5 July 2021
Weather: ⛅️ Mix of sun and cloud. High of 28°, low of 19°
Number: 44. The number of affordable housing apartments in a new rental building in Zibi, funded by a Federal loan. The building will feature a zero carbon heating system that burns industrial waste and uses the Ottawa river for cooling. [Ottawa Citizen] [Zibi webpage]
Ottawan of the Day: Stacey Fisher. The then-PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa lead a team that has created a dementia calculator that figures out the risks. The biggest risk is age, so the calculator won't work for anyone under the age of 55. [CBC] [Dementia Calculator]
Quote: “An arbitrary decision for me to be associated with any charity, no matter how wonderful, is problematic. And it's disrespectful to me as an artist, quite frankly” – Thomas Brawn, a classical flute-playing busker. The busker programme has returned to the ByWard Market but the operators now require a QR Code sticker to be displayed next to each busker that will allow the audience to donate money to local charities, rotated monthly. [CBC]
Sports: CPL Valour FC 2 – Atlético Ottawa 0, last Saturday. Atlético meets Pacific FC Wednesday. CEBL Fraser Valley Bandits 92 – Ottawa BlackJacks 77, last Saturday. The BlackJacks visit the Edmonton Stingers tonight.