What Ottawa is Talking About – 26 April 2022

26 April 2022

▪️The organizer of the Rolling Thunder convoy warns there will be a ‘free-for-all’ if the City does not allow their motorcycles downtown. Ottawa Police have created an exclusion zone for traffic this weekend, allowing for people but not their vehicles to gather around the Parliament buildings. Rolling Thunder organizer Neil Sheard made his statement on YouTube. [CTV]

▪️Low-cost airline Swoop flew into Ottawa for the first time yesterday. The WestJet owned carrier has five flights per week to Edmonton and will start service to Winnipeg and Halifax in the coming months. [Ottawa Citizen] [Swoop]

▪️The summer camp and activity guides are now out. These camps are way different from when we were kids: veterinary camp, chef camp, and video game design sound fun. Plus what you'd expect like swimming, sports, and drama. The guide points out that many are inclusive of kids and adults with physical or developmental needs. There are some funds for people on low incomes. [City of Ottawa] [The Guides]

▪️New Ottawa resident David Cohen has a long interview on CBC. The new US ambassador to Canada has a lot to say about Canada – US relations but nothing about his new Rockcliffe residence. [CBC

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