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Author: Sarah Pledge Dickson


Going for Bananas: Orleans rallying behind Black-owned business after city rejects bid to operate on Petrie Island

The Orleans community is rallying behind Bananas Beach Grill & Rum Shack at Petrie Island after the owners announced they would close this summer because the city of Ottawa rejected their re-application to operate. A petition has gathered more than 3,000 signatures all in support of the small Black-owned business. Trevor and Jewel Mason, co-owners of Bananas in Orleans, found...