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Cumnberland Township Agriculture Socirty (CTAS) annual general meeting

 


Blackburn Community Association Annual General Meeting

 


The Good Time Band performing at the Orléans Legion

(Posted 3 p.m., Aug. 31)
Feltmate withdraws from Orléans Ward race
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline.ca

When businessman and restauranteur Doug Feltmate entered the municipal election in the race to represent Orléans Ward, on Ottawa city council he was immediately considered as one of the favourites.

With a lengthy record of community involvement, his extensive work in the area of economic development with Team Ottawa-Orléans, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Orléans BIA, Feltmate not only had the ability to raise the type of money needed to run a competitive campaign, he had a long list of contacts that he could call upon for advice.

Among his many endorsers were former Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely; Walter Robinson, chief of staff to former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien; former Orléans Chamber of Commerce director Gerry Dust; and Graham Bird.

In an exclusive interview with the Orléans Star, Feltmate cited his growing frustration with the campaign for reason for withdrawing from the race.

“I just got lost in the soup,” said Feltmate. “There’s so many candidates and so much noise that it makes it impossible to get your message out.”

Feltmate’s growing frustration with the process has had a negative effect on his motivation. “To tell you the truth my heart just wasn’t in it anymore.”

Although he has withdrawn from the race, Feltmate’s name will remain on the ballot along with that of Louise Soyez who withdrew from the race last month.

Feltmate says he will refocus his attention on helping with the Heart of Orléans BIA’s future expansion plans.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

 

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