• Ward 2 Infrastructure Renewal: Churchill & Spruce Projects Approved

    Even during COVID-19, I am continuing to fight to ensure that Ward 2’s long list of needs gets addressed, keeping the promise I made to residents when I ran to be your City Councillor.

    Public construction work is still moving ahead where it involves the delivery of essential services the city provides and there is no more essential service than water coming into and leaving homes.

    Ward 2 has 2 such projects to replace watermains, sewers, sanitary sewers, resurface roads, and put in proper curbs and gutters where they don’t currently exist, ready to start construction in May (other projects, including Jena Cres, & Pottersburg Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Churchill project which will include Calgary St, are in the works with more to come on those later).

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  • Ward 2 Gets $6 Million Infrastructure Renewal Approval

    During the election campaign one of the things I promised to do was to make the renewal of the Calgary, Churchill, Edmonton, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Whitney Street area of Ward 2 a priority.

    I was sworn in as your Councillor on December 4th. Getting started on this was my first priority and on December 5th I sat down with our City Engineer, Manager of Roads, and Director of Water and Wastewater. As you know, it is not just the roads that are in bad shape, sewer and drainage upgrades are needed as well, Whitney and Calgary Streets shouldn’t flood every time it rains. It was at this meeting that I learned that some of the drainage in the area dates back to the 1920’s and the City of London’s infrastructure renewal for this neighbourhood was not in the plans to be completed until 2029- 2030!!!

    I made it clear that wasn’t good enough. Not only had residents been led to belief for years that improvements were “just a couple of years away”, but the city was constructing a $20 million community centre in East Lion’s Park with no plan to upgrade the roads around it for another decade!

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