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NOTEBOOK: Stittsville priorities and my message to Council

NOTEBOOK: Stittsville priorities and my message to Council

At the start of Wednesday's 7-hour City Council meeting, every councillor had five minutes to share some "opening remarks" to colleagues at the start of the new term. I shared three priorities for Stittsville: Revitalizing Stittsville Main Street, establishing a...

Council approves governance report, strikes Nominating Committee

Council approves governance report, strikes Nominating Committee

La version française suit Council approved its 2022-2026 governance review report today, establishing a committee and governance structure for the 2022-2026 Term of Council. The adopted structure will include the following committees: Agriculture and Rural Affairs...

4829 Abbott Street East: Zoning By-law Amendment

4829 Abbott Street East: Zoning By-law Amendment

La version française suivra The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to extend the temporary site-specific zoning exception for a sales office that was approved on July 13, 2016, and subsequently extended on July 2, 2019. No change in...

How our team responded to the derecho

How our team responded to the derecho

La version française suit It has been more than six months since the derecho struck Stittsville on May 21, 2022, and there are still reminders of the storm everywhere: tree stumps in front yards, bare patches in our parks, and piles of branches along pathways. Our...

Ottawa Police seeing increase in brazen daylight vehicle thefts

Ottawa Police seeing increase in brazen daylight vehicle thefts

La version française suivra The Ottawa Police Service is advising residents to be vigilant in light of an emerging trend of daylight-hour vehicle thefts. “Thieves are getting brazen,” says Staff Sergeant Cathy Brown, head of the OPS Intelligence Unit. “You may have...

Councillor Glen’s Weekly Update / December 3, 2022

Councillor Glen’s Weekly Update / December 3, 2022

From my ward office at CARDELREC. This week's updates: - Parade of Lights TONIGHT on Stittsville Main Street. Parade starts at 6pm from in front of Brown's Independent, and ends at Carleton Cathcart Street near the Library. Stittsville Main Street will be closed from...

Get involved in your city: join a committee or board

Get involved in your city: join a committee or board

La version française suit The City is recruiting residents with diverse backgrounds to provide their voices and unique perspectives on many of its committees and boards. These volunteer positions are opportunities for residents to make a difference in their community...

Council appoints Wendy Stephanson as Interim City Manager

Council appoints Wendy Stephanson as Interim City Manager

La version française suit Council appointed the City’s Chief Financial Officer, Wendy Stephanson, as its Interim City Manager, after Steve Kanellakos announced he would be stepping down as City Manager effective Monday, November 28. The 2022-2026 Governance Review...

NOTEBOOK: Some first thoughts on the LRT Public Inquiry Report

NOTEBOOK: Some first thoughts on the LRT Public Inquiry Report

La version française suit Earlier today the Honourable Justice William Hourigan published the final report of the Ottawa LRT Public Inquiry. The full report spans 664 pages and includes 103 recommendations. So far I’ve  read the Executive Summary document and the...

6310 Hazeldean Road: UDRP recommendations

6310 Hazeldean Road: UDRP recommendations

La version française suivra What is the UDRP? On October 6, 2022, representatives from Fotenn Planning + Design presented their plans for 6310 Hazeldean Road to the City's Urban Design Review Panel. The owner of the property, Hazeldean Developments, wants to build...

NOTEBOOK: Bill 23 will have a big impact on City finances

NOTEBOOK: Bill 23 will have a big impact on City finances

La version française suivra Changes to development charges in the Provincial government's new Bill 23 will mean a loss of tens of millions of dollars of revenue for the City of Ottawa in the coming years. That's the conclusion of the City's Chief Financial Officer and...

Councillor Glen’s Weekly Update / November 26, 2022

Councillor Glen’s Weekly Update / November 26, 2022

Saturday morning update for November 26, 2022. Live from Frederick Banting School on Stittsville Main Street. This week: - Dog rescue at the Fernbank stormwater pond - Ottawa Public Health reminders: Wear a mask indoors and in crowded spaces; get vaccinated; wash your...

NOV 25: Updates from Ottawa Public Health

NOV 25: Updates from Ottawa Public Health

La version française suit Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs Our Neighbourhood Health & Wellness Hubs are made for the community, in the community. Residents can access health, mental health, community and social services at certain Neighbourhood Health and...

First responders rescue dog from stormwater pond

First responders rescue dog from stormwater pond

(photos courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services/Photos fournies par le Service des incendies d’Ottawa) La version française suivra On Thursday afternoon, Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call reporting that a dog had fallen into a stormwater pond near Fernbank Road and...

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