What Ottawa is Talking About – 12 November 2021

12 November 2021

▪️The Montreal Gazette has a review of the Somewhere Inn near Calabogie. The the husband-and-wife owners Joel Greaves and Devon Vaillancourt have taken a mid-1900s motel and put a minimalist makeover on it. [Montréal Gazette]

▪️A suspicious package was found at the National War Memorial downtown yesterday. Removing the package delayed the arrival of the Governor General, New Edinburgh’s Mary Simon, and her guest house tenant, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Both of them were then forced to show up during the two minutes silence at 11 am.  The Mounties later cleared the package as not suspicious. [Toronto Star]

▪️Satirical website The Beaverton has the fake headline of the day: ‘Ottawa LRT restarts after taping 6 buses together

+ Related Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari on the Rob Snow show says that the Province will take further action on the City's oversight of the LRT. (Podcast) 

▪️A 54-year old man has been arrrested for impersonating a police officer. The man drove a vehicle which resembled an unmarked police car complete with flashing lights and siren and had pulled over at least one member of the public. Police are asking the public if anyone else had a similar experience. [CTV

+ Related Years ago, Darren had a similar experience in Vancouver. He was driving downtown, and a guy stepped into the street holding a flashlight, held up a badge, and signaled him to pull over. A minute into the conversation, Darren asked to see the badge again. The guy demurred, so Darren drove off. 

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