Where donations can be made in honour of bus crash victims

17 01 2019

Where donations can be made in honour of bus crash victims

Hundreds of friends, neighbours work colleagues and others touched by the deaths following last Friday’s bus crash at the Westboro Transitway station have stepped forward to help.

The death notice for Bruce Thomlinson urges friends and supporters to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the 56-year-old’s wife, Elaine, and two sons, Braydon and Ryan. Two such fundraising pages exist, one titled “Support the family of Bruce Thomlinson” and the other “Bruce Thomlinson Memorial.” Combined, more than 300 people had contributed almost $19,000 by midday Wednesday, just over 40 per cent of the total goal of $45,000. Condolences, memories or donations, the notice advises, can be made at GoFundMe donations can be made at or

The notice of Judy Booth’s death invites those wishing to make a memorial donation to consider giving to the North Lanark Highland Games, of which the 57-year-old Booth was past president. A former Almonte resident, mother of Karen and Holly Benvie and wife to Chesley Booth, she was also a member of the Ottawa Highlanders, and former member of the Sons of Scotland, Ottawa Police Services and RCMP pipe bands. Tributes to her can be left at The North Lanark Highland Games can be contacted at

There has yet been no published death notice for the third victim of the crash, 65-year-old Anja Van Beek.

Where donations can be made in honour of bus crash victims



Dovercourt Outdoor Rink

17 01 2019

Please see the attached poster seeking volunteers for the Dovercourt outdoor rink.

dovercourt volunteers flyer 2017-2018

Candle Lighting on Thursday at Westboro Bus Station

15 01 2019

Hello fellow community members:

The Westboro Community Association is going to light a candle and lay flowers to commemorate those who lost their lives in the horrific bus crash on Jan. 11.  We invite you to join us on the platform on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. and do the same.  There is no ceremony or event; just the community together lighting a candle, laying flowers… whatever you think would be appropriate.  See you then.

Westboro Community Association


City of Ottawa Courses: Planning Primer

15 01 2019

From the city of Ottawa:


Planning Primer

Registration for the Planning Primer I: Legislative Background and Policy Documents


January 26 and 28, 2019 (Offered in English)


City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Colonel By Boardroom, Second Floor

8:30 a.m. to noon


January 27, 2019 (Offered in French)



City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Colonel By Boardroom, Second Floor

9 a.m. to noon


You can register for the course online until January 25, 2019. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.


Please send your questions to

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper: Pre-Budget Consultation on January 10

9 01 2019

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:


January 10 pre-budget consultation

Councillor Kavanagh and I will be co-hosting a pre-budget consultation meeting on January 10 at the Ron Kolbus Centre (102 Greenview Avenue) at Brittania. I’ll be there to hear what you’d like to see in the budget and along with staff look at how the budget will be crafted.

Neighbourhood Meeting: Ashcroft – Phase 2A application (entry & egress concerns)

8 01 2019

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:


I hope this finds you all well after the holidays and happy new year! As you know, we have held meetings separately with the residents of Shannon and Leighton, discussing concerns with Ashcroft’s current application (Phase 2A), as well as entry and egress concerns related to the entire site (Phase 2A & Phase 2B).

During those meetings, we indicated that in the future we wanted to hold a meeting with both the residents of Shannon and Leighton together, alongside members of the Hampton Iona Community Association and the Westboro Community Association.

We will also have in attendance City of Ottawa staff representing the Planning department, Transportation Services, Parks, and Infrastructure.

Meeting details:

Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Please invite your neighbours on Shannon and Leighton. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office in the meantime with any questions or comments. Mayor’s committee picks challenged

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