Stats – 1 September 2021

1 September 2021

Weather: 🌦️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 24°, low of 12°

Number: $8 million. The budget surplus that the City of Ottawa will show this year, thanks to Federal and Provincial grants to City coffers. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: 43 Afghanis who rapidly escaped from Afghanistan and  now call an Ottawa Day's Inn home. It was nine days from application to the Canadian government’s refugee assistance programme to arrival in the Capital. [CTV] [Donations to help them settle in new homes]

Quote: ‘It’s not that you have to pay people to get the vaccine but it is a good incentive and it’s rewarding people to do the right thing’ – Bushtukah store employee Julie Chaput on the chain’s policy to pay $500 to each staffer if they get vaccinated. [CTV]

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