Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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Tuesday Jobs

▪️Uppliva Spa is hiring Registered Massage Therapists as well as Spa and Front Desk Attendants. The spa, located in Hintonburg, will be opening its Nordic-inspired Sauna and Steam Circuit this month. 

▪️The ORCC has an opening for a full-time Counsellor/Psychotherapist who has specific experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and gender-based violence. 

▪️Ottawa Sport and Social Club is searching for a full time Human Resources Coordinator as well as Evening Contract Positions such as instructors, referees, and league facilitators. The jobs would suit sport and customer service-minded individuals with initiative. 

▪️The newly reopened Ottawa Tool Library has a volunteer opening for a social media manager, to create content for their channels and run marketing campaigns. More info

▪️The Tool Library is also looking for an Event Coordinator to help plan workshops and manage events. Find out more

Deal of the day 

▪️Ottawa slow fashion brand Avenir has summer items like tees and tunics on sale. We’re seeing lots of cozy French Terry, cotton, and bamboo. 

▪️It’s the final day of the Stanfield’s Labour Day Sale, and you’ll find all sorts of Canadian made base layers and cold weather essentials for everyone, at 20% off. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 23°, low of 15°

Number: 6. The number of years that the Ottawa Dog Festival has been presented at the ByWard Market. The next one is September 19. [NarCity]

Ottawan of the Day: Althia Raj. The former editoral manager of Huffington Post Canada – and its Ottawa bureau chief before it was all shut down – is joining the Toronto Star’s Ottawa bureau. [Toronto Star]

Quote: ‘I can't rationalize why these spaces are being closed to active transportation ... and why they're going back to just being roadways’ – Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, one of the thousands of people who took advantage of being able to walk and cycle Colonel By Drive and are dismayed that the National Capital Commission is reopening it to cars. [CBC]

Sports: CFL Montréal Alouettes 51 – Ottawa RedBlacks 29, last Friday. AUDL Toronto Rush 24 – Ottawa Outlaws 22, last Saturday.

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday



570,778? 2909,553 ? 17
? Eligible people with one dose84.4% 
? Eligible people with second dose77.8%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


393,852?323911,293 ? 4
? Eligible people with one dose88%
? Eligible people with second dose80.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,582? 121

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

793,922 (86%)
? Eligible people with second dose734,170 (80%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,008?23215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 563,713

As of September 1, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose294,172 (71.6%)
? Eligible people with second dose267,668 (65.1%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4895?5112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose153,916 (84.1%)
? Eligible people with second dose141,799 (77.5%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Three more COVID-19 clinics have closed. Nepean Sportsplex,  Ottawa City Hall, and the University of Ottawa's Minto Sports Complex jabbed their last clients yesterday. The City is scaling back clinics as the population's vaccination rates increase. [CTV]

⭕ Canada reopened its borders to fully vaccinated visitors from the UK yesterday. Fully vaccinated Canadians can visit also visit the UK without quarantine but still require a pre-departure COVID-19 test. [Evening Standard]

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▪️The sales listing for the Mayfair Theatre has been taken down. Fans of the Mayfair – as well as the Mayfair owners – were shocked by a real estate ad listing their building for sale, and noting that the cinema could be redeveloped. After an uproar, with many noting that the cinema is heritage listed, the listing has been removed. [Global]

▪️City committee recommends that Ottawa recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation day. The Finance and Economic Development Committee voted this morning to recognize the day each September 30 by an official proclamation and, at sunset, the Heritage Building and Marion Dewar Plaza at City Hall and the OTTAWA sign in the ByWard Market would be illuminated orange to recognize the impact the residential school system has had on Indigenous communities. Council will make the decision September 22. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Ottawa Police are conducting a use-of-force review after a new video surfaced. A man was arrested in an apartment building May 25 for, amongst other things, possession of crack cocaine, assaulting a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and breach of probation. An anonymous person has released surveillance that shows the man was punched 15 times and kneed four times. [CBC]

▪️Councillor Rick Chiarelli’s office says Twitter account was hacked. A Chicago comedian reported getting direct messages on Twitter from Chiarelli’s account last week, offering to take her to Europe and visit topless beaches. Chiarelli’s office says that some of the messages were sent when the Councillor had no access to his phone, such as when was in the receiving line at his father-in-law's wake. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Railfans have released a video discussing the Gatineau tramway project, the eventual rapibus conversion, the tramway insertion into Ottawa, and a 6th crossing between Gatineau-Ottawa.

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