- Councillor's Corner
The Intersection of Bank Street and Blais Road
We are continuously working to improve the road conditions on Bank Street, and in line with that goal the city has arranged for the intersection of Bank Street and Blais Road to get a much needed upgrade. As some of you may know, restoration and improvements to roads are planned years in advance, but in some cases the city can work with developers to push projects ahead of schedule. In the case of Bank Street and Blais Road the city has worked with developers of the adjacent lands to improve the intersection, with a new road known as Mikana Road to be added on the west side of the intersection. $950,000 in development charges will be used for the improvements so that construction can begin next year, with reimbursement taking place in 2019. This is well ahead of the 2021 date that was scheduled. I am thrilled with the work of my fellow Councilors in making this project a reality and with all the work that city staff put in.
What’s Happening in the Community!
2nd Annual Fall Tea, Comedy Classic Show and the 2nd Annual Haunted House
Submitted by Councilor George Darouze
I have three events planned that I would love for you to check out. For the 2nd Annual Fall Tea, come out and enjoy an afternoon of tea and music with me on Thursday October 19th 2017, at the Metcalfe Town Hall, located at 8243 Victoria Street. It will be from 1 PM to 3 PM. The teas will be served by the Lions Club and Volunteer Firefighters. Music will be performed by Spencer Scharf, who delivers a bluesy performance steeped in his folk-rock roots.
Another event that I want to highlight for you all is my Comedy Classic Show. The evening will start with cocktails, followed by a 4 course meal. After the meal, two fantastic comedians will take the stage. Frank Spadone will headline with Josh Williams opening. Frank Spadone has been invited too, and hosted, Comedy Festivals across Canada. He has also been featured on the comedy festival circuit in Australia and South Africa. After the comedy the dancefloor opens up. This riotous and packed evening of excitement will be on November 3rd at the Orchard View Event Centre. Tickets for the whole evening are only $75. I hope to see you there!
Finally, as my ghastly alter-ego The Count-Cillor, I invite you to attend my 2nd Annual Haunted House. On Saturday October 28th, between noon and 3 PM, stop in at the Greely Community Centre at 1448 Meadow Drive Greely for pumpkin decorating, costumes, games, activities, loot bags and cookie decorating. In collaboration with Rural South Recreation and the Greely Lions, it will be a fright to remember.
Fries for Charity at the Ottawa Care Centre
Submitted by: Wendy Hill
Join us in the courtyard at the Osgoode Care Centre on Wednesday October 25th between 11 am and 1 pm. Enjoy some fresh cut fries, everyone welcome! Thank you to Al Graham and sponsors S.A. Hicks Insurance Brokers Ltd, Stagra Automotive, Nepean Building Supplies, Carleton Mushroom Farms, Graphiki, and Orleans Fresh Fruits.