Friday, October 15, 2021

The Ottawan


Something for the weekend

▪️Due to a forecast of heavy rains, 613 Flea market at Lansdowne Park planned for tomorrow has been postponed until October 23rd. 

▪️Tomorrow marks the final edition of The Log Farm Saturday market of the season, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Then, on November 20th and 27th the Log Farm Christmas Market returnsn with vendors selling festive decorations, food, and gifts. 

▪️To celebrate the reopening of its taproom, Dominion City has announced a Wild Weekend, promising eight taps of limited rare cellared beers, 25% off select glassware, and more fun stuff. Remember to bring your proof of vaccination if you want to sit indoors. 15-5510 Canotek Road, Gloucester.

▪️The good times continue on Sunday October 17th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm when Dominion City and Almanac Urban Mill & Bakery will host Leftovers: A Farmers’ Market, presented by Ottawa Markets. Visit the Dominion City parking lot at 15-5510 Canotek Road in Gloucester, and pick up some locally produced Thanksgiving leftovers: baked goods, veggies, and more. 

▪️It’s Pumpkin Fest time at Proulx Farm in Cumberland. The family activities on Saturdays and Sundays until October 31st include mazes, a tree house, slides, petting farm, nature trails, and an inflatable bouncy house. Masks are required for some of the activities. Pumpkins are available for buying and for picking. Tickets cost $15.95 per person in advance and there’s an extra $1.50 per ticket if purchased at the door. 1865 O’Toole Rd, Cumberland K4C 1N2. 

▪️Later in October: Square Lemon’s exciting new space at Unit 14, 2350 Stevenage Drive has opened, and they’re planning a big ol’ party on Sunday October 31st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Book your free ticket now, and check out the retail and workshop areas, take a glamorous photo, sample some baked goodies from The Midnight Baker, and take part in the two free workshops. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of rain. High of 22°, low of 15°

Number:  40. The number of metres higher a proposed residential and retail  tower in Little Italy would rise over Ottawa’s tallest building. Developers propose a 188 metre tall building at Preston Street and Carling Avenue. At 143 metres, an almost finished condo tower across the street is Ottawa’s tallest. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day:  Carson Becke. The pianist is co-diretor of Pontiac Enchanté, an ecologically sustainable classical music festival in Gatineau Park, starting this weekend. [Ottawa Citizen] [Pontiac Enchanté]

Quote: ‘No Algonquins are going home with a pocketful of cash – Lynn Clouthier, president of the Algonquins of Ontario Realty Corp., telling the City that the Tewin project is a rebirth of a nation effort, not necessarily a financial score [CBC

Sports: NHL Toronto Maple Leafs 2 – Ottawa Senators 3, last night

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


593,437? 4179,809 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose87.2% 
? Eligible people with second dose82.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


417,832?64411,431 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose89.7%
? Eligible people with second dose85.4%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

601 ?0

? Eligible people with one dose

824,289 (89%)
? Eligible people with second dose781,027 (85%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,088?25222 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 592,898

As of October 13, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 86.4%
? Eligible people with second dose82.5%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5672?133117 ?1
? Eligible people with one dose164,635 (90%)
? Eligible people with second dose155,287 (84.9%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination QR codes are available on the Ontario website for the next three days, divided by quarters. People with birthdates Jan - Apr can download today, May - Aug Saturday, and Sept - Dec Sunday. The stepped system is an attempt to avoid crashing the website. Venues can scan the QR code and if the bearer is fully vaccinated, a large green checkmark will appear. [Global] [Provincial Portal]

+ Related Ontario will phase out the vaccine passport system over the next year, says the Province's chief medical officer

+ Related The Federal Government is mulling moving the COVID-19 vaccination verification power to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority rather than airlines 

+ Related Canadians crossing the US border on a road trip still require a negative COVID-19 test to come back

⭕ The US border will be open to fully vaccinated Canadian travellers November 8. The US has said that Canadians who have had a mix of COVID-19 vaccines will be accepted as fully vaccinated. [CBC]

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▪️Ādisōke, the new main Ottawa Public Library/Library and Archives Canada joint project is $131 million over budget. The City will discuss paying its $65 million on October 19. The Federal Treasury Board has already approved their portion. While construction has not yet begun, completion is expected in 2026. City staff blame increased construction costs for the increase. [CBC]

▪️The Sir John A MacDonald winter trail has been renamed to Kichi Sibi. Usually referred to as SJAM, the trail named for the first Prime Minister runs next to the still-existing Sir John A MacDonald parkway. The Kichi Sibi winter trail, name for the Algonquin term for the Ottawa River, features 16 kilometres of groomed pathways for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking and winter biking. Sir John A MacDonald was responsible for the Indian Residential School System. [Ottawa Citizen] [Map]

▪️Waller Street Brewing is closing today after six years. The ByWard Market brewer would probaly appreciate people coming by and drinking their stock dry this afternoon. For those looking to get into the brewing buisiness, Waller Street is selling the brewhouse, tasting room, and rental agreement for the space and patio for $15,000. [Canada Beer News] [Waller Street Brewing]

▪️Ottawa Rewind looks at the 1970s recording studio north east of the City used by some of the biggest acts in the world. Le Studio recorded The Police, David Bowie, Rush, Celine Dion, Eight Seconds, Cat Stevens, The Bare Naked Ladies, and perhaps their biggest name, the Bee Gees, who recorded their platinum selling album ‘Childen of the World’ there. Le Studio was abandoned in 2008. [Ottawa Rewind]

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