Infrastructure, Rural Action
Since 2014 the City of Ottawa has invested more in infrastrcuture renewal per kilometer of rural road in the rural areas of Cumberland Ward than in any other rural ward in the City.
The City has recently awarded the contracts for some major infrastructur rehabilitation projects in rural Cumberland Ward.
The following road works will take place this summer. Please note these tentative timelines have been provided subject to change.
✓ Wilhaven Dr - Cox Country Rd to Sarsfield Rd - July 03 to Aug 27
✓ Dunning Rd - Colonial Rd to French Hill Rd - July 16 to Sept 17
✓ Dunning Rd - Innes Rd to Wilhaven Dr - July 23 to Aug 23
✓ Renaud Rd - 150m East of Anderson Rd to 115m West of North Bend - Aug 15 to Sept 26
✓ McNeely Rd - 920m South of Magladry Rd to Golf Course Rd - Aug 22 to Sept 12
Major new park in Avalon Encore proposed to be named for legendary east-end leader
Stephen is proud to propose naming a new and noteworthy community park in Avalon Encore in honour of long time east-end leader, the Honourable Don Boudria, P.C.
“From his time on Cumberland Town Council, Queen’s Park, Parliament Hill and in Cabinet, Mr. Boudria has been a tireless champion for our community,” says Councillor Blais. “The Don Boudria story is uniquely Canadian - from humble beginnings to lofty heights as a result of hard work, integrity and persistence.”
$5.6 million budget increase to help roadways in East End neighbourhoods
Stephen is happy to announce that the much-needed road resurfacing of Tenth Line will begin this month.
“Tenth Line is a major road that residents from across Orléans & Cumberland rely on every day,” says Blais. “The investment we have secured is part of our infrastructure renewal plan to catch up from the post amalgamation decade of darkness that allowed our critical infrastructure to deteriorate.”
There are now 66 more reasons for transit users to like Presto. Transit customers will be able to purchase monthly passes, load funds, check their balance, and set age-based discounts at 66 different Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations across Ottawa.
The new retail locations are currently being rolled out in a phased approach with all stores expected to have Presto services available by the end of May, this year. For an up-to-date listing of locations, visit: octranspo.com or prestocard.ca.
“Since its adoption, I’ve been urging Metrolinks and OC Transpo to make Presto more convenient for transit users,” says Blais. “The use of retail locations in the neighbourhood will allow customers to instantly load their card with the entire suite of fare options available to them.”