Friday November 19, 2021

What Ottawa is Talking About – 19 November 2021

▪️Mayor Jim Watson requested a meeting with the Provincial transportation minister before a public inquiry over the O-Train was called. In a letter, Watson asked Minister Caroline Mulroney for an opportunity to brief her on the issues and what City Council is doing. He also said that city councillors that wanted a inquiry were opposed to private sector involvement.  [CBC]

+ Related The Province is funding the inquiry and wants it completed before next October's Civic election

+ Related The Provincial transportation minister says that funding from the Province could be ‘impacted’ if she doesn't like what the inquiry finds

▪️The only grocery store in St-Isidore is closing. Lyne and Jacques Roy, who have operated the Valu Mart for 30 years are retiring and moving to Blue Sea, from this tiny village East of Ottawa. Twenty-three employees will lose their jobs. [The Review]

▪️On our Wednesday Food + Drink round-up, we wrote about the new Harmons Steak House. The Citizen‘s reviewer liked it. Well, Heritage meisters UrbSite take a look at the building and the woman that the steakhouse is named after, Maria Harmon, who operated Harmon's Day School for Young Ladies on the site between 1892 and 1904. [UrbSite]

▪️The Drive-thru Magic of Lights begins tonight at Wesley Clover Park. Tickets are $20 per car in advance, $30 on the spot. [CTV] [Tickets]

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