What Ottawa is Talking About – 4 October 2021

4 October 2021

▪️Panda Game partiers flip over a car during all-out revelry in Sandy Hill. Over 2000 people, mostly students, converged on Russell Avenue after the Panda Game match yesterday at TD Place. The Panda Game, Darren is told, is an annual football match between rivals University of Ottawa and Carleton University, with the winner receiving a stuffed panda, Pedro, as the prize. Residents say the car was flipped several times down the street. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Rental scammer advertised brand new townhouse on Kijiji, rented it out, and was paid two months rent before the owners discovered their new tenants. The owners gave the family, who paid $4300 to the scammer, a week to leave and now live in a relative's basement. Police think that a real estate service that allows agents to unlock houses remotely was involved. [CBC]

▪️The City has hired a new consultant to review what is wrong with the Confederation Line. Philadelphia-based TRA starts work today. The Confederation Line is still closed, for the third straight week. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Carleton University's annual biology butterfly show returns for its 22nd year. It's virtual only this year but live. [Carleton University]

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