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 Friday, December 31, 2021

The Ottawan


HELLO OTTAWA 
 

Thank you for reading another mini-edition of the ottawan. 

Most of us will be celebrating the new year by staying home but the Scottish Society of Ottawa has an amazing Hogman'eh! '21 virtual New Years Eve event all lined up. The free event is a great lineup of local, national and international entertainers for Hogman-eh! '21 - Reconnect and Rejoice Starting at 5:50 pm tonight.

We'll see you Tuesday– Martha and Darren


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STATS

Weather: ❄️ 40 per cent chance of flurries. High of 0°, low of -2°

Number: 20. The birthday that La Ville de Gatineau celebrates today. Gatineau was formed by combining the former cities of Buckingham, Masson-Angers, Gatineau, Hull and Aylmer, creating Québec's fourth largest city. [Le Droit

Ottawan of the Day:  Mike DiDomizio. The Ottawa software developer has created a tool to find available rapid COVID-19 test appointments at pharmacies, a service not provided by the Province. [Ottawa Citizen] [Appointment Helper]

Quote: ‘I just wish they gave people the choice on the decision to come to games instead of just kind of taking it away’ – Ottawa Senatos captain Brady Tkachuk on the Province's decision to limit NHL games to 1,000 spectators. [Ottawa]
 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
756,361? 16,71310,194?15
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)86.6% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.8%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

No Update Today

caseschangedeaths
586,607?14,18811,711?9
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)89.2%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)81.7%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
42,102?1508

621 ?0

? Eligible people with one dose (5+)

893,009 (90%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)821,546 (83%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS 

caseschangedeaths
10,025?645223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 698,517


As of December 17, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose (12+) 95%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)92.4%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
8252?240134 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)176,656 (86.1%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)164,472 (80.2%)
? Eligible people with booster shot45,354


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ Vaccinated people who have COVID-19 symptoms need only self-isolate for five days, instead of ten. That is, of course, assuming symptoms improve – if they continue or worsen, it's still ten days. Unvaccinated people must self-isolate the full 10 days still, as do health care workers. (Health care workers can cut it to seven with negative tests) [CBC]

⭕ Gatineau is locking up again. Quebec has banned indoor dining, limited household gatherings to one bubble, and instituted a curfew between 10 pm and 5 am. Non-essential retail businesses are also to be closed Sundays. [CBC]

⭕ Two more OC Transpo drivers have tested positive for COVID-19. [Ottawa Citizen]
 

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️National Capital Freenet is proposing citywide free wifi. The Internet pioneers have created Digital Equity Ottawa, a group that will sponsor putting wifi in buildings across the City, linked together in a technology called Mesh. [Capital Current]

▪️Red Cart books in Cornwall has a problem – they have 250,000 books that they need to put somewhere. The tiny book shop has been receiving around 2,000 books per week donated by thrift stores, which have now taken over a barn and farm house. Any ideas? Send them to [email protected] [Ottawa Citizen] [Red Cart Books]

▪️Your annual reminder: stay off the Rideau Canal ice until it's officially open. The National Capital Commission says that the ice is dangerously thin – even if you can see workers on the ice. [Ottawa Citizen]


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