▪️If you’re a maker, creator, or artist in the Ottawa area, applications will soon be accepted for the Pride not Prejudice fair v2.0. Organized by Ifs, Ands, or Buttons back in November 2020, this year’s virtual fair will take place from April 22nd to 25th.
▪️Bruce Heyman, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2014-17 under former president Barack Obama, will deliver the keynote address during the virtual Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 28. Free, but registration needed.
▪️Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden MPP is hosting a town hall on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM on long-term care with local and province-wide experts. The town hall will be hosted on Facebook and Youtube where you can engage live. Click here to RSVP.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: ☁️ Mainly cloudy. High of -7°
Number: Three meals and two snacks. What you will receive daily if you check into Ottawa Public Health’s self-isolation hotel. While it is definitely clean and maintained, it's no vacation. No smoking, no balcony, no alcohol, no kitchen, no leaving the room for 14 days. [Ottawa Public Health]
Quote: “Every time you enter a City of Ottawa public washroom and see a chart on how to wash your hands properly, think of Kevin” – Gina Parkhouse, wife of Kevin Caradonna, who died last week at age 57 of liver disease. Professional graphic artist Caradonna created the washroom signs, but also the original crest of the Ottawa Senators and the team mascot, Spartacat. [Ottawa Citizen]
Sports: Senators - Maple Leafs 2 -3 (Saturday), 5-3 (Friday)
200,097 doses have been administered in Ontario (72% of the doses available)
👉 At this rate, it would take 167.1 weeks to administer one dose to each person in Ontario.
🆕 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines delivery tracker
📋 Public Health Reports
There have been 12,286 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 407 since Friday, and 403 deaths, five new reports.
There have been 5548 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 103 since Friday, and 142 deaths, three new reports.
There have been 2103 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 57 since Friday, and 42 deaths, no new reports.
Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be have reassigned a case to a different health authority.
⭕ Federal Government mulling limiting outbound travel from Canada to combat bringing COVID-19 back [Huffington Post]
⭕ People in high-risk settings – teachers, food processing workers, living in shelters – are in the next phase of vaccinations expected in April, says Dr Vera Etches [CBC]
⭕ Everyone in Ottawa could be vaccinated within six months if supply is available, says Ottawa Hospital CEO [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ OC Transp Para driver tests positive. [Ottawa Citizen]
🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App
Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️City Planners suggest a 'gold band' encircling the city, a zone of agricultural land that would limit the growth of the urban area. Propanents say that it reduces urban sprawl, opponents say that urban sprawl keeps real estate prices down. This will be discussed at the January 25 planning committee meeting. [CBC]
+ Related The City asked rural landowners within City limits to state if they wanted to be considered for urban development or to be left rural. Of the 48 who answered, every single response was ‘let us develop‘.
▪️City is still pursuing pandemic fines, even for rules that have changed. The intitial lockdown last spring closed parks and banned sitting on park benches, bans that have been lifted and never reinstated. But people who were fined $880 for walking in parks or sitting on benches are still on the hook to the City. [CBC]
Ottawa waterfront properties for sale
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