What Ottawa is Talking About – 28 February 2022

28 February 2022

▪️And the winners of the the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society photo contest are ... No doubt that this is an event whose results that people across the City have been waiting for. And so they should, these photos are beautiful. [Stittsville Central]

▪️Be careful on the Rideau River, the Rideau River Flood Control Team is preparing for spring. The team is cutting out strips of ice, leaving ice quays that look inviting to walk on but are dangerous. The Team also uses explosives to blast ice, and they have underwater machines to remove blockages.  [City of Ottawa]

▪️The City is looking for Hydrant Heroes – really – to keep fire hydrants clear and visible in the snow. They City is asking people to keep a 1.5 metre clear patch around hydrants on their property. If you do – you can apply for a Hydro Hero certificate. [City of Ottawa

+ Related Man, City of Ottawa articles are quite different this week from the previous month.

▪️Ottawa's eScooter project will continue for a third year. The motorized rental scooters have been extremely popular with residents and tourist. Complaints have been both that the scooters are not allowed on sidewalks and that riders take the scooters on sidewalks. People with visual or physical impairments also find scooters strewn willy-nilly a hassle. [CBC]

▪️The City wants to put through a rapid bus transitway through Greenbelt in the East End but the National Capital Commission won't hand over the land. The Commission says that it does not want to break up the Greenbelt and that Ottawa has other non-Greenbelt destroying routes that it can consider. Orléans is a fast growing area of Ottawa that currently has poor transit options. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa Police put search for third deputy chief on hold until new chief is hired. The Police had been searching for a third deputy chief, after one of its deputy chiefs had been suspended-with-pay for sexual harassment. That deputy resigned last week. Ottawa's police chief position is open after Peter Sloly was not longer in the position because of the service's mishandling of the Trucker Siege. [Ottawa Citizen]

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