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Friday, September 24, 2021

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It’s been a while since we caught up with our area’s craft breweries

▪️Drink beer and do good. Dominion City’s Hippocratic Heroes Pale Ale is a fundraising brew created to support the Health Care Heroes Fund at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Every purchase with benefit the mental health and well-being of the hospital’s frontline team. The beer features Amarillo, Citra, and Citra Cryo hops. $3.75 per can. 

▪️BREWYOGA returns this Sunday at Brew Revolution. Enjoy an hour of yoga and a flight of beer samples for $35 (bring your own yoga mat). In other Brew Revolution news, the tap room is open for beer and a snack menu that promises to satisfy cravings for charcuterie, Mac & Cheese, and chicken sandwiches. 6081 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville.

▪️Broadhead Beer will be pouring in the six this weekend at the Toronto Craft Beer Festival. If you’re planning on staying put in Ottawa, the Orléans based brewery can deliver their German style lager “Festbier 2.0” - or any of their other fine beers - to your door for $10 or less anywhere in Ontario. 

▪️In Carleton Place, the new hours have been listed at the Braumeister Bier Halle. Indoors the Bier Halle is open Sunday to Wednesday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 11:00pm. The Biergarten is open daily from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. 175 Carruthers Ave, Carleton Place. 

▪️At Flora Hall in Ottawa the beer, good times, and a brand new bar snack menu can be enjoyed indoors and on the patio. Candied bacon and roasted peanuts, beet humous with flat bread, arancini, and deep fried asparagus are only three of the tantalizing treats on the new menu. Of course they can all be washed down with Flora Hall’s beer lineup. 

▪️There’s a massive giveaway waiting to be won in Calabogie right now. The prize is worth over $1700, and includes hospitality from Calabogie Brewing, Calabogie Peaks resort, Oh-El-La Café, Red Neck Bistro, Tom Irwin Adventure Tours, and Calabogie Motorsports Park. Winner to be announced on October 12th, and the winner must be available to pick up their prize at the Kanata location of Calabogie Brewing. 

▪️In Perth, Weatherhead is promoting three special beers this weekend. Two Stroke DIPA features Citra and Galaxy hops and pleases the palate with peach, passionfruit, and citrus hop flavour. $5.75/can. Tow Path Pilsner is an easy drinking, crisp and dry beer with mild floral notes. $3.10/can. Pilot, a tropical IPA, is the brewery’s original beer, and is a fan favourite to this day. $3.54/can. Delivery and pickup options available. The taproom has seven other beers on tap for inperson imbibing. 

Your weekend

All Weekend

The Ottawa Artisans have their Sweater Weather Online Craft Market all weekend. More than 250 local artisans have taken part. Until Sunday at 9pm.


Bid in person or online in the Music and Beyond Ottawa Wine Auction, tonight (Friday September 24th) at the Carleton Dominion- Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa. The event supports the cultural festival’s annual programming. There are hundreds of bottles and cases of fine wine up for grabs. 


Gatineau Park offers so many opportunities to view the colours of the season, and the NCC’s annual free shuttle service is your easiest chance to view the incredible beauty of Pink Lake, the Mackenzie King Estate and Champlain Lookout. The shuttles run continuously from 9:00am to 1:00pm from downtown with the final return shuttle departing the Champlain Lookout at approximately 4:00pm.


Get your fill of cool vintage and art at the latest Vintage Pop-Up 613, happening Sunday September 26 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Torta Boyz parking lot (298 Preston Street in Little Italy).

We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 20°, low of 9°

Number:  9.7 per cent. The increase in office space in Ottawa over last month. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day:  TwoTiim. The rapper is one of the SOCAN Foundation's Young Canadian Songwriters’ Award winners. [Ottawa Citizen] [Hood Cry]

Quote: ‘If I don’t have noodles, what am I going to sell? I’m going to end up selling macaroni?’ – Simon La, owner of Vietnamese soup restaurant Pho Bo Ga L.A., on the city's noodle shortage. [Ottawa Citizen]

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday


582,635? 7279,688 ? 8
? Eligible people with one dose86.3% 
? Eligible people with second dose80.5%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


406,429?70111,349 ? 2
? Eligible people with one dose89.7%
? Eligible people with second dose83.5%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
29,476? 33

595 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

811,093 (88%)
? Eligible people with second dose755,933 (82%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,556?17220 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 580,487

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


5188?30113 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose159,538 (87.2%)
? Eligible people with second dose147,535 (80.6%)

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ The Quebec National Assembly passed a new law banning anyone anyone protesting too close to hospitals or schools over COVID-19 health rules or vaccination. Protestors face fines of $1000 to $6000. [CTV]

⭕ New study shows that the Moderna is the most effective vaccine against COVID-19, over the Pfizer vaccine. Why? The doctors don't know. [New York Times]

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▪️City committee agrees to bigger park in new Mechanicsville embassy quarter. The National Capital Commission had their plan to build five new embassies approved with the proviso that a new park is made larger. City Council votes on the idea October 13. [CBC]

▪️That same Committee endorsed a giant warehouse in Barrhaven. Neighbours fear that the new facility will overwhelm the local roads. The developer has yet to say who will be using the building. [CBC]

▪️Bus driver's union demands that overhang at Westboro station be removed. At the Westboro accident in 2019, three people were killed when the bus veered into the overhang. The bus driver was acquitted of all charges. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Kanata ward councillor Jenna Sudds has officially resigned from Ottawa City Council. Council will now need to decide whether to appoint a replacement or organize a by-election. Sudds was elected Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton last Monday. [Global]

+ Related Former Bay ward councillor Alex Cullen wants a by-election

+ Related Five Kanata community associations, the Kanata Central BIA, and the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition want Council to appoint former councillor Marianne Wilkinson to Sudd's seat

▪️IBM plans Cloud Moderation Centre for the Zibi development. Fifty new jobs, some in government security-cleared cloud and AI, will be created. The Zibi development is 34 acres on both the Ottawa and Gatineau sides of the Ottawa River which will eventually house 5,000 people and employ 6,000. [Ottawa Business Journal]

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