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Weekly News Review: Train relic at Lebreton Flats, new Ottawa.ca, a step closer towards a casino and more!

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This is old news, but old news you might not know about. Were you aware there was an old brew train recently uncovered underground at Lebreton Flats? Neither did I. The Citizen reports on it and highlights Ottawa’s booming brewery history of decades ago.

The City of Ottawa has launched its updated, user friendly website at ottawa.ca. You’ll be able to pay for several city services online. The website also adapts to the mobile experience, whether you are using a smart phone or tablet. In other city news, the Rink of Dreams opened last Friday but the warmer weather and rain on Sunday is likely to keep it closed for a few days. Check here to know if the rink is open or closed.

It’s still not a guarantee that Ottawa will end up with a casino, although it seems more likely with the news this week that the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation (OLG) has officially invited companies to bid for a potential new gambling facility in the Ottawa area. Read the document in full on CBC.

Looks like CBC Radio is losing some ground with listeners in the Ottawa region. The number of people listening to CBC Radio One in Ottawa fell more than 10 per cent in the fall of 2012. Hot 89.9 gets first place according to the BBM Report, followed by CBC Radio One, Majic 100, Kiss FM and CFRA.

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