June 11, 2021

Splash into Summer!

The summer has arrived early and we have another hot weekend ahead of us. This Means That: All splash pads are open across the city Outdoor pools are opening as per covid guidelines In our community Genest pool is opening All wading pools will open in June To book your time sign up here: https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/swimming Read the City’s Memo with …

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June 9, 2021

We’re Hiring!

Team Fleury: Community Liaison Location: Ottawa (Lowertown, Sandy Hill, and Vanier) Apply Here By June 17th: https://app06.ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/jobs.pl?id=2021-EX-EN-53301600-01 About the role: Team Fleury represents the heart of our City: Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier.  Every day we make a difference helping our residents by improving City services. We care about our community and are passionate about our City. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape …

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June 9, 2021

Increasing Safety on Residential Streets in Our Community

Safety in our community is of utmost importance. And one of the main drivers of worry is speeding along our streets. Now, this worry will soon be a thing of the past – with the introduction of 30km/hr zones in six zones in our community. I presented a report to Transportation Committee on April 26th and passed at Council on May 12. Link here:https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/cache/2/hdxhon3nln405410m30jhubg/70482006022021090126693.PDF The report requested to …

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June 7, 2021

We Need Your Help Improving Recreation Facilities!

The City is looking for your feedback on the first Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan will provide a framework to help the City determine what municipal parks and recreation facilities we will need in the next ten years to serve the needs of residents. They provided their Draft Plan at Council on May 26th and I have raised …

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May 11, 2021

The City of Ottawa is investing in residential streets in Vanier

The project is a complete road, sewer and watermain renewal for St. Denis Street, Lavergne Street and Ste. Monique Street Many people know the old joke that there are two seasons in Ottawa – winter and construction season – but for our community moving into construction season (And Spring!) is an exciting time as we get to see many of …

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May 5, 2021

New Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

Last week, Council passed the long-awaited regulations for a new by-law that would establish a host permit system for local short-term rental hosts, and rules for short-term rental platforms, like – Airbnb, and property managers.  As per the housing crisis report published on April 9th by the FairBnb.ca Coalition, about 3,000 short-term rental listings are available in Ottawa. 52% of these short-term rentals are …

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April 29, 2021

Letter to Dr. Williams for the Vaccination of Essential Workers

Dear Dr. Williams, We are writing to you today to urge the Provincial Government to accelerate access to vaccines for all essential workers, in Ottawa. Specifically, we are seeking clarity about when people who cannot work from home will be able to book appointments through the provincial booking system as a priority. For months, we have been inundated with messages …

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April 15, 2021

Construction continues along Montreal Road

On Sunday, April 18, a vibrant and welcoming main street with a well-balanced transportation network is one step closer to being complete for our residents and businesses.  Construction crews will resume work on Montreal Road from last year to replace aging underground infrastructure. Work includes watermain replacement, redoing sections of the sewer and roadway, including concrete sidewalks, cycle tracks, the …

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March 31, 2021

Spring thaw: Clean up and stay active (Image Sandyhill)

As we head into spring and shake off the last remnants of winter from our boots, but still remain in a pandemic, we continue to look for ways to get out, stay active and positive.   One thing I have always enjoyed as the ground begins to thaw is that the trees and plants and parks become more alive again. For many in …

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