Stats – 5 November 2021

5 November 2021

Weather: 🌤️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of 6°, low of -1°

Number: $10,000,000. The amount that the Federal Government wants to avoid paying the City of Ottawa yearly under new property tax rules. The Federal Government voluntarily makes payments in lieu of property taxes, since it is otherwise exempt. But after a reduction in business taxes by the Province, the Feds want to pay calculate their shadow taxes under the new rates. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawans of the Day: Corey Ellis and Alida Burke. The two have invented a hydroponic system called The Growcer which makes it easy for organizations to grow fresh vegatables for their cafeterias. Their company just won $150,000 at this year’s SheBoot pitchfest, an event to promote female-led start-ups. [Ottawa Business Journal] [The Growcer]

Quote: ‘These students talked about how their classmates had been bullied and what they were doing to try to fight homophobia. I think they were surprised that they wrote to me and then four months later I arrive in their school​​​​​​​ – Mayor Jim Watson discussing how he received letters of congratulations from students in the Netherlands after CNN ran a story about Watson publicly coming out as gay. Months later, on an economic mission to the Netherlands, Watson dropped into the school. [Algonquin Times]

Sports: NHL Vegas Golden Knights 5 – Ottawa Senators 1, last night

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