Tuesday November 9, 2021

Stats – 9 November 2021

Weather: ?️ 30 per cent chance of showers. High of 14°, low of 2°

Number: $50,000. The amount won by Ottawa-built wellness app Flöka, which came in second at the SheBoot pitch competition for women entrepreneurs. [Ottawa Business Journal] [Flöka]

Honorary Ottawan of the Day: Professor Erno Rubik. The inventor of Rubik's Cube is in Ottawa for ‘A Morning with Ernő Rubik: Student Competition’ at Carleton University and as a guest of the Embassy of Hungary. Sorry, tickets are already gone. We just found out ourselves. [CTV

Quote: ‘If we don’t know why or how people are making decisions, and even if you do you are unable to hold them accountable, then you don’t have a democracy—you have something else​​​​​​​ – Former City councillor Clive Doucet, who is one of the opponents of building a new Civic Hospital campus on the Experimental Farm. Doucet wants a public inquiry on why plans for the new hospital were changed from Tunney's Pasture to the site near Dow's Lake. [Hill Times]

Sports: Yesterday, we reported the results of Saturday's CFL match as Toronto Argonauts 23 – Ottawa Senators 20. As one reader pointed out, there is no shame for Ottawa with that score, considering they had to play on skates. Of course, we meant the Ottawa RedBlacks. We regret giving wiseacres such an easy opportunity.

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