Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability

Here is what has been happening at CAFES in recent months!

The New Official Plan

City Council approved the new Official Plan on October 27th and it is now in the hands of the Ministry for adoption and implementation.

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Phasing out Gas-Fired Electricity Generation in Ontario

Ottawa City council voted today (October 13, 2021) to pass a motion put forward by Councillor Shawn Menard in which the city will request that the government of Ontario to phase out Gas-fired electricity generation in Ottawa! This is a big step in the right direction, and one that could not be passed without the […]

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Save the Trees in Hunt Club Forest!

People in the Hunt Club Riverside area and beyond are rallying to oppose the Otto’s BMW request to the City of Ottawa to change the Zoning of this Red Pine Forest and pave the way for a parking lot.   Protestors are gathering weekday mornings at 8 AM and can be seen with their signs […]

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Civic Hospital Development

December 2021 Community groups near the proposed Civic hospital development are not opposing the location of the hospital, but they do have concerns about the removal of over 600 trees to accommodate a parking garage. Representatives of the Glebe Community Association have asked government decision-makers for the following: - "Turn back this proposal and require […]

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Opposing the Nuclear Waste facility at Chalk River

The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private sector consortium led by SNC Lavalin, intends to build a near surface disposal.

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Mechanicsville Embassy Development

The Mechanicsville Community Association (MCA) and BIG TREES of Kitchissippi are calling on the National Capital Commission (NCC) to withdraw its plans...

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