Egan: Welcome to store-free Ottawa — the giant warehouse with home delivery

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen

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'“On nearly every aspect, it goes against the planning policies,” said Teddie Laframboise, a farmer and riding school owner who helped found the opposition Rideau Action Group.

What about the goal of the 15-minute neighbourhood, she wondered? What about preserving the village character? What about those who bought or built close by, thinking it was “country”? What about the earlier commercial plan, much debated, for the site?'

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