Low numbers

Enrolment at Gloucester High School will be up for review with the public school board this fall. The board will be undertaking a multi-year accommodation review looking at west elementary schools and two east-end high schools – Gloucester and Rideau High School.

Riders wanted

The city’s bus service launched the survey on Oct. 13 and wants to know what does and doesn't work with the route leading up to Montreal Road reconstruction in 2018.

Traffic concerns

Residents came out to the first open house for the Lowertown East Area Traffic Management Study on Oct. 19.

Fun no more

Robert E. Wilson Public School principal Todd Saunders shows off the sad remains of his school's kindergarten playground. The wooden play equipment was removed this past summer because of safety concerns. Now the school is attempting to raise enough for a new learning space for the students.

Exploring Mars

MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth Peter Schiefke checks out the Canada Aviation and Space Museum newest mobile application on Oct. 18. Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars lets players be a commanding officer of M.E.T. 003, the third Mars Expeditionary Team, players are on a one-way mission to land and establish the first permanent settlement on Mars.

Public engagement

Several dozen Nepean residents gathered at the Nepean Sportsplex on Oct. 18 for the last of the city’s six pre-budget town hall meetings. What they lacked in numbers, they made up for in concerns.

Policing shift will leave hole in enforcement of noise complaints

A report on the impact of the Ottawa police decision to no longer respond to noise complaints by staff in bylaw services made its way to the community and protective services committee on Oct. 20.

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