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Friday, September 17, 2021

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Let’s go antiquing

Sunny September weekends are the perfect time to hit the road for a day of exploration in the rural areas outside Ottawa. If vintage and antiques are your jam, take a day trip to one of myriad little towns outside our city. There are often one or two antique or vintage shops in town where you’ll score treasures for your walls. 


As You Like it Design
21260 Glen Robertson Road, Alexandria Ontario
Known for custom furnishings and fashion, as well as a selection of vintage pieces and collectibles from Canada and across the world. Appointment only. Call 613-525-4685


Boiserie du Ruisseau
12, chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield
Known for repurposed furniture including barn doors for awkward doorways, lighting, antiques, and custom work. Open daily. Call 819-459-8636 or 819-962-8636


Carousel Antiques
9619 Hwy 15
Village of Franktown, Ontario
Known for: midcentury kitchenware, early pine furniture, and collectibles. They say they’re open most weekends, but it’s best to call ahead and check. 613-284-2695 or 613-229-9038

Franktown Revival Home Decor Emporium
9603 Highway 15
Franktown, Ontario
Known for vintage furniture and clothing, collectibles, homewares.
Open Fridays through Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 613-914-4404 

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Almonte Antiques & Collectibles
26 Mill Street, Almonte
A two-level antique market that is home to over 50 vendors. Known for books, collectibles, homewares, art, furniture, signage. Open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm. 613-256-1512


We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 27°, low of 17°

Number: 4th and 6th. Places that two Ottawa ridings find themselves on a list of the ten most requested mail-in ballots in Canada. 8,800 voters in Ottawa Centre requested mail-in ballots, and 8,100 voters in Orléans requested theirs. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Gabriela Dabrowski. The tennis player was honoured with Gaby Dabrowski Day in the City of Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson, yesterday. [Ottawa Book Awards]

Quote: ‘This particular election, for young LGBTQ2S+ people, is an election for us to send a message: keep your promises, consult us, fund us. Otherwise, we’re going to look elsewhere’ – Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, executive director of the Ottawa-based Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. [Xtra]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


578,048? 7959,637 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose85.5% 
? Eligible people with second dose79.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


401,462?83711,318 ? 3
? Eligible people with one dose89%
? Eligible people with second dose82.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,151? 75

594 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

805,435 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose748,115 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,389?21216 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 575,362

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


5025?18112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose157,661 (86.2%)
? Eligible people with second dose145,382 (79.5%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ COVID-19 patients from Alberta may be transferred to Ontario. Alberta removed most COVID-19 restrictions in July in an ill-advised attempt to 'open up'. Alberta is now days away from running out of beds and has banned indoor dining and instituted new capacity limits. [CBC]

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▪️The Ottawa Police wants to know what you think about its priorities. They ask about crime rates, where their priorities should lie, and even if they should be defunded. It's pretty comphrehensive. And they must be taking it seriously because they have created a form! [Ottawa Police]

▪️The lack of school bus drivers has led to route cancellations – mostly in West Carleton and Kanata. The chair of the Ottawa transit commission wants to know why. Eighty-one per cent of the school bus route cuts have been in the West End. [CityNews]

▪️Electric unicycles are now a thing on Ottawa streets. Although, in a work of bureaucratic beauty, one-wheeled electric scooters are banned in the City while their two-wheeled cousins are not. [CTV]

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