Light Rail Transit and West Transitway Extension Information Session

Crystal Beach Lakeview residents are invited to an information session focusing on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project and the West Transitway Extension (WTE). This will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about how these two projects will help to shape the Crystal Beach-Lakeview Community in the future by providing better services and connectivity for local residents. 

Please see the flyer below for more information. 


Community Meeting for Cardel Development

I am pleased to share the details of a public meeting scheduled for the 3368 Carling Ave. Site Plan proposal by Cardel Development. I invite you to attend to find out more and share your views. 

What: Public Meeting condominium project at 3386 Carling Avenue(the old Cardel Office)

Developer: Cardel Homes

Where: Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 CARLING AVENUE

When: Doors open at 6:30pm

Al and Betty Arseneault, Crystal Beach–Lakeview residents, receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

16E-170___040.jpgMayor Jim Watson and Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Al and Betty Arseneault at today’s City Council meeting.

The Arseneaults are longtime residents of Crystal Beach-Lakeview. Their love of outdoor sports – hockey, skating and curling in particular – fondness for their neighbourhood, and enthusiasm for building community come together in their commitment as volunteers, working with the City’s Seasonal Recreation branch, to construct, create and maintain an outdoor arena and separate three-sheet curling rink in Lakeview Park each winter.

See & Hear

The Capital Educators Awards Gala

IMG_0526.JPGA few photos from last night’s Capital Educators Awards Gala. It’s important to recognize the great work of outstanding teachers who all too often go unnoticed. Great work!

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Cancer Champions Breakfast 2016

IMG_0554.JPG26 years ago yesterday I lost my mom to cancer. Today at the cancer champions breakfast I'm inspired by the work of our Ottawa Cancer Foundation and the work they do on clinical trials and cancer coaching. Consider making a donation today in memory of someone you lost, someone you kept or a life you'd like to change. 

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Senator Oh's Networking Breakfast for Young Canadians

IMG_0457.JPGThis morning I was pleased to meet numerous students at the Era 21 Networking Breakfast for young Canadians organized by Senator Victor Oh. These bright young people will develop into fantastic future leaders wherever their path leads them!

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Towards an all adoption Ottawa

Pets.jpgToday I was pleased that we took the next step towards moving Ottawa to an all adoption retail marketplace. 

I am thankful to my colleagues for supporting my motion to amend and strengthen the city report on pet store bylaws to include a sunset period for the three remaining retail pet stores in Ottawa's sales of animals sourced privately. 

Towards An Adoption Only Ottawa

Pets.jpgI have been a proponent of moving Ottawa to an all adoption cats and dogs model for some time in our retail pet stores. 

While the current staff recommendation strengthens our existing bylaws I have introduced a proposed amendment to limit the grandfather clause to 5 years for the 3 remaining stores in our community who sell animals from private sources. It also ensures if those stores are sold or transferred prior to 5 years the new adoption model would take effect immediately. 

March Column

Dear neighbours, 


It’s Winter Carnival season through Bay Ward and I have had the pleasure of attending many of the Community Association’s carnivals throughout the winter and I trust that you and your families are enjoying the season as well.