What Ottawa is Talking About – 20 September 2021

20 September 2021

▪️A football player with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees had died. Mechanical engineering student Francis Perron was a defensive lineman for the team, and died after a game Saturday against Toronto. There is no word yet on the cause. [CBC]

▪️A Confederation Line O-train derailed yesterday, closing the line. The derailment, near Trembley station, did not cause any injurings to the passengers but the train itself was significantly damaged. Initial reports says that this derailment was for a completely different reason than last month's derailment. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ford Motors is building a large distribution centre in Casselman. The new facility, which replaces one in Toronto, will service both Ontario and Quebec car dealers with replacement parts. Around 150 new jobs are expected. [The Review]

▪️The Ottawa Showbox website is closing down. Launched in 2012 to cover Ottawa's music scene, the site's founders no longer have the time or energy to keep on and look forward to the next generation of cultural writers. The gig booking part of Showbox will continue.[Ottawa Showbox]

▪️Proof that Rick Chiarelli has a heart, as the city councillor has been sent back to hospital for complications. Chiarelli had open-heart quadruple bypass surgery in December 2019. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️An Ottawa Business Journal Headline that does not require anything extra from us: How pickleball can help fuel Ottawa’s economic recovery

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