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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…

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Parkdale Night Market has become a welcome ‘lifeline’ for local distilleries and breweries

The line for craft beers and seltzers at Dominion City Brewing Company just kept getting longer as the sun set on the Parkdale Night Market Wednesday.  The market has been a staple in Hintonburg since 1924. But the market’s first night market opened last week, giving vendors more opportunities to reach customers. Parkdale now also hosts a variety of local…