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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.”

Blais Delivers Mer Bleue Road Widening

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, August 21, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Delivers Mer Bleue Road Widening
$5.5 million project a major win for Orléans residents

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais’ push for greater road integration and improved transportation networks is once again being highlighted through the multi-million dollar widening of Mer Bleue Rd. and the construction of a roundabout at the Brian Coburn Blvd. intersection.

“This is a tremendously important and strategic link for all of Orléans residents,” says Councillor Blais. "With our community ever expanding, we need to make sure our infrastructure keeps pace and is able to handle the demand," adds Blais.

BLAIS’ SLOW DOWN CAMPAIGN SHOWING RESULTS

Written by Stephen Blais on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS’ SLOW DOWN CAMPAIGN SHOWING RESULTS
Councillor Stephen Blais encouraging driver & pedestrian safety

Cumberland City Councillor and anti-speeding champion Stephen Blais is renewing his yearly efforts to encourage residents to slow down and come to a complete stop at stop signs in our community to help ensure pedestrians, especially children, are not put at harm’s way.

“Reckless speeding, especially near parks and schools, and stop sign rolling continues to pose safety problems in our community,” says Blais. “I am once again encouraging everyone to take a moment and think ‘what if it was my child’ when they are driving through our community.”

OC Transpo Customer safety campaign & new online incident reporting system

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

OC Transpo Customer safety campaign & new online incident reporting system
In partnership with the Transit Safety Stakeholder Working Group, OC Transpo today launched its 2015 customer safety campaign and new online incident reporting tool, further enhancing its commitment to the safety and security of its customers, staff and the Ottawa community.

“OC Transpo and the Transit Commission are committed to continuing to enhance an already strong safety culture at OC Transpo,” said Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair of the City’s Transit Commission. “The 2014 Customer Survey showed that 90 per cent of transit customers felt safe and secure on the transit system, but any incident is one too many. The 2015 customer safety information campaign will remind customers that no incident is too small to report – and the online incident reporting tool will make it easy and hassle-free to file a report.”

Blais & South Nation Conservation Protect 238 Acres of Forest in Cumberland

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, June 12, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais & South Nation Conservation Protect 238 Acres of Forest in Cumberland
Major environmental protection plan brings green sanctuary to east end

Stephen Blais was proud to announce the protection of 238 acres of Forest in Cumberland Ward by the South Nation Conservation Authority.

Blais encouraged South Nation and its partner the Ontario Heritage Trust to acquire the property and ensure the protection, maintenance, restoration and enhancement of its natural features.

“This is a major win for our local natural environment,” says Councillor Blais. “South Nation and the Ontario Heritage Trust took the necessary steps to save this forest for generations to come,” he adds.

Blais Helps Hammer in First Rail Tie for LRT

Written by Stephen Blais on Friday, June 12, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News, Light Rail

Blais Helps Hammer in First Rail Tie for LRT
Installation signals beginning of Transitway conversion

Cumberland Councillor and Chair of the Transit Commission Stephen Blais helped hammer in the first rail tie for the O-Train Confederation Line signalling the beginning of the Transitway conversion; another important milestone in the Light Rail project.

“This is a momentous occasion for the whole City,” says Blais. “This is the largest infrastructure project in the history of Ottawa. It will create thousands of jobs, help reduce air pollution, reduce commute times and when Stage 2 is complete it will truly connect our City: east, west and south,” he adds.

Blais Delivers Major Cycling & Pedestrian Project

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Delivers Major Cycling & Pedestrian Project
Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway Included in Council Priorities

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that a major commitment, the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway, has been included in the proposed priorities for this term of council.

“The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway is the most important pedestrian and cycling project for Orléans and Cumberland residents,” says Councillor Blais. “The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will complement the millions of dollars invested to build new parks and recreational facilities in Orléans by connecting the community with a completely segregated and safe corridor for residents to cycle, jog, walk, rollerblade and cross country ski.”

Blais Delivers on Environmental Stewardship Pledge

Written by Stephen Blais on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Delivers on Environmental Stewardship Pledge
New trees being planted across Cumberland Ward

Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to deliver on another commitment by securing additional tree planting in Orléans and throughout Cumberland Ward. This includes tree planting in parks, at City facilities, and along streets.

“I’m proud to continue to deliver on my commitment on improving the natural environment in Orléans and Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “With suburban lots sizes decreasing, trees continue to bring some privacy and fresh air into our everyday lives,” adds Blais.

Blais Pushes for Road Safety and Resurfacing

Written by Stephen Blais on Tuesday, May 05, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

Blais Pushes for Road Safety and Resurfacing
Treacherous east end roadways to be improved with $3.2M investment

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce the upgrade of several highly used roads in the east end.

“There are some very dangerous sections of roadway that many of our neighbours use on a daily basis in Orléans and the east end,” says Councillor Blais. “I’ve pushed hard for these improvements to help prevent accidents and possibly save someone’s life.”

High Friction Asphalt will replace the standard and deteriorating asphalt along the very sharp “S” curve on Innes road, east of Frank Kenny, and on the dangerous curves on Renaud Road east of Anderson.

BLAIS CALLS FOR HYDRO FAIRNESS

Written by Stephen Blais on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Posted in Latest News, News

BLAIS CALLS FOR HYDRO FAIRNESS
Cumberland Councillor wants One City–One Hydro

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is calling on the province of Ontario to allow Hydro Ottawa to purchase Hydro One customers who fall within the boundaries of the City of Ottawa.

“This is about fairness,” says Councillor Blais. “We’ve been one city for more than a decade we should have one hydro company for all Ottawa residents.”