Leadership

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AMAZON TO CREATE MORE THAN 600 FULL-TIME JOBS IN CARLSBAD SPRINGS

Years of groundwork leads to massive investment in Cumberland Ward

For some time the City of Ottawa has been working to attract jobs to east Ottawa.

In 2015, in order to encourage economic development, the City approved Official Plan Amendment 153 to extend the Carlsbad trickle feed water system to the Boundary Road rural industrial area.

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Parks

SIX RUNS FOR FDRC

SIX RUNS FOR FDRC

The City is preparing to break ground on a combination of soccer fields and a cricket pitch at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre.

CRICKET?🏏 ... REALLY?

  1. Cricket was Canada's first official sport
    In 1867, John A. MacDonald declared cricket Canada's first official sport. Lacrosse was appointed as the national sport a year and half later.
  2. Cricket is Canada's fastest growing sport
    There has been an explosion of interest in cricket in Canada. The sport's biggest challenge used to be lack of interest — its biggest challenge now is finding enough space to practice and play.
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Infrastructure

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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Parks

CONCEPT FOR MASSIVE NEW PARK AT FDRC

CONCEPTS FOR MASSIVE NEW PARK AT FDRC

The City owns 19 hectares (47 acres) of land beside the François Dupuis Recreation Centre. This land is NOT currently designated for any future use.

Instead of allowing it to be developed into a thousand new homes, Councillor Blais would like to use the lands to build a major new park for the residents of Cumberland Ward.

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OC Transpo

USING A PRESTO CARD JUST GOT EASIER IN OTTAWA

USING A PRESTO CARD JUST GOT EASIER IN OTTAWA

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.”

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Rural Action

MAJOR GRANT FOR CUMBERLAND

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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