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Samba in the Park

I've posted some video from last night's Samba in the Park event at McCormick Park. The event's been run for 14 or 15 years now. Originally it was a fundraiser by the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee to help build a new play structure, but each year since Ottawa Samba has come back to entertain residents with their energetic music. This year, the HEDC asked people to bring donations of toiletries for another local initiative, the "Clean Kits" put together by Mimi Golding and others.


Construction: Cycling and traffic management measures

Several cycling and area traffic management improvements are set to get underway in the Byron/Tyndall corridor from Island Park to Gladstone. Among the measures are new painted cycling lanes (including the removal of some parking on Byron), some speed humps and other pavement markings. Click on the Word document below for more details.


Committee of Adjustment - Decisions from July 22nd Hearing

Attached is a summary of decisions from the July 22nd Committee of Adjustment hearing.


Dog Movie Night

One of Kitchissippi's quirky events is Dog Movie Night, something I've been happy to help organize past few years along with Global Pet Food and the Hintonburg Community Association. It will be held August 8 this year. Come out and enjoy!


Project updates: Jules Leger path, Scott Street sidewalk, Golden and Byron

I'm back from holidays and saw a note from our infrastructure folks sent to me on Friday - some good project updates worthwhile to pass on:

Councillor Leiper I wanted to inform you that construction for the projects mentioned below will be starting at these sites early next week. We are anticipating that they will be completed this fall with the exception of the Jules Leger Centre pathway where the majority of the heavy construction will be completed by August 22nd.


Ottawa Public Health Issues Closure Order on Acupuncture Clinic in Kitchissippi

Following up on a complaint from a member of the public, Ottawa Public Health issued a closure order on July 29th for New Acupuncture located at 1340 Wellington Street West.  The City released the following PSA today:


Committee of Adjustment - August 5th Applications

Here are the current applications for variances and divisions being heard on Wednesday, August 5th at the Committee of Adjustment. The meetings are open to the public and any interested party can appear before the Committee to present their views in support of or in opposition to an application. Public Hearings are held in the Council Chambers at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and are regularly scheduled for 1pm and/or 3pm.


THE RIDE - a cycling fundraiser for cancer research

On the morning of Sunday, September 13, Kitchissippi Ward will be filled with hundreds of cyclists making their way to Tunney’s Pasture for THE RIDE – a fundraising/cycling event supporting cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.

Now in its sixth year, THE RIDE has raised an impressive $8.8 million for cancer research taking place in our city. That’s something we can all be proud of.


Robert Henry Cowley and the Ottawa Board of Improvement

On the 9th of February 1922, the precursor to the National Capital Commission - the Ottawa Improvement Commission - and Robert H. Cowley entered into an agreement. The Commission granted Cowley the parcels of land adjacent to what is now Island Park Drive, subject to a number of restrictive covenants governing how those lots would develop. The covenants prohibited commercial traffic, largely gave the Commission design control over buildings, forced services to the rear of the lots and prescribed laneways.