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Vance to be guest speaker at Mayor's
Each month I
host the Mayor's Breakfast Series which is produced by the Ottawa Chamber
of Commerce & the Ottawa Business Journal.Please join me:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Ottawa City Hall With Guest
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defense Staff Registration
required. Click here to purchase tickets.
Action Plan underway
Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General and MPP for Ottawa-Centre, the Honourable
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MP for
Ottawa-Centre and Mayor Jim Watson review the Ottawa River Action
the final, and largest, of 17 Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP) projects
has started this fall. ORAP is the City of Ottawa’s roadmap for protecting
the health and vitality of the Ottawa River for present and future
generations. It is funded by the Ottawa River Fund, a cost-shared program
with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
The final project, the Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST), is
one of the most important projects of the Ottawa River Action Plan. The
CSST will hold up to 43,000m3 of sewer overflow during major rainfalls,
which can then be treated after the rain event when flow to the treatment
plant has subsided. Sewer overflow is then returned safely to the Ottawa
River and improving the water quality, reducing the number of beach
closures and providing a safe and clean river for recreation and sporting
Two tunnels will make up the CSST; an east-west tunnel (EWT) through the
downtown core from LeBreton Flats to New Edinburgh Park, and a north-south
tunnel (NST) along Kent Street from Catherine Street to the existing
outfall north of Wellington Street. Once completed in 2019 and in operation
by 2020, the CSST will reduce the frequency of sewage overflow incidents
into the Ottawa River by 95%.
In addition to reducing overflows from entering the Ottawa River, the CSST
project will also reduce the risk of basement flooding for several
low-lying lands in the Glebe/O’Connor area and increase operational
flexibility and redundancy to major collector sewers in the downtown.
The CSST project is a more than $232-million investment in protecting the
Ottawa River. This critical project is once again a great example of the
ongoing collaboration between our three tiers of government.
The Federal and Provincial governments’ contribution of $62.09 million each
to the CSST project, in addition to the City’s commitment of $107 million,
will have a direct positive impact on the lives of Ottawa residents.
Federal and Provincial funding for the CSST project demonstrates a vote of
confidence in our Council’s commitment to protecting our local environment,
including one of our most precious resources, our water.
City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa
2017 budget will be tabled at the Council meeting on November 9, and will
receive final Council approval on December 14.
I intend to continue to fight to protect the 2% tax cap I proposed to
Ottawa residents in 2014, and which Council continues to support.
I believe that we can maintain an affordable City, while investing in front
line services that are important to our residents. We are already acting to
increase the number of police officers and paramedics who work under
challenging conditions to keep our City safe. With a fast growing City – we
will have 1,000,000 residents by 2019 – we need to make choices to protect
and enhance our quality of life and to grow our economy. That’s why the
2017 Budget will include significant investments in our transit
infrastructure and transit services. It will also deliver a historic
low-income pass for Ottawa residents who are looking for a hand-up. I am
also working hard with our new City Manager, Steve Kanellakos, to continue
building on our investments in cycling and pedestrian facilities as well as
in our parks and recreation facilities.
I will also continue to push Council to keep taxes low for the tens of
thousands of Ottawa residents, including seniors, who live on a fixed
income and who want to continue living in their own homes, and for the many
residents in Kitchissippi, River, Capital, Rideau-Rockcliffe, Kanata
North, Kanata South, Stittsville and Rideau-Goulbourn Wards, who are being
hard hit by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessments of
City Council will look closely at these issues as we finalize the 2017
budget, which will better serve all Ottawa residents.