Monday, August 9, 2021
The City has opened three emergency cooling centres for anyone who needs to beat today's extreme heat.
The centres, at City Hall, Plant Recreation Centre, and Overbrook Community Centre, will welcome everyone until 7 pm. [City of Ottawa]
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: ☀️ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 31°, low of 20°
Number: 1.8 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 1.75 per cent, 1.8 per cent, and two per cent. The increase in salary that unionized City workers have been awarded for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 after arbitration. [Ottawa Citizen]
Ottawans of the Day: Daniel Demois and Andy Willick. The duo, who have bought the ByTowne Cinema, are planning for a September relaunch. [Apartment 613]
Quote: ‘Dog poop in the parks is a far bigger priority to voters than you might think’ – Sun columnist Susan Sherring on her experience running for City council in 2014 [Ottawa Sun]
Sports: CFL Ottawa Redblacks 16 – Edmonton Elks 12, last Saturday. The Redblacks meet Saskatchewan on the 21st. CPL Hamilton Forge 2 – Atlético Ottawa 0, yesterday. Ottawa meets the Halifax Wanderers on the 14th. CEBL Niagara River Lions 89 - Ottawa Blackjacks 79, last night. AUDL Montréal Royal 22 – Ottawa Outlaws 18. Ottawa meets Montréal again Thursday.
All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with Friday.
EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT
⭕ The Province is spending an additional $25 million to buy thousands of high-efficiency particulate air – also known as HEPA – filters for schools before the first day. The Province is spending nearly $600 million on improving school heating and ventilation. [CBC]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️The Confederation Line has been closed after ‘a train's axle was dislodged from the rail’. The description sounds more like a derailment of one set of wheels of the out-of-service train. Replacement buses are runnig while OC Transpo investigates. [CBC]
▪️Two Ottawa-area MPs, both Liberals, will not run again in the next election. Health concerns mean that MP for Kanata-Carleton, Karen McCrimmon, will not run again. Extreme embarassment means that Pontiac MP Will Amos, the one that kept being nude on the internal Parliament Zoom chat, won't run again either. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️ Ottawa’s highest mural has been created on Bank Street. Artist Claudia Salguero will finish the giant mural on on the south side of Ottawa Community Housing Building at 1365 Bank St. on Friday. [CTV]
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