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Four detached homes listed under $500K

▪️1891 Kingsdale Avenue, Blossom Park
3+1 bed, 2 bath

Three bedroomed detached bungalow with large fenced yard. In-law/rental suite in basement. 

▪️236 Lincoln Heights Road
4 bed, 3 bath

A renovator with vision required. This detached home in Britannia with linoleum and wall to wall carpets is just waiting for a 21st century upgrade. 

▪️42 Longwood Avenue, Lynwood
4 bed, 2 baths

Detached bungalow with massive, fenced, 185 foot back yard and no immediate rear neighbours. Located near all amenities and the neighbourhood has plenty of green space.

▪️10 Eccles Street, Centretown
2 bed, 2 bath

Beyond the kaleidoscopic colour scheme there is an attractive, historic home for those who crave the downtown living experience.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ❄️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of -10°  

Number:  4. The number of new electric buses that OC Transpo is purchasing. [Faces Magazine]

Ottawan of the Day: Jo-Anne Miner. The personal support worker at St. Patricks' Home on Riverside Drive is the first person in Ottawa to be given the COVID-19 vaccine. [CTV]

Quote: “[P]rior to this year, Ms. Tait has travelled to New York a total of three weekends and for Christmas – The CBC responds to the Canadaland report that its president, Catherine Tait, is actually living in Brooklyn. [Newswire


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

There have been 9105 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 42 since yesterday, and 386 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3995 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 23 since yesterday, and 93 deaths, one new report.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 1124 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 57 since yesterday, and 32 deaths, no new reports.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕ 1500 staffers in 10 long-term care homes will be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa  [CBC]

+ Related Those 1500 doses are the full amount of vaccine alloted to Ottawa

+ Related If you're vaccinated, do you need to still wear a mask? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Prrrroooobbbbabbbblllllyyyy.

⭕ Quebec will shutdown all non-essential businesses from December 25 to January 11 for two weeks in a bid to short circuit growing COVID-19 cases [CBC]

⭕ Shoppers Drug Mart will no longer provide COVID-19 tests for international travel. The Province has changed its policies and will no longer pay for it. [CTV]

⭕ Moderna vaccine could be in Canada by month's end. [CBC]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

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


We’ve made t-shirts of iconic Ottawa logos. They'll make great Christmas gifts for Ottawans young and old.

Printed in Canada and shipped well before Christmas if your order now.




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▪️Canada Post has moved up its parcel deadlines – you have three days to ship locally. Local packages have a new deadline of Friday, December 18.  Shipping parcels regionally by Xpress Post also must be in by Friday. If you use those flat rate boxes (which are pretty good value), you have until tomorrow, December 16. If you're shipping nationally, priority parcels must be mailed by Dec. 18, Xpresspost is Thursday, and for regular parcels, you must send it today. We have to admire Canada Post’s amorphous terms of art: locally, regionally, nationally. What is local? Is Montréal regionally? [CTV] [Canada Post Deadlines]

▪️The Diefenbunker is getting upgrades. The museum in Carp has received $1.1 million in Federal and Provincial funding to upgrade the washrooms, electrical systems, and modernizing the plumbing. [CBC] [Diefenbunker]

▪️The Alexandra Bridge will closed to automobiles from January 2 to April 30. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use it. Structural steel will be replaced during the closure. [City of Ottawa]

▪️City Council will meet once again, on Friday, to discuss seeking funding from Government of Canada's COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream.  Council did not have another meeting scheduled until the new year but now that the Federal Government has announced money to kickstart infrastructure projects that are ready to go, council is back, bolt upright at their desks. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Police were searching for guns in the incident where Anthony Aust plunged from his apartment building. Ottawa Police obtained a no-knock warrant to search for drugs and guns, and used a flashbomb to enter the apartment. Police found 33 grams of heroin and more than 86 grams of fentanyl. No gun was found. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre has reopened its 24-hour crisis line with help from the Sexual Assault Centre in Kingston. The Crisis Centre had closed their doors and their phone line earlier in the month after the board announced an eight-month reorganization. [Ottawa Citizen] [Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre]

▪️NarCity has published a map of Ottawa Christmas lights [NarCity]


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