Sewer protesters bring ‘mucking’ concerns to mayor’s office
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 2017

Protestors buttonholed the city manager Wednesday but were stopped by the glass wall outside the mayor’s office as they called for changes to how the city will dig a new super sewer through the core.

Stanley Park, which is along the Rideau River not far from Sussex Drive, is poised to be a major construction and extraction area for the $232-million crosstown sewage tunnel, which will intercept overflow from combined sewers before it hits the Ottawa River.

Wearing construction vests and hard hats, about 50 protestors from the New Edinburgh community filed into chambers after a council meeting to do some intercepting of their own as politicians left the room.

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