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.

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.

Plans for Findlay Creek school to be focus of public consultation meeting

Options detailed in a study of a new English public elementary school, slated to open in Findlay Creek in September 2017, will be the focus of a public consultation meeting on Nov. 2.

Proposed development for Findlay Creek

Urbandale Corporation is proposing to build a new subdivision in Findlay Creek southeast of Findlay Creek Drive. Pending approvals, the new neighbourhood would be comprised of about 600 homes. Land is also being set aside for a new French Catholic elementary school.

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.

VIA station to get facelift

Ottawa South MP David McGuinty (left) and Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, CEO of Via Rail Canada, take a look at the renovations planned for the Tremblay Road station. The station celebrated its 50th birthday on Sept. 29.

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