What’s going on?
That does not seem to be very decisive
It doesn't happen very often. The current wards were set up in 2001 when the Ottawa Megacity was created and were roughly the same number of people in each.
Nearly 20 years later, the urban and suburban wards have grown, and the rural wards have stayed the same. Suburban Barrhaven has twice as many people as rural West-Carleton-Osgoode now.
Why should we care?
City councils are the level of government that affect people's lives the most. From restaurants to garbage collection to Defunding the Police, City council is the one handing it. The City councillor elected from your Ward has direct decision making powers.
What are the options?
Unless we stay the same (23 wards plus the mayor), a decision will need to be made before the 2022 City election.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: ⛈️ 60% chance of showers. High of 28°
Quote: “A lot of people are just kind of oblivious. I’m the one who’s liable for a fine” – Cole Aghar, general manager of El Furniture Warehouse, who asks that people respect the line-ups and follow the pandemic rules [Ottawa Citzen]
⭕ There have been 2083 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 14 since Friday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, an increase of one.
⭕ One person dies every 18 seconds worldwide from COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ One more resident has died at the Peter D Clarke care home. The resident was the last person remaining in the home with COVID-19. Eight residents and one staff member have died . [Ottawa Citizen]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The National Gallery reopens July 18, the Ottawa Art Gallery opens July 23
▪️O-Train Line 1 is back in service, for the moment
▪️School trustee was ‘racially insensitve’ when she told teen to leave park
🍁 Celebrate Canada
With Canada Day happening this week, here’s a roundup of some more awesome Canadian womenswear brands:
▫️ Amelia Rose Apparel
▫️ Miik apparel is a collection of workwear and work-from-home wear that is not only cozy but it’s sustainable and most important: it’s made in Canada. They’re running a Canada Day give-away to win prizes from seven Canadian brands. [Miik]
▫️ Dotty clothing is designed by Heather Bolt and ethically made in Toronto. Designed for “real women living real life, who need clothing for their every day,” Dotty items are machine washable and extremely comfortable. [Dotty]
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▫️ L2 Customer Support Engineer
▫️ Blackberry is searching for a Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, to be responsible for government relations, legislative and regulatory affairs, and public policy advocacy in Canada. This position requires expertise in Canadian political affairs. Salary unspecified. [Blackberry]
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