1 March 2022
Weather: ❄️ Periods of snow. High of -8°, low of -15°.
Number: $250. The proposed fine for property owners who are late in telling the City that their rental property is not vacant. The proposed law will impose a fine of 1% of property tax on residential properties left vacant. The idea is to encourage property owners to actively rent their units rather than hold out and reduce the vacany rate. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: AP. The Ottawa rapper has released his first album, Insincerely AP. [Shifter] [First single 1984 Love]
Quote: ‘We came together, and we created a weekly schedule – so who would take point cooking every day’ – Community organizer Roisin West explaining how residents within the Siege zone took care of people who need assistance. [Al Jazeera]