Construction at intersection of Main and Riverdale - April to May 2017

Hydro Ottawa will commence the rehabilitation of a large hydro manhole on Main Street on Monday April 3rd. Hydro Ottawa has retained the services of Bradley Kelly to complete the work. The manhole is located just north of Riverdale Avenue. The work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Motorists should expect delays going through the construction site.

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

Update from Parks Canada:

"Parks Canada began work on repairs to the Rideau Canal walls between Bank Street and Pig Island in November 2016. Repairs have progressed well and concrete refacing of the walls inside the canal is now complete. The next phase of work will be on the top portion of the wall, known as the coping, before shifting to address the trail, railings, and light standards in May. This phase of the project to repair the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa is expected to be complete in spring 2017.

R4 consultation extended until May 31, 2017

The City of Ottawa previously requested that all interested stakeholders send their comments on the R4 Zoning Review by April 19, 2017. That deadline has been extended until May 31, 2017.

You can read the city's Discussion Papers on the project website.

To submit your comments:

Watershed Conditions and Flood Watch

The City of Ottawa is currently monitoring water levels along the Rideau River and the possible impact on houses/neighbourhoods in close proximity to the river. Should the situation escalate, the city will issue a Public Service Announcement (PSA).

In the meantime, the city will be communicating on social media on the following items:
-ponding-unwanted water on roadways
-keep kids away from the water

Sesquicentennial celebration of our prime ministers - Sir Wilfrid Laurier on March 28

Richard Clippingdale will be helping us to better understand the life and times of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Richard is the former Director of Canadian Studies at Carleton University, where he remains currently as an adjunct professor. This is the first of a series of talks to celebrate Canada’s prime ministers organized by the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA).

7:00 p.m., Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
Free but pre-registration appreciated at info@ottawaeast.ca
All are welcome to attend!

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