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Friday, July 23, 2021

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More Weekend Plans

▪️ It’s Christmas in July at the Outdoor Artisans Market this Sunday, July 25th. Head to the Sears parking lot at St. Laurent Shopping Centre from 10:00am to 3:00pm and get a very early start on your Christmas gift and decor shopping. You’ll find vendors selling everything from stocking stuffers (we’re loving the Tubby Tabby Candy Cane soap) to tree decorations and Christmas cards. 

▪️The World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 is a collection of 159 of the best images by photojournalists, as selected by an independent jury from nearly 75,000 submitted images. Ottawans can view the exhibition at the Canadian War Museum from today until August 15th. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $13 for students 13 to 17 years old, and $11 for youth 8 to 12 years old (however, due to graphic content children should be accompanied by adults). Access to The World Press Photo Exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

▪️If lounging around at campfire is in your weekend plans, head to Strawberry Blonde Bakery for a locally made S’mores Kit. The kits contain enough graham crackers, dark chocolate, and Dandies marshmallows to construct six s’mores. Even better: the kits are vegan, gluten free, nut free and kosher. $15.

▪️The new Elgin Street Market, a collaboration of the Beechwood Market and the Centretown Community Association, will run each Sunday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Boushey Square, 211-A Waverley St. Expect boozy products from Dairy Distillery and Bicycle Craft Brewery, local produce, bread from Nat’s Bread Company, and handcrafted items.

▪️Deal of the day: Get 20% off regular prices as well as free shipping Canada wide at Lofttan Indigenous Made jewellery, but only until Sunday. Use the code SUMMER20. We love the chainwear and faux leather necklaces (that’s a hint for Darren – ed).

▪️Visit the new Terrasse Îlot30 food and drinks stalls have taken over the top floor of an old parkade in Old Hull. Reservations are required for COVID-19 reasons.

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 26°, low of 13°

Number: $2 billion. The market value, in US dollars, of Kanata software services company N-able, which launched onto the New York Stock Exchange this week. [Ottawa Citizen] [NABL Stock Page]

Ottawan of the Day: Mairi Brascoupé. Brascoupé has been appointed artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker Museum. [CBC]

Quote: ‘It's like Field of Dreams, but with poop’ – Ottawa Public Health, in a Tweet, reminding people that garbage left on Ottawa’s beaches brings in the birds, who befoul the water, and this ultimately results in swimming bans [Twitter]


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


548,986🔺 1929,308 🔺1 
💉 Eligible people with one dose80.0% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose64.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


376,530🔺10111,239 🔺1
💉 Eligible people with one dose82.7%
💉 Eligible people with second dose57.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,768🔺7593 🔸 0
💉 Vaccinated with one dose791,142
💉 Vaccinated with second dose608,764

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,586🔺3215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 479,523

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4735🔸 0111 🔸 0

💉 Number of doses of vaccine

Eastern Ontario Health Unit



⭕ You can now organize a vaccinination party for your workplace, community organization, place of worship or other groups. Ottawa Public Health now has a mobile team that can be arranged to come to your group for first and second doses. Don't forget to save a slice of coffee cake for them. [City of Ottawa]

⭕ Ontario’s COVID-19 sick day programme is not being used as much as expected. The programme, which will end September 25, pays up to $200 for up to three days if a worker takes time off for COVID-19 testing, vaccination side-effects, or looking after others. [CBC]

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▪️ People have been buying bricks honoring fascists and Nazi collaborators to fund the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Which is fair enough – lots of Nazis were victims of Communism as Soviet tanks rolled into Berlin during the Second World War – but it isn't exactly what the charity, Tribute to Liberty, was hoping for. The memorial, if it is ever built, will be on Wellington Street. [CBC]

▪️ The Royal Canadian Geographic Society has launched the Trebek Initiative for emerging Canadian exporers. Named in honour of Alex Trebek, who died last November, the initiative will provide $400,000 per year for uniquely Canadian projects. Trebek served as honorary president of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society from 2016 until 2020. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Manotick resident chats with the Queen about her job  [CBC]

▪️ The allegation of abuse at Charmian Craven Child Care Centre in Gloucester has resulted in no charges being laid. A complaint was made to the Children’s Aid Society in April, who informed the Ottawa Police. The investigation has ended without charges. [CTV]


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