Update on work to repair the Rideau Canal walls (along Colonel By between Bank and Pig Island)

Work to repair the Rideau Canal walls along Colonel By Drive between Bank Street and Pig Island are progressing on schedule. The old guard rails have been removed, and new concrete will begin to be poured and placed in early March. The in-water work is expected to be completed in April, and the shoreline and trail work will follow. The project is expected to be finished by spring 2017.

Drivers using Colonel By Drive are reminded to drive with caution along this section of road. The road has been narrowed and a speed limit reduction of 40 km/hr is in place. This is for the safety of the workers on site and for other drivers on the road. All drivers should ensure that they comply with posted speed limits and always consider road conditions and weather to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.

Main Street Lane Reductions between Lees and Hawthorne - January 19-21

Beginning Thursday, January 19, Main Street from Hawthorne Avenue to Lees Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction for three days. The lane reductions are required for the emergency repair of a collapsed sanitary service. Motorists should expect delays or avoid the area if possible.

Brantwood Rink Hours

The official hours of operation for the Brantwood Rink are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
During these hours a rink attendant is present and the field house change facilities are open. The rink attendant can be identified by a green “Brantwood Rink Staff” hockey jersey.

On weekdays, the rink is typically flooded at 9:00 p.m., weekends at 5:00 p.m. Rink users are expected to assist with the shoveling and scrape prior to the flood each day. Rink may close with heavy snow fall or poor weather conditions. For more info or to volunteer: brantwoodrink@gmail.com

Celebrating our Prime Ministers (sesquicentennial project) - First meeting on February 27 postponed

As noted in a previous post, the OOECA will be holding monthly gatherings to celebrate Canada's 23 prime minsters as a sesquicentennial project. The meeting originally scheduled for February 27 has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new meeting date!

Feedback on Canal Docks

The community association solicited our community for feedback on the new canal docks that were introduced during the summer of 2016. The feedback was collected and sent in the following letter to Minister McKenna. Thanks to all for submitting this feedback, and to Minister McKenna for supporting this initiative!

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