On September 14, 2023, Council approved a plan to add a bike lane in each direction on Bank Street between Riverside Drive westbound and Chesley Street, including on the Billings Bridge. The recommended plan proposes reducing the number of through-lanes for vehicles on this segment from two per direction to one, in order to accommodate the bike lanes. The plan also includes modifications at the Riverside Drive and Riverdale Avenue intersections to provide right-turn…
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A heated debate on improving air quality.
Dear members of our community, In times of uncertainty, it is easy to separate ourselves. While the trail of division has not always been a clear-cut path, it should be the road less travelled. It is vital that we open the lines of communication and listen to one another. Now more than ever, education and compassion should be the means to reaching an understanding.
The recently renamed OSCA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee offers the following list of educational resources regarding Indigenous issues in Canada.
Are you looking for the answers to the crossword featured in the July-August 2021 OSCAR? Here they are:
Should we make OOS a model community for healthy aging? Help SWOOS with this creative visioning exercise! Seniors Watch of Old Ottawa South believes that healthy aging, community involvement and economic regeneration are synergistic. We would like to demonstrate this by making Old Ottawa South a model age-friendly community as we rebuild from the pandemic. Our group of volunteers are working to identify needs as well as creative responses. We need to hear from…
OSCA’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group is now hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Assistant! Check out the full job posting here and if you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
In the fall of 2019, the SWOOS Housing/Health Group carried out a survey on housing needs in Old Ottawa South. We were encouraged by the number of respondents who indicated that they would like to buy or rent in the neighbourhood and left their contact information (75 out of 120 respondents). As well, about 75% of respondents indicated that they would be interested in being part of a supportive community within a development.
Last month in the OSCAR and on line we asked OOS residents whether they are concerned about not having a doctor in the neighbourhood.
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