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Blais Secures Three New School Crossing Guards

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, September 02, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Secures Three New School Crossing Guards
3 adult crossing guards added to improve student safety

Stephen Blais is proud to announce that students will be able to cross local roads more safely this school year. Blais was able to secure the funding to add three new locations in Cumberland Ward.

The new Adult Crossing Guards will be located at the intersection of Brian Coburn Boulevard and Esprit Drive, Brian Coburn Boulevard and Lakeridge Drive / Aquaview Drive, and at Esprit Drive and Vista Park Drive / Corbridge Street.

Millions Invested to Reduce Commute Times

Written by Stephen Blais on Monday, August 15, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Millions Invested to Reduce Commute Times
Councillor Stephen Blais Launches the Widening of Tenth Line

Delivering again on promised relief for east-end commuters, Councillor Stephen Blais today launched the widening of Tenth Line Road.

Tomlinson Construction has been awarded the $5.1M project, and has mobilized small crews for traffic and erosion control measures and top soil stripping, with water main work to begin as early as August 15th.

“Since I’ve been elected, we’ve invested over $100 million on road infrastructure projects,” says Blais. “By adding road capacity we make it easier for commuters and provide the necessary connections for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists alike.”

Blais Delivers Safer Pedestrian Connections in Cumberland Ward

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, June 24, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Delivers Safer Pedestrian Connections in Cumberland Ward
New signalized crossover provides much needed link through community

Local recreation and road safety champion Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais helped activate Cumberland Ward’s first signalized pedestrian crossover on Valin Street, between Winsome Terrace and Demeter Street.

“I’ve been working hard to implement a solution on Valin to provide a safe crossing through the major hydro corridor pedestrian pathway,” says Councillor Blais. “With the school so close by, this is a good connection for students and other pedestrians alike; the curb cuts also provide access to the pathway system for wheel chairs and bicycles,” he adds.

Brian Coburn Extension to Become a Reality

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, May 13, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Brian Coburn Extension to Become a Reality
$26.5 million project to open up east-west commute for Orléans residents

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has delivered on yet another promise. The City has broken ground on the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard from Mer Bleue Road to Navan Road which will improve commuting for Orléans and Cumberland residents.

“Our priority to reduce commute times by improving the east end’s transportation network is coming to fruition,” says Councillor Blais. “This extension of Brian Coburn is the most significant piece of east-west transportation infrastructure in more than a decade.”

New Play Structures and Improvements for Fallingbrook

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, May 04, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

New Play Structures and Improvements for Fallingbrook
Gardenway Park renewal set for groundbreaking in May

City Councillor and parks champion Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has secured new funds to further improve older parks and facilities across Cumberland Ward, including Gardenway Park located in Fallingbrook.

“To address the rapid growth in Orléans, new parks have largely been built south of Innes Road,” says Councillor Blais. “But now it’s time to address the aging parks in established areas of our community with modern designs.”

Blais Announces More Trees for Cumberland Ward

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Announces More Trees for Cumberland Ward
Annual spring planting of hundreds of new trees

Stephen Blais is proud to continue with his yearly commitment by securing additional tree planting in Orléans and throughout Cumberland Ward. This includes tree planting in parks, City facilities and along streets.

“Our tree planting initiative is a fundamental component in improving the natural environment of Orléans and Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “There’s no better way to way to say bye to winter than ensuring our community is green, healthy and welcoming.”

BLAIS ANNOUNCES NEW PARK FOR AVALON ENCORE

Written by Stephen Blais on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS ANNOUNCES NEW PARK FOR AVALON ENCORE
Concept plans for Henri Rocque Park approved

City Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that the first park in the new Avalon Encore community has been approved and will begin construction this year.

“Families that have chosen Avalon Encore will not have to wait years for their park to be built,” says Blais. “Our new park building process will ensure residents of all ages will be able to enjoy the park shortly after moving in.”

Street Renaming In Vars Officially Commemorated

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

Street Renaming In Vars Officially Commemorated
Centre Street in Vars is renamed after two important and early pioneer families

Councillor Stephen Blais along with Jean Seguin and members of the Allard and Suprenant families officially commemorated the renaming of Centre Street in Vars to cours Suprenant Walk and cours Lionel-Allard Walk.

As part of the Improve Process for Resolving Municipal Addressing Anomalies, Centre Street was identified as requiring a name change. Centre Street was divided into two parts, north and south of the Via railway line.

BLAIS DELIVERS ON VISION FOR HWY 174

Written by Stephen Blais on Thursday, March 03, 2016. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS DELIVERS ON VISION FOR HWY 174
Committee approves environmental assessment to transform the east end

Today, after years of neglect the City of Ottawa Transportation Committee approved the environmental assessment for the widening of HWY 174 through Cumberland; which delivers on Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais’ vision for Cumberland.

“The 174 is a vital artery for tens of thousands of motorists every day and the two lane undivided rural cross section no longer meets the needs of our region’s growing population,” says Blais. “I’m proud to deliver on this important promise that will transform the region for generations to come.”

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.”