Category: ORAP


Ontario political parties and funding to stop sewage dumping into Ottawa River

It isn’t often that I’m happy to announce that I was wrong, but I’m glad to say that the email I sent out this morning about where the Ontario parties stand on the dumping of sewage into the Ottawa River appears to…

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Attend the City’s Upcoming Water Roundtable!

As part of its commitment to develop a comprehensive Water Environment Strategy, the City of Ottawa has announced that it will be hosting a Water Roundtable on Saturday, June 14th, from 9:00 am until 1:00pm. The Roundtable will be a…

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A Major Clean Water and Healthy Watersheds Initiative!

After a long delay, the City of Ottawa is finally following through with its commitment to prepare a Water Environment Strategy (WES). This will be Ottawa’s overall framework to protect and enhance the health of our water. The process for…

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Sunnyside Bio-retention Project

On Wednesday, February 19, City of Ottawa representatives and local community members met for the second time to discuss the traffic calming and greening project that is to be happening on Sunnyside Avenue later this year. The turn out was…

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What Ottawans Want from the Federal Budget: Report Calls for a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa River

    A report released today by Ecology Ottawa argues that Tuesday’s budget is an opportunity for the federal government to help Ottawa residents clean up the Ottawa River. The report, entitled Cut the Crap and Fund the Plan: 2014…

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A Huge Milestone for the Ottawa River

We are entering a critical phase in the long struggle to stop the dumping of sewage into the Ottawa River. The City of Ottawa has a plan, it has committed its fair share of the money and, if all goes well,…

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People Power – Two Breakthroughs to Protect Climate & River

We have you to thank for Ecology Ottawa’s two major breakthroughs over the latter half of March. It was the popular pressure from supporters like you that generated political will. On March 23 Mayor Watson recommitted the City to doing…

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Council Watch on Seven Percent Increase in Water/Sewer Rates

By Jesse Baker The Environment Committee meeting held on February 19 primarily served as a discussion of the proposed seven percent increase in 2013 water and sewer rates. The meeting began with a presentation of the city’s proposed 2013 and…

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Community Associations, Ecology Ottawa ask Ottawa-area MPs to ‘Cut the Crap, Fund the Plan!’

Environmental organization says it is not fair to ask the city to choose between public transit and clean water March 7, 2012 (Ottawa) – At a press conference this morning at Britannia Beach, Ecology Ottawa and Community Associations called on the…

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Ottawans Voice Support for the Federal Funding of the Ottawa River Action Plan Ecology Ottawa Disappointed in Lack of Response from area Conservative MPs

Feb. 14, 2012 (Ottawa) – More than 500 people across the city have written to Ottawa-area Members of Parliament (MPs) in recent days urging them to include funding for the Ottawa River Action Plan in the 2012 federal budget, but…

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