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

By François Levesque on November 19, 2012


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.