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▪️Digital Communications Specialist
(Part time)
Jewish Federation of Ottawa

The Digital Communications Specialist writes, edits and formats the bi-weekly digital newsletter and promotes it across channels such as social media and related websites. Other tasks include creating digital ads and writing assignments. 20 hours per week. Knowledge of the Jewish community is an asset.

▪️Publishing Assistant
(Part time)
University of Ottawa

Support the “Revue générale de droit” publication, alongside the director/professor. Ensure the editorial policies are followed. Must have strong French and a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of the Manuel canadien de la référence juridique is an asset.

▪️Qualified Engineering Planning Coordinator
(Gatineau office)
Fleetway Inc.

Logistics specialists Fleetway Inc. are searching for an Engineering Planning Coordinator to chair bi-weekly meetings, provide technical administrative support to staff, and manage translations of technical documents. Must be able to meet the requirements for Canadian government security clearances.

▪️Sharepoint Administrator
Nova Networks

The SharePoint Administrator will provide the execution, management, and administration of SharePoint Online solutions. They will supply guidance, expertise, and internal consulting services on SharePoint Online projects. Must have at least three years’ experience creating and configuring SharePoint online environments.

▪️Administrative Control Clerk
Queensway Carleton Hospital

The position provides clerical, reception, and communication support to the patient care areas and staff. Transcribes physician orders; enters and updates patient information; receives, sorts, and distributes mail.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ❄️ 60 per cent chance of flurries. High of -1°  

Number:  10,000. The number of Christmas cards the Château Symmes Retirement Residence in Gatineau has received after requesting letters to help remind the residents that they were not forgotten. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Gregory Aboukheir. The owner of Reynold’s Restaurant catered the annual Christmas dinner for 250 students at St. Elizabeth School in Carlington at no charge after the school had to cancel their fundraiser. [CTV]

+ Related Darren and Martha have eaten around a million Sunday breakfasts at Reynold’s

Quote: “With Christmas coming up, I realize that the timing of the eviction is unfortunate. This was a very difficult decision to make – Angela Ienzi, the landlady of Mechanicsville restaurant Grunt, who changed the locks and took down the sign after the chef-owner left for the night. [Ottawa Citizen


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

There have been 9057 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 163 since Friday, and 385 deaths, two new reports.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3972 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 139 since Friday, and 92 deaths, three new reports.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 1067 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 10 since Friday, and 32 deaths, no new reports.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕ The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says first responders and essential workers should be the next group of people who get vaccinated, after the most vulnerable and health care workers [CBC]

⭕ Ledbury-Heron Gate-Ridgemont is Ottawa’s most economically poor neighbourhood and also the most hard hit by COVID-19 [CBC]

⭕ Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Ottawa today. It landed in Montréal yesterday [CBC]

⭕ Growing cases mean Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will move from green to yellow restrictions, and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit move to orange zone today. [CTV]

⭕ Canada/US border closure extended to January 21. Essential workers, family members returning, and commercial business can still cross. [CBC]

⭕ OC Transpo driver tests positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


We’ve made t-shirts of iconic Ottawa logos. They'll make great Christmas gifts for Ottawans young and old.

Printed in Canada and shipped well before Christmas if your order now.




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▪️Charges have been stayed against 12 people who were protesting for Black and Indigenous lives. The 12 had occupied the intersection of Laurier Avenue W. and Nicholas Street for two days in November until they were arrested by Ottawa Police, hours before a scheduled meeting with the Police Services Board. Stayed does not mean charges have dropped, only that it is not going forward at the moment, but it is rare for Crown Prosecutors to restart proceedings.[Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City is showing off its recent additions to its art collection in two galleries this week. Entitled Hindsight: 2020 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, 93 pieces from 61 artists will be shown at Karsh-Masson Gallery from Tuesday, December 15 until Sunday, January 10, 2021 and at City Hall Art Gallery from Tuesday, December 15 until Sunday, February 7, 2021. [City of Ottawa] [City Art Gallery]

▪️Chaudière Island will see two new parks, Pangishimo (Algonquin for sunset) and Mokahan (sunrise). The two parks are part of the redevelopment of the former Dontar Paper Mills lands. Owned by the City, the parks will be transferred to and maintained by the National Capital Commission. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Ten really cool short documentaries by Algonquin College students were broadcast on the Watertown, NY PBS station on Saturday.  Which would have been a great thing to know before Saturday. But you can see them all here. [YouTube]

▪️Versaterm, which is a leader in police record-keeping software, has been sold to a US private equity company, which also owns The company was formed over 40 years ago by former Mounties. The ownership bit has no relevence but it's an interesting tidbit. [Ottawa Business Journal]


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