Community Engagement



Cumberland Ward resident receives Sovereigns Medal for volunteerism

Dharam Rai received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteerism last week. For more than 25 years, Dharam has been coordinating and providing tax preparation services for seniors, low-income households, refugees, the homeless & students. Bravo!‬


Strasbourg Roundabout

Roundabout construction set to begin

Improving traffic flow on Brian Coburn Boulevard

Stephen was proud to secure the $1.8 million in the 2018 budget to have the roundabout constructed this year. This builds on the $750 million of infrastructure investments secured to benefit the residents of Cumberland Ward since 2010.

Construction of the Brian Coburn / Strasbourg roundabout is set to begin in mid-May.

“Never before have we seen so much investment in our community,” says Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais. “The new roundabout at Strasbourg and the other intersection modifications approved for Brian Coburn Boulevard will ensure we continue to benefit from a speedy alternative to Innes Road.”

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Rural Action


Blais secures major grant for Cumberland Village

$13,000 for main street beautification

Stephen is proud to announce a $13,000 rural community building grant for the Cumberland Community Association to celebrate the historical legacy of Cumberland Village.

“We’ve seen a renaissance of small business along Old Montreal Road through the village,” adds Blais. “Our goal has been to draw visitors to the village through the promotion of touristic opportunities while providing the stable economic environment to encourage entrepreneurs to take a risk and open a small business.”

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Blais welcomes new businesses to Orléans

Jobs and important services for our growing community

Stephen is pleased to welcome the arrival of two new businesses to Cumberland Ward in Orléans.

“It’s very exciting to see the continuous growth of the economy in Orléans and especially in Cumberland Ward,” says Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais. “The City’s investments in infrastructure in Orléans and our commitment to stable tax changes is encouraging entrepreneurs to open businesses in our community.”

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Mondaria Park

New park for Summerside West

Online consultation for Mondaria Park in Summerside West

The concept plan found here and images depict the proposed park design and play equipment for a new parkette being develop in the Mer Bleue community of Summerside West Phase 2, Monardia Park. The community is invited to provide comments on the proposed concept plan, as shown below.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than April 11, 2018.

Mary Ellen Wood
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 extension 16482
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