27 January 2022
Weather: ?️ 30 per cent. chance of flurries. High of -7°, low of -12°.
Number: $45,000. The cost of a medivac to send a Nunuvut elder in Ottawa long term care, Raymond Ningeocheak, back home. The Nunuvut government is also refusing to fund care upon arrival as the trip is not deemed medically necessary. [CityNews]
Ottawan of the Day: Dr. Guy Trudel. The rehab physician and researcher at The Ottawa Hospital led a research team that has found human red blood cells deteriorate in space, making travel to other planets more difficult. [Ottawa Citizen] [Nature]
Quote: ‘When we talk up the city; we help build up the city’ – Mayor Jim Watson in his last ever State of the City address. [Mayor's Website]