What Ottawa is Talking About – 17 March 2022

17 March 2022

▪️The woman who kidnapped an eight-day-old baby from his home last Mother's Day has been found not criminally responsible. The Shawville mother of three has been ordered to a mental health centre for an indeterminate time. The woman used bear spray on the baby's mother but was stopped in the street by a neighbour. [CBC]

▪️This is a pretty high concept idea for an article: ‘Your Ottawa Senators as Bad Religion Albums’. It's what it says on the tin: the writer has taken five Senators players and compared them to Bad Religion albums. [Silver Sevens]

▪️The qaummatitsiniq nunarjuamit qaujimajakkanik film festival runs until the 20th. The Inuit short-film festival is being projected on the Kipnes Lantern, outside the National Arts Centre. [APTN News] [Watch Online]

▪️The City has opened sandbag filling stations just in case, although the risk of spring flooding is low. The Public Works Spring Freshet Taskforce, which was created after the devastating 2017 flood, is monitoring the Ottawa and Rideau rivers. So far, everything seems nornmal. [CBC] [Sand bag stations]

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