Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A short and late ottawan today. Circumstances prevailed, one of which was digging out our uncollected recycling bins from beneath the snow plow’s wake and dragging them back home.
We'll see you tomorrow– Martha and Darren
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Weather: ☀️ Sunny High of -13°, low of -18°.
Number: 50 per cent and 91 per cent. The per centage drop in new home building in Ottawa and Gatineau, respectively, in December over last year. [Ottawa Business Journal]
Ottawan of the Day: Donovan Makus. The University of Ottawa medical student is one of dozens who responded to a call from the Ottawa Hospital to help front line workers by doing basic care or running errands. [Ottawa Citizen]
Quote: ‘We're quite pleased with the service we were able to provide yesterday’ – City of Ottawa's director of transit operations, Troy Charter, impressed that the O Train operated in snow. [CTV]
Information is as of this morning. Changes are relative to yesterday.
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
The Health Unit is updating their systems and won't be reporting for a few days. This data is from last Friday.
⭕ Since there is no longer any contact tracing in schools, parents have been doing it themselves in a Facebook group. [Global] [Facebook]
+ Related The Ottawa Catholic School Board will notify parents of COVID-19 cases in their schools however
⭕ Premier Doug Ford hints that there will be some – unspecified – loosening of COVID-19 restrictions next week. The current restrictions are set to expire January 26. [CityNews]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The Ottawa Transit Riders Group wants to know what you thought of the free buses and trains in December. The City gave away free transit for a month as an apology for having no O-Train service for a month or so. We think what they are getting at is - did you use transit more often because it was free? [Survey]
▪️The City has lifted its no-sledding moritorium on municipal hills. [CityNews]
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