▪️ Postmedia (Ottawa Citizen/Ottawa Sun) is hiring an experienced reporter with a strong work ethic, who can sift through data to find the untold stories. Must be able to convert complex issues into clear and engaging language. Bilingualism is preferred.
▪️ Eagle Professional Resources recruits IT roles for Canadian companies, and is currently searching for a Proposal Writer. The successful candidate will respond to RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs, as well as unsolicited bids. Must have extensive working knowledge of document production and excellent communication skills.
▪️ Professional Services firm MNP has an opening for a Proposal Manager to manage the process from identification through qualification, production and ultimately, delivery of high quality proposals. The position is also responsible for writing narratives and executive summaries, coordinating content, developing a proposal content database, and more.
▪️ Shopify is hiring a Director of Support Experience to lead the globally located team who support Merchants, Partners, and Buyers. A sample of duties includes executing the Support Experience strategy, leading customer insights, delivering that analysis,and leading a large and diverse international team.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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Weather: ☔️ A few showers. High of 9°, low of 0°. ❄️ And we're expecting 7cm of snow tomorrow.
Number: 100%. The increase of new build homes in Ottawa-Gatineau in March over March 2020. [Ottawa Business Journal]
Ottawan of the Day: Suzette Weekes. Weekes is president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Ottawa, which is running a silent auction for volcano relief on St Vincent. The La Soufrière volcano began erupting last month, displacing 20,000 people. [CBC] [Silent Auction]
Quote: “I don’t think this system of stopping people at the border, which is impractical and unnecessary, is going to last the rest of this week” – Mayor Jim Watson on the border checkpoints between Ottawa and Gatineau. [CTV]
Sports: Ottawa Senators 4 – Calgary Flames 2, yesterday. The Sens visit Vancouver Thursday.
💉 3,904,778 doses have been administered in Ontario
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📋 Public Health Reports:
⭕ The 40+ year-olds wasted no time signing up for the AsztraZeneca vaccine, filling all available slots [CBC]
⭕ Ontario Nurses have asked the courts to require the government to admit that COVID-19 transmits through the air and to improve the personal protective equipment of health workers [CBC]
⭕ Masks will be required within five metres of slides, swings and sandboxes as of Wednesday morning. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ The Ottawa Board of Health wants the Province to give it the authority to shut down businesses for non-compliance. The Board has found that some businesses are just accepting the fines or making inspections difficult. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ Dr Vera Etches says all essential workers in Ottawa should be vaccinated by end of June [CTV]
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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ The National Capital Commssion has been given money to study a downtown-to-downtown tram loop. The Federal budget allocated money to establish NCC offices for interprovincial travel. Gatineau is pleased but Mayor Jim Watson complains that this is a Federal encroachment on a City matter. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Anytime Fitness will fight Ottawa Bylaw in court over tickets. Anytime says they are allowed to open for people with physical or mental disabilities and require workouts as therapy. When challenged by Ottawa Bylaw, Anytime said privacy laws do not allow them to share the medical information of clients with the City. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Rural residents can have outdoor fires again, just in time for the snow. You do need a fire permit first. Those in urban Ottawa are never allowed to have outdoor fires, so don't be disappointed when your permit application is turned down. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Ottawa touchless passport tech company WorldReach has been bought by US firm. Entrust, which already has research and development here, bought the company for an undisclosed amount. [Ottawa Business Journal]
▪️ The Federal Government is still building the Memorial to the Victims of Communism on Wellington Street. We thought that they forgot all about it, as it was supposed to open in 2018. But no, an additional $4 million has been allocated to it. [CBC]
▪️ A pictorial of a new house built on stilts in Alta Vista. The owners say that they wanted mid-century values and somehow ended up with a house on stilts. [Ottawa Magazine]