WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Kanata golf club wins appeal over City, intends to build condos on green space. Thirty years ago, an agreement was made between the former City of Kanata and the Kanata Golf and Country Club to, among other things, keep 40 per cent green space and give the City right of first refusal if the golf course sells out. The City of Ottawa – having absorbed Kanata – had won in court previously, preventing Cluiblink from building 1,480 new units. The appeals court says that previous readings of the agreement preventing construction were wrong. [CBC]
▪️The City and the Federal Government have symbolically begun building the Chief William Commanda Bridge pathway. The pathway between Ottawa and Gatineau over the old railway bridge is scheduled to open next Autumn. [Ottawa Citizen]
▪️The Barrhaven Legion is exploiting the housing madness to fund their new clubhouse. The Legion has bought two pre-build condos. When they are finished in early 2023, they'll be sold at whatever sky high rate the market has determined. [Barrhaven Independent]
▪️The Ottawa Police Service is collecting hygiene products for ‘Project Refill”, to be given to women living in local shelters. Previously called the ‘Purse Project’, the Service is collecting sanitary and hygiene products like pads, tampons, soap, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo. Donations can dropped off at the Stiitsville police station, 211 Huntmar Drive 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, until December 12. Hygiene items for men will also be accepted. [Stittsville Cental]
+Unrelated Don't confuse the Ottawa Police in Stittsville with these guys.
▪️Those four electric buses we wrote about last week aren't entirely emission-free. The heaters are OC Tranpo's new buses are diesel powered, as running electric ones during an Ottawa winter would kill the battery much faster than driving the 300 km limit. [Ottawa Citizen]