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BLAIS CONTINUES TO BATTLE SPEEDING WITH NEW TOOLS

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, January 15, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS CONTINUES TO BATTLE SPEEDING WITH NEW TOOLS
New speed radar boards remind motorists to SLOW DOWN

City Councillor and anti-speeding champion Stephen Blais continues new initiatives to help combat speeding throughout the Orléans and Cumberland area.

“Our new Speed Display Boards are another new community benefit that may help save a life,” says Councillor Blais. “Some motorists need to be reminded to slow down and these speed boards drive the point across.”

BLAIS SECURES PILOT TO GROOM HYDRO CORRIDOR PATHWAY THIS WINTER

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, January 15, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS SECURES PILOT TO GROOM HYDRO CORRIDOR PATHWAY THIS WINTER
Another recreational improvement for Orléans & Cumberland residents

Stephen is pleased to announce a new initiative for the 2016 winter season which will see the major East-West Hydro corridor’s multiuse pathway groomed for recreational use this winter.

“It’s often hard to stay active in our long cold winters,” says Blais. “By grooming the Hydro corridor’s multiuse pathway we can provide more opportunities for Orléans residents to stay fit by walking, snowshoeing or even cross country skiing right here in our own neighbourhood.”

Cassandra Park in Vars set for 2016

Written by Stephen Blais on Monday, December 07, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Cassandra Park in Vars set for 2016
City seeks input for new parkette on Cassandra Street

Councillor Stephen Blais was pleased to welcome the public to the Vars fire station to present the preliminary design and get feedback from residents on a new parkette that is part of a new subdivision in the Village of Vars.

“We had a good turn out and the feedback was positive,” says Blais. “The people of Vars care about their community and a lot of good suggestions were put forward tonight.”

An affordable plan for all families

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, November 13, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

An affordable plan for all families
Budget 2016 Demonstrates Sound Fiscal Management

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that for the fifth straight year, Orléans & Cumberland residents will receive its fair share in the tabled Ottawa Budget 2016. Budget 2016 continues our commitment to strong fiscal management that provides for significant new investments while ensuring Ottawa remains an affordable City to live and work.

“While more work needs to be done, I am pleased that millions more will be invested in east end communities,” says Councillor Blais. “The east end continues to get its fair share and I’m proud that we are investing in the quality of life of our neighbours.”

Gardenway Park Renewal Public Consultation

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, November 04, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Gardenway Park Renewal Public Consultation
Bring the kids and come by and see the renewed concept plans for Gardenway Park!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Ray Friel Centre

See the concept boards here.

BLAIS DELIVERS MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR ORLÉANS BUS RIDERS

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS DELIVERS MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR ORLÉANS BUS RIDERS
New routes, fewer transfers, shorter commute times

Cumberland Councillor and Chair of the Ottawa Transit Commission, Stephen Blais was pleased to announce significant improvements for east end OC Transpo customers that will come into effect at the end of December 2015.

“We’ve listened very carefully to east end bus commuters feedback on how best to improve their service,” said Blais. “As a result of this valuable input, I’m very pleased we’ve been able to implement many of their recommendations.”

BLAIS CELEBRATES NATIONAL TREE DAY

Written by Stephen Blais on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS CELEBRATES NATIONAL TREE DAY
Hundreds of trees being planted in Cumberland Ward

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that hundreds of new trees will be planted to help reforest our community by replacing trees that have been recently damaged or lost to disease.

“It is incumbent upon us to support our environment for residents of today and the future,” says Blais. “In addition to improving air quality, trees can really turn a dull looking area into something more relaxing and enjoyable.”

Blais Supports Clean Water Initiatives in Rural Areas

Written by Stephen Blais on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Supports Clean Water Initiatives in Rural Areas
Ottawa Rural Clean Water Grants Program to be renewed

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to support the City’s effort to bring cleaner water to Ottawa’s environment through local businesses and farms.

“The Rural Clean Water Grant Program is an important tool to help local farmers modernize their operations, helping them save time and money while protecting our environment at the same time,” says Councillor Blais. “As one of the largest agricultural communities in Ontario, I am proud that the city is helping local farmers with the grants,” he adds.

Blais Supports Gisèle-Lalonde Music Program

Written by Stephen Blais on Monday, September 21, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Supports Gisèle-Lalonde Music Program
School able to purchase a Vibraphone

Cumberland City Councillor and amateur arts champion Stephen Blais has donated $4000 to Gisèle-Lalonde High School to advance their arts and musical talent class. This donation has enabled the school to purchase a vibraphone for its students.

“A successful and flourishing arts program is one of the greatest treasures we can give to children”, stated Councillor Blais. “I am pleased to help another school contribute to the rich and diverse arts community in Orléans.”

The Vibraphone, similar in shape to a xylophone, was invented in about 1920 and became common in dance bands and as a prominent jazz instrument. In essence, a vibraphone is an electronic musical instrument which has metal bars that you hit with small wooden hammers to play notes and which has a motor that makes the notes vibrate.

Blais Sponsors Local Student Equestrian Athlete

Written by Stephen Blais on Monday, August 31, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Sponsors Local Student Equestrian Athlete
Support for Orléans’ sports programs extends to rurals’ best

Cumberland Ward City Councillor and amateur sports’ champion Stephen Blais was pleased to donate to Carter Sullivan, a high school senior student and one of Ottawa’s finest equestrians. Councillor Blais’ support will help offset costs for Carter to compete in the Ontario Silver Dressage Championships and the Canadian Interprovincial Championships this summer.

“Cumberland Ward has a diverse and active sports culture that produces premier athletes from various sports,” says Councillor Blais. “I am pleased to help Carter, one of our rural area’s finest athletes, as she strives to be the best in a very difficult sport.”