Article Date 06/04/2021

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Ottawa restaurateurs who have shut their patios are left fuming by people congregating in public spaces


Ottawa restaurateurs, who were prohibited late last week from opening their patios as part of the province's "emergency brake" on the spread of COVID-19, have felt all the more penalized after seeing people congregating en masse last weekend in public places and at big-box stores.

The weekend's balmy weather, which is expected to continue through this week, drew crowds, in particular, to the ByWard Market and to the queues outside high-capacity stores.

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