Region knee-deep in garbage to save taxpayers money

By Mark Kuiack

The region just entered the garbage collection business claiming it can save taxpayers $2 million, but many say the promise is anything but in the bag.

Regional councillors awarded the bulk of Ottawa-Carleton’s five-year, $79 million curbside garbage contract to two large multinational companies. But for the first time ever, the region is keeping the rest of the business, officially making itself part of the competition. read more

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Harb to poll constituents second time

By Bill Curry

Centretown residents are being asked for their opinion about the National Capital Commission’s proposal for Metcalfe Street.

But if poor attendance at a recent public meeting on the issue is any indication, few are ready to take a stand.

A questionnaire was sent out last week by Ottawa Centre MP Mac Harb, asking residents which, if any, of the NCC’s four different ideas they prefer. read more

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City committee rejects NCC plan

By Melanie Richmond

Ottawa’s planning committee has passed a staff report that “strongly objects” to the expansion of Metcalfe Street.

On Sept. 29, the committee voted 3-1 in favour of passing the staff report which included two recommendations that objected to the National Capital Commission’s proposal to turn Metcalfe Street into a grand boulevard leading to Parliament Hill. read more

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