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Public Consultation on the Plan for the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to attend a public workshop on the draft plan for the proposed Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway waterfront linear park.


New Leader Needed for Brewer Park Spring Clean Up

Brewer Park needs you to become the new leader for the annual spring clean up. The benefits are enormous. You get a chance to spend time in the fresh air, sipping coffee, chatting with friends, family, neighbours, and meet new volunteers.


Minimum Parking Review

The City of Ottawa has released a zoning proposal to revise minimum parking standards, that is, the number of automobile parking spaces that must be included with new developments.

Visit the study webpage to review discussion papers explaining the drawbacks of the existing standards, which limit the viability of small businesses, hinder urban redevelopment, increase costs, and cause traffic. View the video with background info here. The proposed changes for small-scale developments on main streets and in urban areas like Old Ottawa South offer a new approach to promoting compact development that aligns with the City’s growth objectives.


OSEG Seeks Candidates To Perform Anthems

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is looking for talented singers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to perform the national anthem at Ottawa REDBLACKS, 67’s and Fury FC games at TD Place this season.


Empties for Paws: Bottle Drive Blitz Feb. 20-21, 2016

Empties for Paws is challenging everyone to donate their empty beer, wine, liquor bottles/cans and Canadian Tire money February 20-21, 2016 to help raise funds for our furry friends. A complete list of rescues and drop-off locations is available on our website: We have over 40 animal rescues listed in the Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Gatineau, and across Ontario.


Safe Streets Ottawa's Petition to Support Effective Speeding Enforcement

On March 23rd, Ottawa's city council will consider a motion by Councillor Brockington (seconded by Councillor El-Chantiry, chair of the Ottawa Police Board) that would see the city officially ask the provincial government for the ability to deploy photo radar, or other technologies, as an additional tool for enforcing speed limits.


Draft Recommendations for Coach Houses

The City has initiated a study to determine how to permit secondary dwellings — self-contained residential units detached from a primary residential building — and has drafted proposals to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Read all details, including the recommendations, on the City's website.


Rideau River Pathway Along the Oblate Lands in Old Ottawa East

Community Access Temporarily Closed

The 30m corridor along the river’s edge is being preserved in a natural state with a pedestrian footpath and a paved Multi-Use Pathway adjacent to it in the final outcome. However, as anticipated, a temporary closure of the riverside path within the Oblate Lands is planned for no more than two months starting Wednesday, March 16, 2016.


Moose Take Second Straight Cup Championship

It almost didn’t happen. El Niño and climate change, like two bullies in the school yard – or in Question Period – nearly spoiled the fun for all. But then, just in time, a temperature dip made the outdoor ice conditions perfect for the 9th annual Capital Ward Cup on Saturday, January 30th 2016, before the thermostat bounced back up in what should be prime outdoor skating season.

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The Old Ottawa South Moose were up to the challenge, capturing their second consecutive victory in the four-on-four shinny tournament played by four teams in Capital Ward: the Moose, Heron Park Hackers, Old Ottawa East Hosers, and Glebe Goal-Getters. In a breathtaking end to end final, the Moose overcame the surging Hosers to win 12-7.