Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Ottawan



Late winter always seems to drag on. As much as Darren and Martha love sitting inside by the fire looking out at the snow, even we have had enough of the white stuff, already. Luckily, news of Saint Patrick’s Day specials and offers have started to flood our social media feeds and inboxes.

▪️Brockville’s 4 Degrees Brewing has launched Northern Leprechaun (Light Lager), and is planning something fun at the taproom for the 17th. 

▪️Barley Mow locations will be offering half price appetizers and live entertainment on Thursday.

▪️The live music will be flowing between noon and 4:00pm on Thursday at Ashton Brewing. 113 Old Mill Rd in Ashton, Ontario. 

▪️Over at the farm to table entry Maker Feed in Cumberland, Beef Wellington, potato boxties (Irish potato pancakes) and minty peas are the Saint Patrick’s Day dinner menu. 2607 Ch. Old Montréal Road, Cumberland, Ontario. 

▪️Mulligans Golf Bar’s Saint Patrick’s Day menu features features a selection of stouts and Irish whiskies, but my head was turned by the delicious-sounding Braised Beef Poutine ($16). 201 Queen Street. 

▪️Deacon Brodies isn’t charging cover on Saint Patrick’s Day, so it will be easy to convince yourself to dive into their special Ceilidh (“KAY-lee”) from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. You’ll hear lots of music including pipes, and enjoy that, um, Scottish delicacy Haggis. Enter the fundraising raffle for a Guiness Beer Fridge, with proceeds going to Ukraine Emergency Relief. Then, from 9:00pm to 1:00am listen to the Skylar Radmore and his band. Anyone wearing a kilt will be offered a free dram. 247 Elgin Street. 

▪️Ottawa businesses: if we’ve missed your Saint Patrick’s Day special, let us know at and we’ll mention it in tomorrow’s newsletter.

Taco Tuesday]

Enjoy Taco Tuesday at Eldorado today, with $10 margaritas either a classic flavour or frozen lime.170 Preston Street. 

On Sale

Nutty Greek Bake Shop is celebrating 10 years in business with a birthday special: 10 bucks will buy you a pita wrap, two cookies, and a soft drink or water from today until Saturday March 19th. Happy Birthday, Nutty Greek 490 Rochester Street. (entrance on Beech Street).

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 3°, low of -5°. 

Number: 14,000. The number of donors from Ontario who gave money to the Trucker siege. An analysis of the leaked donor list of GiftSendGo says Ontarians gave $1,611,987. The second largest group was from BC, giving a collective $909,309. [The Tyee]

Ottawan of the Day: Big Momma. The Westboro turtle was saved by Ottawa Fire Services after she jammed her head into an imitation log and brought to a vet. Big Momma is doing all right now. [Ottawa Citizen

Quote: ‘Justin, can you imagine you and your children hearing all these severe explosions, the bombing of the airport, the bombing of the Ottawa airport?’ – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a joint meeting of the House of Commons and the Senate today, via video. [CityNews]

Sports: NHL Arizona Coyotes 5 – Ottawa Senators 3, last night.

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


Hospitalization data is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
688? 86220

? -8

1,127,532?1,07612,272 ? 16
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose47.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,082? 566? 5
938,270?1,02314,202 ? 20
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.5%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
10? 21? 0
cases changedeaths
64,322? 39

754 ? 2

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

913,863 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)874,689 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)557,037 (61%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


Data has not been updated since Friday

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
8? -24? -1
35,736? 24289 ? 1

As of March 8, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.8%

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
3? 00? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -205 ? 1

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will not keep masks mandatory in its schools. The Monday night vote on whether to keep the masks was split 50 - 50 by the school trustees. Board rules say a tie means the vote failed. [CTV]

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▪️Gatineau speedster receives $6,000 in fines. The 22 year-old was driving 70 km/h over the 90 km/h limit in Luskville and attempted to evade police. The driver was arrested and the car impounded. The car does not belong to him. [CityNews]

▪️A group that is concerned that wind turbines may be built in West Ottawa is still concerned. Ottawa Wind Concerns, which put up hundreds of ‘Stop the Ottawa Wind Turbines’ signs over the past year is still suspicious that the City is trying to put one over them and put up 700 secret windmills.. [Ottawa Wind Concerns]

▪️Radio Canada has made a facinating interactive map that shows how urban sprawl has expanded in Ottawa over the past 20 years. They include Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and others as well. [Radio Canada]

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