What Ottawa is Talking About – 26 January 2022

26 January 2022

▪️Get ready to move to Ryan Reynolds way. The actor, who once lived in Vanier and has been generous with money and time to Ottawa organizations, is getting a street named after him in the East End. It will be located in a new subdivision is being developed at the corner of Mer Bleue and Brian Coburn. [CBC] [Location]

▪️Residents near the Eastway Tank Co. worry that their drinking water may be contaminated. The explosion at the company two weeks ago, which killed six people, brought forth allegations that fuel was dumped upon the ground. Ontario's environment ministry says the risk remains low. [CBC

▪️Dr Vera Etches will be awarded the key to the City Of Ottawa. The head of Ottawa Public Health is being honoured for her work fighting COVID-19. Mayor Jim Watson hopes that the ceremony can be held in person at City Hall. [CTV]

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