Friday, June 3, 2022

The Ottawan



Your local MPP yesterday is probably the same MPP you have today – yesterday's election didn't change much.

Ottawa - Centre – Joel Harden (NDP). Harden received the most votes of any candidate in Ontario at 30,000 votes.

Ottawa South – John Fraser (Lib)

Ottawa-Vanier – Lucille Collard (Lib)

Orléans – Stephen Blais (Lib)

Nepean – Lisa MacLeod (PC)

Carleton – Goldie Ghamari (PC)

Kanata-Carleton – Merrilee Fullerton (PC)

The new face is Ottawa West-Nepean – Chandra Pasma (NDP)


Summer Beer

▪️Evergreen Craft Ales released a 5.2% ABV Belgian Witbier just in time for the sunny days of summer. The brewery says “Hints of coriander and orange scent the slightly spicy yeast profile.” $3.60. 

▪️Meanwhile at Whiprsnapr, a recent trip to a craft beer event in San Diego inspired the new Cali Pils, a 5% ABV Pilsner brewed with New England IPA hops. The brewery says a California Pilsner is “Incredibly bright, clean, refreshing with tropical notes, bubblegum, mandarin orange, and crisp grapefruit.” $3.54.

▪️Nita Beer Company’s Peachzilla is a fan favourite peach sour but there are limited quantities. The brewery says “Nita’s delicious Berliner Weiss kettle sour has been aged for six months with heaps of peach puree. Peachzilla is blended with lactose and vanilla for creamy mouth feel.” $5.95.

▪️The result of its participation in the 2022 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, Spark Beer has proudly released Tan Lines West Coast IPA (5.5% ABV). The special hops used “combined with local Mississippi Mills malt, give our West Coast IPA a distinct bitterness with citrus and herbal notes.” $4.25.

▪️Flora Hall’s contribution to the picnic table is Cascara Stout, a collab with Arlington Five and Lulo Coffee. The brewery says “We tossed a bunch of this cascara (the dried skin of the coffee cherry) into a Tropical Stout base to lend some leathery, earthy notes to a robust, rich stout, with lots of toasty and chocolatey tones.” In other news, Flora Hall is supporting the Wonderland Tea Party for Mental Health at CHEO on Sunday June 12th. 

▪️Dominion City Brewing promises to bring the sunshine with DDH Mosaic Sunsplit IPA (6% ALC), saying “We’ve pushed the limits of hop flavour and intensity with this revisit of a Dominion City staple.” $5.31.


We missed a couple of items in yesterday’s weekend rundown.

▪️Freewheeling Craft’s Preston Street Market returns on Sunday June 5 in the parking lot behind Preston Square (33 Preston Street). 

▪️Vintage PopUp613 brings the Parking Lot Pop-Up to the corner of Preston and Louisa. Browse the vintage fashion and home things, and upcycled accessories, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

▪️The Parkdale Food Centre is looking for volunteers to help set up and serve food at Sunday’s Community Meal event, which is sponsored by the Ottawa Mosque. The sit down dinner runs from 4:00pm until the food runs out, at 30 Rosemount Ave. 

▪️The 2022 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival has launched with a virtual component running until June 21st and, for the first time since 2019, live programming from June 18th to June 26th. Featuring workshops, performances, educational opportunities, and a marketplace, the festival’s new home is Mādahòkì Farm at 4220 West Hunt Club Road. The 2022 Festival is co-hosted by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), putting the spotlight on Inuit artists and performers.

Deals of the day

▪️The 20% off sale at West of Main has been extended. There are a few exclusions, but nearly everything from investment furniture to mantle accessories is on sale. We think the Wilmington Gold Candlestick will lend a cool antique vibe to any table. 

▪️West End Kids Warehouse has lots of sale items at the moment, and there will be an additional 20% off sale and regularly priced items this weekend. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 24°, low of 11°. 

Number:  19%. The drop in house sales in Ottawa last month. There were 1,846 residential properties sold in May 2022 vesus 2,285 in May 2021. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Alexis Ashworth. Ashworth has created Root in Nature, a social enterprise that provides therapy by working with plants and gardens. [Globe & Mail]

Quote: ‘The threat is real and the risk is now. The fact is that all cryptography is about to be rendered obsolete. This requires new technologies’ – James Nguyen, CEO of Westboro’s Quantropi, a company that attemps to provide security against powerful computers breaking today's unbreakable codes. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 81 – Scarborough Shooting Stars 98, last night


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
669? -1117? -2
1,305,989? 88813,275 ? 8
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)92.1% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,067? -3828? 4
1,068,147? 54215,435 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
15? 11? -1
cases changedeaths
73,642? 55812 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,961 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,483 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)577,660 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
53? 11? -1
39,813? 20316  ? 0

As of June 2, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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? 11? 1
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Federal Government will stop distributing rapid tests to provincial governments by December. It will keep a reserve of 100,000,000 tests on hand in case of increased COVID 19 cases. [CBC]

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▪️The City’s planning committee approved the new Salvation Army facility on Montreal Road. Neighbours have long been upset with the plan, wanting the Salvation Army to place its shelter in someone else's neighbourhood. The new plan has been reduced from 140 beds to 99 and the addiction programme dropped. [City of Ottawa]

▪️The City is offering 2 - for - 1 one-day swimming and cardio/weight room passes tomorrow at all City-owned facilities. You can also sign up for a free virtual Zumba class, which will be at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Both are in recognition of National Health and Fitness Day. [City of Ottawa] [City Programmes]

▪️Former police chief Peter Sloly testified before Parliament that the Trucker siege was ‘unforeseen’. Sloly resigned February 15 after the Trucker convoy occcupied downtown with no pushback by the Ottawa Police Service. The Ottawa Police later discovered they did have authority to direct traffic on the subsequent attempt to occupy downtown.  [National Observer] [January Citizen story with foresight] [Victoria TV station with foresight]

▪️Hydro Ottawa is down to 125 homes without power [Ottawa Citizen]

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