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5
Apr

Let's end corporate donations in our elections

At our most recent City Council meeting, my colleague Tobi Nussbaum provided notice of a motion he intends to bring to our April 15 meeting to ask for the authority from Queen’s Park to ban corporate and union donations in our municipal election.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I am fully supportive of his efforts.

Corporate and union donations fundamentally skew our elections by providing some stakeholders a second opportunity to influence election outcomes.

5
Apr

Suspicious behaviour related to pets in Kitchissippi

Yesterday, a cat named Jeremy belonging to a Hintonburg resident went missing. Residents are asked to keep an eye out for Jeremy.

Just before the cat disappeared, the owner reports some suspicious behaviour on her property. The resident notes that she saw a woman approaching Jeremy. When she asked the woman whether she could help, the woman was startled, and handed the resident a package of cat treats saying she was giving out free samples. Without providing any information at all, the woman left, and an hour later Jeremy went missing.

2
Apr

Caring Kitchissippi: Dress for Success Ottawa

In the lead up to the 2nd Kitchissippi Forum on Saturday 18 April 2015, we're doing a series on the first 6 not-for-profit organisations that have a connection to our ward and have been asked to participate at the forum. Today, we start with one of the lovely organisations who work so hard for not just our ward, but the residents of Ottawa.
30
Mar

Decisions from March 18th Committee of Adjustment

Attached is a summary of decisions from the March 18th Committee of Adjustment hearing. These decisions are in their appeal period until Thursday, April 16th.

30
Mar

Committee of Adjustment - April 15th Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, April 15th at the Committee of Adjustment.  Please contact Jeff at Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca with any questions or concerns you may have.

28
Mar

Western Light Rail open house Monday

The City and the National Capital Commission (NCC) Working Group recently announced an agreement in principle that would allow a portion of the LRT extension between Dominion and Cleary stations to be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The public consultation about the recommended corridor will take place in Jean Pigott Place at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West) and will offer residents the opportunity to learn more about the proposal and to provide feedback.

28
Mar

Wellington trial cycling improvements proposed - open house April 1

City staff have proposed some pilot measures along the busy Parkdale-Holland corridor on Wellington West to improve cycling safety. Come out April 1 to the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West) at 7 pm to talk about new signage and enforcement measures that could be one step toward making this stretch of road safer.

28
Mar

Registration is open for Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital

Registration for the Spring 2015 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital event is now open! Full information is available at http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/green-living/cleaning-capital. Your community association may have an event planned - get in touch with your neighbours today to see how you can help.

28
Mar

Bloomfield Yard expansion information session - April 7

Late last year, I noted that the Bloomfield Yard would be seeing a significant expansion. After door-knocking and further discussions with residents and the community association, it's become clear that people have questions about the project and want to delve a little more into the plans. So we're hosting a public open house on April 7 to run through the details. It will be held at the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road, on April 7, 6-8 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there!

19
Mar

City of Workshops at Bayview Yards up for heritage designation (Updated)

(Update: On March 26, the Built Heritage Advisory Committee recommended the designation described below. Planning Committee and then City Council will consider the recommendation next)

It's been a long road for the Hintonburg and Mechanicsville communities in their efforts to have the old City Works building at Bayview Yards provided with heritage protection. On March 26, the Built Heritage sub-Committee will consider a staff recommendation to designate the building. Staff says of the building in its report:

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