WOITA – 06Oct22

7 October 2022

Weather

  • ☀️ Sunny. High of 28°, low of 13°.

City Hall

  • The next mayor of Ottawa will be able to veto bylaws, hire and fire department heads, and prepare the City's budget. The Provincial Parliament passed the 'strong mayor's act' yesterday, increasing the mayor's authority. The mayor of Toronto will also be so empowered. Council will only be able to undo a veto by a two-thirds vote. (CBC)

Transit

  • The City will buy fewer electric buses and partner with Toronto after a harsh review by the City's Auditor General. The City had previously announced that it would buy 74 buses immediately, as part of a $1 billion, 450 bus plan. The City has reduced that initial buy to 26. The Auditor had criticized the City for not focussing on battery life and winter degradation. The plan now is to piggyback onto the Toronto Transit Commission – let them find and contract with a suitable bus maker, then OC Transit will make a separate agreement with that company.(CBC)

Community

  • As we reported back in August, the Omer Gulder Memorial Charity Tournament 7-a-side will obviously involve a lot of fun soccer, food, and entertainment. It will also raise funds for the building of the Mathare Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as Mamboleo FC's Newcomer Integration Program. 11:00am to 6:00pm at the RA Centre Turf Fields, 2451 Riverside Drive.

Learn

  • Square Lemon and Moonstoned present another Beginner Rude Glass Painting session. Your $45 registration includes everything you need to make a one of a kind piece for your home or for gift giving. Unit 14, 2350 Stevenage Drive.

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