Celebrate the Ottawa River in music and song

By Eva Schacherl, Kitchissippi Times, August 8, 2018

The idea for a concert at Westboro Beach was hatched at the community’s opening barbecue in June. Several  Kitchissippi-area volunteers were there, collecting signatures on a petition to protect the Ottawa River from nuclear waste contamination.

This ‘sleeper’ issue has been well below the radar for local residents, it’s fair to say. That’s in spite of the fact that the proposal for a nuclear waste mega-dump at Chalk River (a federal government nuclear research facility) surfaced in 2016, and that Ottawa residents could not depend more on the Ottawa River – for drinking water, recreation and quality of life.


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