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 Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Tuesday Jobs: Work until Christmas then it is over

Here are some recent jobs that have a great work perk: they end in a month.

▪️Photographer for pictures with Santa. $28 an hour, part time.

▪️Delivery driver for Canada Post. $21.80 an hour.

▪️The Salvation Army needs a driver to collect and ferry around the kettles. Unsurprisingly, you'd need a clean police check. 

▪️Nordik Spa-Nature is looking for a kiosk associate. The spa says guests will reconnect with the elements, with each other and with themselves. It offers a refuge from modern life and a chance to give life a break. You, however, will sell gift certificates from kiosks in shopping centres in Ottawa and Gatineau. $19 per hour.

▪️Full-time outdoor Christmas light installer. Tell us this does not sound like a W Network Christmas movie. Woman in the big city must come home to her small town to help the family business, installing Christmas lights in the town square. But corporate Big Christmas Light is undercutting the prices by using unChristmas-like lights and taking all the business. Who will make the decision about the town square lights? Only our heroine’s high school ex-boyfriend, the new park board manager. What will the town do? Will our heroine quit her big city job and love the small town life? Find out in Lights Up for Christmas on W. Pay starts at $800, with 7 am starts.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Number: $600 million. The amount of venture capital funding that Ottawa start-ups have received in the past four weeks. Previously, there had been talk that Ottawa was going through an investment dry-spell and losing out to other cities. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawans of the Day: Vanessa Gilles, Dick Bakke, Harriet Clunie, Lynda Brown, and Steve Willis. The five have been chosen by Ottawa magazine as leaders who will guide the City over the next 50 years. [Ottawa]

Quote: ‘We might be weird, but we’re weird together. We’re in the one place where weird is dominant – Kenneth, one of the organizers of CanFURence, an annual ‘furry’ event for people who wear humanlike animal characters as representations of themselves. [The Charlatan]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


618,490? 68710,000 ?3
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)83% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)79.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


448,171?74811,579 ?9
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)84.9%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.9%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

618 ?0

NOTE: Ottawa Public Health is now reporting 5 years +, instead of 12 years +

? Eligible people with one dose (5+)

848,906 (85%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)813,273 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,557?26223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 621,919

As of November 25, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)85.1%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


NOTE: Eastern Ontario Health Unit is now reporting 5 years +, instead of 12 years +

6081?45131 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)169,012 (82.4%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)162,9-2 (79.4%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Two more people in Ottawa have tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID 19, making a total of four known cases. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Scientists are testing Ottawa wastewater for the Omicron variant

⭕ CTV Ottawa's Stefan Keyes has tested positive for COVID 19 while in South Africa. He is visited the country for a wedding. [CTV]

⭕ Everyone over the age of 12 years traveling by plane or train must be vaccinated as of today. [CTV]

+ Related The City has released a schedule of afterschool vaccination clinics for children aged 5 years to 11 years

⭕ Ottawa's Health Board has approved their annual budget and lays the foundation for permanent COVID 19 expenses. [CityNews]

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▪️The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario has paid a ransom to hackers to delete stolen data. Name, social insurance numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and dates of birth had been stolen after a computer hack on October 18. The French School Board paid the hackers to delete the data. Anyone employed by the board since 2000 may have had their info stolen.[Ottawa Citizen] [Board page about the hack]

▪️Three thousand wreaths destined for the National Military Cemetery have been stolen. The community of Maxville, southeast of Ottawa, had come together to make the wreaths, to be placed on headstones at the cemetery December 5. The wreaths were stolen from private property in Maxville. [CityNews]

▪️Another Ottawa Police Officer has been charged in the ‘ghost warning’ scandal. The scandal involved police officers issuing 'warning tickets' to real drivers, who were unaware that they were ticketed and never received them. The officers, however, saw their internal stats increase. Nobody has divulged yet why having those higher stats would be desirable. These events happened four years ago but the officer has been charged now. [CBC

▪️VIA Rail is canceling or delaying trips this week between Ottawa and Toronto. VIA says the one of the companies whose track it uses has 'operational issues.' The publicly-owned passenger rail company doesn't own its own tracks, it uses either Canadian Nation or Canadian Pacific routes. [Ottawa Citizen]

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