Hello QTN Neighbours - I wanted to issue a reminder about the Information session on LRT and QTN that is happening at Woodroffe High School This Saturday, May 27, from 12-3pm.
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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:
Please see below for a Public Service Announcement from our City of Ottawa staff on sandbag and hazardous waste collection for flood affected residents.
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.
Councillor Blais and I successfully introduced and passed a motion directing staff to defer this upcoming tax bill for affected residents. We were grateful for our Council colleagues agreeing to help residents in their time of need.
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Check this link if you have questions about the water:
I’d like to start by thanking all the volunteers, city staff, emergency responders, and all residents helping out. I just wanted to provide an update on the flood conditions in our community.
Over this week I've taken some time to check in on Britannia, Belltown, and Crystal Bay neighbourhoods to monitor the flooding prevention and potential issue sites. I've kept in close contact with our public works staff and will continue to work with them over the weekend. Our general Manager of Emergency and Protective Services, Anthony Di Monte has just issued a Memo outlining plans for the weekend.
The city is increasing 3-1-1 staff and keeping them updated on the situation. I would encourage you to call 3-1-1 and/or check out www.ottawa.ca for the latest on flood concerns and how to get help. Other steps being taken are outlined in the memo below:
The Ottawa Citizen examined the water control efforts in the Britannia Village this week.
Tom Spears takes a look at water control in Bay Ward and how the Britannia Berm is holding up. He explains "Britannia Village area, a frequent trouble spot in many high-water years, remains largely dry thanks in part to a new berm built by Ottawa and the conservation authority."
This morning I was happy to announce local Bay Ward resident and business owner Gareth Davies as the winner of the Bruce Timmerman Award. Thanks Gareth for your leadership in the community! Please see below full for the news release: