December 1, 2021

Winter 2021 Community Update

As the winter approaches, I want to take the time to share a final community update for 2021 and reflect on this past year.  We’ve seen great progress in City infrastructure projects in our community. This includes 1.2km out of the full 2km of Montreal Road now complete. Starting December 19th, one lane will reopen in each direction and bus #15 will come back to Montreal Road.   We’ve also celebrated the reopening of Riverain Park, …

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November 30, 2021

Celebrate the holidays in our community (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

CF Rideau Centre: Santa is back Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 24 experience the magic of the holiday season and visit Santa, in person, at the CF Rideau Centre.To keep everyone safe, visits with Santa are by reservation only and a $5 fee will apply to each booking. All fees will be donated to Youth Services Bureau and CF Rideau …

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November 30, 2021

Infrastructure year in review (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

Montreal Road This year, Montreal Road Renewal Project has completed 1.2 kilometre out of the total 2 kilometre length of road, curbs, sidewalk, and cycle track work. This has also included landscaping, utility pole burial, bus shelters, new traffic signals and modernized public plazas at Place Dupuis, Bradley, and Emond Streets.  One lane of traffic will remain open in each …

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November 30, 2021

No drama, no scrutiny, and no big ideas: We need to change how the City of Ottawa budgets (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

It was budget day last Wednesday at Ottawa City Hall. If you and your family didn’t notice, that’s exactly what certain people at City Hall were hoping. Over my decade as an elected official, I have witnessed the budgeting process become increasingly more ‘closed circle’ with limited analysis or opportunity for challenge at the Council table. At the ward level, …

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November 30, 2021

Welcome one and all to Annie Pootoogook Park! (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

In February 2021 Sandy Hill Park was renamed Annie Pootoogook park following a community wide effort led by Stephanie Plante. On Sunday, November 7th we held an Official Naming Ceremony to celebrate this, as well as Annie’s Legacy and Impact.  Annie Pootoogook was a well beloved Inuit artist. Her ink and crayon drawings oushed the boundaries of what Canada and the …

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November 30, 2021

Riverain Park ollies up to next phase (Newsletter: Winter 2021)

As the first phase of Riverain Park comes to an end, the City has ramped up consultation and planning for phase 2 of one of our most significant park revitalization projects for Vanier.  We began construction for the modernization of Riverain Park in Fall 2020, with the renewal and upgrade of existing play structure amenities as well as added new features, such as a splash …

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November 27, 2021

A look back, and moving forward (IMAGE Sandy Hill, Winter 2021)

As we come closer to the end of the year, I am amazed at what we have accomplished as a community. Especially under these different, and uncertain times. And although a new year is fast approaching, there is still much more work that needs to be done – including completing the review of the City’s 2022 Budget. As it stands …

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November 27, 2021

Sweet rebuilding ahead (Perspectives Vanier, Winter 2021)

As we round out this year in Vanier, I am pleased with the accomplishments we have managed despite living within a pandemic that has altered how we live, work and play in this community. We have managed to ensure that the path forward for a brighter, modern neighbourhood is on the horizon for this lively community. With the City’s new …

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November 26, 2021

Winter 2021-2022

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – As long as we have a plan Here is what the City is doing to manage winter maintenance this year. Below you will find useful information on snow removal, parking bans (and what they mean) and what to do if there are snow concerns on your street.  As always, I …

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November 24, 2021

2022 Year of the Garden in Ottawa

On November 24th, City Council approves my motion supported by Just Food, Gardens Ottawa and the community gardening network. 2022 will be the Year Of The Garden in the city of Ottawa. These are valuable assets for quality of life & health, beauty, food security, biodiversity & enviro sustainability Here’s the motion I presented to council. Re: Year of the …

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