What Ottawa is Talking About – 16 August 2021

16 August 2021

▪️The Goulbourn Museum is giving away pre-stamped postcards to celebratie the art of hand-written correspondence. The Museum is promoting its With Love to All exhibition, highlighting the letters written by Private Sefton Stewart of Richmond, Ontario, who served in the First World War. He regularly signed his letters, “With Love to All”. The postcards – with which you are expected to write a letter to a friend – are available in the box in front of the museum. [Stittsville Central

▪️The off-duty Confederation line train didn't just re-rail, its axel broke. The City says that a ball bearing problem caused the trouble, resulting in a wheel snapping off the axel. The Confederation Line was back in service as of last Saturday. [CBC]

+ Related A handful of Conferation Line trains have been pulled from service for inspection

▪️ Neighbours opposed to the new Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital want it moved because of the trees. The ‘lament for the trees’ protest argues that 500 trees of the experimental farmed will be felled in construction and that the Civic Campus should be moved to Tunney's Pasture instead. [CBC]

▪️ Politico has launched a daily ‘Ottawa Playbook’ newsletter. This rubs against our we-cover-Ottawa-the-city-not-Ottawa-the-capital rule but we'll let it slide as many of you readers are Federal employees. The US based political media Behemoth has published daily Playbooks for Washington, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Brussels, London, and Paris plus one devoted to the West Wing. Now Parliament Hill has been deemed worthy of notice. [Politico]

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