Stats – 20 April 2022

20 April 2022

Weather: ?️ A mix of sun and cloud High of 8°, low of -2°. 

Number: 5.8. The per centage of marginalized people in Ottawa who felt safer after an encounter with Ottawa police. A new report from the University of Ottawa, Troubling Encounters: Ottawa Residents’ Experiences of Policing, interviewed 251 people between 2019 and 2021. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawans of the Day: Jackson Gourgeon. Gourgeon is the leader of a team of Algonquin College students who created a device that allows wheelchair users to wear and access a backpack. [Algonquin Times]

Quote: ‘If we don’t need as many buses on that trip as we had, then let's take some and put them into Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven, Orléans’ – Transit Commission chair Allan Hubley, mooting the idea to take unused buses from downtown routes and create new suburban ones. [CTV]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Vancouver Canucks 3, last night

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