Ottawa – All four lanes of Bronson Avenue, between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue, will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m., on budget and on schedule.OC Transpo Route 4 will also be fully reinstated Monday morning.Off peak lane closures may continue until December 2013 to complete minor landscaping and tree plantings.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed Franco-Ontarian Day in Ottawa at a ceremony this morning to mark the 38th anniversary of the first raising of this emblem of the Franco-Ontarian community. Franco-Ontarian Flags were raised at 10 City locations but remain at half-mast to commemorate the victims of last week’s tragic collision between a train and a bus.
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.
OTTAWA - Orléans Ward Councillor Bob Monette accompanied by Mayor Jim Watson announced this morning at the Orléans Chamber of Commerce Breakfast a historic development being proposed by BRIGIL. As part of the Official Plan Review led by the Planning Department and Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the Planning Committee, residents of Orléans will have the opportunity to provide their comments on Petrie's Landing III, a proposed mixed-use development on North Service Road. The proposal is subject to BRIGIL securing all required planning approvals.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today that he will hold six “Mayor’s Budget Outreach” consultation sessions at shopping centres in all areas of the city in advance of the creation of Budget 2014. During every budget process, Mayor Watson welcomes suggestions from residents on how the City can make the best use of tax dollars. Residents will also be able to submit their ideas through an online chat, email and Twitter.