Tuesday November 9, 2021

What Ottawa is Talking About – 9 November 2021

▪️Annie Pootoogook not only had a park named in her honour – as we wrote yesterday – but a police board room has also been renamed in the artists' honour. The Ottawa Police Service have renamed their executive boardroom the “Tunnganarniq boardroom in honour of Annie Pootoogook”. The word Tunnganarniq means “fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive”. The phrasing recognizes Inuit tradition, which reserves personal names for people, not inanimate objects. [Capital Current]

▪️The City of Ottawa has renamed two streets in honour of Canadian veterans. Dr. Jean Davey, the first woman doctor in the Canadian Forces (from 1941 – 1945) will be memorialized with a street in Barrhaven. Second World War intelligence officer David Wiens will be have a street named after him in Stittsville. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Google Streetview now works on the Ottawa River on the bit in front of Parliament Hill. Ottawa Riverkeeper, Chelsea Brian Redmond collaborated with Google to make the view happen. We're not willing to find out if using Google Directions sends us into the drink. [CBC[Google StreetRiverview]

▪️Councillor Catherine McKenney will again ask for a judicial inquiry about the Confederation Line. McKenney tried at a previous meeting but was ruled out of order, tomorrow's request will not have that problem. A judicial inquiry would allow a judge to call witnesses  and the process is public.  [CBC

+ Related Two O-Trains crashed in the maintenance yard. But it's okay, it won't affect the return-to-service plan of the Confederation Line.

▪️The Ottawa RedBlacks have fired their running back coach after he made insensitive remarks to Francophone players. [CBC]

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