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Friday, August 6, 2021

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Weddings are back

Now that Stage 3 of the Ontario Reopening plan is in full swing, wedding planning is ramping up. It’s easy to include stylish Canadian made items from dresses to favours in your special day, and to prove it here’s the first of several Wedding Guides we’ve compiled. 


▪️Engagement and wedding rings are the stars at the current Maclean and Associates online auction. Those who love the look of a pre-loved ring with a history should register to bid from now until Tuesday August 10th on a selection of yellow and white gold pieces. 

Wedding dresses

▪️Post-pandemic brides on a budget will find reasonably priced, understated, and elegant wedding and bridesmaid dresses at Arti Gogna. View online or make an appointment to view the collection in the brand’s Montréal showroom. 

Mother of the Bride

▪️Mothers of the bride will find lots of flattering pieces at the 3 Wild Women boutique, which sells stylish Canadian brands like Jospeh Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Compli K, and Cokanna in a wide range of sizes. Buy online or visit the boutique at 263 Richmond Road. 

Cakes and favours

▪️Winner of the 2018 Ottawa Platinum Wedding Award for Best Wedding Cake, Cucina Dolce (aka cake artist Jayne Argentina) will create a custom cake that fulfills the dreams of any couple. 

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 29°, low of 17°

Number: 126. The number of cannabis shops expected to be operating in Ottawa by next January. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Shaya Ishaq. The artist opens her exhibit, Library of Infinities, at SAW Gallery tonight. [Ottawa Citizen] [Library of Infinities]

Quote: ‘We started doing what we call “Pig Day” at the restaurant’ –North & Navy’s chef de cuisine Eric Chagnon-Zimmerly of the restaurants’ team building methods, using five to six whole pigs to create the charcuterie for the year  [Apartment 613]

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


551,678🔺 3409,392 🔺18
💉 Eligible people with one dose81.4% 
💉 Eligible people with second dose71.1%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


378,680🔺21811,241 🔺1
💉 Eligible people with one dose84.0%
💉 Eligible people with second dose68.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,850🔺 18

593 🔸 0


💉 Eligible people with one dose

770,131 (83%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose674,412 (73%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,619🔺4215 🔸 0
💉 Number of doses of vaccine 514,226

As of Aug 3, 2021 Updated Weekly

💉 Eligible people with one dose196,875 (66.9%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose159,494 (54.2%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4750🔺1111 🔸 0
💉 Eligible people with one dose147,243 (80.5%)
💉 Eligible people with second dose124,695 (69.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Today has seen the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa since June 25. [CTV]

⭕ Carleton University will require vaccinations for students living in residence, student athletics, or playing musical instruments. [Capital Current]

⭕ Mayor Jim Watson says the City does not have the legal authority to compel City workers to get vaccinated. [CTV]

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▪️ You can get rid of your hazardous waste this Sunday at the Innes snow dump, 2170 Mer Bleue Road. It's household hazardous waste but no electronics. Everything must be in a bag or box for staff to remove from your vehicle  – and they are not returning anything. The next hazardous waste depot is in September. [City of Ottawa

▪️ The National Capital Commission has closed two beaches in Gatineau Park due to natural toxic scum. Parent and Breton beaches on Lac Phillipe were found to have cyanobacteria, a blue-green algae that can cause eye irritation, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, or muscle aches. The other beaches remain open. [CBC]

▪️ Ottawa housing prices drop 4% from June to July. The Ottawa Real Estate Board says house sales are returning to pre-pandemic levels and the buying frenzy is dissipating.  The number of house sales dropped 21 per cent in July from June. However, the July 2021 prices of houses are still 17 per cent above what there were in July 2020. [Global]

+ Related The average annual income needed to buy a house in Ottawa /Gatineau is $124,891, for a condo, $73,424. 

+ Related Ottawa – Gatineau jobless rate drops to 7.1 per cent

▪️ The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa is offering full two-year bursaries to applicants from marginalized communities. The private college is also waiving tuition for all students this autumn. The school accepts 16 students per term, deadline for applications is August 24. [Ottawa Citizen] [Bursaries]

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