Friday, October 8, 2021

The Ottawan


Weekend plans

▪️If you’ve been invited to Thanksgiving dinner (lucky you) be a good guest and bring something fun for your host or hostess. Ridge Rock Brewing of Carp makes great beer of course, but they also have something for even the most dedicated non-beer fan. Their line up of 1L Cocktails + Spirits Crowlers are premixed cocktails in sealed cans, ready to be enjoyed at the party. Choose a Margarita or Caesar, or select a spirit and mixer and Ridge Rock will do the rest. You could also go for The Diefenbunker, a very October-ish blend of spiced rum, ginger beer, and Amber beer. 

▪️If you’d rather enjoy the company of the people around the table than make a mess in the kitchen, consider Zola’s Thanksgiving At Home Kit. For $39 per person, you’ll get a starter, Caesar salad, butternut squash soup, your choice of a chicken, porchetta, or Atlantic salmon main, and a dessert (choose from pumpkin pie, GF chocolate mousse, and pecan pie). A seafood option is also available. 

▪️A matching pair of a good quality oil and Balsamic vinegar is another great gift idea. The Aurelius Thanksgiving Bundle includes 200ml Tuscan Herb Fused Oil, 200ml Garlic Balsamic and 25g Tuscan Dip, all packaged in a lovely gift box. It's on sale for $39.10 until midnight on October 10th. 

▪️Whether you’re hosting a crowd or just feeding the family, the you’ll need veggies. Head to one of Ottawa’s many farmers markets on Saturday or Sunday and pick up the freshest squashes, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes, but don’t forget you’ll also find baked pies and other desserts too as well as beverages. Dip into our The Ottawan Farmers’ Markets map to find your most convenient market.

▪️The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne will be humming tomorrow (Saturday October 9th) with the Thanksgiving edition of 613 Flea. You can expect over 100 vendors selling vintage clothing, vinyl, antiques and more. Expect foody treats too. 10:00am to 4:00pm, 1015 Bank Street. Free admittance.

▪️All turkey’d out? The Sawmill at Lansdowne is the latest haunted attraction by Saunders Farm, and promises thrills and spooky times both inside and outdoors. The adventure is set at a long-buried lumber site, where ghostly millworkers still reside. The event happens rain or shine, and there are no refunds. $30 + booking fee. 

Deal of the day

Cheekbone Beauty’s full Sustain Lipgloss line is 25% off until Monday October 11th. The Indigenous-owned beauty brand based in St. Catharines has been achieving amazing success over the last few years and is now available in Sephora. Sustain is a hydrating, vegan, and lightweight gloss with staying power, and the collection’s six colours range from dark pink to warm neutrals. It’s regularly priced at $144, on sale until Monday $108. 

Happy Thanksgiving. We'll see you Tuesday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 21°, low of 10°

Number:  16th. Out of 20, where Ottawa lies on a list of the fittest cities in the world. Amsterdam is #1. Vancouver is tops in Canada at #13. Toronto isn't on the list. [NarCity] [The List]

Ottawan of the Day:  Elizabeth Manley. The Olympic silver medalist and advocate for mental health received the ‘Courage to Speak Award’ from Carleton University, [CTV]

Quote: ‘We’re happy to be there with our non-Indigenous partners to clean that up. That’s what we’re known for. We’re stewards of our land. We’re happy to be part of that process. – Wanda Thusky. She and her husband, Andrew Decontie, run Decontie Construction and have been awarded the contract to decontaminate Victoria Island. [Ottawa Citizen

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 5 – Montréal Canadians 4, yesterday

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


590,677? 5739,786 ? 15
? Eligible people with one dose86.8% 
? Eligible people with second dose82%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


413,930?62411,405 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose89.5%
? Eligible people with second dose84.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

598 ?0

? Eligible people with one dose

819,399 (89%)
? Eligible people with second dose773,763 (84%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,901?41222 ?1
? Number of doses of vaccine 588,399

As of October 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose 85.9%
? Eligible people with second dose81.7%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5515?57115 ?1
? Eligible people with one dose163,411 (89.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose153,335 (83.8%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Kids can trick-or-treat this year, as long as they stay outside and it is one family at a time at the door, says Dr Vera Etches. [CBC]

⭕ Parents wonder how St. Benedict School in Barrhaven can reopen when no one can determine the cause of the largest school outbreak.  [CBC]

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▪️The Transportation Safety Board releases new photos of the September derailment. The photos show parts of the side torn away and a broken window. [CBC]

+ Related City solicitor says that judicial review into the O-Train would be costly 

+ Related The Confederation Line will be out for weeks, not months, says Transit Commission chair

▪️Air Canada is starting a new Ottawa to Toronto Island service. Billy Bishop Airport on Toronto Island is in downtown Toronto and will be servced by propellor-driven Dash 8s. Four flights per day will begin October 31. [Ottawa Business Journal]

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