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Closure of a section of Colonel By Drive on November 19

A section of Colonel By Drive, between Main Street and Daly Avenue, will be temporarily closed to motorists on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 11 am to 3:30 pm, to allow the installation of a Rideau Canal Skateway skate rental chalet.

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Ash tree removal in the Greenbelt — Stony Swamp

As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer in the Stony Swamp area of the western Greenbelt.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Toronto and Victoria

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is for the Capital to be a place in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum was held in four capital cities across Canada, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society(RCGS).

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A Legacy to Build On

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen. I’ve always been a fan of this quote, because it reminds us that the point in looking back at past decisions is not to judge the past, but to learn from it.

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Multiple closures on NCC land in Gatineau following the recent heavy rainfall

Last update: November 17, 2017 - The rehabilitation of Gatineau Park's trail system and infrastructure is almost complete. The following sites, however, remain closed:

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Closure of a section of the Gatineau Park Equestrian Trail until Spring 2018

A 500-metre section of the Gatineau Park Equestrian Trail near the base of the Eardley Escarpment, at the Eardley Masham Road, in the Pontiac sector is closed, from October 30 to Spring 2018, to proceed with the replacement of three damaged culverts.

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Conserving the Crown Collection for future generations

I’m the conservation and Crown Collection specialist for the Official Residences Branch at the NCC. In this role, I’m responsible for the preservation and safekeeping of the Crown Collection.

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Section of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway closed on October 21

Closed: The Queen Elizabeth Driveway, from Preston Avenue to Fifth Avenue, will be closed in both directions for a special event. Access to residences on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, between Torrington Place and Ralph Street, will be by Ralph Street.

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Gatineau Park parkway network to close to motorists

The NCC's Gatineau Park parkway network (Gatineau, Champlain, and Fortune Lake parkways) will close gradually to motorists for the season on Sunday, October 22, 2017, as of 5 pm. We ask cyclists, roller skaters and pedestrians to exercise caution.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Charlottetown and Québec City

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is a capital in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum is held in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

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