What Ottawa is Talking About – 25 October 2021

25 October 2021

▪️Ottawa bylawa is getting an increasing number of calls about residential chickens. Chickens are banned in the urban and suburban parts of the City. Some people even had roosters, which, to be honest, probably gives the game away pretty quickly. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ontarians are going to Gatineau for eye exams. Ontario optometrists have withdrawn their services from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan due to a dispute with the Province over pay. But the law does not allow for those eye services to be paid with private insurance, so people have been trying to book the exams in Gatineau. [CBC]

▪️The memorial to residential school children on Parliament Hill has been taken down. The spontaneous memorial was made mainly of children's shoes and toys. Elders of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation will determine which items are kept by the City for historical purposes, kept by the elders for safekeeping, or respectfully disposed. [CBC]

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