Last week was exceptionally busy at City Hall as Council discussed several important agenda items including our dysfunctional Light Rail Transit System (LRT). Just weeks ago, the LRT Confederation Line derailed for the second time in recent months, forcing the system into a complete shutdown. Both incidents have been subject to investigations by the Transportation […]
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This past week, Councillor McKenney and I called on Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley to call an emergency Transit Commission Meeting to discuss the ongoing issues effecting both the reliability and safety of our transit system. As a former Chair of the City’s Transit Commission, I understand the importance of this service to residents across […]
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 […]
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 […]