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Blais Helps Support Ottawa’s First Basketball Academy

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Helps Support Ottawa’s First Basketball Academy
Canada Topflight Academy receives support to fund local athletes

Cumberland City Councillor and amateur sports champion Stephen Blais is donating $1,000 to the Canada Topflight Academy, an elite basketball academy pilot program, to help fund tuition and travel expenses for students.

“I am proud to contribute to important organizations such as Canada Topflight Academy that help athletes reach their full potential in academics and athletics,” says Councillor Stephen Blais. “Ottawa is full of talented athletes and this unique basketball academy will help our student athletes garner exposure from universities across the world.”

Blais continues to champion public transit in Orléans

Written by Stephen Blais on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais continues to champion public transit in Orléans
Additional OC Transpo service improvements for east end residents

City Councillor and Transit Commission Chair Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that OC Transpo will expand its service for Orléans transit users.

“Following consultations with residents which identified a need for increased capacity, I worked with OC Transpo to add more capacity for Orléans commuters with larger buses and additional routes,” says Councillor Blais. “There have been great strides made to improve public transit in Orléans with even greater improvements coming in the near future.”

Blais Hosts Inaugural All Saints Bowl at Millennium Park

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, October 14, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Hosts Inaugural All Saints Bowl at Millennium Park
Friday Night Lights Draws Capacity Crowd

Cumberland City Councillor and amateur sports champion Stephen Blais kicked off a new tradition in Orléans with a Friday Night Lights football game between the St. Peter Knights and their cross town rivals the St. Matthew Tigers in the inaugural All Saints Bowl.

“Sports is an amazing way to build character and important life skills,” says Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais. “With a capacity crowd of over 1,300 screaming fans we’ve also demonstrated how sport, and a healthy rivalry, can instil pride and bring communities together.”

Affordable Public Transit for All

Written by Stephen Blais on Tuesday, October 04, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Affordable Public Transit for All
Watson & Blais announce transit pass for low income residents

Today, Mayor Jim Watson, along with the Chair of the Transit Commission Councillor Stephen Blais, announced that a low income transit pass will be included in the City of Ottawa’s 2017 budget.

Blais Secures Three New School Crossing Guards

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, September 02, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Secures Three New School Crossing Guards
3 adult crossing guards added to improve student safety

Stephen Blais is proud to announce that students will be able to cross local roads more safely this school year. Blais was able to secure the funding to add three new locations in Cumberland Ward.

The new Adult Crossing Guards will be located at the intersection of Brian Coburn Boulevard and Esprit Drive, Brian Coburn Boulevard and Lakeridge Drive / Aquaview Drive, and at Esprit Drive and Vista Park Drive / Corbridge Street.

Millions Invested to Reduce Commute Times

Written by Stephen Blais on Monday, August 15, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Millions Invested to Reduce Commute Times
Councillor Stephen Blais Launches the Widening of Tenth Line

Delivering again on promised relief for east-end commuters, Councillor Stephen Blais today launched the widening of Tenth Line Road.

Tomlinson Construction has been awarded the $5.1M project, and has mobilized small crews for traffic and erosion control measures and top soil stripping, with water main work to begin as early as August 15th.

“Since I’ve been elected, we’ve invested over $100 million on road infrastructure projects,” says Blais. “By adding road capacity we make it easier for commuters and provide the necessary connections for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists alike.”

Blais Delivers Safer Pedestrian Connections in Cumberland Ward

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, June 24, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Delivers Safer Pedestrian Connections in Cumberland Ward
New signalized crossover provides much needed link through community

Local recreation and road safety champion Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais helped activate Cumberland Ward’s first signalized pedestrian crossover on Valin Street, between Winsome Terrace and Demeter Street.

“I’ve been working hard to implement a solution on Valin to provide a safe crossing through the major hydro corridor pedestrian pathway,” says Councillor Blais. “With the school so close by, this is a good connection for students and other pedestrians alike; the curb cuts also provide access to the pathway system for wheel chairs and bicycles,” he adds.

Brian Coburn Extension to Become a Reality

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, May 13, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Brian Coburn Extension to Become a Reality
$26.5 million project to open up east-west commute for Orléans residents

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has delivered on yet another promise. The City has broken ground on the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard from Mer Bleue Road to Navan Road which will improve commuting for Orléans and Cumberland residents.

“Our priority to reduce commute times by improving the east end’s transportation network is coming to fruition,” says Councillor Blais. “This extension of Brian Coburn is the most significant piece of east-west transportation infrastructure in more than a decade.”

New Play Structures and Improvements for Fallingbrook

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, May 04, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

New Play Structures and Improvements for Fallingbrook
Gardenway Park renewal set for groundbreaking in May

City Councillor and parks champion Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has secured new funds to further improve older parks and facilities across Cumberland Ward, including Gardenway Park located in Fallingbrook.

“To address the rapid growth in Orléans, new parks have largely been built south of Innes Road,” says Councillor Blais. “But now it’s time to address the aging parks in established areas of our community with modern designs.”

Blais Announces More Trees for Cumberland Ward

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Announces More Trees for Cumberland Ward
Annual spring planting of hundreds of new trees

Stephen Blais is proud to continue with his yearly commitment by securing additional tree planting in Orléans and throughout Cumberland Ward. This includes tree planting in parks, City facilities and along streets.

“Our tree planting initiative is a fundamental component in improving the natural environment of Orléans and Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “There’s no better way to way to say bye to winter than ensuring our community is green, healthy and welcoming.”