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Remembrance Day will be a private affair this year.

The National War Memorial and the city’s other cenotaphs will be open only to invited guests, in an effort to limit contact. The public is being asked show their respect from a distance. 

CBC TV will broadcast the Remembrance Day service beginning at 10 am, or on the radio at 10:55 am. 

The Canadian Legion will broadcast the service on Facebook starting at 10:45 am.

A service from the National Military Cemetery will be broadcast, also on Facebook, from 10:30 am.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌧️ Showers. High of 23°  

Number:  250,000. The number of birds killed each year in Ottawa by colliding with buildings. And don't blame high-rises: houses and low rises cause 99 per cent of those collisions. In response, the City has proposed 'Bird Safe' design rules for new builds.  [City of Ottawa]

Ottawan of the Day: @hannahisntdead, who has drawn the comic ‘Awatto’, about moving back to Ottawa. [Reddit Ottawa]

Quote: “I believe that when people aren’t inviting you to their table, you have to show up with a folding chair – Entrepreneur and activist Gwen Madiba  [Faces Magazine


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 7607 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 21 since yesterday, and 347 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 2820 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 18 since yesterday, and 59 deaths, two new reports.


Eastern Ontario Public Health dashboard

There have been 721 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of eight since yesterday, and 32 deaths, four new reports. 

⭕ Anytime Fitness in Gatineau is telling their clients to work out in Ottawa. Gatineau gyms remain closed while Ottawa gyms reopened last Saturday.[CBC]

⭕ The chief public health officer of Canada, Dr Theresa Tam, says there is little evidence of COVID-19 transmission on flights [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.

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▪️Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre closes for restructuring. The volunteer board has closed the service and fired the 10 person staff. The Centre plans to reopen in the spring after a "revisioning process". [CBC]

▪️Bayshore Shopping Centre owners get their towers approved by the City’s planning committee. Although the 27 and 30 story residential buildings are next to the Bayshore Shopping Centre with its huge parking lot, the towers will be perched on a three story parkade, which will not be open to the public and block access to the planned O Train station. The towers will also not have any retail buisnesses as the owners, Bayshore Shopping Centre​​​​ located next door​, do not think that they would be viable. Forty-five of the 500 units are set aside to meet the City’s definition of affordable housing. [CBC]

▪️If you want a $10 slice of cake that you have seen on TV, has been shipped up from Hoboken, New Jersey, then served á la vending machine – we have great news. The Cake Boss Bake Shop, from the eponymous TV show, has set up vending machines in St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Bayshore Shopping Centre and Rideau Centre.  [NarCity]

▪️The City’s transportation manager has three plans to keep the system running during a time of low-ridership. Option #1 is keep service at 100 per cent and fund the shortfall with grants from other levels of government. Option #2, if no grants are forthcoming, is to keep service at 100 per cent but postpone infrastructure upgrades. Option #3 is to cancel services and routes. The Transportion Committee meets on November 18 to discuss this.  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa magazine does a walkthrough of an $8 million house overlooking Dow’s Lake. It’s nice, if you like that kind of thing. [Ottawa Magazine]

▪️Mayor Jim Watson has an impressive collection of election yard signs.  [NarCity]


A number of Ottawa’s breweries have altered hours or are closed altogether today, to mark Remembrance Day. 

▫️ Veteran-owned business Vimy Brewing is participating in the “Veteran Business Helping Veterans” initiative started by Aurelius Food Co’s Mike George. Since November 1st, and concluding today, Vimy is donating 5% of its sales to Warrior Adventures Canada.

▫️ Covered Bridge Brewing in Stittsville is closed today, in honour of the men and women who served and continue to serve. Curbside pickup and delivery will still be available.

▫️ Members of the military and veterans will receive a 15% discount on all food orders at all Clocktower Brew Pub locations today.

▫️ 4 Degrees Brewing continues the “Pint it Forward” beer wall, a year long initiative for customers to buy a veteran or active duty military personnel a pint when they come to the brewery. The brewery is also collecting 5% of brewery sales for Warrior Adventures Canada, the charity that supports veterans and first responders with PTSD. 275 Brockville St, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4Z6

▫️ Orléans Brewing is holding a veterans celebration starting at noon. Veterans will receive a free beer upsize, and a free dessert. 4380 Innes Road, Orléans K4A 3W3

▫️ Kichesippi Beer will be open from 12pm to 7pm. 2265 Robertson Road, Bells Corners K2H 5Z2

▫️ Whiprsnapr will open at 12:30pm. 14 Bexley Place, Unit 106, Bells Corners, K2H 8W2



▫️ Weiner Wednesdays return to Big Rig Brewery today. The Kanata taproom will have $1 hot dogs plus free glassware with the purchase of a beer, one per customer. 103 Schneider Rd., Kanata K2K 1Y3

▫️ Flora Hall has launched Nano IPA, a nano version of the delicious Citra Mosaic DDH, and it’s only 3.5%!

▫️ High praise in shawarma city, the Citizen thinks Fairoux Cafe may have the ‘best meat in pita bread in the city’ 


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