What Ottawa is Talking About – 7 January 2022

7 January 2022

▪️Campaigners rally against turning Somerset ward apartment building into a parking lot. Although the tenants have been offered alternative apartments at the same rent, the campaigners decry destroying six affordable apartments in exchange for a parking lot. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa's house prices have gained 16 per cent annually since 2018. That's a better average than gains in the stock market, and much more than employee income has grown. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Blackberry is testing its automotive software in Kanata. Once a world famous maker of hard-keyboard mobile phones in Waterloo, the company is demonstrating car software that learns from the driver – everything from music choices to driving style to locking the doors if children are inside. [Ottawa Citizen

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