September 21, 2020

Stone walled – working to find a cannabis retail fix

Since the legalization of Cannabis in Canada, we watched as all government levels navigated this new terrain – from determining quantities, access and distribution – there were several unknowns at the beginning that now seem to be mostly sorted out.   The decision to allow private retail shops to distribute the product made an exciting landscape for obtaining cannabis legally.   The …

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September 16, 2020

Mathieu Fleury Community Update

COVID-19 update: Back to School The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every resident, business, community agency and government service. The City continues to work hard to ensure there is continuity in services available to residents, in addition to going above and beyond to supports those in need.   At the August 26th Council meeting, City Council extended, until the end of October, the temporary by-law that makes masks mandatory in indoor public …

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September 8, 2020

My statement and action on recent fires in Vanier

September 8 , 2020 I share the anxiety and concern of the community with recent fires in Vanier. I am thankful to Ottawa Fire for their quick response to these incidents. I, like most in our community, want to ensure residents that are effected are supported, but also that property owners are doing their due diligence in securing their properties and preventing these incidents, to the greatest extent …

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September 1, 2020

Hometown Heroes: Ottawa Sport Council’s Return to Play Toolkit

Celebrating the Special People who Drive our Sports Community As we are learning almost daily, getting back to normal is not necessarily the future. Instead, a new normal is forming.  For the sports community, it is an understatement to say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we play, interact and enjoy our favourite sports.  This has created a significant …

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August 27, 2020

A request for COVID-19 testing capacity in walking distance for downtown residents

August 27, 2020  Dr. Cameron Love,President and Chief Executive OfficerThe Ottawa Hospital Dear Dr. Love,  We represent residents in the five Ottawa wards in the city’s core. Throughout the pandemic, residents who have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, have been directed to one of the testing centres.  Unfortunately, none of the testing centres has been …

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August 19, 2020

Construction Updates in our Ward

Rideau Street Construction on Rideau street is advancing well with teams busy undertaking excavation work and improving services. In May and June, construction crews were busy working on improvements to the OLRT watermain, relocation and repairs to underground utilities, and installing a hydro structure and fire hydrant near Ogilvie Square. Traffic signals and streetlights will be updated. Updated landscaping will …

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August 14, 2020

GLAD Cleaning the Capital Program 2020 Fall Campaign

The annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital Program Fall Campaign will be implemented as part of Phase 2 of the City’s Recovery Plan. The Early Bird Registration will begin on August 15, 2020. On July 17, the Province of Ontario permitted gatherings of 100 people when outdoors, while maintaining physical distancing. The program will provide the necessary documentation to the registered …

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August 13, 2020

City’s Before and After School programs

The City will be starting its Before and After School programs at various locations on Thursday, September 3 to coincide with the reopening of schools. Registration opens online on Monday, August 24 at 9 pm. The program guide will be online Friday, August 21, providing information on hours and program locations. Prior to the program beginning, parents will receive a …

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August 12, 2020

Re-Opening of Ottawa Public Library Services

I am happy to share more updates on the re-opening of Public Library branches. As of August 17th, the Vanier Public Library will now be open ! New in-person services include browsing, use of public computers by appointment, and card registration. Employees at these select locations will also be available to assist customers with readers’ advisory and related questions. For …

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August 10, 2020

Traffic Calming in Vanier

Traffic along Vanier streets will slow down thanks to a new traffic calming plan. This new traffic calming plan is the direct result of the ongoing work with my office, community input and city staff. I am pleased to share these new traffic safety measures for Vanier, north of Montreal Road. The plan includes a combination of painted curb extensions …

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