A lot of things happen here. Actually, they don't. But we can pretend they do.
Let's rephrase that. We expect a lot of things to happen here in Ottawa. Whether it's that your bus will get stuck in a large pile of snow, or that you can always expect to be anxious driving beside a cyclist. It's just normal, everyday things that happen here in Ottawa.
But what about things that will never happen here? Will we be so lucky as to have BeaverTails deliver? Will we ever win the Stanley Cup? Probably not. But lets view the list of things that probably won't ever happen in Ottawa, and prepare ourselves to be upset.
1. No one rings the bell at Baseline Station for one day
2. Someone willingly moves to Barrhaven
3. Cycling becomes safe downtown
4. Bridgehead becomes more popular than Tim Hortons
5. Kanye West actually moves here
6. Ottawa becomes the hotspot for concerts
7. There is perfect weather in Ottawa and...
8. No one complains about the weather for one day
9. Bus fares decreasing and never increasing again
10. The Ottawa Senators bring home the Stanley Cup
11. Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama's have a bro-vacation here
12. A movie set in Ottawa wins an Academy Award
13. A new and amazing bar/club opens up downtown every month replacing old ones
14. We're actually known as the capital of Canada worldwide
15. People love the Chateau Laurier expansion
16. There's a BeaverTail shack at every major corner in the city
17. The LRT gets finished exactly when it's planned to be
18. You meet the love of your life at Tequila Jacks
19. The Canal becomes clean enough to swim in
20. All of these celebrities miss living in Ottawa so much, that they move back and Ottawa becomes the new Toronto
"It's looking positive to be able to open schools towards the end of May if the rate of COVID continues to come down in our community."
Etches also mentioned that a regional approach might be the best option when it comes to reopening schools across the province.
"What am I encouraged by, is the conversations about being able to open schools is happening and that is something where I think the regional approach is a valid way to go," she stated. "That's the first step, we need to get schools open and then we need to take a look at other measures that could be relaxed."
According to police, Shanks "had previously engaged with the mother of the child on a social media chat group for new mothers and had brought a gift for the mother and newborn at her home" on Friday, just two days before the alleged abduction.
Shanks is said to have "forcefully entered" the Ottawa home using bear repellent spray and abducted the baby, however, neighbours intervened and were able to "detain" Shanks until police arrived.
The baby was given to Ottawa Paramedics and was unharmed, authorities state — investigators also believe Shanks "may have been in contact with other new mothers" in similar social media groups.