We have a new podcast nominated by a read to add to our constantly curated list of Ottawa podcasts.
City and Nuuchimii is a current affairs talk show hosted by Jenn Jefferys and Maïtée Saganash. And it's pretty interesting.
You can find it as well as a dozen other great local podcasts here.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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Number: $780. An average rent in Gatineau's Mont-Bleu district before the tornado hit in 2018. Newly built apartments are now charging $1,100 in this formerly low-rent area. [CBC]
Ottawan of the Day: Shawn Deneire. The owner of Galerie d’art Riverside in Wakefield wants to the town to remember its railway heritage by opening a museum and cafe in an old rail car on top of the still-existing turntable in Place Roquebrune. [The Low Down]
Quote: ‘The new head of transportation services must be someone who understands that transit is not a business’ – from an open letter by Ottawa Community Groups who want the public to be involved in hiring the next head of transportation now that the current head is retiring. [Open Letter]
💉 10,827,040 doses have been administered in Ontario
At this rate, it will take 3.3 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each
🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
📋 Public Health Reports:
⭕ Health Canada rejects 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine produced in a US plant that had contamination problems. Health Canada says that it could not be assured that the doses were contamination-free. [NY Times (Free to read but sign-up required)]
⭕ Ottawa pharmacies will receive 13,000 more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by request of Mayor Jim Watson. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ The Gatineau – Ottawa border crossing restrictions are scheduled to be lifed Wednesday [CTV]
🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App
Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️ The community advisory board that oversees the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre has been disbanded. The Provincial government shut down all 10 of the boards across the province June 4. Oversight boards watched over the treatment of inmates and recommended ways for jails to improve. Its members were able to visit the jail at any time. The Province says the board was not creating value for money. [CBC]
▪️ Mooney's Bay Park will close at 9pm for the next two weekends due to excessive crowds. DJs had been promoting that they would be playing in the evenings. [CBC]
▪️ The City is operating a five-day hazardous waste-a-thon from June 22 – 26. All household hazardous waste – except electronics – will be accepted. COVID rules apply, so everything must be boxed or bagged and staffers won't return anything, even gas canisters. The City also warns that the 4pm daily cut-off is strict – anyone waiting in line will be out of luck. 8 am - 4 pm, June 22 – 26, 3100 Conroy Road. [City of Ottawa]
▪️ The City has won an appeal against a developer over a lost water main. The developer won a 2019 lawsuit against the City when it had to redesign its Richmond Road plans after a water main was found to be only one metre from the property line. The City had told the developer there was one – but didn't know where or in what condition. The original court found that had the City not misrepresented the situation during rezoning, the developer could have bought land elsewhere. The appeal court said that the City’s rezoning process is not responsible for deciding if a project is viable. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Police Chief Peter Sloly is suing Ottawa Life magazine for defamation. The magazine ran an article in the March edition in which the Chief says is part of a ‘bizarre campaign’ to ruin his reputaion. A Carleton professor who was quoted in the article, “Rapes and Lies — the Cancerous Misconduct at the Ottawa Police Service.”, was also sued. [Ottawa Citizen] [Ottawa Life]
▪️ Uber, Lyft and EcoRides passengers will pay three cents more per ride to help pay for accessable transit in Ottawa. The City wanted the companies to pay 30 cents per ride to help fund transit for people with disabilities, who generally cannot use ride sharing services. As provincial law does not permit the City to levy the fees, the three companies volunteered to pay the three cents. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ A bear has been discovered snoozing in Barrhaven this morning. Conservation officers from the National Capital Commission are on the scene. [CTV]
▪️ The RedBlacks will begin playing again in August. The CFL has voted to continue play starting August 5. The league has been on hiatus since 2019 due to COVID-19. [CBC]
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