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New Benches Coming to the Sawmill Creek Pedestrian/Cycling Pathway

In a response to community requests, I made arrangements for the installation of three benches along our new recreational pathway.  Thank you to our seniors who suggested this wonderful idea – I look forward to seeing you in this scenic …

Celebrating River Ward Park Infrastructure!

This fall, parks in River Ward are receiving new park infrastructure and celebrations are in order!  You and your family, friends and neighbours are cordially invited to join me on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in celebrating these improvements at Official …

Remembrance Day 2014: Lest We Forget

I am humbled to participate in the Royal Canadian Legion Strathcona Branch’s Remembrance Day parade & ceremony.  I will be honouring our Veterans and laying a wreath on behalf of River Ward. Thank you to our brave members of the …

Remembrance Day Schedule Changes

The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 11. The flags at all City of Ottawa facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all …

Veterans Ride for Free During Veterans’ Week – November 5 to 11, 2014

War veterans wearing  their medals or uniform will be able to ride for free with their companions on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO (Société de transport de l’Outouais) during National Veterans’  Week from November 5 – 11. OC Transpo and Para Transpo …

Lest We Forget: Veterans’ Week – November 5 to 11, 2014

Canadians owe our freedom and quality of life to our Veterans.  We are grateful to members of the Canadian Forces who have served and to those who are currently serving our great country.  Veterans’ Week allows us to reflect about …

Mandatory Carbon Monoxide Alarms Protect Everyone

The City of Ottawa wants to remind all residents that, just like smoke alarms, working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are now mandatory for all homes in Ontario. On October 14 the Province of Ontario announced that the Ontario Fire Code …

Green Bin Your Pumpkin

After the Halloween festivities, don’t forget to put your pumpkins in the green bin! What goes in your green bin Organics recycling is an important part of the City of Ottawa’s long term Waste Strategy. Diverting residential organic waste away …

Swim Tickets Make the Perfect Halloween Treat

Give the ghosts and goblins at your door a treat that is sure to make a splash this Halloween. During the month of October, the City of Ottawa is offering Trick or Swim tickets as a healthy and fun alternative to the …