The last sentence and first paragraph of the City of Ottawa Treasurer's Statement On Development Charges Reserve Funds for 2012 that will be presented to Planning Committee next week are required reading. Bolding is mine:
The city has launched a new mapping tool that has aerial photos from as long ago as 1958. I could spend hours tooling around and showing you stuff, but you should load up the tool and enjoy it yourself. Click the "I Want To" button at the top and choose "historical aerial photos".
As a taste of what you can find - here's what the Museum of Nature (or Museum of Man at the time?) looks like in 1958 vs. 2011. I never new the eastern pathway through the (diminished) park was originally part of a circle. Click to embiggen.
(Original blog post replaced with this one). They did hold the line. The original blog post that was in this spot was so hastily written I decided to delete it. Besides, it's now moot with today's decision.
The whole thing is carried. The urban boundary for employment does not move.
— David Reevely Live 2 (@ReevelyLive2) April 9, 2013
We have a "safe-arrivals" traffic plan at kiddo's school. Part one of the plan is "no entry" signs that ban all traffic on Ravenhill between Edison and Churchill from 7:45am to 8:15am. Part two is an unenforceable suggestion that parents use a one-way loop to drop kids off.
A quickie post to let you know the PDF designs for the Parkdale and Bronson 417 ramp projects are now online:
There is so much wrong with this I don't even know where to start. So I'm just going to start with the recording itself. It speaks for itself. You can read this though: http://bulldogottawa.com/has-hobbs-got-bylaw-exemption-right/
Earth Hour is just one hour out of the year - it is a chance to talk about climate change and connect with people who are as committed to seeing solutions happen as you are. Now, after Earth Hour, it's time to turn those connections into political action. Below I've prepared a few emails to all three levels of government and would encourage you to send them as your own, or customize them to match your own priorities. Change begins with you! I've added myself as a CC to the email list - I'd also like to know what you have to say.
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