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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Wednesday Food + Drink Roundup


▪️ Glebe residents are enjoying the Glebe Eats experience, supporting favourite local eateries until August 8th. The promotion is an opportunity for 30 area restaurants to showcase their signature dish after a long 16 month of shutdowns. So, what’s the deal, you ask? Delivery is free through Get it Local, the Ottawa delivery app that promises “honest and affordable” fees for restaurants. We gotta say, the Rosemary Goat Cheese Croissant from the Wild Oat Café would satisfy our current snack craving, while the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich from Irene’s Pub sounds like a winner of a dinner. 

▪️ L'Oree du Bois in Chelsea has been named one of the best fine dining establishments in Canada by TripAdvisor. (Travellers' Choice award winners)

▪️ ByWard Market's Moscow Tea Room has expanded to Toronto, with an opulent – natch – location in Yorkville.

▪️ The Citizen loves the food at Working Title, where the new chef is Jason Mclelland, formerly of Grunt

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 24°, low of 14°

Number: 49.05. Where Ottawa is on a scale of Serious Crime from 1 to 100. Last year, Ottawa was 56.93.  [CBC]

Future Ottawans of the Day: Adam McDonald and brother Stanley Jean have been walking from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Ottawa since May 29 ‘in hopes of getting the Canadian and Indigenous governments to "tell the truth" about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and the country’s residential school system’. [Brandon Sun]

Quote: ‘It's very attractive and sings a very beautiful whistling song in grasslands, and often evokes that sense of being in the prairies’ – Jon Ruddy, owner of guided bird tour company Eastern Ontario Birding. The Bobolink is an endangered bird which nests in Gatineau Park, and one of two birds under study by the National Capital Commission. [CBC]

Sport: AUDL Ottawa Outlaws 26 – Montréal Royal, last Sunday. Ottawa plays host to Montréal this Sunday. (It's professional ultimate frisbee, since you were asking)


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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


549,734🔺 1589,325 🔺4 
💉 Eligible people with one dose80.6% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose67.9%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


377,034🔺13311,240 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose83.2%
💉 Eligible people with second dose62.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,785🔺3593 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose769,980 (83%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose647,933 (70%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,595🔺7215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 495,650

As of July 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose195,193 (66.4%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose150,432 (50.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4745🔺1111 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose144,978 (79.2%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose116,970 (63.9%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Right Said Fred has Tweeted their displeasure at Vancouver Airport creating vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals. (Those of our readership who know who Right Said Fred is probably think this news bit is funny, the rest of you, just ignore.) [Twitter]

⭕ The UK has announced new rules allowing fully vaccinated Americans and Europeans in without a quarantine. Canada is not on the list.The new rules go into effect August 2. [Global]

⭕ Canada now has enough vaccine on hand to give every Canadian two doses, two months earlier than expected. [Cambridge Times]

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▪️ Mechanicsville residents say that there are still too many embassies planned for their neighbourhood. The empty, fenced-in lot has now been named Lazy Bay Commons by local residents, who want to keep the area as greenspace. The National Capital Commission originally planned for six embassies to be located on the site, but they have reduced it to five. The NCC has not said which countries are looking to move into Mechanicsville. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa fertility doctor, who somehow fathered 17 children of patients, will pay a $13.375 million settlement. Dr. Norman Barwin admits no guilt and says that the settlement is to avoid a long and painful hearing. Over 200 people are involved in the lawsuit, including 100 people who claim that they do not know who their father is, and others who claim that their sperm was used to impregnate other patients. [Ottawa Citizen] [Gatineau Auto Show]

▪️Ottawa Comiccon has been cancelled for 2021. What would have been the event's ninth year in September has been postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19. The Ottawa Comiccon: Holiday Edition is still on for Nov. 20 and 21. [CTV

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