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Number: 23. Where Ottawa finds itsef on a list of Measuring the Return of Workforces to Downtown in 23 Cities. [Avison Young]

Ottawans of the Day: Nina Berkhout, Conyer Clayton, Michael F. Stewar, Katie Tallo, Tim Cook, Suzanne Evans, Anita Lahey, Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon, Brodie Ramin, Daniel Castillo Durante, Gilles Latour, Monia Mazigh, Michel Thérien, Michel Bastarache and Antoine Trépanier, Nicole V. Champeau, and Serge Denis. All are finalists for the Ottawa Book Awards. Winners will be announced October 20. [Ottawa Book Awards]

Quote: ‘And you know what’s really weird? People don’t wash their cars after dark’ – Keith Henry, who has sold Tops Car Wash on Richmond Road after 50 years as a family business. [Ottawa Citizen]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


577,253? 8649,632 ? 3
? Eligible people with one dose85.4% 
? Eligible people with second dose79.2%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


400,625?78211,315 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose89%
? Eligible people with second dose82.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,076? 60

594 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

805,435 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose748,115 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,368?20216 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 574,304

As of September 15, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose301,774 (73.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose279,388 (67.8%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5017?15112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose157,207 (85.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose144,945 (79.2%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Health Canada has officially approved the Pfizer and Moderna COVID 19 vaccines, joining the AstraZeneca vaccine which had been approved earlier. Before today, they had been used under emergency approval powers. The manufacturers have also given the vaccines brand names: Pfizer’s vaccine is Comirnaty, Moderna’s is Spikevax, andAstraZeneca’s is Vaxzevria. All those names are obviously eye-rolling terrible. [CTV]

⭕ If you are self-isolating due to COVID 19 on Monday, there is no way for you vote [CBC]

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▪️After 60 years, the venerable Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau will see its last hockey game Saturday.  The Gatineau Olympiques play host to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies before moving to the brand new Slush Puppy Arena. The Robert Guertin will be demolished for housing. [Ottawa Sun]

▪️The former Saputo dairy may be redeveloped with six new towers. City staff have recommended the City approve the 1,900 unit development between the Queensway and the Carling Canadian Tire. The developers made a concession to the City by agreeing to not have all six towers exactly the same height, creating "a more dynamic and interesting skyline". [CBC]

+ Related City staff have also recommended that the National Capital Commission's plan to develop five embassies in Mechanicville be approved. Neighbours still hate it.

▪️The City has given a wish list to the National Capital Commission on LeBreton Flats development. The City would like a 2.5-hectare city park at Nepean Inlet with basketball and pickle ball courts, playgrounds and a splash pad, an outdoor skating rink, skateboard park, dog park, and community building. The City would also like daycare and affordable housing. [CBC]

▪️Sixty former interpreters who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have started a hunger strike on Parliament Hill. The strike is to demand the the Federal Government do more to bring their families to Canada. [CBC]

▪️Comedians talk about Norm Macdonald’s time in Ottawa comedy clubs [Waterloo Record]

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