What Ottawa is Talking About – 27 August 21

27 August 2021

▪️It's Canada Geese that have been closing the beaches of OttawaThe City had expected that the new sewage storage tunnel was opened, keeping human waste out of the Ottawa River and putting bacteria at bay. But no, Canada Geese had people so much that their waste has closed or limited swimming beaches 42 days this summer. [CBC]

▪️The bench featuring sculptures of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier that once greeted arrivals at Ottawa airport has been removed. The Airport Authority says that it has been removed as a gesture of reconcialition towards Indigenous communities because of Macdonald's creation of the residential school system. No word on what will happen to the airport's official name, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The bench itself has been donated to the Museum of Canadian History. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Sunwing announces 11 new destinations from Ottawa airport. Flights operate between November 2021 and April 2022 between Ottawa and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Cancun, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Cabos, Mexico; Mazatlán, Mexico; Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba; Varadero, Cuba; Cayo Coco, Cuba and Holguin, Cuba   [CTV

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