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Monday, November 1, 2021

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HELLO OTTAWA 

It's the BEST OF OTTAWA 2021 Voting Round

We launched the ottawan Best Of Ottawa awards last year as a way to create a conversation about supporting your local businesses.

It was tons of fun, Martha and Darren had a COVID-friendly awards ceremony and lunch on the patio at Flora Hall, and we sent out certificates to the winners and the runners-up. (Plus the $100 gift certificate, for which the winner chose North & Navy if we recall correctly.)

What we're getting at is: we were nobody, it was done cheap-and-easy, and a good time was had by all. 

What a difference a year make.

The competition is keen. There are so many more choices, the choices themselves are so much harder. The nomination round created a much broader and deeper bench of deserving local businesses.

We don't envy your work this year.

But it's work that you must do.

VOTE FOR THE BEST FOR OTTAWA 2021

On social media, please pass around the link and use #BestOfOttawa2021

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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STATS

Weather: πŸŒ¦οΈ 30 per cent chance of rain. High of 9Β°, low of 1Β°

Number: 24. The number of people who have put themselves forward to be appointed as the Kanata North Ward councillor. Council will make the choice November 10. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Joan Fearnley. The soprano and choir directed designed a mask that can be used by singers. Hundreds of thousands of people in choir groups have used the design. [CBC] [YouTube Instructions]

Quote: β€˜They're looking to get out. They're not at the point of failure yet, but they probably see the writing on the wall’ β€“ Trina Fraser, partner at Brazeau Seller Law, on the competitive retail cannabis business in Ottawa. [CBC]

Sports: CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 13 – Calgary Stampeders 26, last Friday NHL  Ottawa Senators 4 – Dallas Stars 1, last Friday 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
600,377πŸ”Ί 11189,874 πŸ”Ί 9
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose88.2% 
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated84.5%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
424,291πŸ”Ί216611,496 πŸ”Ί6
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose90.5%
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated86.6%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
30,784πŸ”Ί70

603 πŸ”Έ0

πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose

832,799 (90%)
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated799,101 (87%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
14,256πŸ”Ί8223 πŸ”Έ0
πŸ’‰ Number of doses of vaccine 603,433


As of October 27, 2021 Updated Weekly

πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose 87.2%
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated83.6%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
5806πŸ”Ί4126 πŸ”Έ0
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose166,573 (91%)
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated158,917 (86.9%)


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

β­• The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending COVID-19 booster shots to everyone over 80 years-old, Indigenous adults, and some front-line workers.  [CBC]

β­• The Ottawa Police reverse ferret and order all officers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The loophole: they don't have to be fully vaccinated until January 31, and by then the Province has already indicated that many restrictions will start to be lifted. [CBC]

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

β–ͺ️The Ottawa Airport is open again for international flights. The first outgoing flight since the pandemic closed the airport to international travel in March 2020 was to Fort Lauderdale by Flair Air. The first incoming flight was United from Washington, DC. Canada had limited foreign flights to Halifax, MontrΓ©al, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver airports. [CTV]

β–ͺ️Covert Ottawa Guy reviews his first live show since March 2020. The show is No-Show: Songs from Lost Gigs in which the players sing songs from the shows that were cancelled during the pandemic, including Hawksley Workman, Sloan, Arlo Guthrie, Hamilton, Alanis Morrissette, and Blue Rodeo. The last show seen in 2020 was Dancing at Lughnasa.  [Covert Ottawa Guy]

β–ͺ️Comedian Rick Currie has an O-Train song sung to the tune of Johnny Cash's β€˜Folsom Prison Blues’ [YouTube]

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