Monday, June 6, 2022

The Ottawan



Start the Week

▪️The Ottawa Fringe Festival needs volunteers.

▪️On Wednesday night June 7 the City of Ottawa presents Happy Trails! Safe and responsible hiking in Natural Areas, with Victoria Lanthier of GirlGoneGood. Get online at 7:00pm for this virtual event will explore how to utilize Ottawa’s many trails in a safe manner that respects the natural environment. 

▪️June means beer festivals. Orléans Craft Beer Festival starts this Thursday with the release of their new Blueberry SMaSH Ale. This festival always sells out so we advise you to get your tickets now

▪️Investigative journalist Sam Cooper is the guest of the MacDonald Laurier Institute tomorrow morning to discuss his book Wilful Blindness: How a criminal network of narcos, tycoons and Chinese Communist Party agents infiltrated the West. And get this – it's an in-person event, not virtual. Tickets are free and lunch is included. 11 am. [MacDonald Laurier]

What’s for dinner tonight?

▪️It’s Monday and the skies are grey. Cheer up with a “hoppy hour” pizza for $12 and a pint for $4 from Calabogie Brewing's Kanata taproom, today from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 105 Schneider Road.

▪️Pour Boy Pub will feed you wings and for 30% off today. That means you’ll pay $7 per order of wings (they come with fries, too). 495 Somerset St. W. 

Deals of the day

▪️Almonte’s Blondie Apparel is selling everything for 15% off from tonight at 7:00pm until June 14. The discount is automatic at checkout. Everything from the fabric to the well made clothing is made in Canada. 

▪️Mimi & August is offering volume discounts on their organic soy wax candles until June 11th. Buy one candle and get 10% off the regular price. Buy two and get 25% off. Buy three and get 40% off. When you buy four you’ll get 50% off and a free 8 oz black candle as well. The candles come in food safe ceramic pots that will have myriad uses once the candle is finished.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 22°, low of 16°. 

Number:  4. The number of local bird watching trails recommended by Ottawa Magazine. Go visit Mud Lake, Shirley's Bay, Mer Bleue, and Stony Swamp . [Ottawa Magazine]

Ottawan of the Day: Damian Piper. Piper has taken a leadership position opposing the City of Ottawa's practice of killing beavers in the City. He says the City spends $150,000 per year killing beavers when flow devices would be cheaper and keep the beavers alive. Here's a two minute video – by someone else – about flow devices. [Stittsville Central]

Quote: ‘It would be unique in the USA, that’s for certain’ – Scott Marchand, executive director of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. The Museum is attempting to buy the Royal Canadian Air Force’s last available Buffalo aircraft after Ottawa museums show no interest in acquiring them. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 2 – Pacific FC 1, last night CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 86 – Newfoundland Growlers 85, last night CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 26 – Montréal Alouettes 27, last Saturday Frontier League Ottawa Titans – Sussex County Miners 11 - 5, last Friday; 8 – 5, last Saturday; 9 – 2, yesterday


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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
430? 11116? 5
1,308,068? 46813,289 ? 0
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.7% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose49.7%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,067? 028? 0
1,069,520? 36815,450 ? 1
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.3%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87.6%
? All people in Quebec with third dose52.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
14? -11? 0
cases changedeaths
73,791? 149814 ? 2
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)917,221 (92%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)881,920 (89%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (12+)578,507 (63%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
53? 11? -1
39,813? 20316  ? 0

As of June 2, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 87.8%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)85.8%

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
3? 01? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -230 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ Canadians are getting sick with the flu now that COVID 19 measures are going away. [Global]

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▪️The Russian Embassy requested that City Hall fly the national flag on Independence Day, June 12, an honour the City gives to any country with which Canada has diplomatic relations. Mayor Jim Watson said no. [CTV]

▪️City of Ottawa forces Little Library to move after complaint from neighbour. A family in Stittsville had set up a Little Library on the edge of their property next to the sidewalk, about the size of, hmmm, a microwave oven? Neighbours were welcome to borrow books or contribute new ones. City of Ottawa bylaw officers threatened the family with a fine if it was not removed. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Wesley Clover Parks wants to be excused from paying property taxes. Ontario allows municipalities to make agreements with non-profits as municipal capital facilities, avoiding property tax. Wesley Clover Parks signed an agreement with the National Capital Commission in 2014 to run the campground, equestrian facilities, and sports fields and obligating it to pay property taxes to the City, around $300,000 per year. City staff say Wesley Clover Parks is not eligible, the Parks say it would use the savings for programming. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Ottawa BlackJacks have fired their coach, hired the head coach of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees as replacement. Charles Dubé-Brais was hired in January 2021, bringing the BlackJacks to the finals with a 4 win -13 loss regular season. James Derouin is the winningest coach in Gee Gees history, with a 170 win - 54 loss record in the regular season. [Capital Current]

▪️Greenbelt and Gatineau Park trails may be closed for months because of the storm. The National Capital Commission blames dozens of downed trees. [CBC]

+ Related Western University researchers believe that the storm winds reached EF-2 tornado speeds, 190 km/h.

+ Related The path behind the Supreme Court will be closed until 2023 to repair 2019 flood damage.

▪️The Globe & Mail visits three of the Trucker siege participants and catches up with what they are doing now. This is a long read, so grab your mug of tea. Suffice it to say, the three feel misunderstood about their occupation of a city. [Globe & Mail]

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