Category: ORAP


City’s Term of Council Priorities Released

Late today on the city’s website the City of Ottawa’s Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities document was made public. Ecology Ottawa will review these 178 pages and report back based on how the document satisfies the parameters listed here. The document…

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public…

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Emotional Connections to Water

The unnamed candidate had a problem. Though not against the idea of clean water—who would be?—he didn’t want to make it a priority in his election campaign. But on the day before the 2014 Ottawa municipal election, he was frantically…

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Depave Paradise 2015

Depave Paradise is back! Last year, we removed more than 100 square meters of asphalt from the Kitchissippi Church parking lot. This year, with the help of the community, we’re going to do the same for St. Anthony Catholic School….

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Wastewater treatment: Ottawa’s efforts hailed by environmentalists

Environmental groups were delighted to hear the announcement of new resources that would reduce the wastewater spills into the Ottawa River. Representatives of all three levels of government have formalised today the allotment of new financing to the Gloucester wastewater…

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The Water-Energy Nexus

Acidic water and corroded pipes conspire to leak the equivalent of 2,888 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of Cape Breton’s treated water into the ground every year before it reaches its intended customers – that’s a 40 per cent leakage rate….

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Creating a Culture of Water and Energy Efficiency

The Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, NS, recently released the report “Creating a Culture of Water and Energy Efficiency in Nova Scotia Communities”. With contributions from several Ecology Ottawa Water Team members, the report describes water consumption, water leakage, and…

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Wetlands: A Vital Component of Ottawa’s Water Environment Strategy

“The once seemingly separable types of aquatic ecosystems are, we now know, interrelated and interdependent. We cannot expect to preserve the remaining qualities of our water resources without providing appropriate protection for the entire resource.”[1] The Critical Value of Wetlands…

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Media Release: Ontario Budget is a Breakthrough for Clean River and Light Rail in City of Ottawa

July 14, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario Budget is a Breakthrough for Clean River and Light Rail in City of Ottawa Budget Shines Light on Federal Failure in City of Ottawa Ottawa, ON – Ecology Ottawa welcomes today’s Ontario…

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Clean Water Team Documents Release

With the City of Ottawa having released Phase 1 of their Water Environment Strategy, played host to a Water Roundtable public consultation Saturday, June 14th, and set stormwater management clearly in their sights for the development of the Water Environment Strategy…

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