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OC Transpo launches One Number for all Services

613-560-5000 OC Transpo has simplified its customer service phone system by launching a new convenient phone number to direct you to the information you need. You can now call 613-560-5000 for all OC Transpo inquiries, including Para Transpo booking and cancellation services, schedule information, trip planning, fares, discounts, Park & Ride, Bikesecure permits, and more. …

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This is Us!

The City of Ottawa reviewed its ward boundaries in 2020, to balance population numbers and achieve other components of “ effective representation,” as established by the Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), which was formerly the Ontario Municipal Board. The last major review in 2005 established the City’s current 23 wards.  …

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Birds in Our Backyard

If you’re a birder, you might be interested in hearing Michael Runtz’ presentation, through Carleton University.  Runtz is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. An avid birdwatcher since the age of five, Runtz has worked as an interpretive naturalist in Algonquin Provincial and Point Pelee National parks, conducted biological …

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Naturalize the Neighbourhood

Ecology Ottawa is offering the opportunity for you to naturalize your garden by purchasing native plants to support urban biodiversity, just in time for planting. Check it out… Blog — Ecology Ottawa’s Pollinator Plant Fundraiser

City Councilors’ Accountability

The Ontario government has launched a public survey to determine our thoughts regarding the accountability of our Municipal Councillors. You can let the province know how you feel, by filling out this questionnaire: https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-strengthening-accountability-municipal-council-members Feel free to share this link with anyone you think might wish to have a say.

Insurance for water supply and sewer/septic lines

Two mass mailings were recently distributed to many homeowners throughout the City, advertising a program to insure water supply and sewer/septic lines from the owners’ property to connection with City lines. The letters state that the City of Ottawa has partnered with SLWC to offer insurance to protect against water line degradation/failure.  This is misleading, …

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