Stats – 24 August 2021

24 August 2021

Weather: 🌞 Sunny. High of 32°, low of 19°

Number: -19 per cent. The drop of new housing starts in July compared to 2020. That's the second month in a row of housing building slowdowns. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day: Dara Lithwick. The Rabbi swam across Lac St-Pierre to raise money for Love My Neighbour, which raises funds to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world [CTV] [Donate]

Quote: ‘You can't ban a McDonald's just because you don't like it, you have to have the regulations in place’ – Chelsea mayor Caryl Green on the arrival of the rural town's first McDonalds restaurant. The town had said no to a bylaw to ban chains a few years ago. [Le Droit]

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