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Raptors beat Wizards in pre-season finale

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 19:22
In the battle for Toronto Raptors roster spots and playing time, Malachi Flynn and Sam Dekker made solid cases on Tuesday.
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Global News at 5:30 Toronto: October 12, 2021

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 19:01
An Etobicoke high school is temporarily closed after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared. Anger is growing over the Ford government’s decision to ease capacity restrictions for some facilities, but not others. And fans prepare for the Leafs season opener Wednesday.
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Etobicoke school closes following COVID-19 outbreak

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 16:32
Toronto Public Health is investigating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Silverthorne Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. According to officials, students could remain home for up to 10 days. Brittany Rosen reports.
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Anger grows over Ontario government’s capacity restrictions

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 16:31
Days after the Ford government eased capacity limits at large group settings, frustration and anger over the decision continues to fester among those left out. Matthew Bingley reports.
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Ontario’s online proof-of-vaccination portal inaccessible outside of North America

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:24
Global News heard from multiple Canadians abroad who, when they tried to log in to pull up their COVID-19 vaccine proof, were notified that the Ontario vaccine webpage was blocked.
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Trial begins for CFB Kingston corporal facing sexual assault charge

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 12:54
Tuesday marks the first day of a sexual assault court martial trial at CFB Kingston. This trial is one of three sexual assault cases scheduled in Kingston before the new year.
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Ottawa council faces jam-packed LRT agenda Wednesday

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 12:37
Wednesday's city council meeting will see a flurry of motions aimed addressing shortcomings in Ottawa's light-rail transit system following two recent derailments.
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Active COVID-19 cases in Ottawa drop below 300

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 10:26
COVID-19 case counts in Ottawa are declining, with fewer than 300 active infections in the city and hospitalizations related to the virus in single digits.
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New long-term care home to be build in Vaughan, Ont.

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 08:34
Ontario’s Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips announced on Tuesday the construction of a new long-term care home in Vaughan, Ont. on provincially-owned land.
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Ontario reports 458 new COVID-19 cases Thanksgiving Monday, 390 on Tuesday

Global Ottawa - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 08:19
The death toll in Ontario rose to 9,792 as Monday saw two more deaths and Tuesday saw no new deaths recorded.
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Traffic impacts in Ottawa beginning Friday, October 8

City of Ottawa News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 14:00

The following projects and events will impact Ottawa traffic:

  • Onigam Street, leading to Lemieux Island, will close to all traffic as of Tuesday, October 12 to allow for the safe construction access to the work zone of the Chief William Commanda new multi-use pathway and bridge rehabilitation project. Lemieux Island will close to the public until the completion of the project in summer 2024. Day-to-day operations of the Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant will not be affected by this closure.
  • Main Street will close in both directions from Colonel By Drive to Greenfield Avenue starting Friday, October 15 until late December for sewer, watermain renewal and intersection upgrades. Local access, as well as cyclist and pedestrian use, will be maintained. A signed pedestrian and cyclist detour will be in place.
  • Echo Drive will close near Main Street in both directions from Friday, October 15 until late December for sewer, watermain renewal and intersection upgrades. The north side of Echo Drive will temporarily become a two-way roadway up to Concord Avenue to allow local access. Pedestrians and cyclists will be accommodated throughout the work zone.
  • Terry Fox Drive, between March Road and Innovation Drive, will have intermittent lane closures during off-peak hours starting Tuesday, October 12 until early November for the removal and installation of a new bus shelter. Signs for pedestrian and cycling detours will be in place, when required.
  • Starting Monday, October 11 until mid November, there will be intermittent nightly closures of the Marianne Wilkinson Pedestrian Bridge from 9 pm to 6 am on weekdays to facilitate bridge rehabilitation work. Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to plan an alternate route. Overnight 417 lane closures, as well as on-ramp closures at Kanata Avenue, March Road and Terry Fox Drive will occur as the project progresses, further updates to follow. Signage will be placed onsite in advance of closures.
  • Ramsayville Road will be closed at Highway 417 between Friday, October 8 at 8 pm until Monday, October 11 at 6 am to facilitate the demolition of the existing Highway 417 WB Ramsayville structure. Signed detours will be present.
  • The following Highway 174 ramps and lanes will be closed for Stage 2 LRT roadwork:
    • The westbund on-ramp from northbound Montreal Road will be closed between 9 pm and 5:30 am on Saturday, October 9.
    • The westbund on-ramp from northbound Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard is closed nightly between 9 pm and 5:30 am until Saturday, October 9.
    • The westbund on-ramp from southbound Montreal Road is closed nightly between 9 pm and 5:30 am until Saturday, October 9.
    • The westbund off-ramp to Tenth Line Road will close nightly between 9 pm to 5:30 am until Saturday, October 9.
    • The westbund on-ramp from northbound Tenth Line Road will close nightly between 9 pm to 5:30 am until Saturday, October 9.
    • The westbund on-ramp from northbound Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will close nightly between 9 pm and 5:30 am from Tuesday, October 12 until Saturday, October 16.
  • Montreal Road
    • Southbound Montreal Road will reduce to one lane under the Highway 174 interchange until mid November.
    • A section of Montreal Road under the Highway 174 interchange will close nightly between 10 pm and 5:30 am from Tuesday, October 12 until Saturday, October 16. Signed detours will be present.
  • Edgeworth Avenue between Lawn Avenue to Richmond Road will be closed until Sunday, October 31. Local access will be maintained.
  • Adirondack Drive will close between Woodroffe Avenue and Domalatchy Place daily from 7 am to 5 pm until Friday, October 15.
  • Byron Avenue will close between Woodland Avenue and Harcourt Avenue daily from 7 am to 5 pm, until Sunday, October 31.
  • Byron Avenue will close between Lockhart Avenue and Sherbourne Road daily from 7 am to 5 pm, until Sunday, October 31.

For updates on construction and roadwork activity across Ottawa, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

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Virtual City budget consultations start next week

City of Ottawa News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 12:45

You will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to inform the City’s draft budget for 2022. From Wednesday, October 13 to Thursday, October 28, Councillors have organized virtual consultation sessions for residents to share comments and provide input on what the City’s priorities should be and where to find potential savings.

Wednesday, October 13

6:30 to 7:30 pm

To register, visit zoom.us

Password: 648698

  • Ward 20 – Osgoode (Councillor George Darouze)
  • Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn (Councillor Scott Moffatt)

Tuesday, October 19

6 to 8 pm

To register, visit zoom.us.

  • Ward 12 – Rideau-Vanier (Councillor Mathieu Fleury)
  • Ward 13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe (Councillor Rawlson King)

Wednesday, October 20

6 to 7:30 pm

To register, visit zoom.us.

  • Ward 14 – Somerset (Councillor Catherine McKenney)
  • Ward 15 – Kitchissippi (Councillor Jeff Leiper)

 

6 to 8 pm

To register, visit zoom.

  • Ward 13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe (Councillor Rawlson King)

Thursday, October 21

7 to 8:30 pm

To register, visit zoom.

Meeting ID: 847 0511 6384

Password: 424407

  • Ward 9 – Knoxdale-Merivale (Councillor Keith Egli)
  • Ward 16 – River (Councillor Riley Brockington)

Tuesday, October 26

6:30 to 8:30 pm

To register, visit zoom.

  • Ward 1 – Orléans (Councillor Matthew Luloff)
  • Ward 2 – Innes (Councillor Laura Dudas)
  • Ward 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville (Councillor Tim Tierney)
  • Ward 19 – Cumberland (Councillor Catherine Kitts)

Thursday, October 28

7 to 8:30 pm

To register, email the participating Councillor.

Thursday, October 28

7 to 8:30 pm

To register, visit zoom

Meeting ID: 874 7044 0973

Password: 424451

  • Ward 10 – Gloucester-Southgate (Councillor Diane Deans)
  • Ward 16 – River (Councillor Riley Brockington)
  • Ward 17 – Capital (Councillor Shawn Menard)
  • Ward 18 – Alta Vista (Councillor Jean Cloutier)

You can also provide your input on Engage Ottawa and read background information and resource materials. We will consider your suggestions and ideas as we develop the draft budget, which will be tabled at City Council on Wednesday, November 3.

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Meetings from October 12 to 15

City of Ottawa News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 12:15

All Council, Committee and Board meetings will be held by remote, electronic participation, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts, visit ottawa.ca/agendas or call 3-1-1.

The City of Ottawa continues to take COVID-19 seriously, and in following the advice of provincial and federal governments is making significant changes to services and programming to help protect the health and wellbeing of the community. City Hall is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In-person meetings have been cancelled. Such meetings, as warranted, will be held electronically until further notice. For more information about service disruptions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30 am

  • Heritage Community Improvement Plan application for 278-280 O’Connor Street, a property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and located within the Centretown Heritage Conservation District
  • Status update – Built Heritage Sub-Committee inquiries and motions for the period ending September 27, 2021

Ottawa City Council – Wednesday, October 13 at 10 am

Special joint meeting Planning Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Thursday, October 14 at 10 am

  • New Official Plan
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Committee approves zoning for subdivision in Richmond

City of Ottawa News - Thu, 10/07/2021 - 10:30

The City’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today approved a zoning amendment for a subdivision on lands north of the Jock River and within the Village of Richmond. The planned development off Ottawa Street would include 777 single family homes as well as townhouses, two parks and an English public elementary school.

The park at 100 Highgarden Terrace in Findlay Creek would be officially recognized as Bert Dowler Park after the Committee approved a commemorative naming proposal. The name honours Bert Dowler – a local farmer who was heavily involved in the Ottawa South farming community, often serving as a mentor to new farmers.

Recommendations from today’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meeting will rise to Council on Wednesday, October 13.

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