Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Storm Resources

43,000 homes are still without power but Hydro Ottawa says most will be powered up by tomorrow.

The City is offering emergency assistance financial aid for food, and if you can convince the bureaucrats, medicine, due to the storm. Click here for the online application or call 311.  

Many of the City's recovery centres are open today until 10 pm if you are in need of  water, a shower, a phone charging, or someplace else. The City's storm recovery page is here.

The Weekend Starts Now

▪️Runners participating in the Tamarack Race Weekend may pick up their Race Kits from 4:00pm to 8:00pm today, and from 10:00am to 8:00pm Friday, and from 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday. 

▪️Tonight only (May 26) The Paddling Film Festival at the ByTowne Cinema. 

▪️Due to the rainy weather today, Meatings’ 10 Year Anniversary party tonight has moved to their Sensplex East location, 813 Shefford Road (two minutes from the Canotek Road location). Enjoy live music from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, beer samples from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and free sliders. The BBQ specialists are also offering 10% off all in person orders until 7:30pm today only, using the code ANNIVERSARY10.
5380 Canotek Road. 

▪️It’s Comedy Night at Pour Boy Pub (495 Somerset St. W). 


▪️Ottawa Punk Fest arrives at Cafe Dekcuf tonight and tomorrow from 5:00pm too close. Enjoy bands from Ottawa, Kingston, and Montreal. Get discounted advance tickets online or pay more at the door. 221 Rideau Street above Mavericks. 

▪️Women’s March Ottawa presents a free Fundraiser Drag & Dance night, featuring Ocèane Aqua Black from Canada Drag Race Season 2. 9:00pm to 1:00am at Queen Street Fare, 170 Queen Street. Make a donation 

▪️The Kanata Ribfest returns @ Community Hub (400 March Road) 


▪️This Saturday May 28th head to the 4th Annual Glebe Garage Sale, where you’ll find crafts, baking, and cool organizations like the Cat Rescue Network. From 8:0am to 3:00pm, rain or shine. Headquartered at 225 First Avenue, you’ll find participating homes and businesses selling on lawns and driveways and from porches. 

▪️Ottawa Street Markets will be at Carlington Coffee House from 10:00am to 2:00pm, with a Pop Up Market featuring fresh greenhouse tomatoes and peppers, asparagus, candles, honey, and local apples. Nat’s Bread will also be there. /


▪️Preston Street Market and Free Wheeling Craft launch a season of Sunday events this week. Visit over 25 vendors from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and enjoy family friendly activities. This Sunday May 29th the market welcomes family yoga and colouring for the kids. 333 Preston Street (behind Pure Kitchen). 

▪️Square Lemon presents the Blossoming Creatives Craft Market at the Glebe Community Centre from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Visit more than 40 local makers and take part in the onsite workshop. 175 Third Avenue. 

All Weekend

▪️Enter your bid in the Art for Impact Auction for The Ottawa Hospital, featuring pieces by Ottawa and Canadian artists. All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Bidding ends Monday May 30th at 5:00pm. 

▪️It’s the final weekend of the Garden Series - Fur, Feathers and Foliage exhibition by artist Gwendolyn Best. Orange Art Gallery or purchase online. 290 City Centre Avenue. 

Deals of the Day

The Sleep Shirt End of Season Sale offers discounts of 40, 50, and 70% off. All clothing is made in Vancouver.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 23°, low of 18°. 

Number:  40. The number of people called to testify by the Provincial government’s  Ottawa Light Rapid Transit inquiry next month. Among those called are former transportation general manager John Manconi, city manager Steve Kanellakos, former RTG CEO Peter Lauch, and current consortium executives Mario Guerra and Nicolas Truchon. Mayor Jim Watson, and a gaggle of councillors are also on deck. [CBC] [Full List]

Ottawan of the Day: Marlene Haley. The owner of Merry Dairy has turned over her walk-in fridge to local residents and businesses without power to store their food. Her ice-cream truck has been driving around neighbourhoods offering a phone charging service. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: ‘We need to understand what went wrong, who did what, and we're going to get those answers for you. Absolutely we are’ –  Justice William Hourigan, head of the Ottawa Light Rapid Transit inquiry, to attendees of the public hearing yesterday. The inquiry is hearing from the public yesterday and tomorrow, and from invited people-of-interest next month. [CBC]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 1 – Evansville Otters 0, yesterday


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,005? -77154? -6
1,298,778? 1,21713,195 ? 20
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.4% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,315? -2943? -2
1,063,741? 70515,390 ? 12
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.5%
? All people in Quebec with third dose51.9%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
17? 31?0
cases changedeaths
73,272? 42804 ?0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)916,525 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)880,837 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)576,065 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
54? -22? 1
39,654? 24314  ?0

As of May 26, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.9%
? 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
7? 00? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Some tools used by Canadian kids for their online learning classes collected data for marketing use. [Globe & Mail]

⭕ Pfizer will sell its COVID 19 vaccine to the world's 45 poorest countries, albeit at a 'not-for-profit' price. Pfizer made a US $22 billion profit in 2021, up from US $9 billion in 2020.  [Globe & Mail]

⭕ Quebec will start vaccinating people with the smallpox vaccine as a prevention against MonkeyPox. The vaccines will be offered to high-risk people, which are generally people who have been in contact with confirmed cases. [CBC]

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▪️At least five people in the area have died as a result of last week's storm. Four were struck by falling trees, one woman in Gatineau drowned after her boat capsized. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️The Saint-Hugues Parish church in Cumberland lost its steeple in the storm. The 127 year-old church also lost its 17-metre steeple during a 2011 storm, which cost $300,000 to replace. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️The Ottawa Humane Society is still out of of power, and has spent $15,000 in emergency costs. The Humane Society is still provinding essential services but has put a call out for donations. [Ottawa Citizen] [Donations]

▪️PODCAST: A man has been charged with the Easter weekend murder of his husband, an officer with the Canada Council for the Arts, but was it actually a mercy killing? [National Post]

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