An Ottawa Legend Dies

January 14, 2009

At least in its current form. bnr

Having spent the majority of my life in the Ottawa area, Bell Northern Research, Northern Telecom – then the combined Nortel brand has been a staple in this city for decades.

The massive layoffs of the last decade have been local news fodder that everyone in the region listens to, or tries to predict.

According to IT World Canada, the chapter has closed.

Nortel has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Although just a shadow of what it was, in this region it is a name that carries a lot of history.

And my best wishes to those currently working at Nortel, in Ottawa, Toronto or Richardson. (if there are still facilities there!)

I guess as Bob Seger wrote; Turn The Page…..


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