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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 15°, low of 1°

Number: 150. The number of kilometres of nature trails to be found in the protected nature reserve Mer Bleue Bog. It's out near Carlsbad Springs. [CTV] [Mer Bleue Bog]

Ottawan of the Day: Don Kwan and John Cameron. The couple are creating a colouring book featuring China Doll, the drag queen alter ego of Don's brother Ed. China Doll regularly performs – in non-pandemic times – at the Kwan family’s restaurant, the Shanghai.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Go Fund Me]

Quote: “It’s been tough. We were a community hub, a place where people got together; cooked together; ate together; volunteered together, and now that’s no longer an option. We can feel some of those connections start to slip away a bit” – Simon Bell, kitchen manager at the Parkdale Food Centre, reflecting on how changing to a delivery-focussed service because of the pandemic has affected their community. [Kitchissippi Times]

Sports: Winnipeg Jets 4 – Ottawa Senators 3. The Sens play host to Edmonton tomorrow.


New Marketing Jobs

▪️ The CAA North and East Ontario has two marketing positions on offer:

The Insurance Marketing Manager is a remote working position that will develop and implement marketing programs to promote the value of insurance products sold through CAA North and East Ontario. Salary: $60K/year

Meanwhile, the Senior Manager, Membership Marketing will be responsible for the marketing strategies that will attract new members and engage with current members. Salary $60K/year

▪️ Horizons Digital Marketing is growing quickly, and requires an Email Marketing & Digital Marketing Manager with experience marketing for small businesses, eCommerce companies in particular. $3K - $5K/month

▪️ Edelman continues its transition from PR agency into a communications marketing firm, and requires a Senior Account Manager, Corporate Communications with 3-4 years agency experience. Government and public affairs experience would be an asset. Salary not listed.


One more thing: The April Navan market has been cancelled due to the present lockdown restrictions imposed by the province. The May market is expected to run as usual.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

💉 2,545,640 doses have been administered in Ontario (63% of the doses available)

👉 At this rate, it would take 23.7 weeks to administer one dose to each person in Ontario.

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:

OTTAWA

😷 18,436 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 176 new cases since yesterday

♦️469 deaths, two new reports

💉 167,855 doses of vaccine have been administered (82% of doses available)
(This is lower than yesterday, sorry. Yesterday's number was total doses available)

OUTAOUAIS

😷 8,163 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 111 new cases since yesterday

♦️174 deaths, no new reports

💉 60,107 doses of vaccine have been administered

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

😷 3,541 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

📆 116 new cases since yesterday

♦️82 deaths, no new reports

💉 27,249 doses of vaccine have been administered


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ 60 year-olds and older can book their COVID-19 vaccinations starting tomorrow [CTV] [Provincial Booking System]

⭕ We're losing the race against the COVID-19 variants, says Dr Vera Etches. She would like a stay-at-home order from the Province. [CBC]

+Related Dr Etches says that schools are not a driver of COVID-19 cases and that they should remain open

⭕ Restaurants Canada, a trade group, is asking for $100 million from the Province to compensate restaurants for closures [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Misinformation about COVID-19 is greatest in Eastern Ontario says the Ontario Medical Association, pointing at social media [Le Droit]


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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️ Mechanicsville residents oppose new embassies being built in their neighbourhood because ‘[e]mbassies require wide perimeters around them so that terrorists and bombs et cetera, will not affect the local community’. The National Capital Commission has been proposing to build six embassies on vacant land near the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway but  has been facing objections from neighbours. [I Heart Radio]


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