income inequality in Bells Corners


Life is grand but…

…it’s tough to be poor in Bells Corners.

Gray = below the national median household income of $70K; orange = above

The super-rich live in rural Kanata, Cedarview/Old Orchard, Rockliffe, Manotick…

It won’t get any easier to be poor in Bells Corners when the thrift store closes thanks to a finger licking’ bad tax giveaway to the 1%.

Hypocritical politicians want your vote.

Visiting the heritage Bel-Air is like stepping back in time. It’s one of the very few places left in Ottawa where you can get your gas pumped and your oil checked by a friendly attendant, a service appreciated by many elderly and nostalgic customers.

The coin-operated car wash uses hot fresh water. Each bay has a holding tank to protect Stillwater Creek; used water is eventually discharged into the stormwater system.

How long will the Bel-Air survive? They face some obstacles: tax subsidies to their local competition, unfair competition from Airbnb in Bells Corners and gas price gouging by the big oil companies.

More skulduggery as Mother’s/Hemmingway’s/Cock and Bull/1951 West is demolished.

Lisa MacLeod is against fair wages: “Let the working poor use my buddy Erin’s religious food bank.”

Recognize this bike thief?

Caught in the act on Hadley Court Korn Private.

Recognize this TV thief?

Caught red-handed on Oberon.

Cheeky.

Last 30 days of crime.

Prayer hall in the Sunni mosque.

Shias are welcome to pray here too.

Irish “newlyweds” at Local Heroes.

Live band plays to a packed house.

This guy wanted a funny photo for his Plenty Of Fish profile picture.

These guys got a free bike-taxi ride from Local Heroes to Arnold.

I smell a rat at Loblaws.

The only housing coop in Bells Corners.


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