From truck tunnels to safe injection sites, Ottawa's fall agenda is packed
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, August 31, 2016

City hall is back in session and there are several juicy items up for discussion this fall. Budget deliberations are always a hot topic come November, of course, but before we get there we'll dig into everything from emergency services to library locales. Check it out:

Truck tunnel:Transportation committee will get its most exciting item out of the way nice and early this fall, as a feasibility study on a long-awaited truck tunnel through the downtown is up for discussion Sept. 7. The study released this summer found the tunnel under King Edward Avenue is doable, from an engineering perspective, anyway, although the $2 billion price tag is another matter. But transportation chairman Coun. Keith Egli said next week’s meeting isn’t really about those big decisions yet: the committee would simply be directing Mayor Jim Watson to get the environmental assessment process going by asking for study money from the feds and the province.