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New Video: Nobel Prize Winner Visits the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams spent a few days visiting Ottawa in October of 2013, during which time she made a special effort to reach out to local residents who would be impacted by the proposed Energy East pipeline…

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Not Just Trees to be Cut in the New Year

With the 2014 budget pending approval at next week’s City Council meeting, the Environment Committee’s focus during their November 19th meeting was the draft operating and capital budget for the upcoming year.  Councillor Maria McRae, alongside of Staff, began with…

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Prime Minister’s Office ‘sandbagged’ to stop Harper’s tar sands flood

Prime Minister’s Office ‘sandbagged’ to stop Harper’s tar sands flood Ottawa residents participate in ‘defend our climate’ national day of action   November 16, 2013 A flood of tar sands oil from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was stopped today in Ottawa….

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Forecast of Renewable Energy Sources with Some Wind Resistance

Even though it was a brief meeting on November 13th, it was nice to see that City Council had a few renewable-energy related items brought forward in their meeting. Most notably, it included the support for feed-in-tariff program applications for…

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Ottawa Neighbourhood Study presentation

Ottawa Neighbourhood Study presentation The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS) provides data on strengths and challenges for each neighbourhood in Ottawa.  By all working together we can improve the neighbourhoods in which we live. Join us for a information and discussion…

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Laurier Avenue Bike Lanes Come One Step Closer to Being Permanent

Councillors on the Transportation Committee discussed and ultimately passed a motion (ITEM 2) that would make the segregated bike lanes a permanent feature of LAURIER AVENUE WEST on July 5th, 2013. There were many documented improvements in the area as a result…

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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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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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[Video] Mayor Jim Watson Commits to Renew Climate Change Plan

An extract from the Mayor’s speech at the March 23 GHG Roundtable.

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