Free “MyTransit-OC Transpo” app is now available for Apple mobile devices

The new MyTransit-OC Transpo mobile app is now available for free from the App Store for the iPhone, iPod and iPad – giving riders instant access to information on bus routes, closest stops and predicted arrival times. Users are reminded that while the app is free, regular 3G or 4G data usage will be required and any incurred costs will be dependent upon the user’s data plan. Real-time bus schedules may also be accessed through text messages by typing 560560 along with the four-digit stop number or first three letters of the Transitway Station name. For more transit information, visit octranspo.com
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False house calls prompt warning from City

The City of Ottawa has received reports of unknown salespeople approaching the homes of residents and identifying themselves as City employees. They claim the city requires access to the home to perform water quality tests. Any visits by City staff that may require access to homes or businesses are scheduled in advance unless an emergency situation exists. Residents are also provided with advance notice of projects that might impact them.
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Help prevent localized flooding by clearing your catch basin

With milder temperatures forecast, City crews will be out clearing snow and ice in order to facilitate roadway drainage and alleviate flooding.

Residents are encouraged to help by clearing snow and ice from catch basins near their homes. Catch basins can be located by a yellow “T” bar painted on the roadway identifying a catch basin close by.

Please visit ottawa.ca to learn more about winter operations in our city.

COLUMN: Majority of new applications and renewals for business licences available at all Client Service Centres

As of Monday, March 5 the majority of new applications and renewals for business licences will be available at all seven Client Service Centres to offer residents and business owners more convenient locations and service hours. Previously, business licence applications and renewals were only available at the licensing service counter at Ben Franklin Place, which will now close.
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Business licensing now available at all Client Service Centres

On Monday, March 5 the majority of new applications and renewals for business licences will be available at all seven Client Service Centres to offer residents and business owners more convenient locations and service hours. Previously, business licence applications and renewals were only available at the licensing service counter at Ben Franklin Place, which will now close.
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Time for the Spring-Summer Recreation eGuide

 

It’s time to check out the thousands of classes the City of Ottawa has to offer in the 2012 Spring-Summer Recreation eGuide.

From boot camps to sports, drawing to pottery and aquafitness to yoga, we have spring classes that will keep you active, creative and healthy!

Water fun, sports, neighbourhood, arts and specialty day camps offer kid size adventures all summer long. With camps across the city, children of all ages love to play with us!

Registration for spring classes and summer camps opens online at 10 pm on March 5 for swimming activities and 10 pm on March 7 for all other programs. Take time to browse the Recreation eGuide for new recreation and culture experiences.

Time well spent at ottawa.ca/recreationguide

What to expect during a snow storm

Public safety and environmental responsibility are the City’s main concerns while clearing snow and ice during the winter months. When a snow storm hits, Ottawa’s resources are deployed systematically as per the Maintenance Quality Standards - Roads and Sidewalks for the City of Ottawa.
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