🚊 NO Train: Day 9️⃣

Here are today’s updates on the closure of the Confederation Line.

  •  OC Transpo made a public update this afternoon:

    • Eight single-car trains are planned to resume on Monday, serving every station. That means a train every seven to eight minutes.

    • The replacement rail R1 bus service will continue to operate even after the trains begin running.

    • The leading and trailing wheel hub assemblies and axles will be replaced every 60,000 km under a new plan.

    • The report on the inspection of the axle hub that caused all the hubbub is expected on Friday.

    (OC Transpo)
  •  Shane Séguin, editor of Rail Fans Canada, thinks that the proposed axle redesign is the best solution. Ripping up the rails or changing the trains would take years. (Joanne Laucius in the Ottawa Citizen)

– Martha & Darren



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    • 🌦️ 30% chance of showers. High of 30°, low of 18°. 


    • 59%
    • – The rate that Ottawa is reaching provincially mandated new housing targets. The city has been ordered to approve 151,000 homes within 10 years, there have been 13,391 starts since January 2022. (Mike Crawley at CBC)

    Beachburger of the Day

    • Archie Vereyken
    • – Beachburg, 71 miles west up the 417 from Ottawa, is a little out of our baliwick but resident Vereyken is worth talking about. Closing for COVID, the municipality has decided to permanently close the Beachburg Arena. Now 85, and one of the original builders of the arena, Vereyken has formed an organization of volunteers to take over the arena, if only the municipality will let them. (Debbi Christinck in the Eganville Leader)


    • It’s a frustrating experience for everyone. When it’s working, it’s a really great system.
    • – Former mayor Jim Watson on the O Train system he brought to Ottawa. (Charlie Senack in the Kitchissippi Times)

    🗳️ Federal Cabinet 

    •  Kanata-Carleton Member of Parliament Jenna Sudds has been appointed to the Federal cabinet. New Edinburgh resident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed his only Ottawa cabinet member to the Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development. Before winning election in 2021, Sudds was an Ottawa city councillor. (Josh Pringle at CTV)

    🌊 River House

    🚌 Walking School Buses

    •  The Walking School Bus programme run by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is endingLike a bus-less school bus, two adults – one at each end – would walk the set route to the school, picking up students along the way to walk in the middle. Nine schools took part in the programme, with six to 20 kids taking part on each route. (CBC)



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    Whoo boy, there is nothing as interesting as a tempest in a teapot, the smaller the stakes the most strident the views. Andrew Duffy in the Ottawa Citizen outlines the dualing boards of directors of Co-op Voisins, a housing co-op in Sandy Hill. Involved are the the original board members, the board selected by the members after a general meeting to dissolve the first board, and finally the board appointed by the City of Ottawa to restore order. The first board called the police when the third board tried to take over the office

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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