Starting off: CBC Ottawa reports on the unveiling of the city’s draft budget for 2013. Many details announced, leading off with the 2.09 % property tax increase, with others yet to be settled. Readers may be interested in the public consultation schedule.
Eric Darwin’s West Side Action has a new URL and continues to cover ground of interest including the new street decor on Somerset in Chinatown, a suggestion for naming the intersection of Preston and Somerset with a respectful nod to Italian and Chinese history alike, and the matter of “rider catchments” at Transitway stations and bus stops.
Images of Centretown documents the last five years since the attempted demolition of Somerset House, which continues to sit idle since then. Kathryn Hunt, over at the Centretown Buzz, documents recent action by locals to preserve and restore the building.
The Ottawa Citizen’s David Reevely reviews the Bronson Bridge as a venue for cyclists to get around town. Verdict: “cycling disaster”.