Family Day may look a little different this year, but by now, we’re all experts at finding new ways to celebrate the holidays! There are tons of outdoor and online activities available that allow us to feel connected, while keeping us safe and healthy. From getting out to enjoy our great outdoor trails, local and […]
Welcome! As your representative at City Hall, I created this blog as a place where I can share my thoughts, views, and opinions on important issues that affect our community and city.
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On July 4, my team and I virtually took part in the Beau’s 5K for Ovarian Cancer Canada! The event was started to support Ashley Courtois (Cowan) when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. Ashley was an avid runner who taught running clinics from the Stitsville Running Room. Beau’s, and the community of […]
This message is to provide you with an update on the City’s response to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). As you can appreciate, the situation is fluid and evolving rapidly. We are fortunate to have an amazing team at Ottawa Public Health, led by Dr. Vera Etches. Dr. Etches has provided assurances that our staff are prepared […]
Jon Willing Updated: June 5, 2019 City council will consider how much money might be needed to buy the loyalty of OC Transpo customers, while the agency struggles to maintain confidence in a public transit system that desperately needs the LRT. On June 12 council could be faced with two choices on fares, although only […]
Its official, spring is here! However, don’t put your shovel away just yet! This season, Ottawa has experienced some record setting winter weather. Snow, ice, and freeze thaw cycles have wreaked havoc on our roads, pathways, and sidewalks and the impact has been felt widely across the city. My office was flooded with calls for […]
Mayor Watson suggests that you cannot be a supporter of Light Rail Transit and vote against the project. I strongly disagree with that statement. I have and continue to be a strong supporter of LRT. To be clear, my concerns have not been about the need to expand LRT or the merits of the project. […]