Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Wednesday Food + Drink News

▪️Former Tingz chef Jae-Anthony Dougan returns from Montréal to create Italian-Caribbean dishes at Crust and Crate. The ‘Tropikàl Vibes’ menu serves up jerk chicken pizza, Tropikàl mac ‘n’ cheese, jerk meatballs, and garlic cheesy bread with pulled oxtail.

▪️Speaking of that city downriver, Peter Hum of the Citizen got into a Haitian food mood in Montréal and realized that, in nine years, he had not reviewed any Haitian restaurants in Ottawa. As a mea culpa, he liked Margo Caribbean and Canadian RestaurantTipikliz, and True Kitchen.

▪️Exotic Bottega has opened in ByWard market, selling the snack foods that you did not know existed like strawberry Oreos, Dunkaroos cereal, Cadbury spread, Funfetti pancake mix, and chicken tikka masala chips

▪️Kettleman's Bagels has launched a subscription service, delivered every week, fortnight, or monthly. Call it Netflix and nosh.

▪️Tonight’s Parkdale Night Market in Hintonburg is the final edition for 2021. Vendors will be selling everything from crafts to scones to vodka. Visit 366 Parkdale Ave between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

▪️Deal of the day Hokkaido sushi offers a 10% discount on website orders for pickup. 272 Dalhousie Street 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Clearing. High of 20°, low of 6°

Number:  3. The number of hours it took officials for the maintainers of the Confederation Line, RTG, to arrive at the scene of the derailment last month. The City has sent a notice of default to RTG, which may eventually allow the City to sever its contract. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  Victoria Williston. The morning anchor at CityNews radio is putting away the microphone and becoming the station's new news director. [Twitter]

Quote: ‘I wish I was involved earlier’ – Ruckify founder Bruce Linton who is coming back to run the company after a stint at Canopy Cannabis. Ottawa-based Ruckify, which lets people rent out their personal items like an Uber, is merging with UK based Fat Llama, and taking its name. The company has lost $20 million in the past four years and suffered misappropriated funds from an employee. [Ottawa Business Journal

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday

The Ontario and Quebec vaccinated eligible people per centages are slightly lower today than yesterday. We don't know what has caused that.


589,041? 4299,757 ? 3
? Eligible people with one dose86.6% 
? Eligible people with second dose81.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


412,800?43611,397 ? 8
? Eligible people with one dose90.2%
? Eligible people with second dose84.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

596 ?0

? Eligible people with one dose

818,665 (89%)
? Eligible people with second dose772,028 (84%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,848?27221 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 587,109

As of October 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 85.9%
? Eligible people with second dose81.7%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5434?4114 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose162,946 (89%)
? Eligible people with second dose152,491 (83.3%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Mauril-Bélanger elementary in Vanier is the third school in Ottawa to close due to a COVID-19 outbreak [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Four City unions have filed grievances over mandatory vaccinations. Amalgamated Transit Union 279, Amalgamated Transit Union 1760 and Canadian Union of Public Employees  5500 which represent transit workers and Canadian Union of Public Employees 503, which represents trades people and librarians say that they are representing their members who do not want to be vaccinated. [CBC]

⭕ Music teacher at Lisgar Collegiate Institute wants wind instruments to return to music class. The instruments are allowed under Ontario rules but the Ottawa Carleton District School Board permits them only for outside play. [CBC]

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▪️Mayor Jim Watson does not want the lack of an O-Train link to delay the new Civic Hospital Campus. The National Capital Commission has given their approval to the new Civic Hospital proposal on the condition that it have an appropriate link to the Dow's Lake O-Train station. The Civic Hospital proposal has not included any funding for connecting it to transit. [CBC]

▪️La Pêche town council has banned new AirBnB applications after 500 people partied in a house over the weekend. Some partiers came to the house en masse in school buses,  [CBC]

▪️The City’s finance and economic development committee has recommended giving an automatic tax break to all business property owners under 25,000 square feet. The intent is to give a break to small businesses but council decided to give the break to the property owner, rather than the business leasing the property, with no guarantee the break will flow down. Council also decided to make the break based on property size rather than revenue or number of employees, meaning a profitable cannabis shop could get the break over a struggling garden centre (for instance). The 15 per cent tax break would cost the City $10 million. [CTV]

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