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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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Four pet grooming specialists for your fur babies

▪️In Orléans, Brooke Laviolette works one on one with your dog, offering shaves, baths, nail trims, blow dries, and ear cleaning. Cat services are also available. Prices start at $45 for toy and small breed bath and tidy.
5929 Jeanne D'Arc Blvd., Unit 13

▪️Paw-di-Cure brings 15 years of experience to you, offering mobile nail trimming, ear cleaning, and sanitary trims around paws, eyes, and ears. Bathing and full hair cuts are not offered. Prices start at $20-25, determined by location. 

▪️Purrdy Paws Pet Grooming Spa offers canine grooming services at two Ottawa locations as well as dog and cat services from their mobile spa. Services range from full grooming (from $70 for extra small dogs) to coat conditioning and pelt demotting, puppy grooming, and cat shaving and nail trims (prices from $25). The spas are located in the Glebe and Stittsville. 

▪️In Gatineau, Ö’Spot cares for dogs and cats in full view of their parents via a large window. They offer shaving, bathing, and shedding treatments as well as maintenance claw trims (from $10).
2310 St-Louis, Gatineau, Quebec, J8T 5L8 and 75 Boul. La Gappe,Gatineau, Quebec J8T 0B5

National Canadian Film Day

Tomorrow (April 20) enjoy free screenings in celebration of National Canadian Film Day, presented by Reel Canada. The Bytowne Cinema  is screening Jason Brennan’s L’Inhumain and C.R.A.Z.Y., the 2005 coming of age film by the late Jean-Marc Vallée.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Periods of rain mixed with snow. High of 4°, low of 0°. 

Number: 10,084. The record setting number of Easter dinners provided by the Ottawa Mission over the past week. In 2019, the Mission served 2,659 dinners. [Ottawa Citizen

Gatinoise of the Day: Victoria Vu Duc. The 15 year-old is celebrating the first anniversary of her restaurant, Vic & Co. Yes, this does raise more questions than it answers, but her mom is involved so it's probably all okay. [CBC] [Vic & Co.]

Quote: ‘A neighbourhood built in the ’50s would have had an average household size of eight. Those buildings now have less than half that, so that neighbourhood is a third of the population it used to be. Tripling the population of that neighbourhood now is not intensification, that’s just getting us back where we were.’ – Architect Rosaline Hill, who argues that if you want local shops and restaurants in your neighbourhood, you need to increase the amount of people. [Kitchissippi Times]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 2 – Seattle Kraken 4, last night; CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Calvary FC 0, last Saturday

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Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,486? 185206? 4
1,223,461? 1,21812,633 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.8% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
2,281? 61101? 6
1,021,106? 1,78314,714 ? 18
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)95.4%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.2%
? All people in Quebec with third dose50.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
18? 04? 2
cases changedeaths
69,493? 549770 ? 3
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)915,390 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)879,108 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)570,497 (62%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
97? 423? 1
38,184? 393298  ? 0

As of April 7, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.2%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
16? 52? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -220 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Carleton University has reversed ferret on its mask mandate and will requiring masking until further notice, due to rising COVID-19 cases. The school had previously planned to drop the mandate May 1. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️The City has suggested 18 projects from the Federal Government’s active transportation fund. These include extending the Doug Thompson pathway to Kemptville, a handful of connections to the O-Train – although we didn't see the new Civic Hospital on there, new downtown bikeways, and many improvements to sidewalk accessibility. The total ask is around $55 million. [Ottawa Construction News

▪️The City has been suckered again by a scammer, this time for $558,000. City staff noticed the payment by a 'partner organization' last Monday and have notificed the bank and the police. In 2019, the City treasurer fell for a $130,000 scam which resulted in the prosecution of a man in Florida. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Rideau Hall had a significant computer breach in December, so much that staff have been offered credit monitoring. Officials don't know what information was accessed. 

▪️Six potential designs have been proposed for Wellington Street across from Parliament. (Pictures) The Federal Government now owns the entire block and wants to create a unique and dignified streetscape. Office space for the Commons and Senate are included in all designs. [CBC]

▪️We wrote nice things about the new Para Transpo app last week – but users are complaining that it doesn't allow for same day bookings. It's the same problem as ever – OC Transpo users can take transit whenever they want – meet with friends on a whim, take a different shift at work, etc. Para Transpo users must know in advance of everywhere they want to go, making them feel like second-class citizens. [CBC]

▪️Trucker siege co-organizer Pat King had two more charges added today: perjury and obstruction of justice. These were added because of the testimony that he gave at his own bail hearing last week. The details of that testimony are subject to a publication ban. King is also charged with mischief, intimidation, obstructing police and disobeying a court order. [Global]

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