The Ottawa Safety Council has launched a contest to honour local crossing guards. The crossing guard with the most nominations will receive a $500 cash prize and the Marie Armstrong Crossing Guard Award.
Spring is around the corner and potholes are sprouting all over town. They can be not only annoying but downright dangerous.
Work continues on the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan that will be the fundamental framework for how the Official Plan's transportation goals are achieved. Several draft policies are now online and residents are invited to complete the associated survey feedback forms, as well as use the online engagement tool to review candidate projects, by the new deadline of March 31, 2022.
The City of Ottawa wants to hear from you on the new Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP is the city's overarching policy on road, sidewalk, and bike lane development and design. A draft policy document is available for review on the project website.
The public is encouraged to review the draft policies and complete the associated surveys by February 18, 2022.
Last year, Old Ottawa South submitted more Snow Mole questionnaires than any other neighbourhood in our city—can we do this again?
Winter has arrived and with it the slipping, sliding, and winter grippers to prevent falls. Will this annual bane ever get any better? The city staff report and proposal for upgrades to their Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) has been finalised but unfortunately delayed for approval until the 2022-2023 budget. But the good news is that this year results of the Snow Mole audits will be shared with several city departments involved with public safety and accessibility as well as with Public Works, the Environmental Services Department responsible for snow clearing.
As I watched the operation of this small crew of five construction workers do their thing earlier this summer — replacing water and sewer lines on Willard Street — I was impressed by the degree of precision needed by all five of them. The whole business seemed like ‘earth-dentistry’ except for the need for sterile technique; even there, they have to be very careful not to sever existing gas lines… or push through any of the brand-new copper water service lines.
Colonel By Drive reopens to vehicle traffic between Daly Avenue and Canal Woods Terrace, near Bronson Avenue, at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021.
The National Capital Commission is conducting a short survey to better understand the use of the Capital Pathway Network. There's still time to respond: deadline to complete the survey is September 15, 2021.
The Capital Pathway Network refers to the pathways shared by pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, skateboarders, and cyclists, which are found along both sides of the Rideau Canal, along the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, in Gatineau Park, and in other urban and suburban areas such as the Experimental Farm, Watts Creek, the Aviation Museum, and Leamy Lake Park.