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New Traffic Signals at Central and Carrick to be activated Friday

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 07:00 PM

November 16, 2016 - New traffic signals at the intersection of Central Avenue and Carrick Street will be activated at approximately 11 am on Friday, Nov. 18.

"An Engineering study which was conducted in 2014, identified that traffic signals were required at this location," said Ryan Love - Traffic Technologist. "They will improve walkability and traffic flow in the area, and reduce vehicle delay."

This traffic signal will include advanced left turns from Central onto Carrick, fully-accessible pedestrian...

Section of Central Avenue to Close Nov. 20 for Water Main Work

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 07:00 PM

November 16, 2016 - On Sunday, Nov. 20, Central Avenue between Balmoral Street and Alloy Drive will be closed for water main work at Tungsten Street and Central Avenue. The closure is expected between the hours of 8 am - 8 pm.

Traffic will be detoured around the closure via Alloy Drive to Balmoral Street. Motorists are asked to drive with caution.

There will be no loss of water service to residents in the area. However, some residents may notice discoloured water coming from taps during, or for a short...

Council Ratifies Agreement with CUPE Local 87

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 07:00 PM

November 14, 2016 - City Council tonight ratified a five-year collective agreement with CUPE Local 87.

The agreement covers the period from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2019 and provides for general annual wage increases of 1.75 per cent in 2015 and 2016, and 1.5 per cent in each of 2017, 2018 and 2019.

"I appreciate that this was a difficult set of bargaining and neither party got everything they were looking for," said Norm Gale, City Manager.

"The settlement ensures that vital services provided...

FIT TOGETHER Plan to be presented to City Council Tonight

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016 07:00 PM

November 14, 2016 - The Recreation and Facilities Master Plan, FIT TOGETHER, will be presented to City Council tonight as a first report.

The Plan is considered a strategic planning document that will provide a framework for future investment over a 12-15 year horizon into facilities, programming and services for City recreation.

"Recreation has always been a valued part of our culture," said Lou Morrow, Corporate Projects Manager. "FIT TOGETHER will help identify how recreation needs can be met through...

Smoke Alarms Provide Early Warning for Occupants

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 07:00 PM

November 9, 2016 - Firefighters responded to and quickly extinguished a structural fire just after 7 am on Nov. 5 that was burning in an upstairs bedroom on Grenville Avenue.

The early warning provided by working smoke alarms alerted the residents. It has been determined that a candle in the bedroom was the cause of the fire after coming in contact with bedding.

Two occupants were sent to hospital for minor burns, and a third was able to escape without injury. One female occupant tried to extinguish...