Monday, September 13, 2021

The Ottawan


Today is the final day of advance voting, Your voting card will tell you where you can advance vote – it's usually the same place as the regular vote – or you can look it up here

If you want to vote by mail, tomorrow is the last day to request a ballot – which is really pushing it because the ballot must reach Elections Canada by 6pm on voting day, September 20.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Mainly cloudy. High of 21°, low of 8°

Number: 2. The number of years it has been since the O Train opened. The number of years that the O Train has operated is, unfortunately,  lower. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Scott McCord. McCord is the travel agent to VIP Ottawa who just sold his agency to American interests. His clients don't just love him, they love him. [Politico]

Quote: ‘This is going to be the fun part’ – Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion, whose contract has been extended until 2024-2025. [CBC]

Sports: CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 13 – BC Lions 45, last Saturday. CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – HFX Wanderers 2, last Saturday. 

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



575,219? 6009,617 ? 27
? Eligible people with one dose85.1% 
? Eligible people with second dose78.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


398,425?63911,305 ? 4
? Eligible people with one dose88.7%
? Eligible people with second dose82%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,883? 136

594 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

803,783 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose746,044 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,236?47215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 571,059

As of September 8, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose298,602 (72.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose274,158 (66.7%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4966?5112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose155,946 (85.2%)
? Eligible people with second dose143,707 (78.5%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ People who attended the AfroFest Ottawa Music and Art Festival and the Shawville Fair are advised that they may have been exposed to COVID 19. Both events were found to have patrons who had COVID 19 in the transmissable phase.

⭕ The Provincial Government has been polling the public weekly to gauge the attitude of Ontario's COVID 19 response. [CBC]

⭕ Person who was fully vaccinated with Quebec-developed, experimental vaccine Medicago as part of its human trials is not eligible for a vaccine passport, as that drug is not yet approved by Health Canada. [CBC]

⭕ Mayor Jim Watson says that Ottawa Police are ready if anti-vaccine protestors crowd hospitals or harass health care workers. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Dog owners are upset that Lemieux Island will be closed. Construction converting the Chief William Commanda Bridge to pedestrian and cycle paths means that the dog park on Lemieux Island will be unavailable to capital canines. The National Capital Commission has refused to allocate an alternative site. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa detectives deny planting handgun and stealing $50,000.  Mohamed Mohamed is suing detectives Kirk Gidley and Michael Saunders and the Ottawa Police for for unlawful detainment, unreasonable search and malicious prosecution. He claims that he had $50,000 stolen from his apartment after the two police searched his apartment for drugs. The officers deny any wrongdoing. [Ottawa Citizen]

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26 King George Street, Overbrook

2 bed, 1 bath

Year built: 1941

Tastefully renovated bungalow with 21st century heated floors, home office, and modern appliance-filled kitchen.


87 Seabrooke Drive, Glen Cairn (Kanata)

3 bed, 4 bath

Year built: 1977

Semi-detached two storey home with hardwood and laminate flooring throughout. Big outdoor space.


25 Gertie Street, King’s Grant (Richmond)

3 bed, 3 bath

Year built: 2012

Spacious family home with high end kitchen and living spaces, as well as inground pool and hot tub outside.


121 Rallidale Street, Findlay Creek (Gloucester-South Nepean)

2+1 bed, 3 bath

Year built 2021

Brand new builder-finished bungalow with quartz counter tops, fully finished lower floor, and rear patio overlooking conservation area. 


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