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This week, we dig into Draft Budget 2022 which will focus on affordability. The overall municipal tax increase is capped at 3 per cent, as directed by Council – worth an estimated $56.1 million. This would see the average urban homeowner pay an additional $119 per year, while the average rural homeowner would pay an additional $91 per year. Scott t…
 
Scott follows up on Episode 45 today by discussing more about the City's New Official Plan, the very large document that will guide Ottawa's growth for the next 25 years. In this episode, Scott focuses more on the impact the Plan will have on our Ward, a primarily rural party of the City.By Warne Media
 
This episode is part one of our discussion of the City's New Official Plan, just approved by City Council last week (October 27th, 2021). This is the document that will guide development and growth in the City of Ottawa for the next 25 years. Along with being our Ward Councillor, Scott is Co-chair of the Planning Committee and gets into some of the…
 
Scott discusses a busy lively Council meeting on October 13th. Council approved the new Parks & Recreation Master Plan, the Master Site Plan for the new Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital, an extension and expansion of the Automated Speed Enforcement in school zones program and a new Small Business Property Tax Subclass.Locally, approval of the zo…
 
Along with being Ward 21's Councillor, Scott is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management. On June 17th, he held a technical briefing on the Solid Waste Master Plan. Staff provided an overview of the Phase 2 report, which includes the proposed vision statement, guiding principles and goals for the S…
 
This week, Scott discusses the Public Meeting that was held March 9th about the proposed plan of a Richmond subdivision. The Owner, Caivan Limited, is proposing to develop a 554-unit residential subdivision, in a mix of detached and townhouse units. The proposed subdivision is laid out in three separate areas as identified in the accompanying locat…
 
The City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee and the Community and Protective Services Committee this week approved a long-range financial plan for housing at a special joint meeting. The Committees also approved a two-year work plan for the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan.The Committees approved the Housing Services Long Range Finan…
 
When Council adopts a new Official Plan before the end of the year, it will extend Ottawa’s urban boundary – the line that divides suburban and rural Ottawa – to include 1,281 hectares of land for new neighbourhoods. On Wednesday, Council approved where those lands would be located, along with policy direction to help protect sensitive lands from f…
 
Scarlett and Scott (and Bonnie the Chihuahua) are back for a new series, only available on BBC Sounds! Each week Scarlett tries to convince her sceptic boyfriend Scott of something unbelievable... a mystery, a myth, the bizarre and unexplained! This series they’ll debate strange beings like ghosts, Bigfoot and krakens. Attempt to solve mysteries li…
 
The City’s Planning Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will meet jointly on Monday, January 25 to consider which lands should be brought inside Ottawa’s urban boundary, in line with the growth management strategy that Council adopted in May 2020.Today, Scott discusses the urban boundary and current recommendations, which include …
 
Today, Scott looks back at his 2020 social media timeline, remembering the Top 5 issues through the year that garnered the most replies and feedback. Of course, that includes COVID, mandatory masks, and urban boundary discussion...along with some light-hearted moments as well!! Happy New Year, everyone!…
 
The City of Ottawa has been home to many sports franchises - from elite to lower level; from wildly successful to abject failures. In this week's episode, Scott discusses Ottawa's vibrant sporting history, the teams that have represented our city and the various nicknames they chose.By Warne Media
 
In this week's episode, Scott discusses City Budget 2021, which was approved at Wednesday's Council meeting. He'll also follow up on last week's show, with new information on our Ward Boundaries. The City has officially added a new Ward, bringing the total to 24. Scott also discusses the partnership with Lansdowne Park, Policing in the City and mor…
 
The City's Draft Budget 2021 has been tabled and strikes a balance between supporting evolving community needs while delivering essential municipal services, all in the face of COVID-19. In this week's episode, Scott discusses the City budget, including specifics about Ward 21 and what it means for our residents.Ward 21 is located in the City of Ot…
 
In this episode, we discuss some recent correspondence that outlined a concern about the state of truck traffic in the village of Manotick. We'll get into what's been done over the years to improve the situation, what more can still be done and what exactly is in the works...By Warne Media
 
Today we planned to take a look at the history of Goulbourn Township, which was formed and named in 1818. In preparation for this episode, Scott discovered some new, troubling information about the man the township was named after. Henry Goulburn was a slave owner. Today, Scott talks about Goulburn's complete story, why the township's early settler…
 
Was the Jock River always called the Jock River? Did the Duke of Richmond really die after being bitten by a rabid fox? What's the background behind some of Richmond's street names? Answers to these questions and much more in today's episode that focuses on the history of the great village of Richmond.…
 
Did you know that a golfer from Richmond actually won the Olympic gold medal in golf? In this week's episode, we'll discuss that and some other interesting historical tidbits about golf in the Ward. We'll then get into the current situation surrounding area golf courses with a focus on the Stonebridge situation.…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss public transit in Rideau Goulbourn. Compared to other Wards, how much do we use it? What's the breakdown on how it's paid for? We then transition to discussion about phases 1 and 2 of LRT and even look ahead to the future Phase 3, with a light-hearted nod to our favourite sci-fi movies. Listen to this week's episo…
 
Today Councillor Moffatt addresses concerns about the new land development in Richmond. Who are the property owners/ land developers? How will the development be serviced? What's is the current application and what's different about it? What are the concerns of residents in the area?By Warne Media
 
After a couple of weeks off for summer break, we're back with our latest episode. Today, Scott has some strong thoughts as families head back to school during COVID: the increasing problem of speeding in the Ward: development in Richmond: the Ward boundary review: and, with September upon us, the latest work being done at City Council. Manotick, Ri…
 
With the new W Network release of Candy Cane Christmas, a Hallmark Christmas movie filmed in Manotick, Scott takes a moment this week to discuss the growing film industry in our region. We talk about movies that have been shot here in the past, the actors who starred in them, and Ottawa's "coming attractions."…
 
Councillor Moffatt discusses this week's City Council meeting. He talks about the various approvals then takes a closer look at the new temporary mask by-law: the Ward boundary review: the soil quality at Fallowfield and Bleeks: and the Integrity Commissioner's Report about an inquiry into the conduct of College Ward Councillor Rick Chiarelli. Coun…
 
YouTube star and author Riyadh Khalaf joins Cheryl to gush about one of their favorite girl groups named after a day of the week - the Saturdays! They’re joined by the renowned Saturday herself, Mollie King, who spills the tea on all things band related as well as some of her favorite moments of being a part of such an iconic girl group.…
 
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