October 16, 2019

Celebrate Vanier – Vanier 50

Welcome to Vanier 50! – Denis Gratton The former town of Vanier was nicknamed the Bastion of Francophone Ontario. However, until 1969, even though 98% of the population was francophone, it carried the English name of Eastview – the result of the fusion of three communities: Janeville, Clarkstown and Clandeboye. It is ironic that this town should bear an English …

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October 16, 2019

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 that participation of …

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October 15, 2019

Letter to Finance Ministers regarding payday loans

Council recently passed the zoning changes to protect communities from Pay day Loans.  My council direction of pushing the Federal Government to do more has been sent to Minister responsible. October 7, 2019 The Honourable William Francis Morneau Minister of Finance Department of Finance Canada 90 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0G5   The Honourable Rod Phillips Minister of Finance …

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October 11, 2019

Budget Consultation

Join us next week on October 16 from 6:30 to 8 pm at Saint-Anne Elementary School (235 Beausoleil Drive) for our community budget consultation.

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October 10, 2019

Panda Game Sandy Hill Impact Statement

Over the weekend the University of Ottawa and Carleton University hosted the annual Panda Game at Lansdowne Park. I chair the Town and Gown committee, which collaborates with the university, students, the community and the city on Sandy Hill community issues. I want to thank residents in Sandy Hill for their patience and engagement. While a great deal of planning …

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October 10, 2019

Happy Halloween – Joyeux Halloween à tous

With Halloween just around the corner, I am excited to announce there are a few family-fun events to take the kids to this month. Right here in Vanier, as always, there will be the ninth edition of the Halloween Safe Zone at Partage Vanier. The event, co-hosted by the Vanier Community Association and Crime Stoppers, runs from 6 p.m. to …

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October 8, 2019

Project update: Montreal Road Revitalization

The City of Ottawa is undertaking construction of the Montreal Road Revitalization project from North River Road to St. Laurent Boulevard. The project also includes reconstruction of North River Road from Montreal Road to the North River Road cul-de-sac for a total distance of 560 metres length. Key plan Utility construction and project tender update In the months of August and …

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October 4, 2019

Trees!

Nearly half of the National Capital Region is covered by tree canopy. However, the tree canopy is not evenly distributed.  As we look more closely, Rideau-Vanier’s tree canopy is less than the region’s average – sitting at 27 per cent. Trees offer homes for wildlife; they help reduce hot temperatures, can improve mental health, and help keep the air clean. …

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October 2, 2019

Changes coming to how payday loan establishments operate

This week at council, we implemented changes to how payday loan establishments operate and set up businesses. I feel these new regulations for licensing and regulating payday loan establishments and the new zoning restrictions for these establishments are a step in the right direction. I am pleased council is able to make these changes and a big thank you is …

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October 1, 2019

Vanier and Montreal Road Public Art Update

The Public Art Program launched the Vanier + Montreal Road Public Art Plan at the Montreal Road Revitalization Public Information Session in May. It was wonderful to see so many of you and hear your comments and feedback on the Public Art Plan. In consideration of the comments received during the public information session we have revised the context section …

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