Group expelled from an Ottawa church and the opening of the largest Canadian Tire store in Canada: the top five stories of the week

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The united people of Canada are kicked out of an Ottawa church, roller skating makes a comeback, and Canada’s largest Canadian Tire store opens in Ottawa.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca takes a look at the top five stories in Ottawa this week.

A group with ties to the Freedom Convoy left an Ottawa church on Friday, hours after a judge issued an order to evict the group.

On Friday, Ontario Superior Court of Justice Judge Sally Gomery granted a request by the owners of St. Brigid’s on St. Patrick Street to evict the United People of Canada from the property.

Owner Patrick McDonald sought the court order to enforce the group’s eviction, claiming they failed to make payments of $100,000 as part of a conditional sale of the church, owed $10,000 in rent and violated heritage rules.

Gomery also ruled that TUPOC must pay $53,000 in fees to the owners of the property within 30 days.

McDonald told CTV News Ottawa he was “delighted” with the decision.

St. Brigid’s Church was conditionally sold to TUPOC on June 15, with the group saying it wanted to use the historic property as its “embassy.” The property is listed for $5.95 million.

TUPOC director William Komer said the group planned to appeal the court’s decision but would leave “as soon as possible”.

Earlier this week, Andrew Pinsent of Newstalk 580 CFRA reported that Komer-owned companies are accused of taking thousands of dollars from their clients and leaving them in the dark.

The United People of Canada stayed at St. Brigid’s Church in Ottawa’s Lowertown on Thursday, after a deadline passed for them to vacate the church due to an eviction order. (Jim O’Grady/CTV News Ottawa)

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Ottawa on Monday to bid farewell to Canada’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Ottawa and Canada honored the Queen with a national day of mourning, a memorial parade and a memorial service at Christ Church Cathedral.

“I felt like I could be a part of it, not being in the UK, I felt like I could honor him here,” said Rachel Hobley, while watching the memorial parade with her husband. and his son. “She was just such a good figurehead. Dignified, inspiring, leads the UK so well.”

JoAnne Mead Cramer traveled from Brockville. “I was just thinking how privileged we are to have had such a wonderful monarch as the Queen of Canada,” she said.

Captain Fraser Clarke, a member of the Queen’s Ceremonial Guard, led her two young sons in the procession. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime momentous occasion,” he said.

Clarke said he wanted his sons to learn the importance of the crown in Canada. “I felt it was important to show our own appreciation for the service she gave us and the example she set.”

Residents line the streets of Ottawa to watch the procession to Christ Church Cathedral in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral in the UK on September 19, 2022. (Ryan Arden/CTV News Ottawa )

Five children were assessed by paramedics after an unexplained series of allergic reactions at a west Ottawa daycare center.

Emergency crews responded to a hazmat call at the Stepping Up daycare center on Glencoe Street, between Bellman Drive and Midland Crescent, just after noon on Wednesday.

The owner/director of the Stepping up daycare center said that a child had an allergic reaction during lunchtime at the daycare. As paramedics watched one child, another child had an allergic reaction in the second class and two children started showing hives.

An Ottawa Fire Department spokesperson told CTV News Ottawa that initial investigation suggested a change in a cleaning product caused minor allergic reactions in children, but it is now possible that it was caused by a food product. The spokesperson says the cause of the allergic reaction is “still undetermined”.

Emergency crews responded to a hazmat call at a daycare center on Glencoe Street in south Ottawa. (Colton Praill/CTV News Ottawa)

The largest Canadian Tire store in Canada is now open at Carlingwood Shopping Center in Ottawa.

As Canadian Tire celebrates its 100e anniversary this month, the company opened a 135,000-square-foot store on Thursday at the site of the former Sears store in the Carling Avenue mall.

Considered a Canadian Tire “remarkable retail” store, the store features a six-car canopy area for customers to click through and pick up their purchases online, a garden center, and a car service with a car show and premium tires. wall.

Construction of the new Carlingwood Mall store began in the fall of 2019.

Canadian Tire opened a new store at the Carlingwood Mall on Thursday. The 135,000 square foot store is the largest Canadian Tire store in Canada. (Jim O’Grady/CTV News Ottawa)

Roller skating is coming back to Ottawa in a big way

Roller skating is back in Ottawa.

A new 20,000 square foot rink will open in December in a section of the Ottawa Citizen building on Baxter Road.

“Obviously there’s a great need for this,” says Michee Jean, co-owner of 4 Wheelies. “There’s a huge community of roller skaters in Ottawa. And so far the response has been great. And a lot of people are looking forward to it being open.”

Co-owner Josefa Mampihaona says he wants to pay homage to the Ottawa rinks that preceded them.

“There’s an arcade, there’s party rooms, there’s a restaurant, there’s a bar,” says Mampihaona. “It’s very modern, but I want to put in stuff that you know pays homage to everything Skateway and Skatuim had before.”

Artist renderings of a new roller rink that will open in a section of the Ottawa Citizen building on Baxter Road. (Courtesy of 4 Wheelies)
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