What Ottawa Is Talking About - July 5 2021

5 July 2021

▪️The landfill can go another 150 years if you put us in charge, says company. Landaira told the Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management committee that it had a process that, using low temperatures and pressure, breaks down rubbish to ash. The Trail Road Landfill is expected to be full in 15 years. [Barrhaven Independent]

▪️A community fridge has been installed outside the Parkdale Food Centre in Hintonburg. The community is invited to take what they need and donate what they can. The Centre will monitor and clean the fridge daily. [CBC]

▪️Local residents fear that the new Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital will be a car nightmare. The Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association wants the parking lots to be underground, instead of an Ottawa Airport-style parkade. They are also concerned that future development will encroach upon the Experimental Farm. [CityNews]

▪️The Mayfair Theatre has done a clean-up and found a bunch more movie posters to sell. In fact, they have dug out over 600 posters. Posters are $10 each, festival posters are $20. [Mayfair Theatre] [List of posters PDF]

▪️Autonomous vehicles have been proposed to shuttle people from the Kanata North Technology Park to transit stations. the Kanata North Business Association has given a plan to the Transportation Committee for an on-demand autonomous shuttle service between Moodie Station and the Technology Park via Carling Avenue and an autonomous electric bus. We'll keep you updated as this progresses. [City of Ottawa]

▪️A man driving a SeaDoo is in serious condition after hitting a towline pulling people on tubes. The incident happened yesterday  near Strandherd Bridge over the Rideau River. [CTV]

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