The City of Ottawa’s communications department sent this memo from City solicitor Rick O’Connor to media outlets today.
Today was the deadline to request an appeal to the Ministry of Environment’s decision to allow Waste Management to accept Quebec garbage at the Carp Road landfill facility. The City of Ottawa, along with seven residents and community groups, each submitted a request for leave to appeal the decision. Now it’s in the hands of the Environmental Review Tribunal to decide if an appeal can go forward.
O’Connor also shared a letter the City received from Waste Management, who runs the landfill facility, where they state that they are “taking steps to review its position”. A copy of the letter is included below. Continue reading
City of Ottawa solicitor Rick O’Connor recommended that city staff appeal a Ministry of Environment decision to allow the Carp landfill to accept waste from Western Quebec.
The memo was circulated to media outlets yesterday, and Councillor Shad Qadri confirmed on Facebook that the city would be moving forward with an appeal.
“…for leave to be obtained, it is only necessary that a preliminary review of the evidence shows that the decision is unreasonable and that significant harm to the environment could result. Therefore, in light of the City’s longstanding position on limiting the geographic area from which waste is brought to Ottawa landfills, it is my view that it would be appropriate to seek leave to appeal the MOECC’s decision in this instance,” he wrote.
The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.
Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.
Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.
When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.
It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338. Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading
Book junkies take notice. Long-time writer of short stories, a successful memoir and several children’s books, Molly O’Connor, will be featuring her new novel, When Secrets Become Lies, in Brown’s Independent Grocer’s Community Room, on Wednesday, August 5. She will be joined by Diane LaRocque, author of Daniel Martin and the Sea Devil’s Playground. Both authors will be speaking of their novels and avid readers can acquire signed copies. Continue reading