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Number: $2,000. The price you need to pay if you woud like one of Victoria Barber Shop’s famous barber chairs. The nearly 100 year-old shop has been patronized by Prime Ministers and MPs, Supreme Court justices, and the odd athlete. The shop is selling the chair as the landlord – the Feds – is redoing the floor and they don't actually need three chairs. (The story says $1,000 but public interest has increased the price to $2,000) [CBC] [Facebook Marketplace Ad]
Ottawan of the Day: Catherine McKenna. The former MP for Ottawa Centre has been appointed chair of a new United Nations panel that aims to to examine the credibility of corporate and local-government plans on climate change. [CBC]
Quote: ‘My diet is the same because I’ve been diabetic, for like two years. They need to provide more things to the people who have special needs and special diets, which they don’t ... I've tried to talk to them, (about accommodating a specialized diet for diabetes) and they said, no, what they get is what they get. When I left there, I had peanut butter, they had no brown bread, so I had some peanut butter, I have a pound of beef, and they gave me three cans of lentils. They had no brown rice, I got a cantaloupe, and I think that was just about it. Like I walk over there, I'm like,“Jesus, I wish that I wouldn't have gone”’ – A participate in a survey for the research paper, More food for thought: a follow-up qualitative study on experiences of food bank access and food insecurity in Ottawa, Canada. The report concludes that food security for vulnerable people cannot be delivered by food banks. [BMC Public Health]