10 January 2022
▪️The Queen Elizabeth Driveway will again open to pedestrians and cyclists on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm. The National Capital Commission will close the road starting next weekend between Somerset Street West in Centretown and Fifth Avenue in the Glebe. [Ottawa Citizen]
+ Related The NCC is looking to bring back concessions along the Rideau Canal skateway. Rentals and concessions had been shut due to COVID-19 safety measures but the NCC is considering how to re-open safely.
▪️Local mom-and-pop business Shopify drops to second place as Canada's most valuable publicly traded company. The Royal Bank of Canada now takes top spot, with a a market capitalization of $197 billion, ahead of Shopify’s $190 billion. [Ottawa Business Journal]
▪️Former inmate of Ottawa jail is suing after drone incident. Last September, a drone landed in the central yard of the Ottawa Jail, suspected to be carrying drugs. The ex-inmate says the guards response was physical abuse and humiliation at gunpoint. The ex-inmate is an American who was in jail awaiting a hearing for smuggling is own registered gun across the border. He maintains that it was an accident and he did not intend to drive into Canada. [Ottawa Citizen]