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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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Women Owned Business News

▪️It’s World Water Day, and womenswear brand Anne Mulaire is donating $10 from each sale of Carbon Neutral Clothing Collection ( to Water First, the organization that addresses water challenges among Indigenous Communities in Canada.

▪️After taking space in shopping malls across the region, from Carlingwood and St. Laurent shopping centres, Ottawa Artisans has announced that they will be moving into Tanger Outlets on May 1st. Creators of made-in-Ottawa products should reach out to enquire about shelf space. Ottawa Artisans is also looking for employees for all of their shopping mall spaces. 

▪️Happy Anniversary to Chelsea Nelson, a Kemptville Designer/Illustrator who took the leap and transitioned to full time business owner one year ago. From her Hey Chels Studio business, Chelsea designs stand-out branding for clients across the country and illustrations for collaborations (see the “Farts Are Like Snowflakes” children’s book). She also sells her own art pieces available from her Etsy shop. 

▪️Priscilla of Gatineau’s Girl It’s Thrifted is launching her own line of colour-saturated chokers on April 1st, crafted (of course) from vintage and second beads sourced during her extraordinary thrifting adventures. She’s also created a handy map of Ottawa and Gatineau’s thrift destinations. 

▪️Cokanna Designs is searching for Knbassadors to help test the sizing for the Ottawa womenswear brand’s new bamboo leggings. Related: Read our interview with Colleen Kanna later this week. 

Deal of the day

Onderbroeks has dropped a fresh collection of luxury loungewear just in time to celebrate spring. We’re talking florals in patterns both ditzy and big, in a range of nature-inspired colours, and all of the pieces are manufactured in Kingston and Toronto. When you order a robe and pant together, use the bundle code makeitaset to receive 20% off. From $148. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 4°, low of -8°. 

Number: 468. The new area code for Gatineau and points west in Quebéc. Anyone that would previously have received an 819 or 873 number may get a 468 instead. The new area code will start in October. [Montreal Gazette]

Ottawan of the Day: Catherine Kitts. The Cumberland ward councillor will visit the City Council chamber for the very first time since being winning a byelection in 2020. City Hall had been closed since March 2020 and the council chambers reopen for the first time since then tomorrow. [CBC]

Quote: ‘Honestly, rooting for the Sens could easily be a top 5 worst decision I’ve ever made. I’m from [we're deleting the F word so we don't get put into spam] Kansas, USA. Why did my dumb ass decide to cheer for a team in Ottawa Canada 15+ years ago? I was a child. I did not know better?’ – Ottawa Senators fan Kale Baire, who lives in Ashland, Kansas (pop. 900). He chose the Sens to root for at age 11 because he had never heard of them before.  [CBC] [Tweet]

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


Hospitalization data is not available today

hospitalizationschangein icuchange
639? 88179

? 2

1,140,865? 1,44712,343 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)89.5% 
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)


? All people in Ontario with third dose48.1%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
1,043? 4146? -2
946,889? 1,38314,272 ? 7
? Eligible people vaccinated with one dose (5+)91.5%
? Eligible people vaccinated with two doses (5+)87%
? All people in Quebec with third dose49.6%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


hospitalizationschangein icuchange
8? 01? 1
cases changedeaths
64,972? 43

759 ? 1

? 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
8? 32? 0
35,947? 24290 ? 1

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
4? 30? 0
active caseschangedeaths
-? -209 ? 0

Eastern Ontario Health Unit.   Daily Stats  



⭕ The Ottawa wastewater COVID-19 signal has shown the virus on an upward trend. In the past, this has presaged a rise in cases and hospitalizations. [CTV] [Ottawa Wastewater]

⭕ People who return to Ontario from outside the country must still wear masks in public for two weeks, even though the mask requirement has been dropped for everyone else. [CTV]

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▪️The Canadian Automobile Association is looking for nominations of Ontario's Worst Roads. Last year, Ottawa did well, coming in at Number 2 for Carling Avenue. There's no reason we can't make it to the top spot this year. [CityNews] [Nominations]

▪️A man has been arrested for the attempted arson of an apartment building in February. The apartment on Lisgar Street was located in the Trucker siege zone and many wondered if it was connected to that event however police say the arrested man was uninvolved. Police are still looking for a second suspect. [CBC

▪️The City of Ottawa has sent its approval of Chalk River's nuclear waste disposal plan. Chalk River Laboratories, upriver past Petawawa, wants to store waste with low-levels of radiation. Ottawa is supportive, but wants to be informed of spills and access to their Ottawa River data. [Ottawa Bulldog]

▪️The Fire Service and the Humane Society have combined forces to distribute pet window stickers. The new stickers can indicate how many pets are inside and, unlike old versions, can be updated as your house fills with more and more animals. [CityNews] [Pet Stickers]

▪️The New York Times has featured Icelynd, the 25 acres of forest skating in Stittsville. The season is closed but the story has lovely pictures. [New York Times]

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