Monday, September 20, 2021

The Ottawan


It's election day. Polls will remain open until 9:30 pm this evening. You can check here to find your closest polling place.

Need a ride to the polls? Lime scooters have a promotional code – LimeToThePolls – for two free 10 minutes rides today. Uber has a promotional code – Vote2021 – which will get you 50% off a round trip today, up to $5 per leg.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 24°, low of 15°

Number: 1.8 per cent. The amount that average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Ottawa has decreased since this time last year. Two bedroom apartments have decreased 5.6 per cent. [CTV]

(Honorary) Ottawans of the Day: Michael & Luna. Michael (a human) and Luna (a dog) are walking from coast to coast to raise money for Trees for Life, a charity dedicated to rewilding and restoring the Caledonian Forest of Scotland. The Scottish Society of Ottawa have organized two events: Tonight, people can meet man and dog at the Andrew Hayden Park bandshell at 5:30 for a picnic (BYO picnic) and tomorrow 6:30 for a pub night and ceilidh at Deacon Brodies. [Facebook] [Trees for Life]

Quote: ‘You can't contract out accountability’ – General manager of OC Transpo, who is retiring September 30 after 32 years with the City. [CBC]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 - Pacific FC 1, yesterday.  

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday


580,194? 21469,655 ? 18
? Eligible people with one dose85.7% 
? Eligible people with second dose79.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


403,704?224211,326 ? 8
? Eligible people with one dose89.4%
? Eligible people with second dose83%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,338? 187

595 ?1

? Eligible people with one dose

807,493 (88%)
? Eligible people with second dose750,766 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,425?36216 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 577,691

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


5051?26112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose158,026 (86.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose145,758 (79.7%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Pfizer says that its vaccine – recently given the brand name Comirnaty – is safe for children 5 years of age and up. The company will now approach regulators in Canada, the US, the UK, and EU for approval. The vaccine is already approved in Canada for 12 year olds and older. [CBC]

⭕ The land border crossing into the US will remain closed until at least October 21. The US announced also announced today that fully-vaccinated foreigners will be permitted to fly into the country starting in  November. [CBC]

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▪️A 25 year-old football player with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees has died. Mechanical engineering student Francis Perron was a defensive lineman for the team, and died after a game Saturday against Toronto. There is no word yet on the cause. [CBC]

▪️A Confederation Line O-train derailed yesterday, closing the line. The derailment, near Trembley station, did not cause any injuries to the passengers but the train itself was significantly damaged. Initial reports says that this derailment was for a completely different reason than last month's derailment. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ford Motors is building a large distribution centre in Casselman. The new facility, which replaces one in Toronto, will service both Ontario and Quebec car dealers with replacement parts. Around 150 new jobs are expected to be created. [The Review]

▪️The Ottawa Showbox website is closing down. Launched in 2012 to cover Ottawa's music scene, the site's founders no longer have the time or energy to keep on and look forward to the next generation of cultural writers to take up the cause. The gig booking part of Showbox will continue.[Ottawa Showbox]

▪️Proof that Rick Chiarelli has a heart, as the city councillor has been sent back to hospital for complications. Chiarelli had open-heart quadruple bypass surgery in December 2019. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️An Ottawa Business Journal Headline that does not require anything extra from us: How pickleball can help fuel Ottawa’s economic recovery

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Some families need more than three bedrooms. Maybe you want a work from home space, or you have more than two kids. This week we’re checking out some of the four bedroom properties that have come on the market since the weekend. 

69 Dalehurst Drive, Tanglewood (Nepean)

4 bed, 2 bath

Year built: unspecified

The lack of a garage and the skinny galley kitchen might be two reasons for the lower listing price, but this house has plenty to offer otherwise. The large backyard includes a deck with hot tub, and there’s a main floor family room in addition to a fully finished basement rec room.


619 Gaines Drive, Beacon Hill North

4 bed, 3 bath

Year built: 1971

In our opinion the show stopping feature of this mostly updated house is the 70s era basement rec room. It has a groovy wet bar for the grownups and a linoleum-looking floor where, on snowy days when everyone’s stir crazy, littles could tear around on foot or even ride tricycles.


31 Birchview Road, Ryan Farm (Nepean)

4 bed, 2 bath

Year built: 1971

The Brady Bunch-era exterior leads to a light filled, fully renovated kitchen with butcher block countertops, as well as several spaces where family and friends may gather. The backyard has room for running around and a good sized deck to enjoy in the warm weather. 


38 Kimberwick Crescent, Quinterra (Hunt Club)

4 bed, 4 bath

Year built: 1998

A grand family home with many recent upgrades, this house has access to the Rideau River and the conservation area. The vaulted ceilings, open concept main level layout, and chef’s kitchen tick all the major boxes.


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