Stats – 16 November 2021

16 November 2021

Weather: ☁️ Mainly cloudy. High of 2°, low of -9°

Number: 1,157.4%. The increased application fee to builders for a complex Temporary Construction Encroachment Permit. The old fee was $68.00, the new fee is $855. [Ottawa Constructions News]

Ottawan of the Day: Peter Stockdale. Stockdale is the founder of Kichi Sibi Trails, a group that is researching and highlighting the original Indigenous routes around Ottawa. [CBC] [Kichi Sibi Trails Facebook] [Here's one trail: Chief Pinesi's Portage between the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers]

Quote: ‘It is a myth that widening roads will help reduce congestion; instead, more people choose to drive as it “induces” demand and fills up the new road space – Capital ward councillor Shawn Menard (Not Mendes! Not Mendes!) in the Citizen. [Ten ways the city of Ottawa's budget needs to change]

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