NEWS RELEASE - Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

I wanted to share with Bay Ward residents a recent news release from the Canadian Red Cross that was issued this morning. Approximately $4 million has been raised to help residents impacted by the recent flooding conditions. Please see below for more details from the Canadian Red Cross news release: 

PSA - Household hazardous waste and sandbag collection

Please see below for a Public Service Announcement from our City of Ottawa staff on sandbag and hazardous waste collection for flood affected residents. 

Collection of waste and hazardous waste in flood-affected areas - May 12th Update

Please see below for a memo from the City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Services on enhanced garbage pick up in flood-affected areas. Pickup will move to a daily basis to help residents with the cleanup efforts.  

See & Hear

Courtesy Call with Austrian City Councillor

It was great to meet with my Austrian Housing counterpart today - Councillor Dr. Michael Ludwig from the city of Vienna. Nice meeting his Excellency Ambassador Dr. Stefan Pehringer and Director of Housing Construction and Urban Renewal Mr. Kurt Puchinger too.


Please click here for more photos from the event. 

2017 Mother's Day Tea

DSC_0818.JPGYesterday I hosted our annual Mother's Day Tea. We had an amazing turnout full of smiling faces and beautiful spring colours. A huge thank you to Bayshore Shopping Centre, Biagio's Italian Kitchen, Revera, Accora Village and Riverpark Place for sponsoring our wonderful tea! 

For more photos visit our Flickr page. 

National Holocaust Remembrance Day

IMG_2102.JPGOn Monday I was honoured to light a candle and pay tribute to those lost in the Holocaust. Remembering their memory at the National Holocaust Remembrance Day organized by Yad Vashem. 

See more photos on my Flickr page.


Development in our community

Ontario Announces New Proposed Changes to the Land Use Planning and Appeal System

May 18, 2017

This week the Government of Ontario announced new proposed changes to the Land use Planning and Appeal System. My colleagues and I were pleased to see the Province take this important step in returning the ultimate decision making authority in planning matters to the community and local government. 

Celebrating our Volunteers - May Column

Dear neighbours,

First, I'd like to take a moment to thank the incredible efforts of all our volunteers who helped out with the ongoing flooding efforts. There is still lots to do for affected homeowners with the cleanup efforts, and I know our superb volunteers will keep up the great work. 

It was an honour to present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers with Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and Mayor Watson to our hardworking Bay Ward residents: Ms. Anna Bevilacqua, Mr. Maurice Charlebois, and Ms. Carmela Graziani. Thanks for all the great work you do!


Continuing the LRT Charge - April Column

Dear neighbours,

On March 8, 2017, my council colleagues and I approved the Staff recommendation that Stage2 of the LRT west be extended from Bayshore to Moodie Drive. A public consultation was held on March 22 to provide residents with more information as well as the opportunity to ask questions.