What Ottawa is Talking About – 12 October 2021

12 October 2021

▪️After one year, 45 per cent of opioid users in Ottawa programme stopped taking the drug. The Managed Opioid Program run by Ottawa Inner City Health has been providing pharmaceutical quality opioids and a place to live to 26 participants. After one year, three quarters remained in the programme and nearly half had quit using the drug. A majority had also reconnected with family and a third had started a job or school. [CBC] [Study]

▪️The Algonquins of Ontario own less than one-third of the Tewin land, the rest is owned by the Taggart family. When the City permitted the controversial new subdivision to be built in a remote, unserviced area of Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson said it was an act of reconciliation to Indigenous people. However, the majority of the land is owned by the developers, Taggart, not the Algonquins of Ontario. [CBC]

▪️Eighteen residents were evacuated from their apartment building due to structual. The two low-rise buildings in Gatineau’s Mont Bleu neighbourhood were seen to have weaking structures in the cladding and the masonry. Residents cannot return until an engineer clears it. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️People who live near the Ottawa Airport will not have 5G service on their mobile phones. The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has told the telecom companies that they will not be permitted to add 5G service near airports as it may cause interference with navigation frequencies. 5G cell service is expected to provide near broadband quality speed for Internet service on phones.  [Toronto Star] [Maps showing where 5G will be excluded]

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