Column: September 3, 2015

Public Consultation – Para Transpo eligibility policies & booking processes
OC Transpo is reviewing its policies for Para Transpo customer eligibility and booking processes. Public consultations will take place on September 17, 22, 30 and October 6 at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. There are 16 sessions happening with a registration limit of 20 people per session.

Para Transpo customers, caregivers, community agencies, hospital representatives, long-term care facilities and the general public are invited to register. Please visit, call 613-842-3636 ext. 2652, email or fax 613-244-4329. (Anyone unavailable to attend a session can provide their feedback between August 24 and October 9 by filling out a questionnaire. Details on how to do so are noted on OC Transpo’s website).

Project Sandhills Grand Opening Gala

The Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Association is holding their Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, September 12 to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the expansion of the Constance Bay Community Centre. A reception and tour will be from 6-6:45pm, with dinner from 6:45-8pm, followed by entertainment from 8pm to 12:15am. To purchase tickets go to

Labour Day schedule changes

With Monday, September 7 being the Labour Day holiday, please remember there will be a number of City of Ottawa schedule changes. Of note, there will be no curbside, green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Labour Day. Labour Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 8. In addition, the collection of green bin, garbage and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week. A full listing of all schedule changes will be found on in the coming few days.

School starting soon – watch out for kids & buses!

Children will be back to school next week and I'd like to remind drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads, around school buses and in school zones. Please remember that vehicle owners can be fined from $400 to $2,000 and 6 demerit points if their vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus!

Wishing all the kids of West Carleton-March good luck with the upcoming school year!