29 March 2022
Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of -1°, low of -12°.
Number: 42,000. The amount of raw sewage, in litres, that spilled into the Ottawa River on March 20. The City says a faulty seal caused the spillage, which will be fixed and a flood alarm will be installed. This is a different raw sewage spill into the Ottawa River from the one four months ago that was due to – spins wheel – an instrument failure. [CBC]
Ottawans of the Day: Emily Chen, Sarah Hatton, Christopher Griffin, Andrea Lesia Emery, Katrin Emery, Aleksandra Erdelyi, Sarah Hallman, Meaghan Haughian, Meredith Luce, Daniel Martelock, Sarah Moffat, Paul Sharp, Beth Stikeman, Andrea Stokes, Amy Thompson, and Colin White. The sixteen artists have each created postcards to raise money for the Ottawa Artists for Ukraine fundraiser. [Ottawa Citizen] [Postcard Pre-order]
Quote: ‘They filled them all a week-and-a-half ago, and look at it now. They’ve refilled it so often that I think they now need to absolutely scrape it right down two feet, fill it up and repave the whole thing’ – Bronson Street resident Mary Gorman on that Ottawa sign of Spring, the giant pothole. A monster on Constance Bay Road cost the ottawan $1,400 in repairs last month. [Ottawa Citizen]