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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Today is the first day of Ontario's vaccine mandate for non-essential businesses. Proof of vaccination is now required for dining in restaurants, bars, gyms, theatres and cinemas, and casinos. Here's a more complete list.

Going inside to pay, to use the washrooms, or pass through to the outside seating area is exempt.

Essential businesses, such as grocery stores, doctor's offices, liquor stores, and cannabis shops will not require proof of vaccinations.

Where can you get proof? A smartphone app is supposedly in the works but for now, it needs to be paper. You can download your vaccination proof from the Provincial website. All you need is your OHIP card and your postal code.


Wednesday Food + Drink

▪️This sounds like a match made in cocktail heaven: Kichesippee Beer’s Ginger Beer mixed with Dairy Distillery’s Vodkow vodka to make a tasty, locally produced Moscow Mule. Available in Kichesippi Beer’s taproom and beer garden now. 

▪️Enjoy cocktails and live music at Queen St. Fare’s Jazz Night tonight (Wednesday September 22nd), when the Sean Duhaime trip performs from 7:00pm to 10:0pm. It’s free to attend but they recommend advance booking here. 

▪️The Fall in Love with Maple event  (September 25th to October 3rd, 2021) is a chance to enjoy “an authentic sugarbush experience while also enjoying the changing colours in the leaves and warmer weather.” - Ottawa Tourism. The event is a production of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association, and many maple syrup producers in our region will be taking part. 

▪️But this is very different from a traditional, early Spring visit to the sugarbush. In addition to enjoying cool stuff like Thompsontown Maple Products’ Barrel Aged maple syrup, which is the result of a collaboration between Thomponsontown and The County Cooperage in Carp, you’ll be able to stroll through forests of vivid reds and oranges, as early Fall sets in.

▪️Admission at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards, ON K0A 1V0) is $10 per car, and advance reservations are not necessary. Wander the trails to see the fall leaves and take in the full sugarbush experience from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

▪️On Saturday September 25th and Saturday October 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Oliver’s Mapleworks (158 Lakewood Lane, Perth, ON K7H 3C7) will have plenty of pure maple products for sale, and families can stop by the barn to visit the miniature goats and horses. 

The full list of participating Ottawa area maple producers can be found here 

In the media

▪️The Citizen looks at the city's Bahn Mi shops

▪️NarCity recommends The Best Restaurants in Ottawa for Cheap Eats.

▪️Apartment 613 drinks in Kanata's Ogham Craft Spirits

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 20°, low of 17°

Number: 4. The number of dials on the new modulation pedal, the Carl Martin Ottawa. The Denmark manufacturer of analogue sound machines named their pedal after Ottawa, due to the "wah-wah-wah" of our politicians. [Guitar World] [Carl Martin]

Ottawan of the Day:  Shane Gero. Gero, a scientist in residence and adjunct professor at Carleton University, provided expert advice to the the Disney+ series, Secret of the Whales, which won an Emmy award Sunday. [CBC]

Quote: ‘All power has been restored to Somerset Ward. Cause of the outage was due to squirrel interference – A tweet by Hydro Ottawa on the power outage that affected over 4,000 homes yesterday. [Ottawa Citizen]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


581,231? 4639,670 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose86% 
? Eligible people with second dose80%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


404,974?68311,340 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose89.6%
? Eligible people with second dose83.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,384? 46

595 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

809,616 (88%)
? Eligible people with second dose754,476 (82%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,516?9220 ?3
? Number of doses of vaccine 577,909

As of September 15, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose301,774 (73.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose279,388 (67.8%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5134?34113 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose158,798 (86.8%)
? Eligible people with second dose146,653 (80.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Canada will resume flights from India next week, welcoming travellers with a negative COVID-19 test. Flights had been banned since April due to the spread of the Delta variant in India. [Global]

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▪️The O-Train that derailed on Sunday crossed a bridge before stopping. The Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the derailment. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Related Mayor Jim Watson says passengers should get transit for free in December, paid for by money that would have gone to the O-Train maintenance contractors.

▪️The bus driver of the Westboro Station crash has been acquitted of all charges. The bus crash in 2019 killed four people and injured dozens of others. Driver Aissatou Diallo was charged with dangerous driving but the judge said that he could not see the difference in her actions from the reasonable conduct of a prudent driver. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Gatineau is planning to rename Amherst Avenue. The City Council unanimously voted to change the street name, which honoured 18th century British general  Jeffery Amherst, who advocated the genocide of Indigenous people. [CBC]

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