Category Archives: Amy’s Corner

Amy (formerly Kempster) Steele’s column on local development issues.

Book Club Inaugural Meeting – September 19

Amy Steele Kempster is setting up a book club. An inaugural meeting is set for Tuesday September 19th at 2pm, to decide on how to run the club and to find out how much interest there is.

They need to decide on things like:

  • When should the meetings be (likely on Tuesdays at 2pm since that’s available) and how often (monthly, weekly, bi-weekly)?
  • What sort of books should they read? Fiction, non-fiction, or specific genres. Or have the members choose books on a rotation basis.
  • Should they take turns reading and discussing a book, particularly if multiple copies aren’t available, or wait for everyone to have read it before discussing?

Please show your interest by coming to the inaugural meeting.


Amy’s Corner Column – NCC Forest, Walking Road Side

Subject: Re: Amy’s corner column Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 18:50:31 -0400 From: Amy Steele <> It’s been a long time since I wrote a column. With age one slows down a bit and getting married again also results in … Continue reading


Re-Imagining the John A. Macdonald Parkway

Subject: Fw: [GA List] Re-Imagining the John A. Macdonald Parkway Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:45:35 -0400 From: Amy Kempster <> Thought this study might be of interest to our community. I suggest you post a notice that it is … Continue reading


Amy Kempster Receives Award

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Following up on the Annual General Meeting, here’s a photo of Amy receiving recognition for her work at the CPCA.


National Capital Commission’s Capital Urban Lands Master Plan and the Sir John A. McDonald Parkway

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The draft version of the first three chapters of this plan plus seven appendices is now available online on the NCC’s (National Capital Commission) web site. Public consultation is planned for early October so watch for NCC ads. The urban … Continue reading


Tunney’s Pasture Plans

Monday evening Sept 17 saw the underwhelming revelation of two options for the future of Tunney’s Pasture. This so-called public consultation consisted of display panels with one or two consultants available to explain them. A Show but no tell, with … Continue reading


Western Parkway and the LRT

However given the prospect of someone persuading the National Capital Commission (NCC) to let the City of Ottawa put Light Rail Transit (LRT) on the Western Parkway I thought it time to say something.   This is my take on that … Continue reading