18 February 2022
Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of -9°, low of -16°.
Number: 60 per cent. The difference between the price of house and the affordable price of a house in Ottawa. The number came from the Department of Duh, usually known as the the Parliamentary Budget Office. [Globe & Mail] [Budget Office Report]
Ottawan of the Day: Andrea McCrady. The Dominion Carillonneur gave up her career as a doctor to become the official bell player in the Peace Tower. Today was to be her last day, with a special concert but the Trucker heave-ho has cancelled that. [CBC]
Quote: ‘The worst part about it is the public somehow got the impression that we were supporting the truckers and we welcomed them with open arms’ – Ottawa Titans owner Sam Katz, whose city-owned parking lot has been taken over by the Trucker protestors as a staging area, preventing his staff from preparing for the next baseball season. [Sherwood Park News]
Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – Buffalo Sabres 1, last night