Ottawa council opposes Victims of Communism memorial site

1297705145139_ORIGINALSomerset Coun. Catherine McKenney dismissed arguments the monument’s location isn’t a council concern.

“This monument is proposed to go up in my ward and often it’s suggested to us this is a federal issue, and it’s not a local issue, and I disagree with that,” McKenney said. “This is about respecting the land use for this part of our city at this time.”

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Looking for changes to improve cycling connections

DSCF4773On May 15, Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney and a number of other participants set off from City Hall on a bike tour of some of the different types of bicycle facilities in Centretown. The ride was part of the launch of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict’s D3 Campaign, which is intended to look at ways, big and small, to improve links and connections for non-motorized transportation in the city.

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