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#COVID19 in #Ottawa this week: the case spike that started two weeks ago has levelled off, at a new higher plateau. Rt is dropping towards 1.0.

But we have three childcare outbreaks and children/teenagers are ~40% of the week's cases. 1/
First, the latest COVID19 Rt (reproduction rate) and case graph. 2/
Now, back to the discussion of children. There's unfortunately little discussion of what's driving this trend. Daycares largely opened in the week of June 12-19.

A few news articles:
ottawa.ctvnews.ca/three-staff-ca…
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A key difference between #Toronto and #Ottawa here is that the latter is in stage 3. There is absolutely no need in this excellent weather to open the insides of bars and restaurants that have led to documented outbreaks in every other major Canadian city already in phase 3.
Nobody *needs* to go and have a meal cooped up inside a restaurant putting themselves, other patrons and staff at a much higher risk when there is outdoor dining available. These low numbers are a reason *NOT* to move into stage III when there is ample evidence that...
...this absolutely will lead to superspreader events and outbreaks. The choice IMO is likely this - some meals inside a restaurant right now and a long winter lockdown, economic collapse, no schools and a larger second wave with deaths, morbidities etc. Or...
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1/ This is important for everyone to know. Since #COVID19 was declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, Carlingview Manor #LTC run by @Revera_Inc and other LTCHs have been on outbreak on and off. The longest stretch on outbreak was 100+ consecutive days.
2/ When on outbreak (minimum of 1 positive case), residents are confined to their floor or possibly even their room. Again, this happened for 100+ days at many LTCHs in #Ontario and across the country.
3/ This means NO family. This means complete isolation. This means NO fresh air.
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1/ What does the data show about the recent #Ottawa #COVID19 surge?

Geography: while Alta Vista has the highest case rate over the entire epidemic, Ward 10 Gloucester-Southgate appears to be driving the last two weeks of growth.
2/ Demographics: @ottawapublichealth hasn't pointed the finger at any single group, just parties and "indoor private gatherings" in general.

The data agrees - apart from a spike in teenage activity at end of June / Canada Day weekend, and a 20s spike in the last week.
3/ Private indoor gatherings folks. Stay outside, keep the group sizes down.
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The City of Ottawa will be redrawing its urban ward boundaries in advance of the next election. I decided to conduct an analysis of the 5 options. THREAD #ottcity #ottnews #ottpoli #ottwalk #ottbike #otttransit @HorizonOttawa @centretownbuzz @EcologyOttawa app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/cache/…
First up, option #1. Option 1 increases the number of wards/city councillors by 2 and is the second best in terms of friendliness to urban voices (that is, urban voices are not under-represented). It's the most malapportioned of all the five options but still overall not too bad.
Next up, option #2. This option is the second best option in terms of having the least amount of malapportionment. Malapportionment is a measure of inequality (some votes are more equal than others) and it's middle of the pack in terms of urban-friendliness. Overall so-so option.
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IT’S HEATIN UP 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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MPP @MacLeodLisa has needed police protection over the last month after receiving threatening emails. More to come: ottawa.ctvnews.ca/news/ottawa-wo… #ottawa #ottnews @ctvottawa
MacLeod says over the last year she has received death threats and been the target of public intimidation and harassment, she says it’s made life ‘unbearable’ Here is a statement from @fordnation to @ctvottawa #ottawa #ottnews #onpoli
At least 2 emails were received by government offices, directed at @MacLeodLisa - one saying, “Do you know how hard it is for me not to get a bat and beat her face?” and “I want to go full-blown terrorist.” The emails alleged tocome from Rebecca Reid (42) #ottawa #ottnews #onpoli
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Speaking at @Abantu_ in South Africa was last leg in 2019 of #FeministGiant World Tour. It was a privilege & thrill to start it in #Sarajevo with #Bosnia’s first Pride and end it in #Soweto with #AbantuBookFest. Revolution in Sarajevo to revolution in Soweto. It’s been an honour!
Along the way,speaking at Pitchwise in #Sarajevo, @strandbookstore in #NYC, @RMWAdam in #Amsterdam, @McrLitFest in #Manchester, @akefestival in #Lagos, @wcfbook in #Chicago, also in #Brooklyn, #Ottawa, #Sydney, #Melbourne & turning #Australia upside down via TV. It’s been a ride!
So many incredible audiences & new friends along the way. Many thanks to all who came to hear me speak. Many thanks for the love and the gifts. So many powerful experiences. I’ve returned home full. Time now to reflect and then write about these three months. #FeministGiant
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Read an opinion piece by two academics @kellyfritsch1 @anneemcguire.

Topic: #Autism @Airbnb and #Disability in #Ottawa

My major concern - It reads like a polemic full of biases.

And that's only the start.

#AcademicTwitter
@AcademicChatter
#cdnmedia
#cdnpoli

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Opinion pieces can invaluable.

They give an informed insight into an important issue or dilemma.

This largely depends on the manner in which the issues are addressed and unpacked by the author(s).

What is the contention? What data are relied on? Does the piece impugn?
There are a whole range of qualitative indicators we can use to determine the contribution an opinion piece can make on furthering our understanding of an issue.

There are major missteps one can take that undermine the salience and news worthiness of a piece.
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🇨🇦#Canada #FridaysForFuture International update #ClimateStrike #'s for #ClimateActionWeek:
🇨🇦1,000,000 people🇨🇦 Thus 1 out of every 6 strikers globally was Canadian🇨🇦 as well as we were 3rd globally for total # of strikes. Thanks to all local organizers & national supporters.
1000 #Calgary AB
15 #Cambridge ON
40 #Campbellton NB
20 #Camrose AB
15 #Canmore AB
15 #Cannington ON
150 #CapAuxMeules QC
300 #Caraquet NB
300 #Chambly QC
200 #ChathamKent ON
65 #Chibougamau QC
400 #Chillwack BC
40 #Clare NS
45 #Clinton ON
500 #Collingwood ON
80 #Compton QC
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Good evening, and welcome to another edition of #WhiskyWednesday , a glimpse into areas that may or may not blow your mind. All I ask is that you sit back enjoy your favourite cocktail and open your mind to what is happening around you...

Ok here we go...
The year is 1968 and a rather lame looking logo of a very powerful society...The Club Of Rome.

Created by Aurelio Peccei, David Rockefeller and Alexander King it’s an organization of individuals that are scientists, economists, corporations high level civil servants.
This organization was created to study and solve problems of mankind—environmental deterioration, poverty, endemic ill-health, urban blight, criminality—individually, in isolation or as "problems capable of being solved in their own terms".

Trudeau became a member.
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Winter Operations has had a challenging winter. 24/7 all hands plus any contractor on approved list plus staff from Parks if they could. #OttSnowChallenge
Standards have not been revised in some years but will be reviewed this spribg/summer. #OttSnowChallenge
The city has 4 weather zones across city. 4 districts, 18 yards. For example Osgoode might have blowing snow while downtown is clear. #OttSnowChallenge
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LRT update starts with virtual tour of a train. Then a pretty pic of Parliament Station. #ottpoli
Manconi: RTG has "done some amazing work" in recent weeks. Significant progress, he says. But adds "winter ops" as a ninth area to watch.
He gets into the Alstom Citadis Spirit trains. He says they've been used around the world and adapted to the local environment. (Though this Spirit version was designed for Ottawa).
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No other context to be considered here. Senator David Tkachuk was talking about how the #YellowVests #unitedwerollforcanada protesters "Rolled here" to #Ottawa over past few days. So they drove their trucks there. Then said he wants them to "roll" over Liberals. #cdnpoli
I could "roll" over to the scene of the Fredericton shooting in about 20 minutes. If I stood there and recorded a video where I call for people who drive cars, who "roll" them around, to start "rolling" over Conservatives would I not face some consequences? #Toronto #cdnpoli
We pay for Senator David Tkachuk's subscription to #HamishMarshall's Rebel Media.

The same Rebel Media cited as a source of information as the Fredericton shooter.

#cdnpoli

pressprogress.ca/video-shows-ac…
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So.. tomorrow in #Ottawa, Maxime Bernier will headline a rally against the UN migration compact. The rally is hosted by a bunch of fringe far-right groups that promote anti-Islam, anti-Soros, & 'white genocide' conspiracy theories. Let's take a quick look: #cdnpoli #ppc
Organizer 1: CitizenGO Canada creates rightwing petitions. It currently has a petition calling on Trudeau to hold a referendum on signing the UN migrant compact, saying it is pushed by "Soros" and "globalist elites" to gain "global control." These are classic anti-semitic tropes.
Organizer 2: Canadian Coalition for Responsible Government. Total conspiracy theorists who hold anti-Soros events, say the UN compact is an "evil document" and a "plan" to move "massive amounts of migrants," share content from white supremacists Faith Goldy and Stefan Molyneux.
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I was born and raised in the beautiful city of #Curitiba, southern #Brazil!
This region is famous for being cold and cloudy (yes it can be cold in Brazil!).
It is also famous for its very endemic and beautiful #Araucaria pine trees. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network @500womensci /1
#Actions speak louder than words! I am thankful for my parents for being who they are. Both always showed love for Nature, different interests and #curiosity! So no wonder by observing them I grew up to be a very curious girl who really loved Nature. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network /2
During High School I became fascinated by the #mendelian #genetics classes and the work of #gregormendel! I also loved studying animals, ecosystems and climate so the obvious choice for me in University (@PUCPR_oficial ) was BIOLOGY!! @IWS_Network #womeninscience #voicesIWS /3
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First panel, day 2 #CSPC2018 on the @MitacsCanada #cspf program and building skills / capacity at the #scipol interface.

@alejandroadem introduces the program, that is in its 3rd year, and is at federal level in #ottawa and prov at #BC
David Castle champions @MitacsCanada #CSPF program in #BC, and discusses the importance of capacity building of #scipol across levels of govt (fed + prov), and placing fellows in depts that can and will use their skills effectively, + help them to develop new ones. #CSPC2018
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One of #Canada #Ottawa's largest mosques loses charity status for promoting ‘hate and intolerance’ via @StewartBellNP
globalnews.ca/news/4373959/o…
“Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” the @CanRevAgency Charities Branch wrote in a letter sent to the mosque president.
It means the mosque no longer benefits from the #tax advantages enjoyed by government-registered charities. Foremost, it cannot issue receipts allowing donors to claim their contributions as income tax deductions.
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Live: #Hijabhoax #Protesters from eight #Canadian cities gathered at the Parliament Hill in #Ottawa now! They deserve equality and no more #fakenews!
More photos from the #Hijabhiax protest in #Ottawa! All Canadians are equal, #Hijabhoax divides Canada! Do you see the police?
Team from #Montreal Joined the #Hijabhoax protest in Ottawa now!
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