16 February 2022
Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 5°, low of 6°.
Number: 82-hectares. The size of the plot of decaying vegetation in Alfred Bog purchased by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The bog, an hour east of Ottawa, is actually 4,000 hectares but this piece was the last bit in private hands and at risk of being drained for peat. [Capital Current] [Visit Alfred Bog]
Ottawan of the Day: Rey Sabatin. When his employer, Spaceman Music store, had a redundant second building, Sabatin became the coördinator of the new Spaceman Music School, with over 100 students. [CityNews]
Quote: ‘I told myself that I wouldn’t let [diabetes] change who I want to be and where I want to go in life… I have good days and bad days, highs and lows, and everything in between’ – Dunrobin’s Hannah Schmidt, who will represent Canada for the first time in Olympic ski cross, tomorrow at 10:30 am. We're stumped trying to summarise what the dickens ski cross is, so here's the Wikipedia entry. [Apt 613]
Sports: NHL St Louis Blues 5 – Ottawa Senators 2, last night