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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Probably the smartest thing to do this weekend is stay inside and stay warm. If you insist on getting some fresh air:

▪️NarCity recommends a walk along the Voyageurs Pathway, near the Deschênes Rapids, to see the inunnguat ice sculptures.

▪️Apartment 613 suggests an urban walk through Little Italy and Chinatown

▪️The Winter Market continues at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

▪️The Kichi Sibi Winter Trail is open. The Mill Street Brew Pub has free hot chocolate and free parking to trail users.


If you see someone that needs winter shelter, call 311. The City has listed shelters available here.


We'll see you Monday– Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of -17°, low of -28°. 

Number: 5.4. The per centage rise of inflation in Ottawa in December. In November, it was 5.5 per cent. [Inflation in Various Canadian Cities]

Ottawan of the Day:  Ali Domenico. The assistant coach of Team Canada in Women's Hockey is about to make her Olympic debut in Beijing. [CBC]

Quote: ‘One hundred and fifty is not my final number… I will continue to donate every 56 days’ – 69 year-old Guy LeBlanc who has donated blood 150 times, starting as a 19 year-old Carleton student.  [CTV]

Sports NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Pittsburgh Penguins 6, last night

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


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
4,114?53590? -4
984,359? 7,16510,865?64
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)87.9% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)82%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
3,351? -60265? -20
824,924?5.99512,698 ?59
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)90.2%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)82.4%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
84?18? -2
cases changedeaths
54,467? 0
This doesn't seem right but that's what it said

652 ?2

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)

903,745 (91%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)837,010 (84%)
? Eligible people vaccinated with three doses (5+)480,017

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
134? -16? 0
31,686?231245 ?2

As of January 18, 2022 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (12+) 88.9%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (12+)86.1%

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


The Health Unit is updating their systems and won't be reporting for a few days. This data is from last Friday.

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
65?108? 0
11,220?251140 ?2
? Eligible people with one dose (5+)177,828 (86.7%)
? Eligible people with two doses (5+)165,157 (80.5%)
? Eligible people with booster shot68.743

Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ More Ottawa kids have been hospitalized for COVID 19 this month than in any other month of the pandemic. [Ottawa Citizen

⭕ Measurements of Ottawa sewage show indicate that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is levelling off. [CBC]

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▪️A Crown Prosecutor played on the same soccer team with the jury foreman on a murder case. The attorney and the foreman both played on a Carleton adult soccer league team while the trial was conducted in September. Eventually, the two figured it out and reported it. The defendant has no plans to ask for a mistrial as he was convicted on the lessor charge of second degree murder and doesn't want to push his luck. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The National Capital Commission wants $175 million to fix all the official residences, including 24 Sussex Drive. All official residences – including Harrington Lake (country residence for the Prime Minister), Stornoway (home of the leader of the Opposition), The Farm (for the speaker of the House of Commons ) and 7 Rideau Gate (guest residence for foreign officials) — need repairs but 24 Sussex is the one in the worst shape, requiring $35 million in repairs. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Local mom and pop business Shopify has partnered with company to access Chinese consumers. The partnership with will let businesses that use Shopify for the ecommerce to be available as a sales channel in China. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has cancelled all final exams. Student marks will be determined by term course work only.  [CityNews]

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