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Friday, May 27, 2022

The Ottawan



Storm Resources

It's down to 31,000 homes still without power but Hydro Ottawa says, all together now, most will be powered up by tomorrow.

The City has set up a special page for food resources. If you need financial aid click here for the online application or call 311.  

A number of local farms and rural businesses were affected by last Saturday’s destructive storm. These farms will be unable to participate in farmers’ markets for the time being, as they scramble to rebuild broken infrastructure and get planting. Some of the farms have created fundraising pages and are asking for donations of any size. Please give if you can. 

▪️Heart City Farm Goal $25K 

▪️Brookson Farm and Riding Academy Goal $50K 

Deals of the Day

Stanfield’s is offering discounts on its entire collection of Canadian-made basics, up to 20% off when you spend more than $200. The sale will last until Sunday May 29th at 11:59pm EST. 

Smokeless fire pits by Solo Stove are over 40% off, but only until the end of this weekend. 


Yesterday we wrote that the upcoming Great Glebe Garage Sale would be the 4th annual event. Reader June C. said that we were slighly off of the anniversary: this Saturday’s Great Glebe Garage Sale will be its 36th year. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Showers. High of 21°, low of 16°. 

Number:  60. The number of years since the creation of the Manordale-Woodvale Community Association. Born in the former City of Nepean, they have helped bring in mail service, ensured all residents were charged the same when the first landlines were installed, and helped formed the inaugural Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, and Guides packs in the area.  [Barrhaven Independent]

Ottawans of the Day: A mama cat and four kittens. The five were abandoned in front of the PetSmart on Innes Road this morning. The store called Ottawa Humane Society, who report that all are doing well. [CTV] [Donations]

Quote: ‘You ain’t getting a dime out of me, but go ahead though, you can try’ –  Jason LeFaci, who is one of 20 people named in the class action lawsuit by residents and businesses harmed by the Trucker siege. LeFaci, who helped organize the siege but has not been charged, is running for MPP in Sudbury for the Ontario Party under the name Jason LeFace. [The Province]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 0 – Evansville Otters 3, yesterday CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 87 – Fraser Bandits 90, last Thursday


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
948? -57154?0
1,299,874? 1,09613,210 ? 14
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,288? -2736? -7
1,064,331? 59015,400 ? 10
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.9%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
15? -21? 0
cases changedeaths
73,319? 47804 ?0
? 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
56? 22?0
39,676? 22314  ?0

As of May 26, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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
6? -10? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has lifted the mask mandate for students. The new maskless-era begins, again, on Monday. [CTV]

⭕ Magnetic Hill Zoo in New Brunswick will be vaccinating their cougars, lions, tigers, marmosets, gibbons and caribou against COVID 19. The Zoo will use a new US vaccine developed especially for animals. [CBC]

⭕ A doctor vaccinated hundreds of kids under the age of five until Toronto Public Health told him to stop. Health Canada has not approved any vaccine for use on children under the age of five.  [Toronto Star]

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▪️The Planning Committee has approved an 18 storey mixed-use building on a vacant lot at at the corner of Somerset Street West and O’Connor Street. As usual, people advocating density to keep neighbourhoods.walkable approve of it, people who oppose density are against it. The developer will pay Somerset Ward $550,000 for its affordable housing fund and $50,000 for community gardening.  [Ottawa Citizen

▪️CJRO, the community radio station in Carlsbad Springs, has new owners. Created by the Carlsbad Springs Community Association, CJRO has broadcast shows for the community in both French and English since 2019. The new owner is a brand new non-profit society created solely to run the station, CJRO Radio Inc.  [CRTC Notice] [Listen to CJRO]

▪️The National Capital Commission has closed two roads and a pathway due to rising waters in Gatineau. The Leamy Lake Parkway, Leamy Lake Pavilion, and the Leamy Lake pathway will all be closed until further notice. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The tallest tree in Ontario survived the storm. The 47-metre-tall white pine lives in the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Gillies Grove Nature Reserve next door to Ottawa in Arnprior. But put away your autograph book, the Reserve is closed to the public until further notice. [Inside Ottawa Valley]

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