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16
May

Encouraging news from Queen's Park on OMB reform

Today, Queen’s Park has announced a series of reforms to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). For years, residents have justifiably railed at the OMB’s role in land-planning in the province. Arguably, it systemically favours developers in the face of local land-planning decisions. It is prohibitively expensive and time consuming, and is a de facto spur to the abdication of accountability for local Councils.

9
May

Loretta Avenue Reconstruction Open House #2 May 11

The City of Ottawa is holding its next public information session on the Loretta Avenue reconstruction project on Thursday, May 11, from 7pm to 9pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre. The first one in January solicited comments on the project's design. Thursday's session is to advise the public of construction-related issues such as scheduling, road closures, traffic management etc., as well as to present landscaping plans for Loretta Avenue South upon the project's completion.

 

9
May

Flooding Information Sessions

May 9, 2017 – The City is hosting four information sessions to provide information about flooding assistance. These sessions will include the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and a representative from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs who will speak about the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program.

7
May

Video newsletter - May 6, 2017

Off and on I post a video version of the weekly email newsletter - more frequently since we made some tech changes in the office. Here's the latest, covering off the mystery noise in Hintonburg and Mechanicsville, upcoming Committee of Adjustment applications, the Markets board recruitment, community association and other AGMs, and more.

 

6
May

Field House at Van Lang programing

The team at Carlington Community Health Care Centre has helpfully pulled together the most recent list of programming and services available at the Field House at Van Lang. I'm very pleasd to see how quickly the space is filling up! Click on the document below to see all the details.

30
Apr

Over $120,000 and counting: IBikeIBuy business case at #YOWInsights conference

Over $120,000 and counting: IBikeIBuy business case at #YOWInsights conference

On Friday May 5, Ottawa Councillor Jeff Leiper and Brandbot Digital Marketing Founder David Hicks will present an IBikeIBuy update to the #YOWInsights Business Summit in Ottawa.

IBikeIBuy.ca is a crowdsourced dataset tracking spending by cyclists when they shop in their community. Packaged as an iOS and Android app and website, the tool has seen over 700 users log over $120,000 in spending at over 500 locations since its launch in 2015.

26
Apr

Mahoney Park (160 Lanark Ave) Notice of Construction Week of May 1, 2017

Please be advised the construction activity will commence at this site either Friday or next week. The playground is being renovated and access may be restricted at times during the work.There will be large construction vehicles and safety fencing present. The work is expected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

You can take a look at the final play structure designs here. Don't hesitate to reach out to our office with any questions, comments or concerns. 

26
Apr

Open House! Reid Park Redevelopment – Final Concept Plan & Environmental Risk Management Program

Reid Park Re-Development: Community Update Open House

When: Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room

25
Apr

Bike lanes on Spencer

I want to thank the many of you who have written to me in the past week-and-a-half about the proposal to put bike lanes on Spencer, replacing the parking. I’ve appreciated the feedback focused on the merits of the proposal. As I noted in my communications, I have been re-considering the proposal to move ahead with this initiative, approaching this with an open mind in the spirit of a re-set in the consultations.

20
Apr

Ottawa music industry sees funding boost from Queen's Park

Fresh on the heels of its JUNOs success, which will leave a music industry legacy in Ottawa for years to come, the provincial government has announced funding that will keep the momentum going.

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