Monday, August 16, 2021

The Ottawan


Yesterday, New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked across the lawn to visit the tranplanted Manotickian, Governor General Mary Simon, and asked her to dissolve Parliiament, triggering an election.

We're not going to spend a ton of energy on the Federal Election here at the ottawan – we'll continue to keep our focus grassroots and sometimes food related – but we're not going to ignore it either.

But before we all get into it for the next 36 days, the most important thing to sort out is this: are you registered to vote.

Elections Canada makes it simple: Click here to check or update your registration. If you're not registered, you'll be given an option to sign up.

If you wish to vote by post, you must request your ballot now. The deadline is actually September 14, but – all due respect to Canada Post – don’t wait until then.

So much more to come.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly Sunny. High of 28°, low of 12°

Number: 1 per cent. The fee that Ottawa entrepreneur Ryan O'Connor will charge for home sales on his new venture, Unreserved. He previously built car auction website EBlock into a 700 person company. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: Colleen and Martin Goulet. Their Goulet Gardens in Orléans has won Apartment 613’s first 'Best Home Garden' competition. [Apartment 613]

Quote: ‘They're a little off-putting at times, but they're so fascinating, and their plight is so dramatic,’ – Matthew Brocklehurst of Ottawa Riverkeeper on saving Ottawa's eels. The organization wants an 'eel ladder' installed at Carillon Dam for what was once the river's most abundant fish.  [CBC]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 2 – Halifax Wanders 1, last Saturday. Ottawa plays host to York Wednesday. AUDL Toronto Rush 23 – Ottawa Outlaws, yesterday. Ottawa plays host to Montréal next Sunday. CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks' 96 – 94 Hamilton Honey Badgers, last Saturday. The BlackJacks win puts them into the finals.

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with Friday.


556,487? 20159,418 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose82.2% 
? Eligible people with second dose74.1%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


381,996?116311,242 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose85.2%
? Eligible people with second dose73.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
27,907? 52

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

776,755 (84%)
? Eligible people with second dose702,084 (76%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,658?10215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 531,581

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4780?1111 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose148,632 (81.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose131,855 (71.8%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole opposes mandatory vaccinations of Federal workers. He supports regular testing instead. [CBC]

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▪️The Goulbourn Museum is giving away pre-stamped postcards to celebratie the art of hand-written correspondence. The Museum is promoting its With Love to All exhibition, highlighting the letters written by Private Sefton Stewart of Richmond, Ontario, who served in the First World War. He regularly signed his letters, “With Love to All”. The postcards – with which you are expected to write a letter to a friend – are available in the box in front of the museum. [Stittsville Central

▪️The off-duty Confederation line train didn't just re-rail, its axel broke. The City says that a ball bearing problem caused the trouble, resulting in a wheel snapping off the axel. The Confederation Line was back in service as of last Saturday. [CBC]

+ Related A handful of Conferation Line trains have been pulled from service for inspection

▪️ Neighbours opposed to the new Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital want it moved because of the trees. The ‘lament for the trees’ protest argues that 500 trees of the experimental farmed will be felled in construction and that the Civic Campus should be moved to Tunney's Pasture instead. [CBC]

▪️ Politico has launched a daily ‘Ottawa Playbook’ newsletter. This rubs against our we-cover-Ottawa-the-city-not-Ottawa-the-capital rule but we'll let it slide as many of you readers are Federal employees. The US based political media Behemoth has published daily Playbooks for Washington, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Brussels, London, and Paris plus one devoted to the West Wing. Now Parliament Hill has been deemed worthy of notice. [Politico]

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Monday Properties

11 Middlewood Court, Munster

3 bed, 1 bath

Year built: 1971

A charming country home benefitting from municipal utilities, this Village of Munster property is only minutes from Kanata. Most of the windows and doors were redone in 2015, as was the roof.


1 Willowview Way, Barrhaven on the Green

3 bed, 2 bath

Year built: 1984

A great family home in a family oriented neighbourhood. The fence and hedge ensure privacy in the backyard.


Mr One Percent

800 Terravita Private, Windsor Park Village

2 bed, 4 bath

Year built: 2016

This sleek end unit townhome offers plenty of living space and style. The finished basement can be configured as an office (or second office) or family room, while the private deck extends the living space outside.


272 Big Dipper Street, Riverside South, Manotick

4 bed, 4 bath

Year built: 2020
This home was customized by the owner to increase the living spaces. Areas on the main floor, down in the finished basement, or up in the loft could function as work from home spaces.


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