UPDATE (3:52): The story has been posted on the Ottawa Citizen website now (thanks Carl):
"For the first time since Ottawa's transit strike began, the city and the union representing its 2,300 transit workers are talking, and the union says formal negotiations will restart on Saturday.
"Mayor Larry O’Brien met with the Amalgamated Transit Union national representative Randy Graham on Thursday, and they agreed to seek approval from their respective sides to restart negotiations — with no preconditions from either side."
So, if we're lucky, this could be the beginning of the end. Here's to hoping.