Tuesday April 5, 2022

Stats – 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 UniversityMaclean’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]

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