Stats – 8 July 2021

8 July 2021

Weather: ☔️ Showers, at times heavy. High of 17°, low of 13°

Number: 150. The number of maple trees, planted for Canada’s 150th year, that have been abandoned by the City. Westboro beach neighbours are trying to save them. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day: Gurdeep Pandher. The Yukon Bhangra dancer becomes an Ottawan for a day with videos of his moves at Parliament Hill, the banks of the Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, the Rideau Canoe Club, and the Canadian Geographic Society. [CBC] [Videos]

Quote: “Jim Watson, I am not running in the next mayoral election, or ever” – Ottawa Centre MP and infrastructure minister Catherine McKenna, who has already said that she will not contest her seat again. [Ottawa Citizen]

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