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The Ottawa Tool Library has reopened to members for curb side service. They’re open Wednesdays 3:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm. Visit their new location at 877A Boyd Avenue.

The Library is also hiring. The Membership & Outreach Coordinator is a summer frontline position that will develop and execute promotional materials, attend community events, and use the bicycle trailer as a mobile information booth to raise awareness of the organization.

Tuesday Jobs

This week we’re looking at management roles. 

▪️ A Change Management Specialist is required at the University of Ottawa. The role requires seven years of experience in large-scale, multi-disciplinary project management, as well as experience and knowledge in change management principles. Strong leadership skills are a must. Job duration is 24 months.

▪️ Hootsuite is looking for a Manager, Product Design to oversee a team of Product Designers. You’ll need leadership and mentorship skills, a strategic mindset, the ability to identify opportunities, and expert-level expertise in industry-standard UX and UI design platforms.

▪️ Defense Construction Canada needs a Technical Specialist, Project Management to support the delivery of infrastructure and environmental projects. Among other duties, the role involves supporting Client-Partners with technical expertise, project management, and the development of relationships. 

▪️ The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Servicesrequires a Senior Project Manager to be responsible for a technology transformation project and a business process review project. This is a two year contract with the possibility of extension.

▪️ Would you like to compete with the ottawan every morning? There's a  company out of Victoria that wants to set up a morning newsletter in every burg in Canada – and Ottawa is next. They're looking for a managing editorand a reporter. Hot tip for successful candidates: when searching for stories, double check that lead isn't from Ottawa, Kansas. Ottawa, Kansas is also home to Ottawa University, just to muddle things up.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 15, low of 12°

Number: 60. The number of years that discount king Giant Tiger has been prowling the streets of Ottawa. Their first location was in ByWard Market, in the former Le Droit building. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: James Bagnall and Bruce Deachman. The two Ottawa Citizen journalists have Canadian Association of Journalists award nominations for Too many blind spots: How we're still paying for Canada's slow response to COVID-19  and Inside an Ottawa hospital's COVID-19 ward: Exhaustion, loneliness, guilt, and living in the moment [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: “We shouldn’t have to glue together facts made by assumptions made in an annex of an application” – Barbara Motzney, a Barrhaven resident who lives near a proposed new warehouse. The community is up in arms over the lack of information on the new proposal, suspecting there could be 1,000 additional daily truck trips in the area [Ottawa Citizen]

SportsOttawa Senators 2 – Winnipeg Jets 1, last night. The Sens play host to Montréal tomorrow.


💉 5,378,249 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 13.7 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

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

📋 Public Health Reports:


😷 24,657 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 139 new cases since yesterday

♦️510 deaths, one new report

💉 348,677 vaccinated with one dose

💉 29,276 vaccinated with two doses


😷 11,397 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 15 new cases since yesterday

♦️197 deaths, no new reports

💉 152,474 doses of vaccine have been administered


😷 4,449 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 55 new cases since yesterday

♦️101 deaths, no new reports

💉 63,351 doses of vaccine have been administered


⭕ Residents in the hot spot postal codes of K1T, K1V and K2V can now book vaccines at a new clinic, Infinity Convention Centre, located at 2901 Gibford Drive.  [City of Ottawa] [Ontario Portal]

⭕ An active officer and a retired police sergeant from the Ottawa Police Service have joined 17 other Ontario police members in suing the Province and the City over COVID-19 restrictions, claiming that enforcing restrictions violates the public’s Charter rights. The claim argues that stay-at-home orders are a form of martial law and wearing masks is not scientifically based. [CBC] [Statement of Claim]

⭕ An East End OC Transpo driver has tested positive for COVID-19. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Renfrew County and District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 at Arnprior Aerospace in Arnprior [CTV]

⭕ Ottawa nurses plead to be vaccinated as they are put in ever more risky situations [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is now saying that the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for those who cannot wait for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines [Ottawa Citizen]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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


We’ve made t-shirts of iconic Ottawa logos. 

Printed in Canada.



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▪️ The City has released a draft version of the Community Emergency Management Tool Kit and they would like feedback. The toolkit is a set of plans and lists for community groups and employers to plan out disaster scenarios and keep handy before an emergency happens. A partial inspiration was the 2018 tornados, which devasted three different areas of Ottawa. After the tornados hit, people immediately wondered: who do we call? How can people be housed or fed? It's intended for community groups but there is nothing stopping familes and individuals from using it. The City is taking feedback until May 28, and, due to the seriousness of the issue, it is indeed a form. [City of Ottawa]

+ Related Knoxdale-Merivale councillor Keith Egli explains the importance of the toolkit. ‘You're sitting down to dinner, and then a few minutes later the roof of your house is gone, or your car is [smashed] by a tree. Who do you call? Which city agency should you be speaking to?’ 

▪️ Ottawa Public Library is defending a book choice against calls for censorship. An Ottawa parent sent a 204 name petition to have the 2020 book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier removed from the library. The library says that there are many books in the library that people disagree with, noting Irreversible Damage was requested by the six members of the public and was chosen as one of the top books of 2020 by The Economist. [CTV]

▪️ A walkthrough of a rebult bungalow in Alta Visa. Twentyish years ago, a couple hired a young architecture student to babysit and paint their child's room. When the child grew up and they considered a renovation, the couple wondered if the babysitter had ever become an architect. She had! [Ottawa Magazine]

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