September 15, 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 residential streets. Residential streets are corridors of high importance to your family’s quality of life.  Being able to enjoy your home and safely walk to the community center, school, park or place of worship is our common objective. We are the …

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September 1, 2021

Be informed of important community priorities of candidates running in the federal election in Ottawa-Vanier

Every election we survey all candidates in Ottawa-Vanier about community issues and issues that face our City.  We believe it is an important way to inform voters and also to ensure that candidates and parties take a firm position on issues we face in Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier.  We have canvassed all candidates and can confirm participation of Mona …

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August 26, 2021

The City Needs Your Help Reducing Waste!

Do you care about our City? Do you have an opinion about waste, recycling, and compost? The City is looking for your feedback: Between August 9 and September 12, they will be engaging with our community on three potential curb-side garbage collection options to help keep organics and recyclables out of the landfill.  Some context on the current situation: Right now …

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August 23, 2021

The Ultimate Sacrifice: Team Canada Paralympic Athletes to Compete in Games Unlike Any Other (Ottawa Sportspage, August 2020)

Every Olympics – Summer or Winter, I get excited. The energy from the athletes, their families, our country comes together to support Team Canada. With the cancellation last year, it was beyond disappointing for sport, athletes and their families, with a sliver of hope that if we hold on, keep training and stay focused, we can beat the virus and compete on …

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August 16, 2021

City replacing aging small water meters with new high-resolution models

Over the next four years, the City of Ottawa will be working with Neptune Technology Group to replace 85,000 small water meters. They will be starting installations in Rideau-Vanier, Rideau-Rockliffe and Capital wards. This is a routine replacement done by the City as water meters are city property and have a lifecycle of about 25 years. Before Neptune technicians are …

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July 28, 2021

Active transportation in our City

I have worked extensively for more than 10 years to advance investments in active transportation in our City, including in our community of Lowertown, Sandy Hill, and Vanier.  Our office values safe transportation for all road users throughout our City. Notably, in our community, we have been working to reduce the number of missing links for sidewalks and cycling infrastructure, …

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July 20, 2021

Better Homes Loan Program

On July 7, Council unanimously approved the Better Homes Loan Program, which will enable homeowners to access financing to pay for home energy improvements and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program will make it easier and more affordable for you to pay for home improvements over time as you save on your energy bills.  As a homeowner, you could …

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July 12, 2021

E-buses Coming to Ottawa

On June 23rd, we took an essential step towards meeting the City’s Green House Gas Emission (GHG) reduction targets.   The City has the objective to reduce by 50 per cent 2030 its GHGs. A significant component of that relates to the electrification of transportation, including vehicle and transit. The e-buses purchasing plan is a vital step to meet the climate …

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July 6, 2021

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) continues to innovate: $300 million over nine years to modernize OCH communities

As Ottawa’s largest landlord, Ottawa Community Housing continues to innovate while providing quality homes for tenants. This investment is critical to provide predictability for repairs, ensuring that our communities are modern, more sustainable and greener. As chair of the board of Ottawa Community Housing, I am glad to see Ottawa Community Housing continue to innovate while providing quality homes for tenants. …

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