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    Ottawa, ON
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    and of course, my wife and daughters!

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  1. I spotted all three bus stop designs on Cahill Drive West between Uplands Drive and McCarthy Road this morning: Maple Leaf, Sweep and Big O, for want of a better name.
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45232892
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    LRT Spotting

    Spotted 1126 heading east over Riverside Drive/Vanier Parkway between Hurdman and Tremblay Stations this evening around 6:30.
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    TTC Orion VII Retirements

    Bomb squad training : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJiWTtoXP0
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Looking at these two buses, it looks as if they were standard on the S8M-5304A coaches, or at least the skylight version was: http://gmbus.com/143.htm http://gmbus.com/6051.htm There also appeared to be two roof hatches on the S6H-4504A coaches: http://gmbus.com/96.htm The roof hatches do not appear to have been used on the suburban coaches before 1972.
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    LRT Spotting

    Spotted 1129 at Blair Station this morning. 1102 is still there. EDIT: Corrected to say "morning."
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    WWF/WCW/WWE wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has passed away at the age of 63: https://www.wwe.com/article/jim-the-anvil-neidhart-passes-away
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    Invero Light Rebuild Project

    Spotted a very shiny Invero, missing its bumpers, plates, OC decals and numbers, and sporting stickers on its windows, being towed onto the WB Queensway at the Vanier Parkway at around 6:40 this evening.
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    LRT Spotting

    Spotted 1130 at Blair Station this evening. 1102 is still there.
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    Ottawa Double Decker Sightseeing Buses

    That's either an AEC Routemaster or a Regent III RT-type. They were a common sight on Ottawa's streets during the 1980s and 1990s. I'm interested in the Fishbowl visible between 0:34 and 0:35. It doesn't look like OC Transpo or CTCRO to me, and if this is from 1980, there would have been no buses left in the OTC livery.
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    OC Transpo have started to install new route maps on their bus stops. I spotted route <7> and route [20] maps on St. Laurent Blvd. in the Manor Park area. In other news, OC Transpo are extending route <12> to end at Queen and Metcalfe Streets after public outcry concerning the upcoming plan to end the route at Confederation Square: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/oc-transpo-tinkers-with-upcoming-changes-to-route-12
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    LRT Spotting

    1102 has been parked at Blair Station since August 4, and it was joined this morning by 1109.
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Blackhawks all-time leading scorer Stan Mikita dies at 78
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    STO bus spottings

    I drove by the Jean-Proulx garage not too long ago and there is a long line of Classics along one side of the property.
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    LRT Spotting

    Spotted 1109 at Blair Station this morning.