Stats – 11 March 2022

11 March 2022

Weather: ❄️ Periods of snow. High of -2°, low of -5°. 

Number: 3,000 square metres. The size of a woodland behind Westwind Public School in Stittsville. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board says the woods are Sodom and Gomorrah on the Carp and a danger to children, neighbours say the school district’s plans are nothing less than deforestation. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Raz El-Asmar. After thirty years supporting soccer in Ottawa, El-Asmar has received the Mayor’s Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Local Sport at the Ottawa Sports Awards. [Ottawa Sports Pages

Quote: ‘They only give an Emmy to the engineering side if you fundamentally change the way television is done, and that’s an extremely high bar. So to be recognized by your peers for doing that is an extremely high honour’ – David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, which has just won its third Emmy Award. [CTV]

Sports: NHL Seattle Kraken 3 – Ottawa Senators 4, last night.

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