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Monday, August 9, 2021

The Ottawan


The City has opened three emergency cooling centres for anyone who needs to beat today's extreme heat. 

The centres, at City Hall, Plant Recreation Centre, and Overbrook Community Centre, will welcome everyone until 7 pm. [City of Ottawa]

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 31°, low of 20°

Number: 1.8 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 1.75 per cent, 1.8 per cent, and two per cent. The increase in salary that unionized City workers have been awarded for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 after arbitration. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawans of the Day: Daniel Demois and Andy Willick. The duo, who have bought the ByTowne Cinema, are planning for a September relaunch. [Apartment 613]

Quote: ‘Dog poop in the parks is a far bigger priority to voters than you might think’ – Sun columnist Susan Sherring on her experience running for City council in 2014  [Ottawa Sun]

Sports: CFL Ottawa Redblacks 16 – Edmonton Elks 12, last Saturday. The Redblacks meet Saskatchewan on the 21st. CPL Hamilton Forge 2 – Atlético Ottawa 0, yesterday. Ottawa meets the Halifax Wanderers on the 14th. CEBL Niagara River Lions 89 - Ottawa Blackjacks 79, last night. AUDL Montréal Royal 22 – Ottawa Outlaws 18. Ottawa meets Montréal again Thursday.

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with Friday.


552,804? 11269,407 ?15
? Eligible people with one dose81.6% 
? Eligible people with second dose72.2%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


379,439?75911,242 ?1
? Eligible people with one dose84.3%
? Eligible people with second dose69.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,878? 28

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

772,004 (84%)
? Eligible people with second dose682,193 (74%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,622?3215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 518,728

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4754?4111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose147,501 (80.6%)
? Eligible people with second dose127,409 (69.6%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Province is spending an additional $25 million to buy thousands of high-efficiency particulate air – also known as HEPA – filters for schools before the first day. The Province is spending nearly $600 million on improving school heating and ventilation. [CBC]

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▪️The Confederation Line has been closed after ‘a train's axle was dislodged from the rail’. The description sounds more like a derailment of one set of wheels of the out-of-service train. Replacement buses are runnig while OC Transpo investigates. [CBC

▪️Two Ottawa-area MPs, both Liberals, will not run again in the next election. Health concerns mean that MP for Kanata-Carleton, Karen McCrimmon, will not run again. Extreme embarassment means that Pontiac MP Will Amos, the one that kept being nude on the internal Parliament Zoom chat, won't run again either. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa’s highest mural has been created on Bank Street. Artist Claudia Salguero will finish the giant mural on on the south side of Ottawa Community Housing Building at 1365 Bank St. on Friday. [CTV]

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Latest Ottawa properties for sale

51 Norice Street, Crestview

3 bed, 3 bath

Year built: 1950

Tidy and sweet older home with nice curb appeal but that needs a few updates.Keep it as is or do as the listing says and tear it all down to build something new (by now, you know what the ottawanwould do). 


2335 Stoney Lane, Cambrian Heights

5 bed, 4 bath

Year built: 1988

Built at the dawn of the cathedral ceiling style, this huge family home also has several lower ceilinged rooms for hiding away from annoying siblings.


414 Cache Bay Crescent, Findlay Creek

3 bed, 3 bath

Year built: 2005

Townhome in family neighbourhood with a good walking score. The basement has plenty of space for a rec room or gym. 


Alain Dahan

877 Winnington Avenue, Whitehaven

5 bed, 6 bath

Year built: 2012

This luxury home has showstoppers at every turn, from the chef’s kitchen to the home theatre and bar in the lower level. The fully landscaped garden is ready for outdoor entertaining.


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