Monday, May 16, 2022

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▪️ The Ottawa International Animation Festival is hiring through the Ontario Job Creation Program. The Festival, which returns to Ottawa September 21-25th, requires a Research and Development Assistant, a Youth Outreach Programming Assistant, and a Programming Assistant.$18.75/hour, 32 hours per week

▪️ Join the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health fundraising team. The organization is hiring a Philanthropy Coordinator to support the Philanthropy & Partnerships team with administrative and fundraising support. Salary range $45K - $52.5K 

▪️ Mercury Filmworks needs Background Artists and Storyboard Artists to work on a number of projects. 

▪️ The Wellington Business Improvement Area is hiring a Communications and Operations Assistant to handle the communications, outreach, data collection, pay-per-click campaigns, and office administration for the organization. $45K - $50K. 

▪️ Register for the Tourism (virtual) Career Expo Ottawa, May 17 to 21.

Deal of the day

We spotted some bargains at Message Factory, like the denim pencil skirt for just $39.99 (size XS remaining), and the Vivace grey dress, which is totally cute for summer and still available in a variety of sizes for $49.99 (regularly $112). 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of rain. High of 23°, low of 11°. 

Number: 350. The number of students protesting a dress code blitz at the École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges in Orléans. The students say the rules are sexist, with mainly girls being held to account. One teenage boy was arrested and released without charge.  [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawans of the Day: David (Davie) Black, Graham Gunn, Bonnie Wolff, John Holzman, Lee Curry, Andy Nezan, and Mary Drummie. The seven have been inducted into the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Hall of Fame, recognizing their contributions to golf in the capital from 1911 to today.  [Ottawa Sports Pages]

Quote: ‘It ended up almost being like paparazzi for a celebrity, when [the birds] show up in a major urban centre and everybody knows where they are’ – Photographer David Stibbe reminding the public to stay far away from wild birds when photographing them. Right now, there is a family of great horned owls in Britannia that is being hounded by people looking for the perfect photo. [CTV]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Forge FC 1, last Saturday; AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 26 – Toronto Rush 29, last Saturday;  Frontier League Ottawa Titans – Jolliet Slammers 10 – 6, last Friday, 6 – 2, last Saturday, 9 – 0, yesterday


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


The Province has not updated their info today. This is Friday's data.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,453? 2168? -7
1,283,329? 1,96913,052? 18
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,611? -1151? -4
1,058,066? 45715,284 ? 5
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
17? -40? -1
cases changedeaths
72,762? 119794 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,525 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,837 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)576,065 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
76? 22?0
39,421? 32310  ? 0

As of May 12, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.9%

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
10? -12? 2
active caseschangedeaths
-? -226 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Quebéc coroner says the Quebéc Health department deliberately ignored patients in long-term care during the initial months of the pandemic. [CityNews]

⭕ Island Park – Wellington West, Old Ottawa South, and Cumberland have the highest rates of third-dose COVID-19 vaccinations.  [CTV]

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▪️The design for ‘Block 2’ of Wellington Street has been selected. And it's not a bad look. (Pictures) The design for the street across from Parliament will include atriums, public squares, and court yards as well as office space for MPs and Senators. There will also be an Indigenous Peoples building. The winning design is by Toronto's Zeidler Architecture Inc., Britain's David Chipperfield Architects with advice from Montréal’s EVOQ Architecture and Two Row Architect from Six Nations  [CBC

▪️Nokia wants to build a brand new campus in Kanata with retail, restaurants, and residential towers. The new campus would be south of the company's existing March Road building, which would razed and replaced with 11 residential towers. All of this would require rezoning by the City. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️100 km of formerly 'stay off' trails are being added to Gatineau Park. The National Capital Commission has spent decades discouraging the use of nearly 300 km of official trails but has now taken the ‘if you can't beat 'em, join 'em’ approach for some of them. Many hikers now use mapping apps, which has made enforcement sometimes pointless. 200 km of unofficial trails will stay off the books due to safety or residential concerns. [CBC

▪️Star historian reinstated to the War Museum position after employment hearing. An aribtrator ruled that the Museum fired Joanne Stober because of a disability. Stober had taken leave because of a disorder linked to work-related anxiety and depression and did not return to work on the date that the Museum asked. [CBC]

+ Related OC Transpo driver wins case against City being dismissed for missing 1,241 days of work. The Human Rights Tribunal ruled that days in which the driver was unable to work because of his disabilty should not have counted as a day that he missed work.

▪️This year’s Canada Day celebrations will be held on LeBreton Flats and not Parliament Hill. Renovations of Parliament have reduced the space available to the public. Canadian Heritage says the plan was to hold the celebrations on LeBreton Flats starting in 2020 but the pandemic cancelled the past two year’s plans. [Ottawa Citizen]

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