What Ottawa is Talking About – 11 November 2021

11 November 2021

▪️The newest City councillor for Ottawa is former school board trustee Cathy Curry. Curry was chosen in the first round of voting by City Council from 20 applicants. The City chose to save money asking Kanata North residents who they would like to represent them and instead chose to appoint a councillor to replace Jenna Sudds who vacated the seat after being elected Member of Parliament. The next civic election will be October 2022.  [CBC]

▪️The Provincial Transportation Minister says that she may call a Judicial Inquiry into the Confederation Line. After the City had, for the second time, voted against a public, open inquiry into the programes of the Confederation Line, Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said province is "increasingly concerned" about the City's ability to handle the issues. [CBC]

+ Related  The independent consultants hired by the City agree that Confederation Line service can resume tomorrow

▪️Over 300 trees from the Experimental Farm will be cut down for the new Civic Hospital parking lot, up from 119. ReImagine Ottawa – which is opposed to the new Civic Hospital plan – say the planners have worefully underestimated the tree devastation. ReImagine says the parking lot will cover five acres outdoors. [Capital Current]

▪️A commemorative plaza honouring the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) will be built at the corner of Robertson Road and Northside Road. The Province has provided $100,000 to build the plaza, recognizing the Canadian Armed Forces unit which was first raised as the Bells Corners Infantry Company in 1862. [CTV

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