Local students give creative names to LRT tunnel road headers

Ottawa – Over the next few years, deep beneath city streets, Chewrocka, Crocrodile Rouge and Jawbreaker will be busy carving out Ottawa’s transportation future. These are the names given to the three LRT tunnel road headers following a city-wide naming contest for Grade 4 classes, which saw about 50 submissions from local students.

The winning classes were:

            Ms. Lincoln’s Class at Agincourt Road Public School, (Chewrocka; central shaft)

Council approves master plans for building the future Ottawa

Ottawa – Council today approved five key master plans that will guide the City’s future land development and the growth of Ottawa’s transportation system. 

Council approved an updated Official Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Pedestrian Plan and Cycling Plan that were created in consultation with the public throughout 2013 during the Building a Liveable Ottawa initiative. These plans set the vision for Ottawa’s future growth to 2031.

Ottawa receives silver-designation as a walk-friendly city

Ottawa - The City of Ottawa received a silver-level designation as a walk-friendly city by WALK Friendly Ontario – which is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk.

This silver-level designation is the highest level awarded so far by the program – with only Ottawa and Hamilton receiving those honours.

Confederation Line tunnel construction begins

Ottawa – Royal Galipeau, MP for Ottawa–Orléans and Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West–Nepean joined Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors to mark the commencement of tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system, a historic moment for the nation’s capital.

This morning's tragic accident

As most Ottawa residents know by now, there has been a tragic collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train which occurred at around 8:50 this morning.
Emergency personnel are on the scene and have reported some fatalities as well as a number of persons injured.
We join with all Members of Council in expressing our deepest condolences to all those who are affected by this terrible tragedy.