City on track to garner $22 million in surplus land sales for this council

The sale of two pieces of surplus land will net the city $5.8 million this year, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. Wilkinson, who’s on the board of the Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation – the city’s realty arm, updated council on Sept. 28.

City strikes deal with deal with 6,300 CUPE employees

The city announced Sept. 28 that it had ratified a collective agreement with CUPE local 503. The union is the city’s largest, and represents 6,300 employees – referred to as inside/outside workers – in various departments.

Borrisokane Road

Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder and members of founding Barrhaven families stand under the brand new sign for Borrisokane Road - formerly a section of Cedarview Road - after a renaming ceremony on Sept. 28. The road is named after Borrisokane, in County Tipperary, Ireland, where many of Barrhaven's founding families originated.

ACE Unit opening

The Queensway Carleton Hospital’s new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit is scheduled to open in October and receive its first patients in November, despite a funding shortfall of $400,000. However, the unit’s supporters aren’t ready to give up on meeting its fundraising goals, and Bay Coun. Mark Taylor is set to host the second annual Their Time for Care cocktail reception for the unit on Oct. 13 at Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd.

Youth leaders

Youth leaders from Bangladesh join the conversation about zero poverty, zero unemployment & zero net carbon emissions at the One Young World Summit on Sept. 29.

Open for business

The Glebe BIA won an Ontario Municipal Board decision after rthe city's labour council filed a complaint to be exempt from the Retail Business Holidays Act, and will remain open for business on six statutory holidays every year going forward.

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