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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Ottawan


Jenna Sudds, City councillor for Kanata, will now be working a few blocks down the street after being elected as the Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton.

She's still on the City clock for a little while yet. MPs are not MPs until they are sworn in, and that won't happen until the Chief Electoral Officer tells Parliament who won. And that itself won't happen until the millions of mail-in ballots are counted.

Once she is sworn-in, whenever that happens, Sudds will cease to be an Ottawa City Councillor, leaving an empty seat at the Zoom table.

The remaining councillors then have 90 days to decide: appoint someone or hold a by-election. Appointing someone is fraught with political wrangling but a  by-election? Something tells us we're all voted out.

Tuesday jobs

▪️The Native Women’s Association of Canada is hiring a bilingual (English and French) Event Manager to manage the delivery of in-person and virtual events, from conception through to evaluation. Preference will be given to women and gender diverse people of Indigenous ancestry.

▪️The Ottawa location of global agency Critical Mass is searching for a Digital Art Director to lead a team that delivers creative design solutions and implements marketing strategies.

▪️The Ottawa Art Gallery requires a bilingual Visitor Experience and Enterprise Manager to oversee the facility’s rentals and events, manage the visitor experience, and work with third party partners at the hospitality spaces. 

▪️Junior and Senior Content Writers are needed at the digital marketing agency for childcare industries, Grow Your Center. Junior and senior roles are available. 

Job fairs

▪️The Youth Services Bureau has created a virtual job fair for hospitality openings today. Recipe Unlimited - Restaurant Opportunities runs until 3:00pm, and applicants can interview with hiring managers as well as learn more about opportunities. 

▪️Lone Star Texas Grill is holding its own job fair today, and invites interested applicants to stop by any one of the seven Ottawa area locations.

Deal of the Day

Almonte’s Cheerfully Made has exactly three Clean Cut Shave Kits by ManSoap in stock, and they’re on sale. These kits include Wet Shave Soap, aftershave, a badger hair shave brush, and a ManSoap Essentials grab bag..all for a special price of $20. This is early Christmas shopping for champions!

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 24°, low of 19°

Number: 65.16 per cent. The per centage of eligible voters who submitted a ballot in Ottawa, much higher than the national average of 58.44 per cent. [CFRA]

Ottawan of the Day:  Vanessa Gilles. Last Tuesday was actually Vanessa Gilles Day, the Olympic soccer star being honoured by Mayor Jim Watson with the designation. Gilles is the only athlete from Ottawa to win a gold medal in Tokyo.  [CFRA]

Quote: ‘I wish I had my time back’ – Martin Frampton in his taped interview with Ottawa Police. Frampton is currently on trial for the first-degree murder of his best friend, after he learned the friend was a  predator of children. [Ottawa Citizen]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


580,768? 5749,655 ? 8
? Eligible people with one dose85.9% 
? Eligible people with second dose79.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


404,291?58711,335 ? 9
? Eligible people with one dose89.5%
? Eligible people with second dose83.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,338? 46

595 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

809,616 (88%)
? Eligible people with second dose754,476 (82%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,507?82217 ?1
? Number of doses of vaccine 577,802

As of September 15, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose301,774 (73.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose279,388 (67.8%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5100?49113 ?1
? Eligible people with one dose158,497 (86.8%)
? Eligible people with second dose146,382 (80%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The City has deemed all of its indoor recreational areas as double-vaxxed only. Starting tomorrow, those who want to use the pools, gyms, classes, or theatres run by the City must show proof of vaccination. [City of Ottawa]

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▪️The Confederation Line may be closed for as long as three weeks. The Transportation Safety Board is now looking at Sunday's derailment of an O-Train, which seems to be a broken sanding unit. The sanding unit literally spreads sand on the tracks when it is icy. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City is looking for the public's opinions on the budget. And they are serious – they have created a form. The survey asks for the priorities of citizens to compare if it is the same as the priorities of staff. City Council will make the decision November 3. [City of Ottawa] [The Survey]

▪️The water quality in Ottawa remains excellent, say experts. Every year, the City commissions a report on water quality. Drink up, it's all good. [City of Ottawa] [The Report]

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