Stats – 7 September 2021

7 September 2021

Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 23°, low of 15°

Number: 6. The number of years that the Ottawa Dog Festival has been presented at the ByWard Market. The next one is September 19. [NarCity]

Ottawan of the Day: Althia Raj. The former editoral manager of Huffington Post Canada – and its Ottawa bureau chief before it was all shut down – is joining the Toronto Star’s Ottawa bureau. [Toronto Star]

Quote: ‘I can't rationalize why these spaces are being closed to active transportation ... and why they're going back to just being roadways’ – Gabriel Rivett-Carnac, one of the thousands of people who took advantage of being able to walk and cycle Colonel By Drive and are dismayed that the National Capital Commission is reopening it to cars. [CBC]

Sports: CFL Montréal Alouettes 51 – Ottawa RedBlacks 29, last Friday. AUDL Toronto Rush 24 – Ottawa Outlaws 22, last Saturday.

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