New Edinburgh residents raise a stink at city hall about sewage tunnel construction
Metro Ottawa

By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, January 26, 2017

New Edinburgh residents were at City Hall on Wednesday raising a stink about an excavation project which they claim will sully their quiet community.

"To our horror, every time we learn a bit more, it becomes more and more serious about our ability to even stay in our homes," said New Edinburgh resident Victoria Henry.

The $231-million construction project will reduce the amount of raw sewage flowing into the Ottawa River after heavy rainfall, but it requires digging a new sewage tunnel.

Until it’s completed, it will increase truck traffic on local roads and tear up part of Stanley Park.

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