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Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Are you free tonight?

It’s IPA day from 4:00pm to 10:00pm at Bowman’s Bar & Grill, 1170 Carling Avenue. The bar will be serving up beers from local craft brewers Ashton Brewing, Beyond the Pale Brewing, Braodhead, Perth, Whitewater, Bicycle, and Whitewater Brewing Co. and live music from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Proceeds will support W.E. Gowling Public School Parents’ Council. 

Weekend plans

▪️Tomorrow, Friday August 6th, visitors with bookings can take selfies at the Sunflower Selfies Pop-Up fundraising event at the Barclay Dick & Sons Farm Supply property near Renfrew. Proceeds from the event will support Hospice Renfrew. Space is limited and each one hour timed visit costs $25 per vehicle. To book, email [email protected] or message the business on Facebook

▪️Taking it a step further, Green Corners Farm allows you to pick your own Sunflowers (as well as Snapdragons in vivacious pinks and purples) for $15 per person. The farm supplies the cutting tools to select your blooms from approximately 17,500 sunflowers in the fields. Choose your day and time this weekend.

▪️Read the Ottawa River Lifestyle blog for a full list of farms offering sunflower photo ops this year. 

▪️This Saturday August 7th, the Fly Market brings its massive 20+ vendor list to the parking lot behind Top of the World skate shop, 581 Bank Street. From 10:00am to 4:00pm shop for vintage tees, sneakers, denim, and so much more. 

▪️Deacon Brodies has announced the return of in-person whisky tastings this Sunday August 8th at 4:00pm. The $59 price tag includes four whiskies and small food pairings. Reservations are essential, by mailing [email protected] 

Deal of the day

According to menswear shop Stroked Ego, it’s National Underwear Day. To celebrate, they’re offering 25% off all regularly priced underwear, online and in-store. Use the code NUD-25 to grab your discount off brands like SAXX, Vaux, Andrew Christian, Cell Block 13, C-IN2, Code 22, Coyote, Doreanse, Garçon, and more. 2nd Floor - 131 Bank Street. 


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 29°, low of 16°

Number: 50. The number of Ottawa Festivals that will be sharing $5.9 million in Provincial funding to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns.  Bluesfest, CityFolk, Beyond Van Gogh, each received $250,000.[Ottawa Festivals] [The List (PDF)]

Ottawan of the Day: Stefanie Doucett. Doucett will inline skate 100 km through Ottawa and Gatineau August 14 for Inline for the Mind, raising money for the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre in Pembroke. [Ottawa Citizen] [Inline for the Mind donations]

Quote: ‘I wish somebody told me how long it would take me to get to the music part’ – Kwende Kefentse, the first executive director of Carleton radio station CKCU, on how much work it is taking to modernize the station's administration. [Apartment 613]

+ Related Court dismisses Ontario's Student Choice Initiative appeal. The Student Choice Initiative was a law that made funding for services created by students’ unions – such as newspapers, clubs, and radio stations like CKCU – optional by incoming students. The Court overturned the law in 2019. 

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 71 – Saskatchewan Rattlers 69, last night. Ottawa goes to Guelph tomorrow. 

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


551,338🔺 2139,374 🔺14
💉 Eligible people with one dose81.4% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose71.0%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


378,462🔺30511,240 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose83.9%
💉 Eligible people with second dose67.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,832🔺 11

593 🔸 0

* If the numbers go down, it's usually because cases have been assigned to a different health unit 

💉 Eligible people with one dose

768,618 (83%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose668,376 (73%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,615🔺4215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 510,479

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4749🔸 0111 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose146,400 (80.1%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose124,965 (68.3%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Quebec vaccine passport system will be implemented within the next few weeks, says Premier François Legault. [CBC]

⭕ The City is reminding students that August 20 is the last day one can get a second dose to be considered fully vaccinated by Labour Day weekend and the start of university. Some post secondaries require vaccinations of students in class, in residence, or to play athletics. [City of Ottawa]

⭕ New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Trudeau has asked the Privy Council to look into making vaccinations mandatory for Federal workers. He also says that the government is looking into making vaccines mandatory in Federally regulated industries like airlines, banking, and rail. [CBC]

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▪️ Ādisōke will be the name of the new combined Ottawa Public Library/Library Canada facility. On behalf of the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation, Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation gave the name Ādisōke to the library, which refers to the telling of stories, yesterday. [City Of Ottawa] []

▪️ Bel-Air Heights, Gloucester and, and Alta Vista are Ottawa's least walkable neighbourhoods. Downtown, the Glebe, and New Edinburgh are some of the best. The City has made maps of Ottawa’s neighbourhood for 15 minute walking to services. An observation from the ottawan: if you lived in a area that once had a streetcar, you live in a 15 minute city. Outside of that, get a car. [CBC] [The Maps]

▪️ A Gatineau woman ordered an urn necklace – which arrived with someone's cremated remains inside. The woman made the Amazon order for a keepsake of her grandmother’s ashes. The seller refunded the money. The woman hung the necklace in a tree in a local graveyard as a sign of respect. [CBC]

▪️ The former Hotel Chez Henri in old Hull is up for sale for $18 millionChez Henri was once the grandest place to party in the Capital, with 10 dining rooms and a tavern. [Ottawa Citizen]

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