Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Ottawan



This Weekend

▪️Sīgwan [Spring] Festival, the free seasonal festival by Indigenous Experience, runs this weekend at Mādahòki Farm. Learn about Indigenous traditions, take part in creative workshops, sample food, and shop at the Indigenous Makers and Farmers Markets. The festival is free to attend, but you must reserve a time slot in advance. Although Saturday is booked solid, time slots are available on Friday and Sunday. 4420 West Hunt Club Road. 

▪️Get your thrift on. Head to Vintage Pop-Up 613 at Place D’Orléans this weekend to find treasures from local makers and artists, as well as vintage one-of-a-kinds. Saturday 9:30am to 7:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm. 110 Place D’Orleans Drive, Orléans 

▪️Impress your friends and fight for prizes at the Orléans Brewing Music Trivia night on Saturday (March 26th). Take your team of four and enjoy great beer and food while you battle it out with other music experts. The fun commences at 8:00pm. 4380 Innes Road (corner of Tenth Line). 

▪️Nan’s Parlour is serving Homemade Coconut Cream Pie this weekend. The Clarence Street cocktail bar is preparing to launch a new food menu to enjoy alongside their expansive list of cocktails, meanwhile, COCONUT. CREAM. PIE. Head to 73 Clarence Street Saturday and Sunday from 4:00pm to late. 

▪️Heads up: Union 613 is closed at the moment while a number of staff experience Covid. 315 Somerset Street W. 


▪️Parkdale Food Centre (PFC) requires a Volunteer Board of Directors Treasurer. Contact for more information.

▪️Dominion City Brewing is hiring a full time Tap Room Server.

Deal of the day

Toronto’s Mini Mioche is offering a sweet bundle to new parents (and their gift-giving friends and family): Buy three or more of a single style of infant essentials and save 15%. Onesies, bibs, bundlers, beanies, and sleepers are all included. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40% chance of showers. High of 7°, low of 4°. 

Number: 16,736. The number of speeding tickets issued by the photo radar camera near Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata, the most of any camera in Ottawa. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Julee Pauling. The Stittsville author has published her first novel, the suspense thriller View from the Lamplighter Inn. [Stittsville Central] [Amazon (We couldn't find an alternative link)]

Quote: ‘I regret going’ – Trucker siege protestor Martin Joseph Anglehart, of Hope, BC. Anglehart says he spent his life savings of $13,000 on food and gas for the truckers and has since been evicted from his home. He says that he doesn't have a stance about COVID-19 mandates but was upset about being prevented from visiting a dying friend in Quebec. [CBC]

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Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
661? 50165

? -9

1,145,575? 2,56112,366 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.6% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.2%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,062? 2857? 7
951,295? 2,29514,288 ? 14
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.5%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.7%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
9?21? 0
cases changedeaths

760 ? 0

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

914,249 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)876,057 (88%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)560,571 (61%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
10? 22? 0
36,054? 53291 ? 0

As of March 18, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 89%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.8%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is changing the way they report. In the meantime, they are reporting only selected information. 

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
6? 30? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -211 ? 1

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ COVID-19 testing for kids has now been moved to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. It was previously located at Brewer Arena, where adult testing remains. [CBC]

⭕ The Federal Conservatives want all Federal COVID-19 mandates to be removed so the country can move on. [CBC]

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▪️City Council has formally invited the Federal Government to talk about how to best police the Parliamentary precinct and the downtown. The Trucker siege laid bare the gaps in communication between the various levels of government and also put the City police in the position of (in theory, if not practice) policing people protesting a Federal issue. [CBC]

+ Related In the same article, Kanata North councillor Cathy Curry was appointed to the vacant City seat on the Ottawa Police Services Board. As the fourth member, the Board now has quorum and can meet again. The three Provincially appointed seats are vacant after the previous members resigned last month.

▪️The LGBTQ2S+ national monument design has been chosen. Shortlisted from five designs in November, ‘Thunderhead’ was designed by a Winnipeg team, inspired by those rounded, cumulus clouds that appear before a thunderstorm. The monument recognizes those who were victims of the Federal government’s Gay Purge. [CTV]

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