Stats – 23 August 2021

23 August 2021

Weather: ? 40 per cent chance of showers. High of 30°, low of 19°

Number: 60. The number of drivers that the Ottawa Carleton District School Board is short for the upcoming session. [CTV]

Ottawans of the Day: The Blinding Light Walk-Tiger Lily group. The group had walked 500 km from Sudbury to Parliament Hill to advocate for Indigineous Rights. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘It’s time to stop debating whether parking complexes should be located above or below ground, over this habitat or that one, and call into question the expansion of car infrastructure altogether’ – Free Transit Ottawa member Nick Grover  [The Leveller]

Sports: CEBL Ottawa Blackjacks 87 – Edmonton Stingers 94, knockling the BlackJacks out of the playoffs last Friday.  CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 10 – Saskatchewan Roughriders 23, last Saturday. Ottawa plays host to the BC Lions this Saturday. AUDL  Ottawa Outlaws 25  Montréal Royal 24, yesterday. Ottawa visits Toronto Saturday.

+ Related The RedBlacks have a secretative golden ball that players get to hold on the sidelines if they make a special play

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