Author Archives: Bob Thomson

What comes next for the Richmond Underground (spoiler: a bit of a mess)

As Keith Egli promised, next week’s meeting of city council’s transportation committee is going ahead, with one item on the agenda: Approving the Richmond Underground, NCC be damned. http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/07/03/what-comes-next-for-the-richmond-underground-spoiler-a-bit-of-a-mess

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City staff report to Transportation Committee re LRT for 10 July 2013 meeting

Note: The full 40 page report is available on the City’s web site at http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/cache/2/xeuaeolz1wpcpz1nuwc02ppw/7066007042013122925951.PDF It is also available here at https://westernlrt.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/city-staff-lrt-report-to-committee-for-10jul13.pdf Executive Summary REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS That Transportation Committee recommend that Council: Approve the Richmond Underground corridor as the preferred … Continue reading

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Councillors to vote on LRT rail plan despite NCC’s objections

David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, 2 July 2013 The controversial route for a western extension of the city’s light-rail line is going to a vote next week without the National Capital Commission’s co-operation, the chair of city council’s transportation committee says… … Continue reading

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Bury western LRT extension on our land or no deal, NCC tells city

Friday, June 28, 2013 By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen OTTAWA — If you want to put your rail line on our land, you’re going to have to bury it, the National Capital Commission’s board told the city government Friday. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/mobile/news/ottawa/Bury+western+extension+land+deal+tells+city/8594271/story.html

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Letter to NCC re proposed route of Ottawa LRT, Dominion to Cleary Section.

National Capital Commission Attn. Dr. R Mills Re: Proposed route of Ottawa LRT, Dominion to Cleary Section. We have some concerns with the proposed plans for the LRT route from Dominion to Cleary Ave, as discussed at the Open House … Continue reading

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Westboro citizens groups and associations urge NCC to protect green space on the Parkway

Citizens from the following community groups: Westboro Hampton Iona Woodpark McKellar Park Neighbours for Smart Western Rail Woodroffe North met at the McKellar Park Field House on Sunday June 16, 2013 and agreed on the following statement with respect to … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE NCC WOODLOT IMMEDIATELY WEST OF PROPOSED LRT DOMINION STATION

The current proposed location of the LRT Dominion Station, on the north side of the Berkeley-Dominion Ave loop, would involve the destruction of a woodlot, now owned by the NCC. This woodlot is directly north of the Barclay Condo and … Continue reading

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Westboro Condos Want Underground LRT

10 June 2013 Mr. Russell Mills Chair, National Capital Commission Board of Directors 202 – 40 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON K1P 1C7 Dear Mr. Mills, We, the Boards of the undersigned condominiums (representing several hundred residents from Dominion to Cleary … Continue reading

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Letter to the NCC – if it has to be there, put it underground

A letter to the Chair of the NCC from a concerned neighbour of the River. http://wp.me/P3F5tA-1X

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River a valuable asset – LRT changes needed

By Meredith Brown, Ottawa Citizen June 24, 2013 The Ottawa River provides us with drinking water, as well as exceptional recreational opportunities, from swimming and boating, to fishing, birding and tranquil sunset walks… The people of Ottawa, and the tourists … Continue reading

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