News

Budget 2018 - Public Consultation October 19th!

I wanted to remind Bay Ward residents that I will be hosting our annual Budget Public Consultation this Thursday, October 19th at 6pm in Nepean Sportsplex (Hall C & D). I encourage all residents to drop by and let us know their feedback. You can find out more information on the 2018 Budget process by clicking here.

Hope to see you there! 

Ottawa Community News - Coyote information session held to alleviate residents' worries about recent sightings

After receiving a number of inquiries from concerned residents my office put together a Coyote information session with City of Ottawa wildlife staff, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the National Capital Commission. It was a well-attended event and the feedback we received was that it was very informative. 

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Please click here for the full Ottawa Community News piece on the session.  

Provincial NR - Ontario Partnering with City of Ottawa to End Homelessness

I was pleased to MC the joint Provincial and City of Ottawa announcement on increased funding being provided to help end chronic homelessness in our city. 

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Please see below for the full press release:

See & Hear

Respectful Reinterment

IMG_5661.jpgToday I was deeply honoured to have the opportunity to pay my respects to the   52 residents of Bytown who's remains were unearthed during the building of the LRT project in Ottawa's downtown. 

 

Twinning Capital Rivers

IMG_3017.JPGWe were reminded this morning "Water Knows no Boundaries" ! I was pleased to represent Mayor Watson and our City at the official signing reconsigning the agreement between Canada and the United States of the Twinning of our two Historic and Capital Rivers - The Ottawa and the Potomac.  You can see more photos here

Another Great Fall Weekend in Bay Ward

This past weekend I was happy to attend a series of fun and exciting events and activities throughout the ward. I was lucky to attend the kickoff of the new Hair Fellas and Cuts for Kids partnership, host my annual Movie in the Park, chat with residents at the Honeywell Homestead Days and Accora Village Fest, and deliver remarks at the Poet's Pathway unveiling. Great to see such an active and vibrant community out and about. 

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Opinion

Heading into the Fall - September & October Column

I hope the first month back to school has been positive, and people have enjoyed this late surge of warm fall weather. I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all residents who helped one another during the storm that hit our ward. I have heard a number of very positive stories about residents helping one another, both with fallen branches and when the hydro was out.

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Back to School - August Column

Hoping you had a wonderful summer with family and friends, full of good times and new memories.
As we prepare for autumn, back to school and the end of vacation season I am writing today to share a few tips.

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Canada 150 Celebrations - July Column

Over the past month, I have been honoured to attend a number of great community events and celebrations for Canada 150. It was heartwarming to see neighbours bonding through events such as the Horner Drive Block party, the Glabar Water Fight, the Britannia celebrations, and the Belltown potluck – just to name a few. Our Bay Ward residents were out in full force strengthening the ties that bring our community together. 

Canada Day 2017