Zibi development in Ottawa behind schedule

The shovels are in the ground, and demolition has begun. That means a controversial $1.2 billion redevelopment on the outskirts of downtown Ottawa is underway.

Todd Lamirande
APTN National News
The shovels are in the ground, and demolition has begun.

That means a controversial $1.2 billion redevelopment on the outskirts of downtown Ottawa is underway.

Known as Zibi, it promises to provide jobs for members of Algonquin First nations.

And that was a big part of the message at a news conference Thursday.

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Todd Lamirande is Red River Métis. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a writer - researcher. He went on to be a videojournalist based in Vancouver. Todd has hosted three programs for APTN News and Current Affairs: the national news, Investigates and Nation to Nation.