Stats – 29 December 2021

29 December 2021

Weather: ☀️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of -2°, low of -6°

Number: $150,000. The amount paid annually by the City to trap beavers. The Fulcrum at the University of Ottawa has a podcast looking at the issue called The Ottawa Beaver Killings. [The Ottawa Beaver Killings

Ottawan of the Day: Brenda Chapman. The Ottawa author has two works in the Top 10 audiobooks most borrowed from United Kingdom libraries. Cold Mourning is number two, and Butterfly Kills is eighth. [CBC] [Brenda Champman]

Quote: ‘The city now finds itself in a curious, if not untenable, position. It banned sledding on the hill, then couldn’t enforce the ban; faced with a fatality, it has now made “illegal” sledding safer; it doesn’t really have the staff to enforce pandemic crowd restrictions; yet it encourages everyone to exercise in winter, especially school children in their Christmas off-week.’ – Kelly Egan in the Citizen. Last Monday, a girl died in Mooney's Bay Park when her sled hit a metal pole. The City is currently removing poles and other hazards. Sledding has been banned in the park since 2017. [Ottawa Citizen]

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