El-Chantiry: dine-in ban timing terrible

WEST CARLETON – Right before the official start of Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 9), as COVID-19 numbers skyrocketed in the province, the Doug Ford Conservative government announced it was banning dine-in eating at restaurants in Ottawa, Toronto and the Peel Region in an effort to control the spike in cases in those three locations. West Carleton Coun. Eli El-Chantiry says the timing of the announcement couldn’t have been worse.

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Council votes for urban expansion

CITY HALL – Urban expansion is coming. After nearly four hours of discussion at Ottawa City Hall yesterday, (May 27) council approved the joint Planning and Agriculture and Rural Affairs  (ARAC) committees’ recommendation for what city staff calls a balanced approach to urban boundary expansion that may see as many as 1,650 hectares added to the urban boundary, taken from the suburban and rural areas of the city.

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