September 24, 2020

New regulations to improve rental-housing quality

On August 20th, the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee approved new regulations to improve rental-housing quality. Over the last several months, even years, many of us have attended consultations and provided comments as part of the Rental Accommodations Study.  While this Study encompasses both Long Term and Short Term Rental Accommodations, City Staff will return to Council and committee …

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September 23, 2020

R4 Zoning report, brings more changes to our community

At City Council on Sept. 23, I intend to vote against the R4 Phase 2 report.  It is important for the City to see through the Official Plan and changes to the residential zones within the greenbelt in a coordinated way.  Further, the current report does not address the missing middle (diversity of rental units) and affordability issues that began the R4 study in …

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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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