23 March 2022
Weather: ☁️ Mostly cloudy. High of 4°, low of 2°.
Number: 16,500. The number of Ontarions who who moved to Gatineay last year, a 30 year high. Most of them are seeking a lower cost of living: the average monthly rent for a two-bedroom in Gatineau is $1,035 versus $1,550 in Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawans of the Day: Glenn Cowan and Daniel Weinand. Cowan, a former officer with special forces unit Joint Task Force 2 and Weinand, a co-founder of local Mom and Pop business Shopify, have launched a new venture capital fund that will invest in national security companies. [CityNews]
Quote: ‘Right now, mostly people who do not take the bus, are making decisions about bus service’ – Nick Grover of Free Transit Ottawa, who wants free transit in Ottawa all year round. Free transit on the O Train and some downtown routes, given as a mea culpa for botching the Trucker siege, will end Saturday. [Capital Current]
Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 0 – New York Islanders 3, last night