Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Storm Resources

For the ninth day, the remaining homes without power will be powered up by tomorrow. About 3,000 homes are still without power after last week’s storm.

The City has created a storm-related debris page that answers where you can throw away bad food, waste materials, and hazardous materials.


Media and Marketing Jobs

▪️Global News is searching for a Senior Digital Broadcast Journalist to report live for the network of television and radio platforms. 

▪️Amazon Media & Content Manager for Philips Domestic Appliances will drive the Amazon strategy to drive consumer pull and activation. 

▪️Q4 has a remote opening for a Social Media Manager who will extend the brand and promote original content across multiple platforms. Ideally you’ll have capital markets experience. 

▪️Knak needs a Customer Marketing Manager to plan and execute the customer marketing strategy, using content such as case studies, trade show speaking opportunities, newsletters, webinars, and events. 

▪️University of Ottawa needs a Proposal Writer and Analyst for the Faculty of Medicine, to craft proposals in support of stakeholder engagement.

Deal of the day

▪️Ottawa’s Calita Intimates’ Spring Sale offers 15% off all underwear styles, but only until 11:59pm tonight. Choose from delivery or local pickup.


Reader Request: How do you make a cat swallow a pill?

Our boss, Wiggy, a black and white tuxedo cat, has been throwing up the past few days. The vet has provided some special food, apparently made of gold, and some pills.

Wiggy's first pill should be administered tomorrow morning before he eats anything – and we have no clue how to make him take it. If he was a dog, we'd just wrap it in cheese. But a fussy cat? No idea.

If you have a suggestion, please let us know at


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ Partly cloudy. High of 23°, low of 14°. 

Number:  100,000. The number of items of clothing that the Ottawa Clothing Drive hoped to collect this year. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: Nadia Doucoure and Meagan Ferguson. Ferguson, with a background in sports science and coaching, and Doucoure, who worked with Carleton University’s football team as an offensive assistant and assistant receivers coach, are taking part in the Canadian Football League’s ‘Women in Football’ programme with the RedBlacks. The programme intends to increase the number of women in professional coaching roles. [Ottawa Sun]

Quote: ‘It allows us to create a public space, it allows for that inter-provincial link between us and the city of Gatineau, which I believe has to become a stronger link’ – Somerset Ward councillor Catherine McKenney to a House of Commons committee, which is considering annexing Ottawa's Wellington and Sparks streets, plus rue Laurier in Gatineau into the Parliamentary precinct. The Mayor of Ottawa and the Mayor of Gatineau also voiced their support. [CBC]


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
808? 197140? -7
1,303,033? 59013,241 ? 14
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.9% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,181? 432? -1
1,066,195? 51315,420 ? 8
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
11? -32? 0
cases changedeaths
73,452? 20810 ? 3
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,961 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,483 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)577,660 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
51? 12? 1
39,737? 20316  ? 1

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
5? -11? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ All the COVID 19 rules governing Federally regulated travel will remain for at least another month, says the Public Health Agency of Canada. That means masks on planes and trains, two week quarantines for the unvaccinated coming into Canada, and random testing, among other rules. While the Agency said the rules will remain at least another month, there is no timeline for changes. [CBC]

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▪️A lawyer for the Trucker siegers has had a code of conduct complaint filed against him. Keith Wilson, who worked with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms representing some of the truckers, was accused by Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman for violating the Law Society of Alberta code of conduct. Wilson is alleged to have posted “material inciting police officers to disobey their oath to uphold and enforce the law because it would benefit his clients” on Twitter. [CBC

▪️Ottawa Police Service signs corporate contract with company owned by member of police advisory group. The Service has contracted with Hefid Solutions to consult with stakeholders and develop job descriptions for recruiting new generations of police officers. Hefid Solutions is owned by Hector Addison, a member of the Service's Community Equity Council. Additionally, two other people from Hefid Solutions also sit on the Council, which exists to ‘provide insight on ways to improve and strengthen relationships between police and the many Indigenous, faith based and racialized communities or organizations in Ottawa’. [CBC]

+ Related Ottawa Police threaten to arrest elderly woman practising Tai Chi in Dundonald Park

▪️RedBlacks fans can rest easy, the labour dispute is now over. The Canadian Football League board of directors has ratified a new seven year contract with the CFL Player's Union, freeing up the RedBlacks to play their first game of the season Friday against the Montréal Alouettes. The crux of the objections was a desire by team owners to allow more Americans, the resulting deal does allow an increased number. [CityNews]

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