News

Mother's Day Tea

For the sixth year in a row I am very pleased to invite you to my annual Mother's Day Tea on Friday May 6th from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. 

Live entertainment will be provided by Robin Averill and we will have door prices. The event is free but seating is limited. If you would like to attend call Jodi Jennings at 613-580-2477 to reserve your space or email her at Jodi.Jennings@Ottawa.ca 

Notice of Potential / Actual Water Service Interruptions

Please note that due to a Water Main Repair at Parkhaven Ave (Specifically between Rembrandt Rd & Dead End) clients may experience interruptions in water service.

Water service is expected to be restored within 8 hours

Pet stores, Taxi's, and Payday lenders

I don't usually provide updates after every City Council meeting, but today was an exceptional meeting. 
We discussed and passed new regulations for pet sales, taxi and vehicles for hire, as well as a motion on payday loan stores. 

See & Hear

Volunteer Ottawa's 2016 VOscars

IMG_0271.JPGTonight at the VOscars, I was pleased to recognize the outstanding work of local volunteers. We are fortunate to live in such a caring and generous community. Thank you Volunteer Ottawa for helping to make our city a great place to live, work and play.

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National Day of Mourning

DSC_0558.JPGI am honoured to proclaim April 28th The National Day of Mourning! Today is an important day of reflection to commemorate all workers who have been killed, Injured or disabled on the job during the past year. The flags at City facilities are flying at half-mast today in remembrance of those fallen.

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Ottawa Arts Council Awards

IMG_0239.JPGHonoured to present the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award to David Currie at the Ottawa Arts Council annual awards this evening! David is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the arts and culture community in Ottawa!

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Opinion

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, 

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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.