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Weekly News Review: Naming our new CFL team, Restaurant owner sentenced and Woodroffe Ave reopens ahead of schedule

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Now that it’s 99% certain that CFL football is coming back to Ottawa, the search for a team name begins. While no one got too attached to the Renegades, the Rough Riders still resonates with many Ottawa football fans, but we know there won’t be 2 teams with the same name – albeit different spelling – in a 9 team league. The Citizen looks at Ottawa’s history for inspiration for a new moniker. What do you like?

The 20th Ottawa Business Achievement Awards took place. Some of the winners included Halogen Software for company of the year,  Veritaaq IT Consulting won gold in the mid-market business of the year category, and gold for new business of the year went to Tindr Solutions Inc.

University of Ottawa founder, Father Roger Guindon, passed away this weekend at the age of 92. Says University of Ottawa President Allan Rock of Guindon: “Under his remarkable leadership, a small private institution owned by the Roman Catholic Church transformed itself in 1965 into what was to become one of Canada’s leading public universities.”

Marisol Simoes, co-owner of Mambo Nuevo Latino and Kinki, was found guilty in September of sending lewd emails to the boss of Elayna Katz after the Ottawa woman posted bad reviews of Mambo in 2009. Now, she’s been sentenced to 90 days in jail and probation for two years after she was found guilty of libel against a restaurant reviewer.

Good news for drivers in Nepean, Woodroffe Avenue in both directions has reopened, sooner than was planned. The $8-million Woodroffe construction project included sanitary sewer and water main upgrades, and was funded through Ottawa on the Move. 

 

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The Ottawa Red Pines: strong, tall, symbolic, (being the major export during the Ottawa River timber trade), native North American tree, works in both languages Les Pins Rouges d'Ottawa, it starts with `R` a condition wished for by Jeff Hunt, the team could use red - a colour used by many former and active Ottawa teams; the Sens, 67's, Renegades and Capital City Football Club. Plus, other than home builders, who doesn’t like trees?

- Laurent Robillard-Cardinal

New CFL team name: The Ottawa Sinkholes

- Keej

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