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Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Deals of the Day: Made in Canada Womenswear

▪️There’s loads on sale at the Birds of North America “No Egrets” Sale. Get an additional 20% off the already sale priced spring and summer clothing, as the Toronto brand prepares to bring in new pieces for Fall. We’re talking jumpsuits in solids and whimsical patterns, cute mini dresses, dreamy midi dresses, wrap tops, shorts and pants, and even scrunchies. It’s all on sale. Use the NOEGRETS code at checkout. 

▪️Movement Global is sustainable, eco-conscious clothing from Vancouver, predominantly made with bamboo. The self-proclaimed “modular” pieces are often reversible, durable, and versatile. Customers are passionate about this brand, having worn the skirts, pants, hoodies, and cardies for years. Check out the Last Chance! page for some great discounts. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 29°, low of 19°

Number: $20,000. The container cost of items from Europe, which cost only $2,000 two years ago. Shipping costs are partially why the cost of food in Ottawa is at an all-time high. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Hingman Leung. Leung’s short film Curbside Pickup has been picked as a finalist in the CBC's Short Film Face Off. [Apartment 613]

Quote: ‘The reality is – who cares more about the national capital than the people who live here?’ – Outgoing Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna  on the need for a local to be appointed to the National Capital Commission.  [Ottawa Citizen]

Sport: CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – York United 1, last night. 

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


557,451? 5319,428 ? 20
? Eligible people with one dose82.5% 
? Eligible people with second dose74.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


383,191?43611,277 ? -1
? Eligible people with one dose85.5%
? Eligible people with second dose74.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,049? 19

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

778,237 (84%)
? Eligible people with second dose707,461 (77%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,703?4215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 537,335

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


4788?5112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose149,800 (81.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose135,748 (74.2%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Kids who will turn 12 in 2021 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. [City of Ottawa]

⭕ Officials believe that a fourth wave of COVID-19 could avoid further restrictions if contract tracing is increased. [CBC]

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▪️It now turns out that 10 O Train cars needed their axels repaired. The system has only 39 cars, making 25 per cent of the trains needing repairs. An out-of-service O Train derailed last week due to a problem with ball bearings. [CBC

▪️The Canadian Nurses Association wants to redevelop their Lewis Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway headquarters into residental flats. The redevelopment would keep the facade of the building, designed in the mid-60s by James Strutt. There is no word on to where the nurses association would relocate. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️Ontario's Ministry of Transportation remove a ‘guerilla garden’ from where the Nicholas Street on-ramp joins westbound lanes of Highway 417. The National Capital Commission had made the complaint to the Minstry, stating that the food there would be contaminated as it was a former landfill. The guerilla gardeners – who did not otherwise have the right to use the land – grew 160 kilograms of harvest, which was shared between neighbours and food banks. [CBC]

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