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A Road Much Travelled – Wheelchair Audit

By Karen Scott On the afternoon of November 19th, representatives from Ecology Ottawa, Walk Ottawa and the Bel-Air & Copeland Park Community Associations, joined volunteers of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for a transportation audit which began at the MS…

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Ottawa Streets Getting Better and Greener!

  On October 14 Ottawa City Council passed the Complete Streets Implementation Framework. This is great news! This means that road projects in Ottawa will now factor in the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and vehicles. This is…

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Ottawa has to cycle and walk the talk starting now.

Nancy Biggs, a long term Ecology Ottawa volunteer, has made many contributions to environmental sustainability in Ottawa. What follows is her delegation to the Transportation Committee at Ottawa City Hall October 7, 2015: “In the Complete Streets Implementation Framework it…

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Event: Kitchissippi Ward Forum

Catch us Saturday, August 22 at the Kitchissippi Ward Forum! The event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, held at the Orpheus Musical Theatre on 17 Fairmont Avenue. This is a great chance to join ward Councillor Jeff Leiper…

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A Guide to the Complete Streets Implementation Framework for the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa shared its proposed Complete Streets Implementation Framework with many stakeholders, including Ecology Ottawa and the Complete Streets Campaign Leads on May 5, 2015. This important proposal will be on the agenda at the October 7th Transportation…

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Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa

On September 16th join Ecology Ottawa in welcoming Andrea Reimer to Ottawa. Please RSVP Andrea Reimer, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver and one of the most progressive environmental voices in Canadian municipal politics, speaks about Vancouver’s strategy on becoming the Greenest…

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Council adopts key dates for 2015 budget process

10 December 2014 from the “City Council Newsfeed” Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has finalized key dates for the 2015 budget timetable and multi-ward public consultations. 2015 tax-supported budget timetable The City’s 2015 draft operating and capital budgets will…

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Sawmill Creek Report shows challenges to protecting local streams

Ecology Ottawa has been supporting a small neighbourhood team in clean-up and advocating for segment of Sawmill Creek for two years now. This hidden stretch of the urban creek has undergone dramatic changes as Ottawa South as been developed, particularly…

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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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Why the City of Ottawa Can – and Should – Take Action on the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

At Ecology Ottawa, we’ve already heard from numerous residents in the City of Ottawa who are concerned about the proposed Energy East pipeline that would bring at least 1.1 million barrels-per-day (over 130 million litres) through the boundaries of the…

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