What Ottawa is Talking About – 9 July 2021

9 July 2021

▪️The Orléans Dome has been approved by the City”s Planning Committee. The 18m high inflatable dome would cover the sports field at École secondaire catholique Garneau. Neighbour have complained, saying that nothing so large has been allowed anywhere else in Ontario and it is too close to residences. City staff have been given the authority to order more trees if needed. [CBC]

+ Related The Planning committee also approved a 26-storey tower at the intersection of Bank Street and Riverside Drive. Across the street, plans are already been submitted for 26 and 27 storey high buildings.

▪️Not that anyone wants to swim today, but you shouldn't at any Ottawa beach.  The rainfall has raised E. coli levels, says Ottawa Public Health. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Ottawa Hospital has created a calculator to guess when you will die. Just on Monday, we wrote about how the University of Ottawa had created a calculator to reckon when you will get dementia. Can't Ottawa academia look at developing flying cars or jetpacks or something instead? [The Hill] [The Calculator]

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