What Ottawa is Talking About – 12 August 2021

12 August 2021

▪️Seven of the 19 double-decker buses taken out of service need to have their steering fixed. The 19 buses were of the same model as the bus that was stuck in a Carling Avenue ditch Tuesday. [Buldog Ottawa

+ Related The derailed O-Train on the Confederation line was slowly driven back to the depot, with workers walking alongside

▪️A vast collection of 16th- and 17th-century northern European art has been donated to the National Gallery of Canada. In one of the largest art donations in Canadian history, Montreal physicians Jonathan Meakins and Jacqueline McClaran have donated 258 prints, etchings and woodcuts, including works by Rembrandt, Brueghel and Dürer. The Collectors' Cosmos.The Meakins-McClaran Print Collectionwill be on display until November 14. [CBC]

▪️ A Gatineau man threatened Quebec politicians on Facebook, resulting in a car chase, tazers, and seized guns. After posing with a picture of a gun, the man got into his car, struck a chasing police vehicle, and eventually tried to punch an officer. The man's name and whom he threatened have been withheld. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa Police go undercover to retrieve generator stolen from food truck. The generator was stolen in May and turned up for sale on a website. The owners of Stoked saw the ad and called the police, who pretended to be interested buyers. [CTV]

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