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Thank You Alfie

It was enjoyable to see Daniel Alfredsson sign a ceremonial one-day contract with the Ottawa Senators today.  It will seem like old times when our Captain takes to the ice during warmups for one magical last skate before he retires. …

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Airport Parkway Bridge Opening Makes City More Accessible, Welcoming

For immediate release: November 29, 2014 Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the opening of the Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge. Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward City Councillor Maria McRae officially …

O-Train Expansion – Reducing Traffic Congestion

An Environmental Assessment (“EA”) to develop a plan to extend and expand the City’s existing diesel-powered O-Train service has begun. The proposed expansion will go from the Greenboro Transit Station to Bowesville Road, with the option of an additional line …

Tips and Services to Help You Find a Snow Removal Contractor

The City of Ottawa provides a number of tips and services to help residents with the  clearing of snow from their walkways and driveways. The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow …

Celebrating River Ward Library Innovations

Please join me and Councillor Jan Harder, Ottawa Public Library Board Chair, in celebrating our innovative River Ward library services at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre.  We will celebrate with light refreshments and a fun community gathering. Event details …

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Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge – November 19, 2014 Update

Further to my late August update about the Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge and in keeping with the time frame mentioned in that update, the following work was completed: Cables were installed and tensioned; Wearing surface was completed; All temporary supports …

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones this Flu Season

Residents can get the flu vaccine at Ottawa Public Health clinics, doctors’ office, some local pharmacies and many walk-in clinics in the city.  A City flu shot clinic close to River Ward is taking place at the Jim Durrell Recreation …