Stats – 17 November 2021

17 November 2021

Weather: 🌨️ Chance of snow or rain. High of 1°, low of 0°

Number: $1 million. The proposed one-time funding for the small team at City Hall that works on climate change projects. Councillors asked staff to look into creating an "energy and emissions fund" as climate change has no set budget by the City. [CBC]

Gatinoises of the Day: Mishka Lavigne and Tania Langlais both won Govenor General Literary Awards today. Lavigne won the French language poetry award for Pendant que Perceval tombait. Langlais won the French language drama award for Copeaux. [Governor General Literary Awards]

Quote: ‘Some of these two-stroke motors are some of the biggest pollutants that we have​​​​​​​ – Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt​​​​​​​ wants the City to ban small gas-powered tools like leaf blowers and trimmers. The National Capital Commission is banning the use of them by its contractors after April 1, 2023. [Ottawa Citizen]

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