Wide Loads on Bridge Street, Manotick

The Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA) contacted OWBA regarding the problem of trucks with wide loads  endangering pedestrians while crossing the bridge on Bridge Street. OWBA President Gino Milito and Secretary Gerrie Kautz met with the president of the MVCA and discussed the problem, including the fact that the new Vimy Bridge would be a better truck route but that the roads leading to the bridge have trucking restrictions.  Gino subsequently contacted the CEO of the trucking company concerned and informed him of the MVCA’s complaint, explaining that OWBA was working to help the company before the issue escalates.  The company agreed to reroute the trucks.

Food Service Inspections

President Gino of the OWBA with George’s assistance were able to help a local company sort out an issue of city food inspection.

Advertising Signs on City Property

A local company contacted OWBA inquiring if the city had removed their advertising signs (lawn signs). The company asked if the signs could be recovered and requested information on the bylaws concerning the issue.

OWBA forwarded the inquiry to the city and were promptly addressed by officials stating that no lawn signs are permitted on city property. However, the signs in question were not removed by city staff, therefore recovery was impossible.

Ottawa Theme Park Locations

The city is looking for a location for a theme park. Three sites are under consideration, including the Rideau Carleton Entertainment facility, and the property across from the racetrack which was purchased for the Central Canada Exhibition which was in Landsdowne Park for years.

OLG Lockout

The issue has gone to arbitration.
OWBA Letter to Councillor Darouze re: OLG lockout
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre

Waste Water Fees

The city is revisiting the issue and will report on it in September.

Hydro One

Letter to Premier Wynne and Minister of Energy

OWBA has sent a letter to Premier Wynne and the Minister of Energy to ask for answers and action about the soaring hydro rates in our Ward. Councillor Darouze submitted the petition that more than 8,500 ward residents and business owners signed to the Legislative Assembly in October but we have not had a reprieve. We will continue to advocate on your behalf for fairer rates for electricity!

Letter to Premier Wynne

Letter to Glenn Thibeault

OWBA Membership Officer Richard Woods reported on the town hall meeting of the Ontario Ombudsman regarding hysdro rate issues. About 250 people attended and it was a bit of a disappointment. The Ombdsman can only address issues of billing, and cannot do anything about having rural Ottawa customers moved from Hydro One to Ottawa Hydro. The Ontario Energy Board does not want this change. Councillor George Darouze will continue to work the issue.


Ward Office – 8243 Victoria St, Metcalfe, ON
Wicked Garage – 1344 Barfield Road
Pizza Shop – 5673 Osgoode Main Street
Greely Restaurant – 5375 Bank Street
Cooper Physio Clinic Greely – 7602 2, Village Centre Pl
Cooper Physio Clinic Osgoode – 3198 Logan Farm Dr
Raymond’s Convenience Store – 5566 Osgoode Main St
MacEwen Gas Station – 5546 Albion Road
Metcalfe Variety Store – 8196 Victoria St
Mike’s Pizzeria – 7168 Bank St
Drummond’s Gas – 5501 Bank St
Independent Grocer – Osgoode
Vernon Variety Store – 8717 Bank St
O-YA Centre – 5479 Osgoode Main St
Bakkers – 1004 Mitch Owens & Manotick Station
Allan Johnston Repair – 2665 8th Line Rd
Clarmo Auto Repair – 7893 Victoria St
Osgoode Legion – 3284 Sunstrum St
Wallace Service Centre – 5217 Bank St

Manotick Office Pro – 5541 Manotick Main St

Brenda’s Country Clips – 1592 Wilhaven Drive, Cumberland

Dunrobin Meat – 2808 Dunrobin Road

North Gower:
Mulligan’s Grocery – 2321 Andrew St
Councillor Moffatt’s Office – 2155 Roger Stevens Drive
(Please call ahead: (613) 580-2424 x 31310)

Councillor El-Chantiry’s Office – 5670 Carp Road

Ottawa Centre:
City Hall – 110 Laurier Ave West, 2nd Floor, Councillor Darouze’s Office