Category: Campaign


A Tar Sands Pipeline in the City of Ottawa?

The Ottawa Citizen released a map today showing the proposed route that 850,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil would take through the City of Ottawa if TransCanada Corp gets its way. You can see the map of the proposed…

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A false dichotomy: Heritage vs cyclists

The Planning Committee on June 25th carried a motion to save and relocate two historic buildings (previously on the path to demolition) at 273, 275-79 Sussex Drive, as they make way for a redesigned road that is to include wider footpaths…

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Ecology Ottawa Urges Public to take a Stand Against Pipeline

Ottawa, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – The public should reject TransCanada Corp’s proposal to build a massive $5 billion pipeline through the City of Ottawa. TransCanada Corp plans to retrofit a natural gas pipeline into a pipeline that will carry…

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Cardinal Creek Village

The Planning Committee meeting on June 25th saw the Cardinal Creek Village Concept Plan approved. Cardinal Creek Village is located on the outskirts of Orleans, just east of Trim Road. An area of approximately 208 hectares is intended to include…

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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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Are Our Streets Safe and Accessible? A Walking and Cycling Audit of Lowertown

Making streets safer for people, not just cars should be a city priority according the Lowertown Community Association and Ecology Ottawa. An “active transportation” audit – evaluating walking, cycling, skateboarding and wheelchair use in Lowertown – will take place Wednesday June…

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The Battle for Elgin Street Sidewalks- Patios, Pedestrians, and Motorists

The Transportation Committee discussed creating patios at 216, 292, 296, and 360 Elgin Street (Item 7) on June 5. While these proposed patios on Elgin Street would undoubtedly enliven the city street, they would also limit sidewalk space available for…

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A Petition for Pedestrians

At the June 5 Transportation Committee meeting Councillor Hubley proposed a motion (Additional Item) in light of the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario’s report entitled Pedestrian Death Review- A Review of All Accidental Pedestrian Deaths in Ontario from January…

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Presentation to Environment Committee Post GHG Roundtable

On May 21 the City of Ottawa’s Environment Committee met for the first time since February. On their agenda was an item related to the March 23 Greenhouse Gas Roundtable. Unlike the Environment Committee, whose members are city councillors, the recently…

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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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