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 Friday, November 26, 2021

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Choose your craft this weekend: beers or markets

▪️Head to 91 Arthur Street to shop at Spark Beer’s second Night Market from 5:00pm to 9:00pm tonight. Enjoy beer, wine, and cider while you’re there, and join the brewery tour at 7:00pm. 

▪️Tonight also marks the start of the second Ottawa Markets Scaveng-art Hunt. Until December 23rd, follow the clues to find art by local artists that you can take home. Just watch the Ottawa Markets insta feed for clues. 

▪️The Marché de Noël / Ottawa Christmas Market officially opens at Lansdowne tonight with the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm. This is the one with cute wooden chalets, decorations, performers, activities for the kids, food and drink, and of course, local vendors selling handcrafted items and unique gifts. 


It’s Arnprior’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair, presented by the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at home Program. The fair opens at 10:00am at the Nick Smith Centre (77 James Street in the town of Arnprior) and is free to attend. 


▪️Ottawa Artisans and the Kanata Central BIA join forces to present the Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata Holiday Craft Fair, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 2nd floor, 101 Kanata Avenue, Kanata K2T 1E6.

▪️Check out the spray paint graffiti and acrylic works by Erik Hobbins at Kichesippi Beer’s Art Show in the Taproom between noon and 5:00pm. While you’re there, grab one of the Cheers to the Season Gift Packs. Each gift pack contains 10 gift wrapped beers, one jar of Gees Bees Honey, and a Kichesippi toque, all wrapped in a stylish box. It’s a perfect gift for the craft beer lover on your list. 


The Ottawa Markets is once again partnering with Toasty Toes Campaign to raise funds for the purchase of new socks for people at risk of homelessness. To join this year’s campaign, drop off a pair of new socks to the info booth at 55 ByWard Market Square. The campaign ends on December 10th but socks will be accepted until December 23rd. This year’s goal is to beat last year’s amazing 1,250 pairs of new socks. 


Darren must have started early on the eggnog yesterday.

▪️We printed next week's films at the ByTowne CinemaThis weekend's films are actually C’mon C’monThe Power of the Dog, and Humans.

▪️The Holiday Art Market this Sunday is at the National Arts Centre which, Darren has now been informed, is different from the National Gallery of Canada. The address, 1 Elgin Street, was and is still correct.

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ❄️ Snow or rain. High of 2°, low of -8°

Number: Four. The number of electric buses that the City will be operating in 2022. The 40-foot buses have the same capacity of existing ones and can travel 250 km on a charge. The charge itself will take five hours. 74 more electric buses will join in 2023. [City of Ottawa]

Ottawan of the Day: Andy Akangah. The artist and streetwear designer is becoming known for creating comic-and-amime style images featuring Drake and The Weeknd. [Complex] [Akarts]

Quote: ‘We have a vision of what we want our community to be and this just doesn’t fit. We want wide sidewalks with lots of pedestrian activity and businesses that create that activity – Marjorie Shaver-Jones, president of the Copeland Park Community Alliance.  Shaver-Jones was disappointed with province’s land tribunal  which overturned a decision rejecting a Dymon storage facility on Clyde Avenue. [Ottawa Citizen]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday


615,197? 9279,991 ?6
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)82.4% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)79.6%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


444,585?103711,571 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)84%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

618 ?1


? Eligible people with one dose (12+)

839,875 (91%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)812,414 (88%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,515?15223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 616,182

As of November 19, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose (12+) 87.7%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)84.9%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates



6026?17131 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (12+)168,309 (92%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)162,633 (88.9%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Kids who have had a flu shot need to wait at least two weeks before receiving their COVID-19 shot. [CBC]

⭕ A new variant is causing concern. This one, B.1.1.529, newly idtentified in South Africa, has resulted in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Japan, and the the UK ceasing flights from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini. [CNN]

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▪️The woman who was charged with impersonating a nurse in Ottawa during the summer has just been arrested for doing the same thing in Vancouver. Brigitte Cleroux was found impersonating a nurse at BC Women’s Hospital. Cleroux has a 30-year record of impersonating professionals including nurses and teachers. [CBC]

▪️The National Capital Commission is looking for public comment on a new Alexandra Bridge. The Commission is planning on replacing the 120 year-old bridge with something new that will be half automobiles, half pedestrian and cycles but include no transit. And it's a form, so they are serious about your input. [National Capital Commission] [The Survey]

+ Related Heritage Ottawa doesn't think that the Alexandra Bridge needs replacing

▪️The City’s planning committee vote to cap buildings on Bank Street in the Glebe at four storeys. Additionally, windows and facades should match the other buildings. Taller and uglier buildings will be permitted in the streets behind Bank Street. [CBC]

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