What Ottawa is Talking About – 13 January 2022

13 January 2022

▪️Former CTV weatherman J.J. Clarke has been found not criminally responsive for harassment charges. A judge agreed with a report by a a forensic psychiatrist that Clarke was not of sound mind and need not stand trial. Clarke had been charged with harassment of two women and a man. [CBC]

▪️Gatineau's largest rental landlord is now refunding application fees after getting caught out. Osgoode Properties had been charging $150 application fees to prospective renters for years despite it being illegal on the face of it. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Carleton University Ravens have fired their head coach. Steve Sumarah had been head coach since football returned to the university in 2013 (it left in 1998). A search is underway for his replacement. [Ottawa Sun]

▪️The BeaverTails Ice Dragon Boat Festival has been cancelled for obvious reasons. It would have coincided with Winterlude later in the month, which itself is cancelled. The Tim Horton's Dragon Boat festival in June is still on. [Ottawa Citizen]

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