Ottawa Citizen - Ottawa patients, survivors and parents raise flag for childhood cancer

On behalf of Mayor Watson and as Deputy Mayor I was proud to attend and support the raising of the Candlelighters flag at Ottawa City Hall. We proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. The strength and courage these children and their families exhibit are an inspiration. 

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Please click here for the full Ottawa Citizen article on the event. 


Back to School - Traffic Calming and Road Safety

Over the years we have worked hard throughout our community and Bay Ward to address resident's traffic concerns. As our kids head back to school tomorrow I want to remind everyone to take extra care as they head into work. There will be little ones walking, crossing the street, and riding the school bus for the first time. Let us all pay attention to ensure we all have a safe and fun day!

If you click on the image below you will see a number of traffic calming and road safety measures that we've recently put into place throughout Bay Ward:

Bay Ward Traffic Calming


Bay Ward Movie in the Park - September 9th!

I'm happy to once again be hosting a movie in the park for Bay Ward residents and their families. The movie will be at Woodroffe Park (180 Lockhart Ave). This year Lego Batman has been selected by community members. Please see the below poster for more details. 

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Have Your Say: 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations

For immediate release:
August 24, 2017 

Have Your Say: 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations 

Ottawa – Ottawa residents will have several opportunities in September and October to take part in pre-budget consultations, as part of the City of Ottawa’s 2018 budget development process.


Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Screen_Shot_2017-08-22_at_9.50.25_AM.pngThe province is looking for two municipalities to participate in pilot projects funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which are expected to begin in March 2018.

At least one Ottawa city councillor doesn't want the city to take part. "Ottawa is not the right community to try this in.... I haven't seen any evidence that it leads us in a direction that we want to go," said Coun. Mark Taylor, who is also chair of AMO's health task force.

Too read the full article, please click here


City councillor asks police chief to close west-end pot shop

Screen_Shot_2017-08-21_at_3.34.23_PM.pngBay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor has written a letter to police Chief Charles Bordeleau asking Bordeleau to close a marijuana pot dispensary on McEwen Avenue.

Too read more please click here.


Stage 2 LRT - Moodie Light Rail Transit Station Workshop

Please see below for an upcoming connectivity workshop for the Moodie Light Rail Transit Station. Workshop takes place on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at the Nepean Sailing Club. 

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Letter to Chief of Police on Canna Green Marijuana Dispensary

On behalf of concerned residents in the McEwen and Ambleside area of Bay Ward I have written to Chief Bordeleau about the Canna Green marijuana location. I look forward to seeing his reply. Please see below for my full letter:


Councillor Taylor Interview with CTV on Local Shootings

Screen_Shot_2017-08-03_at_10.37.33_AM.pngYesterday Councillor Taylor spoke with CTV news on the recent shootings in Bay Ward. 

To watch the full video please click here. 


CBC News - Key community members meet to discuss rash of west-end shootings

Community members in Ottawa's west end gathered at a private meeting on Wednesday to discuss the rash of shootings in the area.

To read the full article please click here.