What Ottawa is Talking About – 4 April 2022

4 April 2022

▪️Small plane crashes in West Ottawa. The tiny plane crashed on the edge of the also-tiny Carp Airport. The two occupants had walked over to the airport building, without serious injury, by the time that Ottawa Fire Services showed up. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Parliament Buildings will be encased in a huge photo mural that looks just like the structure inside. Ottawa Tourism had asked for the covering back in 2016, arguing that a picture of the iconic view would be better for tourism that a bald construction site. The clock hands will be set at 12:45, representing the time the clock was installed in 1927. The CBC story keeps calling it a trompe l'oeil but unless you need to unfocus your eyes for five minutes and then see a sailboat, we're calling it a big mural. [CBC]

▪️The stately Robert Law House in Sandy Hill has been designated a heritage building by the City. The Queen Anne Revival style house was built in 1886 for Robert Law, a former Ottawa Chief Medical Officer. The house is owned by the University of Ottawa and used as office space. [Capital Current]

▪️The Carleton Ravens begin their run in the 2022 U Sports men's basketball national championship today. They play against Victoria at 10 pm tonight. This CBC link has a video player to watch it. [CBC]

▪️A Toronto woman, whose mother used the Broadview Fertility Clinic run by Dr Norman Barwin, writes about how she learned the truth of her biological father. Barwin was sued by patients and reprimanded by the College of Physicians for using his own sperm to impregnate his patients. [Toronto Life]

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