What Ottawa is Talking About – 23 July 2021

23 July 2021

▪️ People have been buying bricks honoring fascists and Nazi collaborators to fund the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Which is fair enough – lots of Nazis were victims of Communism as Soviet tanks rolled into Berlin during the Second World War – but it isn't exactly what the charity, Tribute to Liberty, was hoping for. The memorial, if it is ever built, will be on Wellington Street. [CBC]

▪️ The Royal Canadian Geographic Society has launched the Trebek Initiative for emerging Canadian exporers. Named in honour of Alex Trebek, who died last November, the iniative will provide $400,000 per year for uniquely Canadian projects. Trebek served as honorary president of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society from 2016 until 2020. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Mannotick resident chats with the Queen about her job  [CBC]

▪️ The allegation of abuse at Charmian Craven Child Care Centre in Gloucester has resulted in no charges being laid. A complaint was made to the Children’s Aid Society in April, who informed the Ottawa Police. The investigation has ended without charges. [CTV]

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