8 March 2022
Weather: ❄️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of 1°, low of -7°.
Number: 14. Where Ottawa lies on a list of the 100 most innovative cities in the world, according to Paymentsense. Criteria included: number of patent applications registered on Google; number of universities and their rankings; average monthly search volumes and trends for 'how to start a business'; and number of Kickstarters and their average value. Paris and Washington were numbers one and two, no other Canadian city made the top 20. [Faces Magazine] [Paymentsense Index]
Ottawan of the Day: Michaëlle Jean. Jean received the key to the City today from Mayor Jim Watson, in recognition of her career as a journalist, 27th Governor General, UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, and third Secretary General for La Francophonie.. [City of Ottawa]
Quote: ‘When you put the numbers and you do the math, we’re going to have about the same number of houses per person as we do now, 25 years from now’ – Dean Tester of the pro-housing advocacy group Make Housing Affordable, who says that the City's ‘official plan’ for the next 25 years is to keep ‘keep things the same’. [CityNews]