Stats – 24 February 2022

24 February 2022

Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of -9°, low of -14°. 

Number: 1.1%. The rental vacancy rate in Gatineau, which is being squeezed by work-from-home Ontarians who like the cheaper rent. The vacancy rate in Ottawa is 3.4% [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  Alain Miguelez. The 20-year planner with the City of Ottawa has moved to the National Capital Commission as vice-president of capital planning and chief planner. One of his main projects will be assistings in the new tram run by the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais, which will connect downtown Ottawa with downtown Gatineau via the Portage bridge.  [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: ‘I’m living with my phone’ – Massage therapist Oleg Volchay, whose sister and parents are living in Ukraine. Ottawa City Hall is today flying the Ukrainian flag in solidarity.  [Ottawa Citizen] [International Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Donations]

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