Friday, March 11, 2022

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▪️Gold and Bronze Passes are now available for the Ottawa Jazz Festival, which returns to live in-person performances June 24th through July 3rd. Headliners include Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys, and Corinne Bailey Rae. 

▪️Raise your hand if you’re like Martha and didn’t know that plants can have accessories too. It’s true! You can buy tiny pairs of magnetic sunglasses to adorn the leaves of your favourite plant, $12.50 each from Flowers Talk Tivoli

On Sale

▪️Receive 25% off Lofttan Indigenous made jewellery when you use the code SAVE25 at checkout. The sale is running until midnight on Sunday. 

▪️Uppliva Sauna & Steam is offering new guests a 15% discount off the Sauna & Steam Circuit from Wednesdays to Fridays until April 15th, 2022. Use the code SAUNA15 when you book online.

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ❄️ Periods of snow. High of -2°, low of -5°. 

Number: 3,000 square metres. The size of a woodland behind Westwind Public School in Stittsville. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board says the woods are Sodom and Gomorrah on the Carp and a danger to children, neighbours say the school district’s plans are nothing less than deforestation. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Raz El-Asmar. After thirty years supporting soccer in Ottawa, El-Asmar has received the Mayor’s Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Local Sport at the Ottawa Sports Awards. [Ottawa Sports Pages

Quote: ‘They only give an Emmy to the engineering side if you fundamentally change the way television is done, and that’s an extremely high bar. So to be recognized by your peers for doing that is an extremely high honour’ – David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, which has just won its third Emmy Award. [CTV]

Sports: NHL Seattle Kraken 3 – Ottawa Senators 4, last night.

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
717? -25238? -6
1,121,694?2,13012,227 ? -411*


* 411 people have been removed from the count after an investigation by the Ministry determined that the deaths were not related to COVID-19.

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.3% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose47.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,126? -3665? -3
934,622?1,17914,154 ? 13
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
7? -12? 0
cases changedeaths
64,027? 162

752 ? 0

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

913,500 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)873,442 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)553,649 (61%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
10? -35? -1
35,634? 37288 ? 0

As of March 8, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.8%

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
3? 10? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -204 ? 2

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Today is the second anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic.

⭕ The acting manager of the Ottawa’s Design and Construction Branch says contractors to City projects have less vaccinated workers than average, despite the mandatory vaccine policy. Nontheless, he says the City will be flexible and find a way to let them work. [Ottawa Construction News]

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▪️The Iconic Café has been evicted. from its Slater Street location. The café had been accused of supporting the Trucker siege and allowing leaders to broadcast from inside. The owner has so far raised $30,000 from supporters. [CBC]

▪️City councillor who resigned from Library board for spilling secrets is alleged to have given private info from Police Board. The publisher of Ottawa Life magazine, who is being sued by former police chief Peter Sloly, filed an affidavit testifying that Gloucester-South Nepean ward councillor Carol Anne Meehan gave him confidential information while she was on the Police Board. Meehan has since resigned from that, too. [CBC]

▪️The Transportation Safety Board says the Barrhaven train crossing is safe. The board had been investigating Jockvale Crossing after a man was killed by a train in February. The City authorized an underpass in 2019 but nothing has since gone forward. [Barrhaven Independent]

▪️Two Ottawa Police officers have resigned over the tow truck kickback scheme. The two officers resigned after two years of paid suspension. The kickback scheme involved the officers assigning certain tow truck companies to handle traffic accidents, in exchange for a fee. [Ottawa Citizen

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