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Momentum Continues for Cumberland Ward in Budget 2015

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Momentum Continues for Cumberland Ward in Budget 2015
-- Recreation and Roads major focus of investments --

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that Orléans & Cumberland residents are winning big in Ottawa Budget 2015. Budget 2015 includes more than $20 million in new investments to support our growing community while bringing in the lowest tax change in eight years.

“Once again Cumberland residents both in Orléans and in our rural communities will see major investments in their communities to improve their quality of life,” says Councillor Blais. “The East End is finally getting its fair share and I’m proud that we are investing in the quality of life of our neighbours.”

Experience Ottawa’s new light rail vehicle at Aberdeen Pavilion

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, January 30, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Experience Ottawa’s new light rail vehicle at Aberdeen Pavilion
Ottawa residents now have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the future of Ottawa transit. A full-sized mock-up of the Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle, which will roll on the O-Train Confederation Line and will serve as the backbone of Ottawa’s new light rail transit system, is on display at the Aberdeen Pavilion at the new Lansdowne Park.

The display is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of March. Visitors can climb aboard and explore this fast, safe and reliable vehicle, as well as learn more about the O-Train Confederation Line.

Orléans LRT & HWY 174 Widening Environmental Assessment Open Houses

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

Orléans LRT & HWY 174 Widening Environmental Assessment Open Houses
Confederation Line East LRT Extension
The City of Ottawa is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the extension of LRT from Blair Station to Trim Road along the Ottawa Road 174 (OR174) corridor in accordance with the Transit Projects Assessment Process. This LRT line will provide fast, reliable service to the communities of Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, and rural Cumberland. A total of eight stations are proposed between Blair Station and the Trim Park and Ride.

Highway 174/County Road 17 Widening
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa are undertaking a Class EA study for the OR174 and Prescott-Russell County Road 17 (CR17) corridor from Highway 417 to County Road 8 (Landry Road). This Study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class EA process.