Merivale Road will be closed between Island Park Drive and roughly 100 metres south of the Highway 417 overpass between March 5 and June 1.
The city will be constructing the Cave Creek Collector and re-constructing Merivale Road under the highway overpass.
There will continue to be two lanes of traffic in each direction on Merivale Road between Carling Avenue and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre entrance, but drivers will not be able to access the north exit to Island Park Drive. The Island Park Drive right turn lane to Merivale Road will also be closed.
There will still be access to all shopping malls and businesses in the area, and drivers will also be able to go through lanes and turning lanes at the Carling Avenue and Merivale Road intersection.
The City of Ottawa is asking drivers to use extra caution and follow signs around the construction zone.
Nathan Anderson is being remembered by his family as someone who enjoyed biking, walking and using public transit to get around the city.
On Feb. 19, the 32 year-old man died in hospital after being critically after colliding with a car at the Hampton Park Plaza on Feb. 2.
“The parents, sister and extended family of Nathan William Anderson, citizen of Ottawa and committed cyclist, would like to thank the people of Ottawa who worked so diligently to protect his life,” the family said in a statement, adding that they are asking for privacy during this difficult time. Read more...
By Zev Singer, The Ottawa Citizen February 19, 2012
OTTAWA — A 10-year-old boy took charge of a crisis situation Sunday, getting the emergency help his babysitter needed.
The boy’s parents were out of town, when the 27-year-old woman looking after the boy went into medical distress. Paramedics say the boy, the eldest of five siblings, took the initiative to pick up the phone and call 911. By describing the situation and giving his address, the boy was able to get an ambulance to respond quickly to the family home in the Carlington Park neighbourhood.
“He was able to confirm those details and provide the information to get an appropriate response to the home,” said acting Supt. Andrew Gleeson.
He said the babysitter was taken to hospital on an urgent basis in serious condition, so the quick call was potentially a life-saving action.
Gleeson praised the boy’s level-headed actions. “He did it all on his own.”
Nathan Anderson, 31, struck Feb. 2 on Carling Ave.
By Matthew Pearson, The Ottawa Citizen February 19, 2012
A mangled red bicycle, backpack and blankets mark the spot on Carling Avenue near Kirkwood Avenue where a car struck 31-year-old cyclist Nathan Anderson. The man never regained consciousness and died early Sunday morning. Photograph by: Chris Mikula , The Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — A cyclist critically injured in a hit-and-run earlier this month has died in hospital.
Nathan Anderson, 31, was riding his bike on Carling Avenue near Archibald Street on Feb. 2 at about 2:30 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a silver Toyota Matrix travelling between 60 and 70 kilometres per hour.
The force of the collision tossed the avid cyclist three metres. He was transported to hospital in critical condition and never regained consciousness.
Anderson died early Sunday morning at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Members of Anderson’s family, who live in southern Ontario, could not be reached for comment. Several family friends also declined to comment out of respect for the family’s wishes.
“They wish people to respect their privacy at this time,” said Ottawa police Const. Greg Rhoden, the investigator assigned to the case.
However, in light of the cyclist’s death, the charges against an Ottawa man are going to be upgraded. Read more...
Today Don Drummondreleased his report on the Reform ofOntario’s Public Services. You can read the report in its entiretyon theMinistry of Finance’s website atwww.fin.gov.on.ca/en/reformcommission.
Our government thank the Commission on the Reform of Public Services for their hard work and their advice. We arecarefullyconsidering the recommendations Mr. Drummond has provided, andwilloutline thenext steps inourplan to keep the deficit on track andstrengthen public servicesin the 2012 Ontario Budget.
The Drummond Commission is just one of the ways we are reaching out to Ontarians to get their best advice on how we work together. Weare also hearing from Caucus, Opposition Parties, Stakeholders, and Ontario families as we develop a 2012 Budget that eliminates the deficit and creates jobs.
I encourage you to join me this Saturday,February 18for a Pre-Budget Consultation to discuss where the Government of Ontario should be investing your money, and how we can work together to build our community and grow our economy. Please join us at: Read more...