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Garbage Tree At Petrie Island

- October 23rd, 2014

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Orléans Coun. Bob Monette sent me this picture of him checking out a tree that fell at Petrie Island recently.

Check out the garbage hanging from the bottom.

Peculiar findings of garbage at Petrie have been documented before and it’s still shocking when the evidence of a former dump surfaces from time to time.

The dump on a portion of Petrie closed about 50 years ago.

I was talking to Monette for this election-related garbage story and he made the point about how important it is that the city avoids opening a new landfill. “Just because you cover the garbage doesn’t mean it goes away,” he said.

There’s your proof.

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Hubley: I Won’t Run Federally In 2015

- October 20th, 2014

Kanata South incumbent Allan Hubley has faced some questions at the doors about the potential of him running for the Conservative nomination in Kanata ahead of the 2015 federal election. Up until now, it sounded like he wasn’t ruling it out.

But this Kanata Kourier-Standard story makes it pretty clear Hubley would stay as a city councillor if re-elected Oct. 27.

I chatted with Hubley today and he repeated that he would serve the full four-year term if voters return him to City Hall.

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Advance Voting Turnout By Ward

- October 20th, 2014

Here are the rounded-off rates of eligible electors, by ward, who filled out ballots during the five advance vote days.

Update 3 p.m.: There were a few minor adjustments based on an updated list of eligible electors I just received. Nothing major.

Orléans: 6.6%
Innes: 6.4%
Barrhaven: 4.5%
Kanata North: 7.4%
West Carleton-March: 7.5%
Stittsville: 8.6%
Bay: 12.3%
College: 7.0%
Knoxdale-Merivale: 6.2%
Gloucester-Southgate: 7.6%
Beacon Hill-Cyrville: 6.0%
Rideau-Vanier: 10.1%
Rideau-Rockcliffe: 10.5%
Somerset: 9.5%
Kitchissippi: 8.6%
River: 5.6%
Capital: 7.1%
Alta Vista: 8.4%
Cumberland: 6.5%
Osgoode: 6.9%
Rideau-Goulbourn: 6.7%
Gloucester-South Nepean: 6.9%
Kanata South: 4.4%

Overall advanced vote turnout: 7.4%

Election Day is next Monday. Voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Morning Twitter Snark

- October 20th, 2014

A bit of morning snark for you to start your week.

Apparently a remark Kitchissippi incumbent Katherine Hobbs made about being disappointed in the environment committee has been eating at her colleague, Rideau-Goulbourn incumbent Scott Moffatt.

Moffatt, if you didn’t already know, is the vice-chairman of the environment committee.

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

The Watson Vs. Cullen Storify

- October 16th, 2014

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