Immaculata field proposal concerns and response

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proposing construction of a new turf field at Immaculata High School. The OECA has expressed some concerns with the proposal, and with the lack of community engagement in the process. For more details, see the OECA letter to the OCSB, a Q&A prepared by the OCSB, and a response from the OCSB to a community resident.

Request for consultation on dog policies in local parks

The OECA has requested that the City of Ottawa initiate a consultation process to consider a change in the current rules for dogs in parks within Old Ottawa East. Please note: this request for consultation does not imply support for or against the draft proposals. Here are details on the current draft proposals:

Response to Ecology Ottawa’s Request for the Top Environmental Concerns of Old Ottawa East

The top environmental concerns of Old Ottawa East are primarily based on the universal concerns, i.e., climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and biodiversity decline. Canada has international commitments on both these fronts and, as SLOE member Mary Trudeau says, “We will need much more energy behind them if we are going to meet our targets.” OOE also has specific and related issues that warrant mention.

Detours on eastern pedestrian pathway between Laurier Avenue Bridge and Corktown Footbridge

Parks Canada will continue inspections of the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa through to the end of March (weather permitting). The work will assess the conditions of the Rideau Canal’s concrete walls, as well as the subsurface soil conditions and information gathered through this work will help with the planning of any future repair work required in these areas.

Sesquicentennial Celebration of Canada's Prime Ministers - March 26

Next Sesquicentennial (Plus!) Celebration of Canada's Prime Ministers - "Blue Thunder" PMs: Bennett/ Diefenbaker/ Clark/ Mulroney/ Campbell
March 26, 7:00 p.m., room L120 Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street
FREE, registration:


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