By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen
Gas-powered lawn equipment, like exhaust-spewing, noisy leaf blowers, is on the outs in Ottawa’s municipal government.
On Tuesday, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King received majority support from council’s standing committee on environmental protection, water and waste management to start phasing out the gas-guzzling gear as soon as possible.
...City staff support the proposal. They plan to report back to council by the end of the year on a “green equipment plan” after seeing how battery-powered blowers, trimmers and small chainsaws fare in municipal operations between spring and fall.