Stats – 10 August 2021

10 August 2021

Weather: ☔️ Showers. High of 31°, low of 20°

Number: 100. The number of rats trapped since May by a woman living in Heron Park. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: Doris Fiszer, Pearl Pirie, and Deborah-Anne Tunney. The three are finalists for the Archibald Lampman Award, which recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region. The winner will be announced in October. [Broadway World]

Quote: ‘Without a robust, accessible, and affordable (ideally free) transit system, partaking in those things, and the cultural life of the city, becomes dependent on car ownership’ – Josh McEvoy, an organizer with Free Transit Ottawa, who says for people ‘to work, engage in political activity, attend events, or participate in leisure activities, mobility is key’.  [Breach Media]

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