This edition of the ottawan is brought to you from an umbrella table at Timmy‘s.
Soon after Friday's edition, our Internet went out and who is going to fix it over the weekend?
The first stage is panic: what will we do without Internet? How will anyone contact us? What if the cats do something funny – who will ever know?
The second stage was despair: without Internet, we have no Crave, and with no Crave, how will we find out how the series finale of Perry Mason ended Sunday night. (The reimagined one, with Rhys Matthews, not the 60s one with Raymond Burr.)
The third stage was acceptance. Martha went through two books, Darren discovered that the pile of New Yorkers next to the bed could be picked up and read, not just made taller. Without Twitter every five minutes, suddenly it didn't seem like everyone hated everyone about everything.
Weather: ⛈️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 32°.
Quote: “The toxicity of the drugs on the street has gone through the roof, which has led to a spike in the visits (to the health centre), or overdoses and fatalities” – Tamara Chipperfield, director of mental health and addictions at the Centretown Community Health Centre, on how the opioid overdose crisis is dwarfing COVID-19 [Capital Current]
Sports: CEBL: It's all over for the Ottawa BlackJacks. A 79-81 loss to Edmonton Stingers flung them out of the semi-finals. Edmonton went on to win the CEBL championship 90-73 against the Fraser Valley Bandits.
For up-to-date info, view the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard
⭕ There have been 2629 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 34 since Friday, and 264 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.
⭕ Social bubbles give a false sense of security, says Prof. Sure, your bubble is safe but any of the ten members who interact with the outside world will render it pointless [CBC]
⭕ Nunavut government is paying the Ottawa hotel bills of 1,200 residents to make them stay here rather than risk bringing the coronavirus back home. Nunavut has not had a single case of COVID-19. [CBC]
⭕ An employee at the Rideau Centre H&M tested positive for COVID-19 [CFRA]
⭕ Gatineau closes kids day camp after camper tests positive for COVID-19 [CFRA]
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The man who was arrested on the grounds of Rideau Hall last month carried a large amount of ammunition, says the RCMP. One of the weapons was a Chinese-made semi-automatic rifle, which would have allowed a standoff with police or a rampage. The man, an active-duty member of the Canadian Rangers, is charged with weapons offenses and threatening the Prime Minister [CBC]
▪️Two years ago, the Ottawa Catholic School board let private company Ottawa Footy Seven renovote the Immaculata High School grounds for free, in return for letting the company rent it out at night. This angered the neighbours, who demanded that the company pay property taxes. Their wish came true, as the Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation has deemed it taxable and the City figures it is now owed $60,000 per year. [Mainstreeter]
▪️House sale value is up 20 per cent this July over last July, condo values are up 19 per cent over the same period. Realtors say it is a combination of fewer properties listed for sale and the desire to buy bigger properties in which to work at home. [Ottawa Citizen]
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▫️Manager, MakerLaunch Program
The MakerLaunch Program aids startups by surrounding them with tools and teams to achieve launch and scale.
You’ll need five years’ experience in managing large scale projects, as well as experience in the following: Marketing and sale, sponsorship, negotiation, and strong organizational and time management skills. [uOttawa]
▫️Full-time CRM Technical Lead (Salesforce)
The incumbent will work with the College’s clients and other CRM team members to define processes, design and implement solutions.
A short list of the required knowledge and experience includes: A three year diploma or degree in computer science/systems engineering/information systems or business administration with a computer science major; four years’ experience as a Salesforce technical lead; eight years of implementation experience. [Algonquin]
▫️Chief Communications Officer & Associate Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs
Will lead an accomplished team of professionals in continuing to grow and protect Carleton’s provincial, national and international reputation and profile.
The incumbent will have significant experience, and knowledge of issues, trends and new technologies in higher education, communication and policy. [Carleton]
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