Wednesday February 9, 2022

What Ottawa is Talking About – 9 February 2022

▪️Musician City Fidelia has launched the City Fidelia College Dropout ScholarshipTwo $1000 scholarships are available to young Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour to start their own business or go back to school.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Application Form]

During Monday's epic City Council meeting, several downtown councillors asked if routine Council business could be put off until the pressing issue of the Trucker protest was dealt with. They were voted down. Today's Council meeting is about the routine items. The Trucker protest is not on the agenda.

▪️Ryan Reynolds Way was approved by City Council. The street will be in a new, as yet unbuild, Orléans subsdivision. The honour is in recognition of the actor's philanthropy to the City he once lived in briefly. [CityNews]

▪️City Council pauses transfer of land for community housing due to neighbour’ s complaints. Last week, the City's finance and economic development committee approved selling an unwanted piece of City-owned land in Barrhaven to a community housing corporation for $2. Twenty-three homes were planning to be built. Councillor Jan Harder has put off the vote until the 23rd. [Kate Porter]

▪️City Council has said to to the National Capital Commission's plan to build six embassies in Mechanicsville, due to neighbour's complaints. Kitchissippi ward wouncillor Jeff Leiper says that the neighbours want to keep the vacant lots in the of green space. [Kate Porter]

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