Open House: Old Ottawa South road renewal

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Wednesday, March 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave.

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public information session on road renewal in the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South, where the existing watermain, sanitary sewer and road infrastructure have reached the end of their useful life and need of replacement/upgrading. This open house is an opportunity to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.

The project area is predominantly bounded by Bronson Pl. to the west, Colonel By Dr. to the north, Seneca St. to the east and Sunnyside Ave. to the south. A three-block section along Seneca St. extends south to Grove Ave., and captures a section of Glen Ave. and Grove Ave. near the Brewer Arena.

The affected streets are:

  • Aylmer Ave. (Bronson Pl. to Seneca St.)
  • Carlyle Ave. (Woodbine Pl. to dead end)
  • Colonel By Dr. (parkland, Carlyle Ave. to Fulton Ave.) — remove watermain dead-ends
  • Downing St. (Seneca St. to Carlyle Ave.)
  • Fulton Ave. (Woodbine Pl. to dead end)
  • Glen Ave. (Seneca St. to Grove Ave. N/S)
  • Grove Ave. N/S (Glen Ave. to Grove Ave. E/W) — watermain only
  • Pansy Ave. (Seneca St. to Carlyle Ave.)
  • Seneca St. (Grove Ave. to Colonel By Dr.)
  • Woodbine Pl. (Seneca St. to Carlyle Ave.) — sewer only
  • Woodbine Pl. (Carlyle Ave. to Fulton Ave.) — watermain only

An additional public information session to show the final detailed design is expected next fall. Construction is expected to start in Spring 2018, with completion by Fall 2019.

For more information about this project, please visit ottawa.ca.

Feds give money to cities to prepare for what climate change may bring

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Councillor says Ottawa's share of the $125 million in funding could go towards green city vehicles or retrofitting buildings.

By Ryan Tumilty, Metro

The federal government announced funding Thursday to help municipalities deal with rising flood waters, higher fuel costs and an increased risk of forest fires.

Split between two programs that will both be managed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the $125 million is meant to help municipalities do flood mapping and mitigation and to find ways to reduce green house gas emissions in their fleets.

“By enabling municipalities to plan, build and maintain their infrastructure most strategically, communities will be better positioned to make their infrastructure dollars go further with a lighter environmental footprint,” Minister Amarjeet Sohi said in announcing the funding.

Many Canadian big cities have started work on these kinds of programs, but Sohi said that some are further ahead than others and that this funding will help municipalities match their peers.  

FCM president Clark Somerville said municipalities manage most of the country’s infrastructure and they will have to deal with adapting it to a changing climate.

“They are also on the frontlines of climate change and must cope with increasingly extreme weather from floods to droughts to heavy rains and ice storms.” 

Ottawa Coun. David Chernushenko said there is a lot the city could use this new funding for.

“We’re particularly well placed with, if not detailed plans, than a strong list of priorities,” he said.

He noted the city has a climate-change strategy, with work already underway on renewable energy.

“Nobody wants us to suddenly just make things up because there is money being dangled.”

He said this funding could help move plans for replacing the city’s fleet with greener vehicles or adding more renewable power to buildings.

“Money like this could help to do that earlier and begin reaping those benefits.”

Old Ottawa East Hosers victorious in Councillor's Cup

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The Old Ottawa East Moose, in blue, and the Old Ottawa East Hosers, in green, were the finalists in the 2017 Councillor's Cup hockey tournament, refereed by Councillor David Chernushenko, at centre. Photo by John Dance.

The Old Ottawa East Hosers triumphed in the tenth annual Councillor’s Cup on January 28.

In the final game, the Hosers crushed their archenemies, the Moose of Old Ottawa South, by a score of 8-4 after spotting the Moose a 3-0 lead after just four minutes.

The Hosers have now have won five times, once more than the Moose.

The Hosers had the skill borne of countless hours at Brantwood Park rink.

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The Hosers, front from left: Natalie Saunders, Susan Redding, Mike Souillière, Kenzie Tobin. Back from left: Cindy Courtemanche, Jacob Bays, Nick Workun, Nathaniel Sneyd-Dewar and Ian White. Photo by John Dance.

Statement on the attack in Sainte-Foy

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At this time of sadness and shock, I join the thousands of Canadian elected officials and community leaders in condemning the murder and injury of fellow Canadians in Sainte-Foy.

I also join in a call to all Canadians, whether citizens, landed immigrants or recent refugees, to remember that we are a country of generous and compassionate people who seek to unite, to find commonality and to build bonds, and never to divide. 

Please know that I stand with you and with all residents of Ottawa. It is this spirit that I share the message below from our chief of police.

In friendship,
David

 

Message from Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau

Community Leaders, Colleagues and Friends,

We have had a chance to speak with some of you over the last 24 hours following the terrible tragedy in Ste-Foy, Québec.

I want you to know that we are also aware of the impact this attack has had on all of our communities locally. The members of the Ottawa Police Service are committed to your safety and security and we have increased our vigilance and presence at local religious institutions.

We continue to be in contact with all of our security partners including the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec as their investigation continues.

These types of events affect us all and we understand that they have a profound impact on many in our diverse communities.

The Ottawa Police Service has long standing relationships with our various faith and community groups and leaders. It is with this relationship in mind that we encourage you to share this information as widely as possible with members of your respective communities. Ensuring public safety can only be done with the support of the communities we serve.

If at any time, you or a member of your community feels that there is a life-threatening emergency or crime in progress, you are strongly encouraged to call 9-1-1. For all other non-emergency crimes, or for general inquiries, you are encouraged to call 613-236-1222. Visit our website at  ottawapolice.ca for additional information about the services we offer.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to working together.

Charles Bordeleau
Chief of Police