Re­build­ing Ot­tawa River path­ways going well: NCC

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The NCC is hope­ful path­ways be­hind Par­lia­ment Hill can open rel­a­tively soon, but those on the north shore of the river will take longer.

Mark Krist­man­son, CEO of the com­mis­sion’s board, up­dated the rest of the board on the path­ways, which spent weeks un­der wa­ter dur­ing this spring’s flood­ing, at a board meet­ing. Krist­man­son said work to re­pair the sec­tion be­hind the par­lia­ment build­ings is un­der­way and he’s hope­ful it won’t be closed for too much longer.

“The work is going well. It started quickly,” he said.

Krist­man­son said ar­eas the com­mis­sion up­graded in re­cent years to deal with po­ten­tially higher wa­ter lev­els faired rel­a­tively well dur­ing the floods, but the same wasn’t true for older sec­tions. The Voyageur Path­way on the Gatineau side of the river will take longer to re­pair, how­ever.

Krist­man­son said work there will take place next sum­mer, be­cause of the dam­age and be­cause they need to do more work with ad­ja­cent landown­ers than the On­tario side of the river.

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