Remediation work at Springhurst Park - September 15-18

The City of Ottawa’s Environmental Remediation Unit will be working at Springhurst Park from Tuesday, September 15 to Friday, September 18, 2015. The work will involve the collection of shallow soil conditions across the site using two types of equipment. In some locations a backhoe with a bucket will dig small pits to allow for inspection and sampling of the soil. In other locations a post-hole auger will be used to drill a small hole to collect soil samples. All pits and holes will be filled immediately after inspection, compacted with the bucket, and then reseeded.

All candidates debate for Ottawa Centre - September 17, 2015

An all candidates debate for Ottawa Centre will be held on Thursday, September 17, at First Baptist Church (140 Laurier Avenue West, at the corner of Elgin Street).

Doors open at 6 p.m., debate is from 7-9 p.m.
Topic: Ottawa Centre Riding – All Candidates Forum
Moderator: Hallie Cotnam of CBC Ottawa

All are welcome to attend.

Rideau River pathway update

The City of Ottawa has advised that the western pathway along the Rideau River is now open, and the eastern pathway is scheduled to close as early as September 8. The eastern pathway closure date is dependent on weather and work progress.

Rideau River pathway update

The closures dates of the eastern and western Rideau River pathways has been revised as outlined below:

· Western pathway – currently closed, scheduled to reopen as early as August 14, 2015

· Eastern pathway – currently open, scheduled to close as early as August 14, 2015 (please note that the western and eastern pathways will not be closed simultaneously)

Temporary pathway closures at Hurdman bridge through mid-August

Short duration flagging and intermittent closures will continue to occur on the Rideau River multi-use pathways (near Highway 417) as required through July and August 2015 to complete works on the Hurdman Bridge structure. Furthermore, complete closures of the east and west pathways will occur for approximately 3 weeks, per side, as crews begin to restore and realign the pathways. The west pathway was closed starting July 15, 2015 and the eastern pathway is scheduled to close as early as August 6, 2015. Signage will be on site.


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