What Ottawa is Talking About – 14 July 2021

14 July 2021

▪️The Bellwood Boulder has found a home in Windsor Park. The 16-tonne ball of rock was discovered during sewer work in Old Ottawa South, resulting in residents demanding that the glacial erratic be saved. Yes, it's a slow news day today. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️A Connecticut casino has dropped its lawsuit against Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. The Mohegan Sun casino alleged that Melnuk paid for $900,000 in markers with five bank draughts, which were ultimately not honoured by the bank in Toronto. Melnyk’s lawyers argued, among other things, that the casino waited too long to cash the draughts, causing them to go stale. There was no reason given for why the casino dropped the suit. [The Day]

▪️The National Gallery will be displaying Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition when it reopens Friday. The travelling show was supposed to be at the gallery in May. Two oil paintings never before shown in Canada, The Blinding of Samson (1636) from the Städel and Landscape with Stone Bridge from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will join works from the Gallery’s own collection. The show will move on to Germany in September. [The Art Newspaper]

▪️Ottawa moves into the top 10 ranking of North American tech talent hubs. Sure, last week we reported how a different survey saw that Ottawa had dropped in tech rankings but this one, CBRE’s 2021 Scoring Tech Talent, says Ottawa is in 10th place in North America. Toronto is fourth,  Vancouver is 11th, and Montreal 16th. The San Francisco area is number one. [Ottawa Business Journal] [The Report]

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