Stats – 7 January 2022

7 January 2022

Weather: ❄️ A few flurries. High of -10°, low of -21°

Number: 19%. The coverage of tree canopy in Hintonburg, the lowest in Ottawa. The City has a goal of 40 per cent tree coverage in urban areas. [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day:  Peter Lawrence. The engineer has a vision to create a  National Aquatics Complex on National Capital Commission land near Hurdman Station. It would be home to many sports but Lawrence's heart is in water polo. [Ottawa Citizen

Quote: ‘[t[he NCC didn’t want the city’s proposed light-rail transit line running along the scenic Ottawa river parkway, a position that made perfect sense as this route is distant from the city’s principal population. But it caved when the city wanted to attract local condo developers to build along the scenic LRT route.’ – Former City councillors Clive Doucet and Diane Holmes, writing in the Citizen, on the lack of vision in Ottawa's civic design as a capital. [Ottawa Citizen]

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