Stats – 26 July 2021

26 July 2021

Weather: ☔️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 27°, low of 15°

Number: 20. The number of plots on the shortlist for the first Ottawa's Best Garden contest. With pictures. Voting opens July 31.  [Apartment 613]

Ottawans of the Day: Mason McTavish and Brandt Clarke. Both junior hockey players were selected in the NHL draft Friday. McTavish will be going to the Anaheim Ducks, Clarke to the Los Angeles Kings. [CBC]

Quote: ‘I’m getting frustrated again. This should not be happening with a brand-new bridge that’s been tested’ – River Ward councillor Riley Brockington cannot understand why the Hogs Back Bridge is continually out of service after millions of dollars of refurbishments. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sport: CEBL Niagara River Lions 94 – Ottawa BlackJacks 92, last Saturday. Ottawa plays host to Saskatchewan this evening. Olympics Ottawa cyclist Michael Woods misses out on bronze by less than a second, with a time of six hours, six minutes, and 33 seconds in the the men’s cycling road race. Ecuador's Richard Carapaz took gold at six hours, five minutes, and 26 seconds. 

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