
? Eligible people with one dose167,980 (91.8%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated161,902 (88.5%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ 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

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▪️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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