Community Engagement

Cumberland bypass to be named after former mayor

A road could be named after a former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister.

Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said his office is proposing to name the Blackburn bypass extension Brian Coburn Blvd.

The road, designed to relieve traffic on Innes Rd., runs just south of Orleans.

Blais announces naming of Brian Coburn Boulevard

Blais announces naming of Brian Coburn Boulevard

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce the renaming of the Blackburn By-pass Extension to Brian Coburn Boulevard.

“Renaming this main arterial road through the heart of Avalon is the perfect way to show the City’s appreciation of Judge Coburn’s longstanding dedication to our community and our region’s rural roots,” says Blais. “It is an honour to nominate such an honourable community leader for this very special recognition.”

City proposes renaming Blackburn Bypass extension after former Cumberland mayor

The confusingly titled Blackburn Bypass extension may soon be renamed in honour of former Cumberland mayor and provincial cabinet minister Brian Coburn.

The road in the east end of Ottawa does not bypass Blackburn Hamlet, nor does it even come near the community — it actually runs south of Orléans bypassing, if anything, Innes Road.

Former St. Peter student receives funds to continue education

Former St. Peter student receives funds to continue education

Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that former St. Peter Catholic High School student Carley Stewart is this year’s recipient of the Stephen Blais Bursary at Carleton University.

“I am very grateful to Stephen Blais for establishing this bursary as an opportunity for students to pursue higher education,” says Stewart. “This money has allowed me to achieve my academic goals for my first year of university.”

City Declares February 8 as Toque Tuesday in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa has declared Tuesday, February 8, 2011 as Toque Tuesday in Ottawa.

Raising the Roof, a national campaign in its 14th year, aims to raise awareness of homelessness through its toque program. Half a million toques have been sold in Canada since the program began.

“Despite the great wealth of our community every day there are thousands of youth, adults, seniors and whole families without a place to call home,” says Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais. “Toque Tuesday is a day to raise awareness about homelessness and to find solutions to help people keep a roof over their head.”

Blais Personally Thanks Cumberland Volunteer Firefighters

Blais Personally Thanks Cumberland Volunteer Firefighters

As part of Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais’ effort to provide strong rural representation, he accompanied by Fire Chief Tim McNeely, toured Cumberland Ward’s four fire stations this week to gain a better understanding of the work performed by these everyday heroes in our community.
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