What Ottawa is Talking About – 17 January 2022

17 January 2022

▪️Last week’s explosion at Eastway Tank, Pump and Meter on Merivale Road has attracted the attention of multiple agencies. Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Service, the Ontario fire marshal, the Ministry of Labour, the coroner's office, and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority are all investigating. Six people are believed dead.  [CBC]

▪️Brigitte Cleroux, the fake nurse who scammed her way into jobs at an Ottawa fertility clinic and a dentist office has been found guilty of assault with a needle. Cleroux has been faking registration as a nurse for 30 years, and was caught out when a co-worker investigated her background last year. The Crown is asking for a ten year sentence. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Bruce Cockburn lends his voice to those who think it is assinine to build a new hospital on the Experimental Farm. Former Westboro resident Cockburn has thrown his lot in with Reimagine Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen] [YouTube]

▪️Local residents used kayaks to save a woman who drove down the Rideau River near Old Mill Way in her car and sank. She's fine but she has been charged with dangerous driving. The car is now under the ice. [Ottawa Citizen]

+ Video of her driving down the ice [Twitter]

+ Picture of the driver taking a selfie [Twitter]

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