There is some television and local history on which you should catch up.
▪️ The CBC’s documentary strand, POV, broadcast a report on the Carp Guardian on Friday. The Guardian was a person in the early 90s who blew the whistle on UFO landings in a Carp field and the Canadian and American miltary coverup. You can watch it here on CBC Gem.
▪️ The second series of Stittsville on Patrol has been given the green light for September on Bell Fibe TV1. The first series of the mocumentary on Stittsville's finest will be released episode by episode Tuesdays on YouTube begining tomorrow.
▪️ Andrew King has often pondered why there is a Snake Island Road in the middle of the farmers fields of South Ottawa. The answer involves big snakes. And an island.
If you need to get out and about this Easter Sunday, the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market is running from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive in Greely, ON.
And to Jewish Ottawa, Happy Passover.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 4°, low of -3°
Number: 600. The number of Black public servants who have joined a class action suit against the Federal Government over systematic discrimination [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: Ava James-Sidoli. The veteran campaigner has raised over $30,000 for Ottawa charities. Now she wants people to dig deep for the Ottawa Food Bank to celebrate her 15th birthday. [CTV] [Donations]
Quote: “The now amalgamated city usurps all inventions from Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, and claims rightful title from the still outdated hockey broadcast “live from Kanata” – Councillor Shaun Menard (Not Mendez! Not Mendez!) correcting journalist Nora Loreto on Twitter on where the Instapot was actually invented. It also turns out that you can use the Kanata-based Instapot to germinate your seedlings on the 'yogurt' setting.
Sports: The Sens did not play the Canadiéns last night as scheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Montréal. They plan to meet on Thursday.
1,916,332 doses have been administered in Ontario
👉 At this rate, it will take 29.4 weeks to administer one dose to each Ontarian
🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
📋 Public Health Reports
There have been 16,483 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 582 since Friday, and 460 deaths, one new report.
💉 110,116 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ottawa.
There have been 7,293 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 207 since Friday, and 172 deaths, one new report.
💉 43,714 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Outaouais
There have been 3256 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 26 since Friday, and 72 deaths, three new reports.
💉 22,333 doses of vaccine have been administered in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
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.
⭕ 34 Ottawa-area pharmacies have been selected to distribute the AstraZeneca vaccine to those 60 to 64 years of age. The vaccines will arrive in Canada tomorrow and phamarcies may start in five days or so. [CBC]
🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App
Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ Ottawa Police let themselves into the wrong house on a mental health call. The Police Service had been given a wrong address but cell phone tower info narrowed the caller's location to 25 metres. Deciding that the home of the family of five was the location, 10 officers entered the house and spent 15 minutes shining flashlights and exploring rooms before leaving. [CBC]
▪️ Hazelview Investments tells City meeting that they won't change policies on renovicted tenants. Heron Gate has been demolishing houses to create a new development, ousting over 500 people. Despite promises to create social housing, Hazelview won't offer first dibs of new units to those who had to move due to demolition. [CBC]
▪️ The City says Greyhound has asked to use a rapid transit station if it resumes service. Greyhound, which stopped running bus service last May due to COVID-19, no longer has a bus station in Ottawa after the Catherine Street depot was sold. The City is interested but no word on which station would be involved. [Ottawa Citizen]
While it feels like the wind is going to uproot the house entirely today, the blazing days of summer are sort of just around the corner. Here's a look at some of the latest Ottawa properties with either waterfront access or pools.
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