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Progress on Cleaning up the Ottawa River By Jim Watson
Every time I travel I’m reminded how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such pristine natural beauty in Ottawa. And, surely, one of greatest treasures is the beautiful Ottawa River - the 1,271 kilometer waterway that has helped define nation’s capital throughout its history. Like our residents, the City of Ottawa is committed to keeping the Ottawa River clean. That is why we are investing $250 Million through the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP) to ensure future generations have access to the clean waterway, safer beaches and a better environment. Since being implemented, ORAP has cut sewage overflows into the Ottawa River by more than half compared to measurements from four years ago (see graph). This is positive, but more work needs to be done and we need the continued help of the Federal and Provincial governments.
Taste the Fun
August 9, 10, 11, 12th
Rays Reptiles—12:30, 2:30, 4:30 pm Team Penning – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Catalyst opening for
Saturday, August 11th Team Penning – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Rays Reptiles 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 pm Demo Derby - 5:00 pm Followed by “Fifth Street (under the tent)
Sunday, August 12th
The Ottawa River is the iconic backdrop to our nation’s parliament; it borders Quebec and its legacy is entrenched in the development of our city and our province.
Free Breakfast (with admission) 10:00 – 11:30 am
Team Penning – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Rays Reptiles—12:30, 2:30 4:30 pm Strongman Competition - 1:00 – 4:00 pm Teen Tribute All Stars - 1:30-4:00 pm R0021475978
Currently construction of the tunnel is planned for 20142016, with commissioning to take place the following year. ORAP as a whole has a five-year $260M spending plan and to date, the federal and provincial governments have collectively provided $66M ($33M each) to support the first two phases.
We have made some significant improvements thanks to a lot of hard work by City Staff. There’s still more to do, but we’re on the right track. So, let’s keep working together, all levels of government, so we can keep the Ottawa River clean for everyone to enjoy.
THURSDAY Over 13 yrs — Before 5 pm - $8.00 After 5 pm - $10 Children 6yrs and under: Free Children 7 – 13 yrs old : $2.00
4 DAY GATE ADMISSION PASS $28
FRIDAY Over 13 yrs — Before 5 pm - $8.00 After 5 pm - $15 Children6 yrs and under: Free Children 7 – 13 yrs old : $2.00
MIDWAY RIDE ALL DAY, single day bracelet (includes grounds admission) $28
SATURDAY Over 13 yrs — Before 5 pm - $8.00 After 5 pm - $10 Children 6 yrs and under: Free Children 7 – 13 yrs old : $2.00 SUNDAY - Family Funday- Over 13 yrs —$5, Children 13yrs and under free R0011503592-0719
48 West Carleton Review EMC - Thursday, July 19, 2012
Friday, August 10th
The City has been working with the National Capital Commission (NCC), among other stakeholders, to determine appropriate next steps to meet the project objectives while minimizing negative surface impacts.
Truck and Tractor Pull– 6:30 pm Ray’s Reptiles
The tanks are designed to capture a combination of storm run-off and wastewater from existing combined sewers, which can fill beyond capacity during heavy rains/melts and divert overflows into the Ottawa River.
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Thursday, August 9th
One of the most crucial parts of the plan is the Combined Sewer Storage Tank system, which is known as the third phase of ORAP.
Jim Watson, Mayor
Paige Ditommaso is set to play Bingo on the Carp Fairgrounds on July 11, while handing out snacks to daughters Abigail, left, and Geogia, their friend Hannah McCormick, and Lily Ditommaso. Hoping for a snack of her own is Mrs. Beasley. The fairgrounds was packed and the weather perfect for the popular Wednesday evening outing.
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Published on Jul 19, 2012