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Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge project to restart

Ottawa June 6, 2012 Today, the City of Ottawa is pleased to announce that the City’s bonding company has finalized the selection of a prime contractor to complete the contract for the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge project.

Horseshoe Hill Construction Inc. has assembled a team that will deliver the completion of the contract as the City takes over operational delivery and oversees the project. First on the priority list for the contractor is a “completion schedule” that will be developed within the next few weeks.

“This is an important infrastructure project that the community is anxious to see completed,” says Councillor Steve Desroches. “I am confident that the project is moving forward with the right team to deliver the full extent of the contract.”

The Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge project is a $48-million infrastructure project that went into receivership in March with the job approximately 60 per cent complete. Restarting the project with Horseshoe Hill Construction Inc. will enable the bond company to fulfill its responsibility to ensure project completion at no additional cost to the City.

Garbage Collection Information

Household waste that is not recyclable is collected weekly and taken to the landfill. Check the collection calendar to find out which day of the week your garbage is picked up.

Only non-recyclable items should be placed in the garbage. Recyclable items are collected separately. Not sure where an item belongs? Please check the Waste Explorer.
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How often is garbage collected?

  • Garbage is collected weekly
  • Recyclables are picked up on alternating weeks (black box one week, blue box the next)
  • The green bin is collected every week during the spring, summer and fall, and every two weeks in the winter on your regular garbage collection day
  • Leaf and yard waste is collected seasonally throughout the year

Check your collection days in the collection calendar.

How many bags, items or cans can be put out?

Only three waste items will be collected each week, excluding recycling and leaf and yard waste. (For example, two garbage bags and one roll of carpeting.)

Read the full article at City of Ottawa

If you don't have a copy of the collection calendar you can download one here.

Giveaway weekend

The Spring Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012

Don't put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.

Giveaway items could include:

  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Construction materials - including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Unwanted gifts

Read the full article at City of Ottawa

(Sorry I just found out about this now.)

Translate This feature Poll Results

After almost a week there seems to be no more activity on this poll so I've closed it and gathered the results for you.

After sending out over 200 requests to take the poll we have only 21 that have answer the single question. This only tell me that it's not an important feature for the vast majority of the community which isn't surprising. However, those that did answer feel that it is a useful tool for those who's first language is not English.  Keep in mind that this is a Google tool that we're using and it's sort of open source which means you can make edits on the translation to help improve the service.

Lawn Care Tips

You have spent a lot of time and money on your new home in Half Moon Bay.  You may have spent months in the design centre choosing flooring, tile, paint, fixtures etc.  Tens of thousands of dollars of your hard earned money in your deposit and now monthly payments to your mortgage holder for the next 25 years.

It's all good because the value of your house has gone up already since you bought, even before you moved in!

Don't let all that hard work and money get wasted now.  Your property curb appeal is important for you to maintain the value of your new home.  Dead grass and weeds detract from the value of your home at first sight.  Who cares what the inside looks like when the outside makes you keep on driving.  Is the outside a reflection of what's inside?

Perhaps this is your first home or you have come from an apartment lifestyle and you've never had to maintain a lawn before.  Haven't got a clue what to do?

Here are some simple tips and ideas for you to maintain your lawn and not only maintain the value of your new home but maybe raise it too.  Download the PDF file which is sponsored by Scotts and the Home Depot.

You can also find lots of info on Environment Canada's website at The Green Lane.

For more lawn and gardening tips check out the Canadian Gardening website.

Take Pride in YOUR property and
YOUR community.