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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August 5, 2020

City of Ottawa Museums and Historic Sites Re-Open

The City of Ottawa has reopened its museums and historic sites with COVID-safety protocols in place as of today. These include: Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. Fairfields Heritage House, 3080 Richmond Rd. Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Ave. Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd. Their hours of operations …

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June 30, 2020

Celebrate Canada Day 2020!

Happy 153rd birthday Canada! This year we will be celebrating differently. Celebrations will be broadcast digitally by Canadian Heritage due to current COVID-19 measures. If you plan on celebrating out of your home, please take the necessary precautions including physical distancing, hand-washing and the use of face masks. For more information, check out my video-blog on masks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWqubnC_3to Information on the full …

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June 26, 2020

Concerts to Livestream This Weekend While Social Distancing

Even though large gatherings and events have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis and we’ve all been told to stay at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little live music. This weekend, Canadian performers will be broadcasting their concerts through social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to tune in and support your …

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June 23, 2020

The Government of Ontario’s consultation on the potential for cannabis consumption establishments and/or cannabis special occasion permits

To the Government of Ontario, RE: The Government of Ontario’s consultation on the potential for cannabis consumption establishments and/or cannabis special occasion permits You have engaged the local health authorities to consult and participate for the consultation on the potential for cannabis consumption establishments and/or cannabis special occasion permits On March 10, 2020, Ottawa Public Health has officially responded to …

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June 22, 2020

My Statement on the LPAT’s decision of 333 Montreal Road

To say that I am disappointed in the decision rendered by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is an understatement. A shelter is not a home. This decision belittles the needs in our community. I – like many in this City – will continue to fight for modern and permanent housing solutions. It remains unclear where the Salvation Army would …

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