Weather: ❄️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of -7°, low of -15°.
Number: $8,085. The amount – so far – raised on a $5,000 goal to buy restaurant meals for on-duty front-line hospital workers. [Ottawa Citizen] [GoFundMe]
Ottawans of the Day: Kylar Rathwell, Riley Richardson, Maël Rivard, Evie McDonald, Mark Zielonka, Maren Bradley, and Béatrice Olson. The prospects have been selected as RBC Future Olympians, seven out of 30 in Canada. [Ottawa Sports Pages]
Quote: ‘He wants to use her, the first-born girl, in a traditional ceremonial sacrifice to the gods. And, if that happens, she’s not going to be like she used to. After the sacrifice, she might become, God forbid, barren or mentally not balanced’ – Anna Omokhaye, terrified that her daughter may be subject to Female Genital Mutilation if they are deported back to Nigeria. Omokhaye and her daughter have been refused refugee status and were supposed to be deported last Saturday but remain on a hospital stay. [Ottawa Citizen]