Monday, April 11, 2022

The Ottawan



▪️Great Scoops: Recipes From a Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop, the long-awaited book from The Merry Dairy, is hitting shelves. The book’s 80 dairy and vegan ice cream, dessert, sauces, baked goods recipes will have you creating your own sweet treats like a pro. Available at book shops now and from the Merry Dairy.

▪️The 30,000 tulip bulbs planted last fall at Roam Flora are nearly ready for spring bouquets. Sign up now for a subscription offering a tulip bouquet of 16 blooms each week in the month of May ($160). 

Deal of the Day

Give the living room walls a spring refresh with Opposite Wall. The decor company is offering 30% off all posters. Use code NEWCO2022 until midnight tonight to save big.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 12°, low of 5°. 

Number: 5 km. The distance drifting down the Muskrat River that customers of  Pembroke's O'Kenny Craft Spirits can enjoy tubing this summer. No alcohol on the inner tubes, unfortunately. [CTV

Ottawan of the Day: Greg McPherson. The Stittsville father will walk from Orléans to Stittsville on Saturday to raise money for the Youth Services Bureau, in memory of his son. [CityNews] [Donations]

Quote: ‘She was laughing at all of us. She was like, ‘Why are you so uncomfortable? I know you’re all having sex.’ Most of us were like, please let me die in this chair.’ – ‘Rachel’, a 2006 student at Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau, who had fake nurse Brigitte Cleroux as a teacher, another job in which she had no qualifications. This story is quite good – Cleroux did a lot more than pretend to be an Ottawa nurse. [Maclean’s]

Sports: NHL Winnipeg Jets 4 – Ottawa Senators 3, last night

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Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,090? 113184? 11
1,198,319? 2,40112,566 ? 3
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,793? 18469? 7
1,000,895? 2,23414,544 ? 6
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)93%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
17? -21? 1
cases changedeaths
68,150? 502765 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)915,034 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)878,368 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)568,136 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


This information has not been updated since Friday

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
32? 172? 1
37,204? 117294 ? 0

As of April 7, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.2%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
6? 10? -1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -219 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Civic Institute of Professional Personnel, which represents many indoor City of Ottawa staffers, does not want workers back in the office until ‘the full scope and impact of the latest phase of the pandemic has been assessed’. [CBC]

⭕ A trustee of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will ask for another vote to bring back mandatory masking. A vote last month to reintroduce masking ended in a tie, keeping the schools maskless. [CBC]

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▪️Local mom and pop business Shopify plans to split its stock 10 to one. The stock split is part of a plan that will allow pop, CEO Tobi Lutke, to increase his voting power from 33 per cent to 40 per cent but new limits mean he can't transfer the new shares, nor keep them if he ceases to be CEO. Investors often like share splits because – sometimes, over time – each share returns to the original value. Do not read the ottawan for investing advice. [CBC]

▪️Chuck and Camille will be visiting Ottawa in May. The Heir to the Canadian Throne and his wife will visit us, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland as part of the the recognition of Queen Elizabeth's 70 years as our Sovereign. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️As it is spring, the CIty has published a lot of good advice to on how to avoid the killing of cyclists. Not mentioned is the simplest and best way: separated bike lanesNo one worries about killing cyclists on dedicated bike paths. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Trucker siege co-organizer Tamara Lich has put that crowdfunding to good use: she hired top Ottawa lawyer Lawrence Greenspon. We can't blame her. Get the best lawyer you can afford, peopleLich has previously shared a lawyer with co-accused Chris Barber. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Someone has stolen a trailer full of throwing axes belonging to LumberJaxe Ottawa. If you see a trailer full of axe-throwing paraphernalia, let them know. There is a reward. [CTV]

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