London saw its fair share of rain this week, which can be a nightmare for residents whose basements are prone to flooding.
On Wednesday, the federal and provincial governments and the City of London announced an investment of $36-million to significantly improve our sewage infrastructure, prevent basement flooding and reduce sewage discharge into our river.
This funding will go towards increasing the capacity of the sewer systems, improving storm retention ponds and waterways, separating sewer lines and much more. It is costly and time consuming to have to deal with a flooded basement when there is significant rainfall. Through this investment, Londoners will be relieved from the stresses that can bring.
This investment follows one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan, “Building a Sustainable City.” We are focused on becoming one of the greenest cities in Canada. To read more about the Clean Water Wastewater Fund investment, click here.
I am hopeful that the gloomy weather turns to sunshine soon so that Londoners can enjoy our beautiful parks, paths and patios. The Northwest London Resource Centre has created a social enterprise to help you enjoy the outdoors with ice cream.
The Social Sundae Project will operate out of The Scoop Hyde Park at Unger’s Market and they have hired 10 youth to engage the community through ice cream. I wish them all the best during their summer operations.
Announcing a significant investment to our sewer infrastructure with London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos, London West MP Kate Young and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews.
Participating in Crime Stoppers Jail-a-Thon with Susan Toth and Ali Chahbar.
- Middlesex-London Health Unit to include pharmacies in clean needle distribution program
- Local tech insiders give thumbs up to provincial high-speed rail proposal
- Vegan, fast-food drive-thru to open in London next month
- Major library makeover complete
- Labatt turns 50 brand into 150 for Canada’s sesquicentennial
- NHL-er Logan Couture to host charity casino night in London
- City of London embarks on public engagement process on waste reduction
- TVDSB trustees vote to close five rural schools
- Committee endorses plan allowing craft brewers to open patios in industrial zones
- Planning Committee approves tech company’s bid to move into historic downtown buildings
- NDP MP introduces private member’s bill to protect Thames River
- Federal, provincial, municipal governments invest $36-million in sewage infrastructure
- Sanctuary city recommendations coming to Council in the fall
- Rogers partners with London and Middlesex Housing Corp. to offer affordable high-speed internet to low income tenants
Events and Occasions:
- Hockey Night in Canada Play On!
- Meeting with Greg Hanbuch and Alfredo Caxaj, Executive and Artistic Director of Sunfest
- Meeting with Caitlyn Campbell
- ReForest London Canada 150 Tree Challenge
- Clean Water Wastewater Fund Announcement at Greenway Pollution Control Centre
- FCM Diverse Voices for Change Workshop
- Meeting with Jim Fonger
- Crime Stoppers Jail-a-Thon
- Rogers Media Connected for Success Launch
- Cops and Cowboys in support of Special Olympics
Joined by Rogers, the London and Middlesex Housing Corporation, Councillor Michael van Holst, MP Peter Fragiskatos and residents at the Connected for Success announcement.
Planting trees with London West MP Kate Young and ReForest London for the Canada 150 Tree Challenge.