Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Ottawan


Something for the weekend


▪️Nepean Night Market. 35 vendors, live music, hot meals from the onsite kitchen The Grilled Tomato. Free but donations of non perishables and cash accepted for the Caldwell Family Centre Foodbank. 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 70 Bongard Ave. K2E 7Z9


▪️Middle East Soirée, a gala to support LGBTQI refugees. Experience an evening with storytelling, music, belly dancers, and drag queens. Your ticket includes the live show, dinner and two drinks. The Soirée also has an option to watch the show virtually, with your meal delivered from a local restaurant in Ottawa, Brockville, or Belleville. Tickets $10/$40/$65 6 pm, Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

▪️37th Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale This fundraising event offers a wide range of unique and affordable, original works of art created by OSA students, instructors, and local artists. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Main gallery at 35 George St., in the ByWard Market. 

▪️Square Lemon Evening Christmas Workshop and Pop-Up Store. Create your own Christmas tags, then get some complementary small seasonal refreshments while you make your masterpieces and then browse the store. 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 2350 Stevenage Drive Unit 14 KG 3W3. Registration required.


▪️Vintage Pop-Up 613 featuring vintage clothing, vintage decor, antique collectables, accessories, jewellery, local makers, vinyl, and much more. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Carlingwood Shopping Centre.

▪️37th Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale (above) Continues.



▪️Holiday Art Market at the National Art Gallery. Expect an array of maker goods, crafts, uniquely designed goods, and much more. DJ's and entertainment all day. Free but timed registration at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm, required. 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

▪️The last Sweater Weather Charity Market Thirty-five craft and food makers will present at this market for the final time this year. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 6154 Abbott St East Stittsville K2S1V5

▪️Vintage Pop-Up 613 (above) continues. 

At the Cinemas

▪️ByTowne Cinema features È stata la mano di Dio (Hand of God)JuliaBad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, and Godzilla.

▪️The Mayfair Theatre has The RescueParis, Texas, Fright Night, The Polar ExpressThe African Queen, and The Outlaw Josey Wales

At the megaplex: 

The Humans


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 5°, low of 3°

Number: $2.6 million. The amount of money the City has paid itself more than it cost to collect garbage. In most areas of Ottawa, private companies have been contracted to collect resident’s waste but in a few areas, the City has contracted itself. [City of Ottawa]

Honorary Ottawans of the Day: Genesis Whitlock, a diversity and inclusion professional from Brooklyn, New York, and Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California. The two incorrectly answered a ‘World Capital’ question on Jeopardy earlier this week. (The answer was Ottawa). Ottawa Tourism has invited the duo, with guests, for three nights during Winterlude in February. [Ottawa Tourism]

Quote: ‘The public certainly are telling me — not the ones that go out and block roads or have rallies at city hall — the public that I talked to … they want to see a greater police presence in their neighbourhood, particularly for things like speed enforcement – Mayor Jim Watson, on the Police Board approving a two per cent increase in the police budget. Somerset Ward councillor Catherine McKenney demanded an apology from Watson, stating that his comment was dismissive of people of colour asking for change. [CBC]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – San Jose Sharks 6, last night

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday


614,270? 7489,985 ?4
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)82.3% 
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)79.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


442,246?21011,571 ?5
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)83.9%
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.8%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths

617 ?1


? Eligible people with one dose (12+)

839,347 (91%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)811,479 (88%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


14,500?13223 ?0
? Number of doses of vaccine 615,102

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



6009?9131 ?0
? Eligible people with one dose (12+)168,275 (92%)
? Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)162,553 (88.8%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending medical and N95 masks as better protection from COVID-19. Previously, the Agency recommended higher grade masks only for medical personnel and those in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. The Agency says the medical and N95 masks do not need to be professionally fitted in normal use. [CBC]

⭕ 27,700 children were booked for their COVID-19 shots on the first day of registration, last Tuesday. On these figures, Dr. Vera Etches reckons that one-third of Ottawa’s 5-to-11 year-olds will have their first dose before the holidays. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️The National Capital Commission wants public input on renewing Sir George-Étienne Cartier riverfront park. The park is 13 km of Ottawa River shoreline and Lower Duck Island.  The first input session will be a public online forum on December 2, registration required. [National Capital Commission]

▪️Campaigners ask the Federal Environment minister for a review of the new Civic Hospital site. ReImagine Ottawa and the Dow’s Lake Residents Association say that the loss of more than 750 carbon-capturing mature trees will be worsen climate change, particularly in an area that is designated for intensification. [Bulldog Ottawa]

▪️City office workers will be expected to work at least part time in their building. Twenty-five per cent of City workers, about 4,000 people, are working from home. City manager Steve Kanellakos said that half of City office workers will be working at least two days per week in buildings by January. [CTV]

▪️One hundred cab drivers have not gone back to work after refusing to pay for dispatch services that they didn't use. Cab drivers who work for Blue Line, Capital, and West-Way Taxi are required to pay monthly dispatch and taxi-stand fees to Coventry Connections, regardless of whether they are working or not. During the early months of the pandemic, only 114 drivers out of 1,192 were working – but the rest still owe thousands of dollars. [Ottawa Citizen]

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