December 6, 2019 | Notice: Sewer Cleaning

Please note that between December 9 to December 13, 2019, the City will be completing routine sanitary sewer cleaning in the ward. See the list to determine if your street is included:

During the cleaning process, the use of high pressure water creates air pockets inside the sewer pipe which typically escapes with no impact on the property. In some cases, however, the air pressure may escape through the sewer connection between the house and the City's sewer system which may result in a "blow-back". If you experience this, please call 3-1-1 immediately.

December 3, 2019 | Comments Wanted: Salamander Park

The concept plan for Salamander Park in Findlay Creek has been released and the City wants to hear from you! The park will be located at 60 Salamander Way. Please take the time to look over the plan and provide your feedback to Park Planner, Burl Walker at Please submit your comments by December 20, 2019. 

Concept plan

November 28, 2019 | UPDATE: Longfields and Golflinks Roundabout Construction

The roundabout construction at Longfields and Golflinks is seeing a slow progression. The last update indicated that the temporary roundabout would be ready by December, however due to further delays and some safety concerns, the contractor has recommended that the intersection remain with through traffic on Longfields and a stop sign on Golflinks and Stanhope. The road will be partially paved for the winter, with painted lines. I have been told that he roundabout construction will re-start in May 2020, with expected completion in July 2020. I apologize for the inconvenience thus far. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

November 25, 2019 | 2019/2020 Winter Maintenance

Ottawa implemented new snow clearing standards and priorities this season in response to a mountain of complaints last winter.  We’ve had one major snow storm so far.  City Staff evaluated the snow clearing performance for Councillors this week. The biggest change is that snow plow deployment will now be the responsibility of yard managers across the City, rather than the Director of Roads Services. This should allow better navigation of winter maintenance in each community, more specifically to avoid the ice ruts and buildups that we experienced last winter season. 

In addition to these improvements is the 24/7 availability of sidewalk plows. In previous seasons, sidewalk plows had limited timeframes to complete their work. This year, sidewalk plows will now be readily available, where sidewalk plows can now do their work overnight. This is another change made to try and avoid the ice buildups.

Finally, one of the biggest concerns I heard last season from many residents was in regards to vehicles parking on the street during the overnight parking ban. In order to allow snow plows to properly clear the roads, I ask that you please refrain from parking on the street during these bans. If you witness a vehicle parked on the street during the overnight ban, I encourage you to report this directly to Bylaw Services by calling 3-1-1 or online at

Finally, I encourage all my residents to sign up to receive alerts for overnight parking bans. You may do so at

I appreciate everybody's cooperation on this issue! 

November 25, 2019 | Order of Ottawa

The Order of Ottawa took place on Thursday November 21, where sixteen recipients were  recognized for their work building our great city. There are two I would like to highlight here. 

Claude Bennett, I consider a mentor and friend. Claude served on provincial and municipal government, Ottawa’s transition ream, Board of Trade, Airport Authority, the Heart Institute, to name a few. Claude’s love of Ottawa evident in every role he assumed. While retired, he is not hesitant to share ideas and opinions on improving life in our capital city. Lucky me!

And Mr. Anand Aggarwal is an Ottawa businessman who has made his mark in real estate. He is also a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist, worthy of an Order of Ottawa. Several months ago I asked Mr. Aggarwal, through a mutual friend, to help with an idea to assist in a teen project in Riverside South.  He said yes, without hesitation. We are now working on a plan, along with students from St. FX. 

Congrats to you both!

November 20, 2019 | Additional Buses in Ward 22

Councillors were notified how the additional 40 buses will be dispatched across the city. In Ward 22:

  • Routes 75 and 275 during the AM peak periods with standby buses from Fallowfield
  • Route 99 during the PM peak periods with standby buses from Hurdman

I look forward to hearing from you on whether these bussing changes will benefit your commute.  

November 18, 2019 | Feedback Needed: Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road Intersection

Please take the time to complete the public survey regarding the Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road intersection. While this intersection is located in Ward 16, my office has received several calls and emails from Ward 22 constituents about the need for change at this intersection. 

Safety and congestion have been the most voiced concerns. I invite you to complete the survey and provide your feedback. Thank you to Councillor Brockington for securing this survey. I look forward to working toward ensuring safer roads for all of our constituents.

Fill out the survey today. I ask you please complete it before deadline is until Monday, December 9, 2019. 

November 13, 2019 | BASICS November and December Courses

Please see the upcoming  BASICS courses:

  • Saturday November 30, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, My Safe Life Course for ages 7-10 years
  • PD Day-Friday December 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Babysitting Course for ages 11 and over
  • Saturday December 28, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Home Alone Course- for ages 10 and over

Courses are $70, located at the Revera Prince of Wales Manor, 22 Barnstone Drive, in Barrhaven.

Register at or email 

November 13, 2019 | Stonebridge Levy Vote Results

The Stonebridge Levy votes have been counted and the results are in favour of the levy. Thank you to everybody who submitted their vote and have taken part of the public consultation process. Learn more

November 6, 2019 | Barrhaven LRT Open House

Phase 3 of LRT to Barrhaven is still years off, but residents are more than interested in how its being planned. The first public open house on the Environment Assessment for the LRT route attracted a good crowd this week. City Staff and outside Consultant Parsons outlined the route options and some of the challenges. The plan boards are available on the City of Ottawa website

November 6, 2019 | Notice: Road Closure

Please be advised from Monday November 11 to Wednesday December 18, Brian Good Ave and Borbridge Ave from Summerhill St to Guemsey Pl, to install sanitary and storm sewers. Notification signs will be posted. Impact to traffic will be moderate.

October 30, 2019 | Speeding in School Zones

My office has received numerous complaints about speeding in school zones. Please remember to reduce your speed and obey the limit in order to ensure the safety of children, students, and pedestrians. If you witness any incidents of speeding, I encourage you to please report this directly to the Ottawa Police to ensure traffic enforcement. The more reports the better, as the OPS are report driven and evidence based. Report online

October 25, 2019 |Update: Earl Armstrong Road Closure

Earl Armstrong Road, between Limebank Road and Bowesville Road, road closure has been postponed to 2020. This closure is to accommodate maintenance work by Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., on the pipeline. Please keep an eye out for updates on the start date.

October 24, 2019 | Calling for Nominations! International Women's Day 2020

If you know any outstanding women in ward 22, please come forward and nominate them! For International Women's Day 2020, a new bilingual website will be launched to acknowledge and document the local women whose achievements and contributions have enriched the quality of life for Ottawa's citizens. If you know of any outstanding women in ward 22, or in the City, who you would like to nominate, or would like more information, please email or

October 4, 2019 | Bell Fiber Installation

If you live on any of the following streets, please be advised that Bell Fiber work has begun or will be beginning soon:

  • On all of Tacom Circle
  • Serena Way from Woodroffe Avenue to Cresthaven Drive
  • Shady Grove Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Marabrooke Street between Whitewater Street and Grovemont Drive
  • Stoneleigh Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Shady Grove Street
  • Whitewater Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Berry Glen Street between Waterwater Street and Willow Creek Circle
  • Rocky Hill Drive between Berry Glen Street and Prince of Wales Drive
  • Willow Creek Circle between Cul De Sac and Chestermere Crescent
  • Chestermere Crescent between Willow Creek Circle and Willow Creek Circle

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office

October 2, 2019 | Update: Riverside South High School

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has formally submitted a request for capital funds to build a high school in Riverside South;  a much needed high school. If a high school opened tomorrow – it would already by over-crowded. One would think that would make Riverside South a priority with the provincial government. It doesn’t, because we are competing with every other school board in the province for capital funding. We need your help to ensure our request is considered. Here’s what you can do. Please write to: 

Hon. Stephen Lecce

Minister of Education

5th floor, 438 University Ave. 

Toronto, On M7A 2A5

If you choose email, please CC:  

  • Joshua Paul, Assistant Deputy Minister, Capital and Business Support Division, Ministry of Education
  • Paul Bloye, Director, Capital Program Branch, Ministry of Education
  • Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Goldie Ghamari, MPP Carleton
  • Karyn Ostafichuk, Manager of Planning, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Jennifer Jennekens, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Trustee, Zone 7

I would suggest either writing a letter of support and mailing it, or sending an email to Stephen Lecce and CC those listed above. Make sure to include Riverside South High School in the subject line. 

October 1, 2019 | Chapman Mills Park Re-designation

My office has been informed that the City received a petition to re-designate Chapman Mills Park from ‘no dogs’ to ‘dogs on-leash’. Signs will be installed throughout the park informing the public of the proposal and will allow the residents to submit their feedbacks and comments to the proposed dog designation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this petition, please email

September 26, 2019 | Riverside South Emergency Plan

As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the tornadoes which devastated several pockets of our beautiful City, including Riverside South, the Riverside South Emergency Preparedness Team has launched the Riverside South Management Plan. 

This plan supports the City of Ottawa Emergency Plan in the event of a crisis, and will allow for resources to be used in areas of greater need as determined by the City of Ottawa. This will include important information on what individuals and the community need to do to be prepared for an emergency will be added to this site along with procedures and a framework of what and how available resources will be used in an emergency. 

For more information please visit: