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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 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.”

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.”

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.”