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Weekly News Review: Sens draft, movies in Ottawa, Bridgehead roastery and more!

By François Levesque on June 25, 2012

The NHL draft was held this past weekend and the Sens selected Ottawa 67’s defenceman Cody Ceci in the first round. They also picked up Gatineau native François Brassard, goalie for the Québec Remparts. Furthermore, there was some chatter that the Sens are trying to land Rick Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets, but most sources say that’s unlikely to happen as Ottawa’s not on his preferred destination list.

Ottawa’s film and tv industry may pick up if Invest Ottawa has its way. IO is looking to invest in a new sound stage to attract productions that might to Toronto or Montreal instead. Before plans go ahead the project first needs to go through the city’s request for proposal process. The sound stage would allow for 40,000 square feet of  studio space. The $10-12 million dollar project could bring in millions more in economic activity to the city.

OpenFile highlighted some cool work done by Lees Avenue residents in creating a community garden for their neighbourhood, all in one day!  While there are a number of community gardens scattered across the city, I wish more initiatives like this would take place.

CTV reports that Bridgehead will be opening up its $3-million roastery this week to the public. The heavy renovations at the Anderson St. location, right off Preston St. in Little Italy, have been taking place since the winter. Here’s a sneak peak at the roastery. More to come from us on this shortly!