Thursday March 10, 2022

What Ottawa is Talking About – 10 March 2022

▪️Walmart’s Baseline store has been closed since Sunday after someone set off a fire extinguisher. The person was arrested but the store, which has a large grocery section, is struggling over what has and hasn't been contaminated. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City has opened applications for small-scale, community-based grants that support an environmentally sustainable Ottawa.. The Community Environmental Projects Grant Programme has $52,000 to spend, with the average grant in the past being around $3,200. The criteria is pretty open – environmental sustainability – but they won't fund existing budgets, debts, or even refreshements. Deadline is March 31. [City of Ottawa]

▪️Permits for residents who want to rent out their properties short term – like on AirBNB – are now available. Under a new bylaw, anyone who offers up their residence for a short-term let must have a permit from the City. The permit limits rentals to two per bedroom and anyone who doesn't own their property must have written permission from the property owner. Everyone must be registered by April 1. [City of Ottawa]

▪️NarCity has 11 hidden gems of Ottawa that locals don't want anyone to know about.  They are: Rockcliffe Lookout, Princess Louise Falls, Morrison's Quarry, Bate Island, John Ceprano Rock Sculptures, Eagles Nest Lookout, Pinhey Sand Dunes, Parliament Hill Lookout, Corktown Footbridge, and Chaudiere Falls. Now you know. [NarCity Ottawa

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