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Stage 2 of LRT $1 billion higher and delayed two years

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Stage 2 for Light Rail in Ottawa is estimated to cost $1billion more than originally estimated. At a technical briefing Friday city staff said the cost is now estimated at $4.6 billion from $3.6 billion.

The project, which will see LRT taken west to Moodie, east to Trim Rd., and extend the O-Train Trillium Line to Riverside South, is also delayed by two years to 2025.

The Director of O-Train Planning, Chris Swail, says the original deadline of 2023 was an ‘aggressive target’ set in 2017.

“We were hopeful but we weren’t going to bet the house on it,” Swail said. “Since then we brought on a lot of additional scope – so the extension from Bayshore to Moodie, the Limebank extension that goes from Bowesville Rd. all the way to the west side of Limebank – that came into the program late so we were playing catch up.”

The preferred proponents to lead the projects were also announced Friday. East West Connectors, made up of Kiewit Corporation and Vinci Construction, was selected at the preferred choice to expand the east-west Confederation Line. SNC Lavalin was selected at the preferred choice for the Trillium Line.

The bids from East West Connectors – a factor in the price increase.

“Market pressures have increased pricing over the last couple of years by the tune of almost $600million,” Swail said.

City staff was also asked about the commitment from the provincial government. Right now there is only a verbal agreement and nothing on paper.

“We are confident that this money is going to come through, it’s a great project, and all indications from the new government is that they also believe it’s a great project,” Swail said.

Stage 2 of LRT is expected to add 44 kilometres of track and 24 new stations bringing more than 70 per cent of residents within 5 kilometres of rail.

Swail says shovels are expected to be in the ground this summer.  

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Biometric Vaccines Are Here Preceding Forced Digital ID

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The future of vaccines is here, just in time for the coming forced digital ID. This isn’t some sci-fi movie based on some conspiracy theorists’ idea of Revelation where every living being is required to be tagged. Biometric vaccines are real, are in use and have been deployed in the United States.

Biometric vaccines are immunizations laced with digital biometrics, created from merging the tech industry with big pharma. This new form of vaccine injects microchips into the body creating a global ID matrix to track and control every person. Not only has this satanic system already been rolled out, billions may already have been injected unaware.

ID2020 Alliance, a program aimed at chipping every person on earth, has collaborated with GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations) to inject these microchips into the body through immunization. 

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We love Ottawa, and we want to help you make the most of living in the capital.

Ottawa Magazine is launching a new membership program, with front-of-the-line access to events, special offers at cultural institutions, and exclusive access to one-of-a-kind food and drink experiences at the city’s best restaurants. And of course, a subscription to our award-winning magazine.

Basically, everything you love about the city… just more of it.

Sign up for more information now and you’ll be one of the first to hear when memberships go on sale!

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Where to Live Now: A data-driven look at Ottawa neighbourhoods

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What does community have to do with buying a house? Do people really want friendly neighbours, or do they just want the most square footage for their buck?

In The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier and Smarter, Montreal psychologist Susan Pinker cited a 2010 study conducted at Brigham Young University in Idaho that analyzed relationship data for more than 300,000 people over nearly eight years. She discovered that people who were integrated into their communities had half the risk of dying during that time as those who led more solitary lives. In Pinker’s analysis, integration meant simple interactions such as exchanging baked goods, babysitting, borrowing tools, and spur-of-the-moment visits — exactly the kinds of exchanges we saw grow when COVID-19 forced us all to stay home.

For this year’s real estate feature in the Spring/Summer 2020 print edition, we crunched the numbers to find the neighbourhoods where we think you’re most likely to find such opportunities for engagement. Using data available through the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS), we chose six indicators that we believed would attract those looking to connect with the people around them. Omitting rural areas, we awarded points to each neighbourhood according to where it landed in the ranking. (In the event of a tie, we used a secondary indicator of the same theme to refine the ranking.) You’ll find the ten neighbourhoods that performed the best according to those six indicators listed below, along with resident profiles and notable destinations in each ’hood — though many have been forced to adapt to COVID-19, most are offering delivery and/or take-out, and we are hopeful they will resume normal operations once it is safe to do so.

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