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Saturday’s devastating storm that knocked the lights out at tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the city delivered a powerful feeling of deja vu to Jacqui Okum.
Organization has approved 340 applications and disbursed almost $900,000 over the past month under the Downtown Ottawa Business Relief Fund. 
Ottawa businesses plan to take advantage of the government support available to help them cover costs incurred during the weeks-long trucker convoy protest last month.
Relief measures approved Wednesday include $450,000 in grants to BIAs in areas affected by the three-week protests against vaccine mandates. 
Under the initiative announced last weekend, downtown businesses will be eligible for up to $10,000 to cover non-deferrable operational costs not covered by other federal programs. 
Lawyer Paul Champ and his small but mighty firm have launched a class-action lawsuit against the 'Freedom Convoy' protesters on behalf of thousands of downtown Ottawa residents and businesses.
With the trucker convoy and protests continuing in Ottawa for a second week, downtown business owners and employees are calling on various levels of government for support.