City’s New Official Plan

The City of Ottawa is rewriting its Official Plan- the strategic document that describes how the city will grow over time, major infrastructure placement, and what policies will be in place to support economic growth and guide the development and evolution of communities. The purpose of this review is to position Ottawa to be flexible, resilient, … Read more

Burn Permits

Open Air Fire Permits can be obtained online, simply go to If you already have a myservice account, login in. If you do not have an account, follow the easy steps to create one. Online payment options include: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Interac Online, MasterCard Debit and Visa Debit. For the more traditionally minded, fire permits … Read more

Emergency Road Closure – Innes Road

Please be advised that Innes Road is currently closed in both directions between O’Toole Road and Dunning Road to facilitate an emergency road repair. Formal detours are being implemented — To the North of closure via: DUNNING – WILHAVEN – O’TOOLE To the South of closure via:  O’TOOLE – FRENCH HILL – DUNNING Duration of closure … Read more

Ward 19 Properties on City of Ottawa’s Heritage Register

Since 2016, the City of Ottawa has been conducting a study of properties of cultural heritage value as part of the Heritage Inventory Project. This study is now complete. Over 2500 properties across Ottawa were identified for their cultural heritage value. The City of Ottawa intends to add these properties to its municipal Heritage Register … Read more

Friends of Mer Bleue Scholarship

Did you know there is a scholarship fund dedicated to graduating high school students located in the east end? Visit Scholarship – Friends of Mer Bleue for more information about eligibility criteria and application process.

Volunteers Wanted – flooding along Ottawa River

With the recent heavy rains, there is a flood warning in effect along the Ottawa River. Volunteers are needed to help fill sand bags. More information on times and locations can be found on the City of Ottawa website – Volunteers Needed.

Community Safety Zone

Welcome to the  Community Safety Zone for March ! This column will provide some safety tips for those intending on travelling during the week of March break. Prior to Departure: Be sure to check the Weather Network for any weather warnings Have a list of emergency phone numbers to contact (including insurance company and passport office) Record … Read more

Community Safety Zone

Welcome to the  Community Safety Zone for February !  Distracted driving remains one of the primary cause of collisions on Ontario roads and has led to the introduction of more severe penalties that took effect on Jan 1st, 2019. In Ontario, deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving have doubled since 2000. In addition, statistics show that a … Read more

Community Safety Zone

Welcome to the  Community Safety Zone for January 2019 ! Winter provides us with many opportunities to be outside and enjoy many fun activities.  These activities should be undertaken with some precaution to ensure the most pleasurable experience.  Certain injuries are more common in the winter season because cold-weather activities such as ice skating , sledding, snowboarding and skiing can lead … Read more