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▪️Assistant Consultant, Communications + Engagement
Hill + Knowlton Strategies

A Bilingual comms specialist is required to support clients in the financial services, government, health, professional services, technology and arts and culture sectors. 

▪️Graphic Designer
University of Ottawa
Salary: $55,264-$69,807

Bilingual design pro with a minimum of three years’ experience. The position supplies the Marketing and Communications team with project-appropriate graphics, images, and photography, for web and print applications.

▪️UX Designer

Working with cross-functional teams including product managers, development, product marketing, executives, architecture, and others, this role will turn product requirements into workflows and designs, and create simple design solutions.

▪️Mortgage Specialist
BMO Financial Group
3-5 years’ experience required. 

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Weather: 🌨️ Periods of snow. High of 1°  

Number:  6. The number guide dogs-in-training US based Leader Dogs has brought to the CNIB finishing school in Carleton Place. Canada has a severe shortage of guide dogs.  [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Katie Ditschun, who has released her new Christmas song, Be Still. [The Review] [Be Still]

Quote: “This is a problem because they get broken into; there’s constant graffiti; there’s weeds; there’s garbage; and then it‘s constant calls to the city to 311, then a property standards order is issued – Hintonburg resident Cheryl Parrot, who wants the City to impose an ‘empty house’ charge which would encourage landlords to rent out vacant properties.  [CTV]


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 8027 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 145 since Friday, and 366 deaths, three new reports.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3287 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 104 since Friday, and 71 deaths, three new reports.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 787 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of four since Friday, and 29 deaths, one new report.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned the case to a different health authority.

⭕ Canadian Armed Forces looking to do its own COVID-19 testing rather than relying on the public health system [CBC]

⭕ Gatineau health authority takes over Quality Inn to use as a medical facility for COVID-19 patients and others who need observation  [CBC]

⭕ ‘Studies Show Riding Transit During Pandemic Is Pretty Safe’ [Streetsblog]

⭕ Staffers at Shoppers Drug Mart on McCarthy Road, Merivale Road, and Bank Street test positive for COVID-19 [CTV]

⭕ Dr Vera Etches says it is a bigger risk to keep kids at home rather than school [CBC]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]

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▪️The second report from the Ottawa Integrity Commissioner over councillor Rick Chiarelli’s conduct is a study in creepiness. The report alleges the councillor had a pattern of pressuring female staff and job applicants to wear revealing clothing, asked those same to flirt with men in bars to find volunteers for city events, and hinted that they could be fired or not hired. The Commissioner recommends that Chiarelli be removed from all committees and positions of responsibility and his pay be suspended until November 2021. There is no provision in Ontario to remove a sitting city councillor. Chiarelli denies the allegations. [CBC]

▪️Police union president's lawsuit against former chief reinstated. Matt Skof had sued Charles Bordeleau, accusing the former chief of trying to damage his reputation by barring him from police-owned building. Bordeleau had suspended Skof after the union president had been charged by the Ontario Provincial Police for breach of trust and obstruction of justice. The appeal court said that since Skot was police association president, he was not under the collective agreement and not subject to the police chief. [CBC]

Related OPS officer who was charged for making videos on mentally unwell people has a new charge of kicking in a door and illegally arresting someone

▪️Protest in support of Black and Indigenous lives broken up by Ottawa Police at 3 am Saturday. The group had occupied the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street. 12 people were arrested. [CBC]


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