Winter Weather Update 7am Feb 3 2016

A morning winter weather update from City of Ottawa Public Works crews:

Snow and risk of freezing rain in forecast has city crews preparing to plow roads and sidewalks

Ottawa – Environment Canada is predicting a heavy snowfall followed by a risk of freezing rain and ice pellets starting Tuesday night and lasting into Wednesday morning that may result in reduced visibility, gusty winds, and potentially slippery roads and sidewalks. City road crews are preparing to plow and salt roads and sidewalks during this winter weather event.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION - Kingsley Road/ Roman Avenue

Beginning in mid-February 2016 the City will begin rehabilitating sewers in your neighbourhood.  Please note that the City is rehabilitating the storm and sanitary sewers between Kingsley Road and Roman Avenue. 

See & Hear

Carlingwood mall both for seniors & pedestrian safety

24457196969_ba60dea097_o.jpgI was pleased to join Safer Roads Ottawa and the Older Adult Plan at Carlingwood mall yesterday to talk about seniors & pedestrian safety.

You can see more photos here 


Mark Taylor on Municipal Panel with Rob Snow on CFRA

I was glad to join Rob Snow on CFRA yesterday along with Councillor Marianne Wilkinson. We had a chance to discuss a wide variety of issues facing our city

You can listen to the full discussion here

Winterlude Opening at Lansdowne

24692863515_d6c3469784_z.jpgIt was great to attend the opening of Winterlude at Lansdowne along with colleagues as well as representatives from both the Provincial & Federal Governments.

Winterlude activities are all over the City, it's a great way to enjoy time with family and friends.

You can see more photos here 



February Column

Dear neighbours, 

Winter is well underway in Ottawa and I trust that you and your families are enjoying the best the City has to offer during this time of the year.

Sharpen your skates, and bring your appetite to Woodroffe Park on Family Day, February 15!. I am happy to invite you and your family to a FREE Family Day pancake breakfast and skate at Woodroffe Park at 9 am. 

Your local representatives are working together for you.

24320310141_7da0b4e058_o.jpgI was pleased to share my regular winter mall visit with MP Anita Vandenbeld and MPP Bob Chiarelli at Carlingwood mall on January 15 to provide residents with time to speak to all the 3 levels of government at one place at the same time. It was a great opportunity to hear from residents. I look forward to continuing to work with the local representatives of both the federal and provincial governments to continue to serve our community. 





Deputy Mayor Taylor Advocating for the financial security of Older Adults

Today I wrote to Minister Bains to outline some potential steps the Federal Government could take to help address some of the growing pressure on many older adults. 

I look forward to hearing back from the Minister and seeing what positive progress can be made.

It's time to take another step to care for those who can't care for themselves...

Let's make the move to ensure any future retail pet stores that offer cats, dogs and rabbits do so through our humane society adoption program instead of offering animals from breeders.