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Kanata light rail over highway widening, councillors urge

Kanata light rail over highway widening, councillors urge

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper, Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson sent a joint letter to provincial MPPs on Tuesday to oppose to the planned widening of Highway 417.

 “Widening the Queensway only induces demand, we know that,” said McKenney.

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Urban councillors want federal cash for cycling, pedestrian infrastructure

Urban councillors want federal cash for cycling, pedestrian infrastructure

Several [councillors], including McKenney, actually campaigned in 2014 on a pledge to find a way to hopefully speed up the cycling and pedestrian investments.

“We have the plan and we saw this as an opportunity to push that funding forward,” she said Thursday. “If we have an opportunity to spend more and build more, this is where we’d like to see it happen.”

Circulating ideas for a library location

Circulating ideas for a library location

By Councillors Catherine McKenney (Somerset Ward) and Tobi Nussbaum (Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward)

Working towards a new library

The prospect of a new central public library in our city is an exciting one. No longer mere repositories of books, libraries are vibrant public hubs providing meeting places, access to technology, reading rooms, maker spaces,

Somerset councillor helps deliver granddaughter

Somerset councillor helps deliver granddaughter

"Delivering for Somerset ward" is a slogan Coun. Catherine McKenney can now say she comes by honestly after helping her daughter deliver a baby at home early Thursday morning.

MATTHEW PEARSON

Updated: April 9, 2015

 

“Delivering for Somerset ward” is a slogan Coun. Catherine McKenney can now say she comes by honestly.

That’s because the councillor sprang into action early Thursday morning after

McKenney pledges help for homeless agencies

McKenney pledges help for homeless agencies

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney says she’s determined to find money in the city’s 2015 budget to help save several agencies that serve homeless people in Ottawa.

Centre 507, the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, the Well and Cornerstone all stand to lose federal and provincial government funding at the end of March due to a shift in thinking about how to best help marginalized people —

City looking for more winter cyclists

City looking for more winter cyclists

Cyclists ruled the roads Sunday afternoon in the downtown area to spread the word about winter bike safety in the city.

Dozens of braver folks, including some councillors, gathered at City Hall to take part in the 4th annual Family Winter Cycling Parade that had cyclists ride a 4-km route in bitter -14 degree weather.

"We want to show that winter cycling is not as crazy an idea as it sounds,"

Somerset councillor wants more than just a hockey rink for LeBreton Flats

Somerset councillor wants more than just a hockey rink for LeBreton Flats

If the Ottawa Senators build a new NHL arena at LeBreton Flats, then Catherine McKenney wants to see a concert hall and art gallery come with it.

The Somerset Councillor says she is all for having the team move into her ward, but wants to make sure the precious downtown land becomes more of an inclusive spot, rather than a place only for those who can afford hockey

Chianello: New council shows early promise

Chianello: New council shows early promise

An amazing thing happened Wednesday at this term’s first city council meeting. Councillors discussed, debated and disagreed on the specifics of a 289-page governance review for more than two-and-a-half hours.

And yet the sky didn’t fall, there was no sign of dysfunction, and council seemed actually more productive than ever. There were even a few compromise

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