What Ottawa is Talking About – 13 August 2021

13 August 2021

▪️Streetcars down Wellington Street is the recommendation of the National Capital Commission. The Gatineau transit authority has been trying to build a link to downtown Ottawa. Many, including Mayor Jim Watson, suggest digging under Sparks Street for the terminus. Others, like the NCC, say running trains on the surface of Wellington in front of the Parliament Buildings is more assessible. [Hill Times

▪️Ecology Ottawa has 1,500 trees to give away tomorrow for residents to plant. Pick-up will be at the Rotory Club in Orléans – but a pre-survey is required. [CBC] [Tree Giveaway]

▪️ 5,600 residents of the Buckingham neighbourhood of Gatineau must boil their water. A regular test by the City found the quality lacking. There is no word what is wrong with the water or how long the boil water advisory will last. Residents should boil their water for at least a minute. [CBC]

▪️ If Kanata North councillor Jenna Sudds wins her bid for a Parliamentary seat, the City will have yet another by-election. The City has had two since the last election, one to fill Tobi Nussbaum seat after became CEO of the National Capital Commission and another for Stephen Blais, after he was elected to Queen's Park. [Ottawa Citizen]

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