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Weekly News Review: NHL’s back, save yourself from the flu, condos in New Edinburgh and more!

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The NHL lockout is finally over and the Sens, like many other teams, have promo-galore to entice fans back to Scotiabank Place. “Among the offerings to the fans is free parking on opening night, free admission to kids 14 years of age and younger in four of the first 10 home games, $1 popcorn and pop in seven of the first 10 games and half price merchandise up until the end of opening night at home.” Will the love of the game, or the special treats see you go back and support the Sens?

Our thoughts are with Councillor Stephen Blais who’s currently recovering from a heart attack suffered last week. Because there is no ‘acting councillor’ position, councillors from neighboring areas are stepping up on certain files in Blais’ Cumberland ward. No matter what, the people of Cumberland won’t have a vote at city council as long as Blais remains their councillor but out of action, so let’s hope for a speedy recovery.

With one of the worst flu seasons hitting Ottawa, the city has decided to re-open 3 flu clinics. The first of three one-day flu clinics will be held on Jan. 14 at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The second clinic will be held on Jan. 17 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Orleans from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The third clinic will be held Jan. 19 at a City of Ottawa facility from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 100 Constellation Dr. in Nepean.

Minto Group, who’s looking to purchase the empty land where a Home Hardware and 11 other businesess burnt in 2011, has filed its building plans for the space. An artist rendering shows an 9-storey condo tower with business at the bottom. One of the businesses that was saved from the fire – Bread & Roses Bakery – will be forced to move to a new location. Its new address will be 323 St.Laurent Blvd. This is bittersweet for owner Chris Green who did not want to move but this will keep his store in the community while also allowing him expand the business near the soon-to-be developed Rockliffe Airbase. A public meeting is set for Jan. 16  at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 39 Dufferin Rd. to discuss the new proposed building.
Photo by Sheldon DeF

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