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Evening Update: A tactical operation at a downtown building netted suspects, but left tenants coughing and calling for more care

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Deachman: I'm sorry, Nordstrom. I couldn't afford you. View this email in your browser OTTAWA CITIZEN PHOTO: Errol McGihon / POSTMEDIA A tactical operation at a downtown building netted suspects, but left tenants coughing and calling for more care “Hi everyone. Do you think we should go down and see if the police would like us to put (on) a pot of coffee for them?” “In my experience, the SWAT team does not want a cup of coffee. They will tell you to get back,” Amy Beth Allan replied. “Nice idea, though.” It was 9:28 a.m. on Feb. 21, and tenants of 312 Cumberland St. had for hours been the unplanned hosts of a tactical police operation after a 64-year-old man was fatally shot elsewhere in their ByWard Market neighbourhood. Five floors above the unit sheltering the suspects, Brian Baskerville was in his apartment, messaging fellow members of the “tenants’ circle” about showing the cops some hospitality. READ MORE  DEFENCE WATCH  Defence minister to roll out new military equipment purchases in coming weeks What you need to know about COVID-19 today * Ottawa Public Health reported one new COVID-related death in its most recent update Friday. The death toll since the start of the pandemic is 1,021. There were 74 people in local hospitals with the virus — 40 because of COVID (four in ICU) and 34 admitted for other reasons (one in ICU). There were 96 new cases confirmed via testing (case numbers are considered underestimates due to limits on testing) * Quebec reported the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is 1,326. Of those patients, 34 were in intensive care. The province also announced that 10 more deaths had been attributed to COVID-19. The death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at 18,124. The province reported 443 more COVID-19 cases had been confirmed through PCR testing * The World Health Organization is still working to identify the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, its director general said on Friday, after a U.S. agency was reported to have assessed the pandemic had likely been caused by a Chinese laboratory leak * Former British PM Boris Johnson will give evidence later this month to an inquiry into whether he intentionally misled parliament about illegal parties at his Downing Street office and residence during COVID-19 lockdowns * There are now more than 675.85 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and the death toll is more than 6.87 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 13.33 billion doses of vaccine have been administered NOTE: The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center will stop collecting data and reporting on March 10, 2023. The CRC’s pandemic data will be archived to ensure it remains accessible to the global research and response community. This newsletter will continue to report on data from Ottawa Public Health via its twice weekly update Your Evening Update was curated and assembled by Lois Kirkup. Available COVID-19 numbers were updated shortly before 6 p.m. PHOTO: Wayne Cuddington / POSTMEDIA Jean Pierre Muller (1936-2023): An extraordinary chef, loving husband and community volunteer Born in France in 1936, Jean Pierre Muller knew from a very young age his life’s passion was food and artisan cuisine. “His first love was books, his second love was cooking, and his third love was me,” said Jean Pierre’s wife, Rachel Muller. Together, the two co-owned and operated a successful, high-end French restaurant called Chez Jean Pierre on Somerset Street for about 20 years after it opened in October 1982. They served classic French dishes including boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, seafood, duck, venison, aromatic salads, a variety of pasta and tender sweetbreads, all on top of a mouthwatering dessert menu that consisted of sorbets and creme brulee. READ MORE  SURGERY BACKLOG  Surgeons say renting hospital ORs on weekends will help patients who are waiting too long; critics call for more transparency PHOTO: national-post Deachman / POSTMEDIA Deachman: I'm sorry, Nordstrom. I couldn't afford you. I suppose I bear some responsibility for Nordstrom’s pending closure. I’d been to the Rideau Centre location a number of times. I’ve gone in search of new sunglasses, shirts, pants and shoes, but never quite managed to buy anything. There was always one reason or another to put it off: Sometimes it was too expensive. Other times I couldn’t afford it. And then there were the too-frequent trips where I’d look at the price tag and my mind would immediately conjure up Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop reacting to the price of art in an upscale Los Angeles gallery when he shrieks out: “Get the f— outta here!” At any rate, those were my three chief excuses for leaving empty-handed: money, cost and expense. 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