5 April 2022
Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 13°, low of 1°.
Number: $41,000. The amount of money raised for the Rainbow Bistro by music fans. The Rainbow had been at risk of closing last year but a board of fans worked with the venue to save it. The Rainbow Bistro had hoped to raise $37,000. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawan of the Day: Paul Treboutat. The former director of rail and pipeline investigations for the Transportation Safety Board has been hired as the new chief safety officer of OC Transpo. [Ottawa Citizen]
Quote: ‘It’s also an ideal destination for student politicos, as the opportunities in government and politics are plentiful. Fair warning: be prepared to engage with one of the worst public transit systems of any city in Canada’ – Pascale Malenfant, journalism student at Carleton University. Maclean’s has been publishing a student from every university in Canada to describe the local student life for their annual University Rankings issue. [Maclean’s]