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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Tuesday jobsAnimal lovers

▪️National Veterinary Associates (NVA) Canada
Manager of Regional Operations

In an effort to grow its business in Canada, NVA is searching for a professional to help build the Canadian team. This person will drive operations and business functions, and spend time with veterinary hospital staff and leadership. Must be, among other things, “An astute judge of character and situations.”

▪️Gateway Pet Memorial Services
Operations Team Member

The pet aftercare services company seeks team members to operate crematory equipment and occasionally manage deceased pet pick-ups. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and “reliable, compassionate and punctual.”

▪️Dayna’s Pet Sitting Inc.
Cat Sitter

This is a part time, job for a cat lover with a vehicle who can provide both morning and evening check-ins, administer meds, feed cats and clean litter box. Must also be available to play with and snuggle the sittee, should the cat in question request it.

▪️Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI)

The GDMI must hold certification from the International Guide Dog Federation and have a minimum of two years’ experience. You must have “an open attitude to new insights in dog training, strong time management skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.”

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: 🌧️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 24°, low of 19°

Number: 26. The number of new electric vehicle charging stations the City is installing over the next year. All are located in inner-urban neighbourhoods. [Ottawa Start]

Ottawans of the Day: Traci Blacksmith. The Algonquin College student has been hailed as a 'wetlands hero' by Ducks Unlimited Canada for her work removing plastic waste and other garbage from wetlands along the Ottawa River and Mud Lake. [CBC]

Quote: ‘I was really happy. I was not expecting that at all. It's good news’ – Ève Gascon, who was invited to take part in the Gatineau Olympiques training camp last Monday. Gascon was not selected and will enter the the women's hockey program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the fall of 2022.   [CBC]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


556,435🔺 3459,428 🔺 10
💉 Eligible people with one dose82.3% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose74.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


382,319🔺32311,242 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose85.3%
💉 Eligible people with second dose73.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
27,997🔺 14

593 🔸 0

💉 Eligible people with one dose

776,655 (84%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose702,084 (76%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,692🔺34215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 532,815

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4782🔺2112 🔺1
💉 Eligible people with one dose149,078 (81.5%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose133,520 (73.0%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕The Province has paused any new loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, announcing that Ontario will remain in Step 3. [CityNews]

⭕ Ontario plans to require hospitals, ambulance services, and community and home-care service providers employees to state their vaccine status. Those who are unvaccinated will be regularly tested for COVID-19. [CBC]

⭕ The Province will start offering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable people. [CityNews]

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▪️The developer of the Heron Gate apartments has signed a binding social contract with the City. Hazelview Investments has been redeveloping older apartments buildings in Heron Gate with new, modern flats, much to the objection of people who already live there. The existing apartments are some of the city's least expensive to rent. The agreement binds the landlord to build affordable housing units and to find new homes for anyone displaced by demolishions. [Stittsville Central

▪️Ottawa Transit Commission chair Allan Hubley has refused a request from councillors for an emergency meeting.  Councillors Diane Deans and Catherine McKenney requested the meeting, following a week where the Confederation Line was closed due to a derailment and several double decker buses needed to have their steering fixed after one bus ended up in a ditch. Hubley denied the request saying that OC Transpo chief John Manconi had it all in hand. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Eight cars out of 39 require repairs related to the one that derailed the car last week

▪️ After 60 years, the Rockcliffe Flying Club may be closing. The East Ottawa non-profit, a former Royal Canadian Air Force field, is suffering due to a downturn in funds due to COVID-19. The Club specializes in small craft. [CTV] [Go Fund Me]

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