Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Tuesday Jobs

▪️The Education and Athlete Services Coordinator of the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport, among other duties, contributes to the operations of the organization through the development and implementation of content for education activities.

▪️The Events Coordinator of the University of Ottawa’s Financial Resources/Modernization Program plans and executes events that engage alumni and raise awareness in the community. (18 month contract)

▪️A Senior Writer with at least seven years of business writing with a focus on software development might be interested in the position at Aha! Duties will include generating long-form content, contributing to the Aha! style guide and editorial calendar, and supporting other  initiatives that contribute to the company’s goals.

▪️The Bank of Canada requires a Communications Consultant with superior WordPress, Office suite, and Sharepoint skills to lead the delivery of the Bank’s employee news content. 

▪️Arts Network Ottawa has openings for a Communications and Development Manager (one year contract) as well as a Marketing and Development Coordinator (one year contract).

Wall Candy Art Expo

The deadline to apply for a booth at the Wall Candy Art Expo 2021 on September 11th and 12th is fast approaching. You’ll need to apply by August 31st if you want to take part in an event that organizers are calling “Sweetly affordable” and “a culture of affordably priced art.” The event will take place outdoors at the equestrian stables of Wesley Clover Park, where each artist will be situated in an actual 10’x10’ stall (cleaned and groomed for the event, of course). The event is free for visitors to attend, but advance registration is required. 

Deals of the day

▪️The Mini Mioche summer sale just got even better, with an extra 20% coming off sale items. Use the code EXTRA20 at checkout to get the best deal on adorable, organic kids’ clothes. 

▪️DreamWeaver boutique in Brockville currently has lots of Canadian-made items on sale, including candles: buy any three and get the fourth 50% off. They carry Canadian brands like Whitewater Candle Co., Serendipity Candle, Coal and Canary, Lucia, and Dot & Lil. Dare we say it? Oh, okay, let's: This might be a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Sorry.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ? Sunny. High of 32°, low of 19°

Number: -19 per cent. The drop of new housing starts in July compared to 2020. That's the second month in a row of housing building slowdowns. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day: Dara Lithwick. The Rabbi swam across Lac St-Pierre to raise money for Love My Neighbour, which raises funds to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world. [CTV] [Donate]

Quote: ‘You can't ban a McDonald's just because you don't like it, you have to have the regulations in place’ – Chelsea mayor Caryl Green on the arrival of the rural town's first McDonalds restaurant. The town had said no to a bylaw to ban chains a few years ago. [Le Droit]

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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


560,637? 4869,471 ? 18
? Eligible people with one dose82.9% 
? Eligible people with second dose75.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


385,465?34511,283 ? 3
? Eligible people with one dose86%
? Eligible people with second dose76.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,156? 16

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

783,121 (85%)
? Eligible people with second dose717,801 (77%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,765?48215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 545,327

As of Aug 11, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose284,626 (69.4%)
? Eligible people with second dose238,925 (58.3%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4797?6112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose150,713 (82%)
? Eligible people with second dose137,663 (75.2%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will discuss making masks mandatory for kindergarteners this evening and the possibility of mandatory vaccinations for staff and visitors. the ottawan is sure that this will be a dignified and serene meeting. [CBC] [Video link for masochists, 7pm]

⭕ The City's mandatory mask bylaw ends Thursday – but the Provincial requirement to wear masks indoors in public places continues. The City reminds us all that Ottawa mandated the mask policy before the Province did. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ All three hospitals for adults will not require vaccinations for staff. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, however, will require full vaccinations for staff and visitors. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Two downtown ramps to the Queensway will be closed until 2022 and 2025. The eastbound exit ramp from Highway 417 to Bronson Avenue will reopen in June 2022, the westbound access ramp from Lyon Street onto the Queensway will reopen in November 2025. The closure is to replace retaining walls and sound barriers. [CBC

▪️City-run beaches will lose their lifeguards, and wading pools will close this week. Splash pads will remain open until the end of September. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related River Ward councillor Riley Brockington has offered to pay to keep wading pools open in his ward. Offered to pay from his ward budget, that is. Not his own money.

▪️Ottawa is no longer in the top 10 list of Canadian cities for venture capital. Toronto, Vancouver, and Montréal received the lion’s share of the $4.59 billion in funding. Ottawa was beat out by Frederiction, Burnaby, BC, and Saskatoon. [Ottawa Business Journal] [Venture Capital Report (It's the first one)]

▪️OC Transpo sent a memo answering questions about the Confederation Line derailment, weird smells, and a fire. General manager of transportation services John Manconi says that it is all okay. Manconi will retire from the job next month. [Global]

▪️The Federal government will not be converting any office buildings to residential says MP for Gatineau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Steven MacKinnon. At least not in Gatineau. Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin had asked for reassurances that Gatineau would retain its downtown office culture by requiring the Federal Government to keep a 25/75 per cent ratio with Ottawa. [Le Droit]

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