Bike Light Event - Thursday, November 10

Safer Roads Ottawa is helping to raise awareness and encourage cyclists to light themselves up while cycling in the early evening and at night. As part of this safety awareness campaign, Councillor Chernushenko and City of Ottawa staff will provide free lights to cyclists who do not have lights on their bicycles.
The Highway Traffic Act requires that all cyclists have a working front light and rear reflector. Over the past five years, the lack of proper lighting has been one of the most prevalent offences during Ottawa Police enforcement blitzes focused on cyclists.

When: Thursday, November 10 from 7:45 am to 9:15 am
Where: Main @ Clegg

Section of Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway - closed as of November 7

Parks Canada will rehabilitate a 500m length of the canal wall between the Bank Street Bridge and Pig Island on the east side of the Rideau Canal starting November 7, 2016. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2017 with remaining shoreline work to be completed by summer 2017.
Beginning at approximately 9pm on November 7th, 2016, the contractor will be installing fences around the construction site and additional safety measures along the southbound lane of Colonel By Drive. A signed detour route will be in place as this work will require the overnight closure of Colonel By Drive in this area.

A 1.4km section of the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, from Clegg Street to the Bank Street Bridge, will also be closed throughout construction and a detour route for pedestrians and cyclists, primarily along Echo Drive, will be in place. Temporary measures will be put in place at either end of the detour to assist pedestrians and cyclists in safely crossing Colonel By Drive as part of the detour route.

Fences will extend into the canal a short distance, but will have only a limited impact on the Rideau Canal Skateway. Residents and visitors will continue to be able to skate past this location while the rehabilitation work is underway.

Annual General Meeting - November 8

After months of buildup, election day is nearly upon us! On November 8 at 7pm, please join us for the joint Annual General Meeting of both the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA), and the Community Activities Group (CAG). Here are materials related to the meeting:

Church of the Ascension
253 Echo Drive
Everyone welcome!
7:00 p.m., registration
7:15 p.m., annual meeting call to order, followed by a social hour

Rezoning at 113-115 Echo Drive

The OECA presented their objections to the rezoning of the property at 113-115 Echo Drive at the October 11, 2016, planning committee meeting at Ottawa City Hall. While the proposal was ultimately approved by the committee, the OECA felt it important to raise some concerns and the OECA's presentation is available for viewing here.

Comments submitted on location for new central library

The OECA has submitted comments to City of Ottawa elected officials regarding the need for new central library in the downtown core and for a transparent process. The letter is available here.

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