The splendour of fall colours can be seen throughout our City. It is a beautiful time of year and I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.
Make sure as you enjoy Halloween this year you travel safely and keep an eye out for the smallest of ghouls and goblins on our streets! You may also wish to consider adding a Teal coloured pumpkin to your doorstep to indicate you are offering some non-food based treats for children trying to avoid allergens or a trip to the dentist! City of Ottawa ‘Trick or Swim’ coupons make a great treat and can be purchased at recreation centres.
LRT Community Meetings
I was pleased to host LRT Community meetings across Woodpark, Carlingwood, Whitehaven, and Queensway Terrace North regarding the Stage2 LRT project. Thank you to all those who attended the meetings, if you wish to learn more about the re-alignment please visit stage2lrt.ca or call my office.
I am pleased to be co-hosting the west-end City budget consultations again this year along with Councillors Rick Chiarelli, Keith Egli, and Jan Harder. The meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex. I hope you are able to join us and I invite you to visit the Public Engagement Tools for Budget 2017 on Ottawa.ca.
Energy Ottawa and the City of Ottawa announce the dawn of a new solar initiative
Earlier this month Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, announced its solar rooftop installation project alongside the City. Energy Ottawa and the City’s agreement is to pursue solar generation that will provide the city with an increase in its renewable generation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 41,382 metric tonnes over the 20-year term.
Once all eight solar projects are complete, the systems are expected to generate nearly 3,000,000 kWh/year; the equivalent of removing more than 300 homes from the grid annually.
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