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New Ottawa Management Jobs

▪️ Beckta Restaurant Group needs a Social Media/Marketing/Communications Manager to refine the group’s online brand, create and post social media content (including videos, photos, and stories), produce and distribute newsletters, and more.

▪️ If you have five-plus years of Enterprise SaaS account management or customer success experience, the Customer Success Manager role at Assent Compliance Inc could be right for you. You’ll need strong client relationship skills, as well as a thirst for knowledge to be successful in the role. 

▪️ The Royal Canadian Mint is searching for a Manager, Corporate Health & Safety, for a 15 month term. This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring programs that ensure a safe and healthy workplace at the RCM.

▪️ Craft & Crew has an open position for a remote working digital Project Manager who will have three to five years of experience working in a digital agency environment working with website builds.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 16°, low of 11° 

Number: April 26. The date Carleton University doctoral student Cihan Erdal is set to go on trial in Turkey. The student was arrested in 2020 for posts he made on social media in 2014, while he was a member of Turkey's third-largest political party. [The Charlatan] [Go Fund Me]

Ottawan of the Day: The Stittsville Kitten. In a sweep of a burning house on Friday to ensure no one was inside, Ottawa Fire Services discovered and rescued a small kitten. [Stittsville Central] [Go Fund Me for the family]

Quote: “You kind of budget these numbers, and you predict using our data where you think we’ll be but we were just hitting milestone after milestone after milestone, and the need has just continued” – Kaitlyn Lalonde, Client and Community Outreach Coordinator with the Kanata Food Cupboard, who says the service is receiving record requests for food this year. [CTV] [Kanata Food Cupboard Donations]


Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

2,031,735 doses have been administered in Ontario

Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries

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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 17,065 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 184 since yesterday, and 460 deaths, no new reports.

? 120,924 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 7,377 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 84 since yesterday, and 172 deaths, no new reports.

? 43,714 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Outaouais
No change since yesterday


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 3340 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 84 since yesterday, and 73 deaths, one new report.  

22,333 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
No change since yesterday

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

⭕  The National Advisory Committee on Immunization suspends the AstaZeneca vaccine for under 55s [The Guardian]

⭕ To help stop the spread of COVID-19, please don't gather for Easter long weekend, says Mayor Jim Watson. [CBC]

⭕ Postponing March break again is being discussed by the Province. One alternative is students going online-only for a fortnight. [CBC]

⭕ Canada has the worst record of deaths in long-term care homes by COVID-19, well above other wealthy countries. [CBC]

⭕ Outaouais police issued $18,000 in fines to patrons at a party in Val-des-Monts. [CTV]

+ Related Younger people are getting sicker, faster with COVID-19

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▪️ Babylon Nightclub possibly the next casualty of the pandemic. The club, next to Barrymore's Music Hall, has been put up for lease by the owner, whose family owns the building. In previous lives, Babylon was a strip club and a heavy metal bar. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Atlético Ottawa is flying to Spain to train with parent club Atlético Madrid. The team arrives tomorrow training for a pre-season that is still planned to begin Victoria Day weekend. [Canadian Premier League]

▪️ Councillor Theresa Kavanagh will ask the City to formally oppose two nuclear storage projects up the Ottawa River today. CNL, a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin, wants to decommission a small nuclear plant by entombing it as well as burying nuclear waste. Campaigners fear that the waste will enter the groundwater, perhaps not tomorrow but sometime during the the planned 550 year life of the project. [Ottawa Citizen]


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