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16
Jan

Scott Street detour begins tomorrow: new video

With the Scott Street detour about to start in a few hours, there have been several questions that have come to the fore. Motorists are wondering how they'll interact with new buses-only lanes, and pedestrians and cyclists are seeking an alternative to the Albert Street bridge. I had a chance to pull together a quick 7 1/2 minute video today that explains some of the highlights. Check it out here.

13
Jan

The Mayor's views on broadband competition: a counterpoint

I was interested to see recently, pointed out by the Sun’s Jon Willing in social media, that the Mayor has submitted comments to a key telecommunications process. I spent several years at the CRTC as a manager and executive, and try to keep up with what’s going on in that fast-changing sector.

12
Jan

Clearview bookmobile stop time: your feedback needed

Give us your feedback! The bookmobile stops in 22 communities around the City. We will be recommending a new schedule to the Library Board in 2016. We would like to hear from you! Send us your feedback at Bookmobile@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca before Friday, January 15, 2016.

Clearview stop currently: Monday from 11a.m.-12 p.m. Proposed: Wednesday from 11a.m.-12 p.m.

12
Jan

Reid Park - over to the planners

I'm very pleased to say this morning that we're at a point in discussions about Reid Park where we can turn over the final vision to the planners. In May, it became clear after discussions with residents that we needed further consultations to arrive at a plan for the park with opportunity for everyone to have meaningful input. Since then, I and my staff have been working with consultant Wesley Petite to host workshops and solicit input around what the community would like to see.

8
Jan

Construction this weekend at UOHI

I've been advised that there will be some noisier work this Saturday at the site of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as the old concrete parkade is demolished, and preparations begin for footings for the new building. There will also be a road cut to Ruskin for new site services under construction January 11-14. Full details are in the attached .pdf update.

7
Jan

Scott Street sewer lining - prep work begins today

Good morning, and happy new year!

After months of discussions, the City is finally ready to proceed with completing sewer lining work on Scott Street between Merton and Bayview (see my November 30 newsletter). Beginning today, residents will see preparations on Scott Street that will have traffic and cycling implications that I'll address in just a bit.

30
Dec

Storm cleanup update - December 31

Good morning, Kitchissippi. I continue to hear about a few odds and ends from yesterday's large storm that need cleanup, but by and large the plowing operations continue and staff are getting to those as they can. Please call 3-1-1 if you see any areas needing attention. This'll be the last update I post from the City - best wishes for a very happy new year from I and my staff! Remember, OC Transpo is free starting at 8 pm on New Year's Eve. Take advantage of it to have a safe and awesome night of celebrating!

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29
Dec

Latest snow update - December 29, PM

Below, I've pasted the latest update from our staff on snow operations in the core area.

29
Dec

Core roads/sidewalks update from staff

Here's the core roads update from staff sent earlier this morning.

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28
Dec

Winter Advisory/Consultative Hinerval

Une tempête hivernale accompagnée de poudrerie (vents soutenus de 25 km/h et bourrasques pouvant atteindre 45 km/h) qui laissera environ 30 cm de neige est prévue commencer ce soir à 23 h et durer 24 heures. Les températures prévues seront de -10 oC cette nuit et atteindront -6 oC dans l'après-midi demain.
 

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