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Last week, we wrote about how the City needed more organic recycling. 

Ottawa contracts with a company called Orgaworld to accept 80,000 tonnes of organics every year but only sends 71,000 tonnes. It means that we're paying $1 million extra for that 9,000 tonnes.

The City has made some headway in making up the difference by contracting with the Township of North Grenville, next door south, for their organics.

But a reader wrote to us: what about apartments? For all the effort that that City places on recycling organics, apartments are not required to take part  and it's up to individual landlords if they do.

The City has committed to intensification and, by that, filling in the urban areas with apartment buildings. 

 If council is serious about recycling, apartment organics recycling needs to be mandatory.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌦️ 40% chance of showers. High of 20°  

Number: 105. The number of people who are in self-isolation after after 40 people had a BBQ in an Ottawa park, resulting in at least 27 people testing positive.  [Global

Ottawan of the Day:  Gurbachan Singh Bedi. The Second World War veteran was honoured by Mayor Jim Watson as a City Builder for his volunteer service to both the Indo-Canadian Community and the wider community in Ottawa .   [City of Ottawa]

Quote: Why are we not bringing the military in? Why would we not do that” – Barrhaven Ward City Councillor Jan Harder on the hours-long waits for COVID-19 testing  [Ottawa Matters


For up-to-date info: 

Ottawa Public Health dashboard     Outaouais Public Health dashboard

OTTAWA: There have been 3679 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 158 since yesterday, and 280 deaths, one since yesterday.

OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1178 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 17 since yesterday, and 34 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ Ontario considering removing sore throat, nasal congestion and abdominal pain from list of symptoms that require kids to stay home from school. British Columbia has already removed them, as they consider these symptoms as not true indicators of COVID-19 [CBC]  

⭕ COVID-19 tests planned to begin at 13 Ottawa pharmacies Friday. Tests will be free but will require appointments. [CBC]

⭕ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the second wave of COVID-19 is here. “It’s all too likely we won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving, but we still have a shot at Christmas,” Trudeau said. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Petro Canada employee who worked on Bank Street and Conroy Road tests positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Matters]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

📲 How It Works  [Apple App Store] [Google Play App Store]

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▪️Mayor Jim Watson wants police forces to have the power to suspend officers without pay. The Police Act requires that police officers who are suspended for investigation are kept on full pay, sometimes for years. The Province has already passed legislation to permit this change but the Cabinet has not said the magic words to put it in force. [CBC]

▪️Low rise apartments are approved for Centretown, Sandy Hill, Vanier, Overbrook, Hintonburg, and Westboro. The City has approved zoning in these areas for eight to 12 unit apartment buildings to increase the number of residential units in urban neighbourhoods. [Ottawa Matters]

+ Related Developer reduces apartment building near Museum of Nature from 21 stories to 10

▪️Ottawa gets an October’s Very Own (OVO) store at the Rideau Centre.  Drake's clothing store, which features t-shirts, jackets and hoodies, will open this Saturday.  [Faces Mag] [OVO]

+ Related The Rise of Drake’s OVO Label


🏘️ LIVE HERE – Orléans edition

2112 Valin Street, Spring Ridge South

4 bed, 2.5 bath
This two storey family home with a two car garage sits on a peaceful, landscaped garden. There’s a master suite with a four piece bath and the remaining three bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom. Finished basement.



537 Arum Terrace

4 bed, 3 bath

Detached home with welcoming porch and additional entrance from the garage. Hardwood floors. The master suite features a walk-in shower as well as tub. The basement has a rough-in for a full shower, and has the potential to become an in-law suite.


Keller Williams Integrity Realty

833 June Grass Street, Avalon

3 bed, 3 bath

This contemporary and stylish two year old Minto townhome has a fenced yard and cosy finished basement. The kitchen includes an island for prep and casual meals. The master has both a good sized bath and as well as a walk-in closet.


Exit Excel Realty

8059 Jeanne D’arc Boulevard N, Chatelaine Village

3 bed, 1.5 bath
Semi-detached home backing onto a park, and lies within walking distance to future LRT. There’s a finished basement and a large backyard. There’s no bath with the master bedroom, but it does feature wall to wall closets.


Solid Rock Realty


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