10 March 2022
Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 2°, low of -6°.
Number: 18. The number of hours per day that the Ottawa Paramedic Service was at ‘zero level’ during the last week of December. ‘Zero level’ is when the service has no paramedics to send when dispatchers receive a call. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Nadima Noor. The aid worker and founder of the women’s rights organization Dream Voice Act had been arrested at her office in Kabul by the Taliban in February. She was released this week. [CTV]
Quote: ‘Whatever edification or creativity that may have been derived from higher education among Ottawa youth ... is soon sublimated into doing low wage labour for the Federal Government’ – Nazanin Zarepour, who is concerned that fresh graduates are being pushed into such a manufactured and unfulfilling industry like the Federal civil service. [Passage]