Notice of Potential/Actual Water Service Interruptions - New Orchard & Ambleside

I have just received the following notice from our city staff - Please note that due to a broken valve (Specifically 99 New Orchard Ave between Ambleside Dr & Dead end) residents may experience interruptions in water service. 

Water service is expected to be restored within 12 hours

John Blatherwick receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

I was happy to start off City Council this morning by acknowledging the hard work that community leader John Blatherwick has done for the community. Thanks John! Please see below for the full City of Ottawa press release: 


Longtime Bay Ward Community leader John Blatherwick to receive City Builder Award

I'm pleased to announce that our hardworking community leader John Blatherwick will be receiving the Mayor's City Builder Award tomorrow at City Council. Please see below for the full City of Ottawa news release: 


McEwen Park Renewal

I'm happy to see the McEwen Park renewal finish up in Bay Ward. The play structure and park look excellent! Thanks to our City Staff for their hard work on this. 

Please click on the photo below for more pictures of the finished park:

McEwen Park Renewal

Proposed Development 809 Richmond Road

809_richmond_rd.PNGIt is not customary for our office to post all planning committee meetings however there was considerable feedback on this particular file.  If you would like to make a 5 minute presentation about the proposed development at 809 Richmond Road simply contact the committee coordinator to register. 

Ottawa Community News - Britannia's flood control berm completion scheduled for fall

Ottawa Community News reporter Melissa Murray provides an update on the Britannia Berm. Please click here for the full news article. 


Legalization of Cannabis - Ottawa Public Health report

Tonight my Board of Health Colleagues and I approved Ottawa Public Health's recommendations to the federal government with respect to access to edible cannabis products and strengthening restrictions on packaging and labeling of cannabis products.

Federal Government NR - significant funding to extend Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit system

Thank you to our Federal partners for confirming their funding today for Stage2 to serve Bay Ward and Ottawa. All levels of government are now on board for this important transportation link. $1.15B investment from the Federal government was just announced to assist in getting Stage 2 LRT up and running.

Please see below for more details from the today's announcement:


Putting Down Roots for our Future - Ottawa's Urban Forest Management Plan

I know a number of Bay Ward residents have had questions about what the city does to protect and continue growth of trees and other greenery. Please see below for more information on the new Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) that will be brought to Environment and Climate Protection Committee on June 20th. 


Marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children - Survey

Several months ago I proposed an initiative at our Board of Health to begin consulting the public and reviewing the Ottawa landscape about the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to children. I was thankful to receive the unanimous support of our board.  

Below you will find more information and the link to a survey where I'm hopeful you will offer your feedback.