2 February 2022
Weather: ❄️ Snow. High of 1°, low of -5°. Groundhog Wiarton Willie, who died last year, gave his Groundhog Day forecast this morning: he predicts an early spring.
Number: 50. The number of organizations on this list of Ottawa's Best Employers. This year, the criteria was less about salary and more about remote work. Like last year, most of the winners are pubilic service oriented rather than businesses. [Canada's Top 100]
Ottawans of the Day: Marika Morris, Lise Lebeau, and Andrea Colbert. The three women blocked a truck convoy on the narrow residential Cooper Street to prevent them from annoying their neighbours. [CBC]
Quote: ‘Ottawa Police declare protest peaceful so long as public avoids it for their own safety’ – Satirical website, The Beaverton [Twitter]
Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – New York Islanders 4, last night