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Ottawa Looks To Refill Canal

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2012

What a difference two weeks make.

After the Ottawa City Council tied on a vote earlier this month to apply for a grant to water a stretch of the I&M Canal, they re-voted last night and said yes to the idea.  Commissioner Dale Baxter voted yes after missing the vote two weeks ago while Commissioner Ed Whitney changed his vote from no to yes but only to see what it’ll cost.

Commissioner Dan Aussem continues to be against the idea.  He doesn’t think the city should spend thousands of dollars to re-water the canal while asking city workers to take pay freezes.

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