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9
Dec

Community Safety Meeting: Update on Recent Actions, Post-Incident Neighbourhood Response and Forming Neighbourhood Watch Groups

Prior to the homicide that occurred this week on Bayswater, the Hintonburg Community Association had organized a meeting on December 12 to form a Neighbourhood Watch Group. In response to the recent events, our office in coordination with the HCA and the Ottawa Police have changed the date to December 13 in order to add extra services to this meeting, including an Update on Recent Actions and a Post-Inc

9
Dec

Help us with a holiday tree bee in Westboro Beach!

Earlier this fall, residents in Westboro Beach, and particularly Van Lang, raised the possibility of lighting a tree in Roy Duncan Park. I am very grateful for the work done by our parks department to get a new power outlet into the park to make that possible. But, for a variety of reasons, the actual tree decoration and lighting is going to need a little extra community help to accomplish.

5
Dec

December 5 snow update

The City has sent its overview of snow operations to us:

Weather Conditions

2
Dec

A Civic compromise emerges - Sir John Carling

Today, I joined the Mayor, representatives of all levels of government and The Ottawa Hospital leadership team at an announcement touting the Sir John Carling (CEF - East) site as a compromise location for a new Civic campus. I believe that this is a viable option that juggles multiple public interests to the larger benefit of Kitchissippi residents and residents of Ottawa. It continues to preserve a hospital close to the core, is well served today and will be better served in future by rapid transit, and preserves the research fields at the Central Experimental Farm.

23
Nov

Tunney's Pasture as hospital site: first Kitchissippi view

Today, the National Capital Commission announced that its preferred option for re-locating or re-building the Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital is Tunney’s Pasture. It will take some time to digest the NCC’s analysis, and to talk to residents about their reaction to this news.

23
Nov

Addressing Hate Crimes: Creating a Safe City for All

In a very timely way, Crime Prevention Ottawa is hosting a speaker series event addressing hate crimes. Councillors McKenney, Nussbaum, Chernushenko and I were grateful on Sunday for the 300+ turnout to our solidarity walk. Residents want to speak out against hate and intolerance, and we have a responsiblity to do so. On Friday, join this event to learn how we can address it.


Speaker Series Invitation

Please join us for our upcoming Speaker Series event, “Addressing Hate Crimes: Creating A Safe City for All.”

22
Nov

Closed doors contain fire on Tillbury Ave

Morning fire gives crews chance to issue reminder to residents

 

Fire crews were called to a home on Tillbury Avenue this morning. Two vehicles in the garage were damaged, but luckily everyone got out safely. Firefighters were able to quickly get the blaze under control, thanks in large part to the fact the garage doors remained closed. This allowed crews to keep the fire from spreading past the garage into the home.

Given this morning's incident, Ottawa Fire Services would like to remind residents:

19
Nov

Bayswater/Somerset community safety meeting follow-up

On November 10, I held a community safety meeting to discuss resident concerns in the vicinity of Bayswater and Somerset, and the immediate area. We held the meeting in the wake of several violent incidents beginning on October 21 when there was the discharge of a firearm in the street, followed in relatively quick succession by a knifepoint robbery, gunpoint robbery, then a stabbing. The Happy Goat coffee was packed with around 90 residents to discuss the incidents, and what we as a community could do.

19
Nov

Update: next steps on Pontiac closure

Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard a lot of feedback on whether to press ahead with a proposal I originally heard from community members to close a portion of Pontiac in order to join Champlain Park with the NCC property to the north. That idea captured my and others' imagination, and we've had a rich consultation on it.

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