Spring is just around the corner and this means that we are
about to be faced with a whole new set of challenges. This time of the
year is when we are looking at our flooding contingency plans. We have had
a number of meetings over the last couple of weeks and we are constantly
updated by the staff at the Nickel District Conservation Authority. The
amount of snow as well as water levels are monitored regularly. The ideal
situation is to have warm days and cooler nights so that there is a
gradual melt and less chances of
The change of temperature also means that our roads experience some
movement, there are more bumps that appear and motorists are urged to
drive according to road conditions.
In a few short weeks, construction will begin on a number of roads
throughout the city including some major projects in our ward. Again we
will be testing your patience!
The city will soon be asked to endorse a Pedestrian Charter. This is
another step we are taking in order for Greater
to become a Healthy Community. Many cities across the country and even the
world have adopted such charters. Some of the items found in such a
*Upholding the right of pedestrian of all ages and abilities to safe,
convenient, direct, and comfortable walking conditions.
*Providing a walking environment within the public right-of-way and in
parks that encourages people to walk for travel, exercise and recreation.
*Supporting and encouraging the planning, design, and development of
walking environments in public and private spaces.
*Creating walkable communities by giving high priority to mixed land use.
*Promoting laws and regulations that respect pedestrians' particular
These are only examples of the things that are found in a Pedestrian
I would like to hear from you regarding the implementation of such a
At Wednesday's Priorities Meeting, the Airport Board will be making a
presentation to council. This should be very exciting because a number of
things have been happening at the airport in the last couple of years.
Please note that the meeting begins at
and can be seen on Channel 10.