Scott Moffatt's Twenty One Podcast
Nov 20, 2020 30 min
26: Why is Nepean Called Nepean?
On today's episode, Scott gives you the full background on the naming history of Nepean. Speaking of names, we also get into some of the ongoing public conversations surrounding Episode 23 and the plans to establish a new name for our Ward.
Nov 13, 2020 37 min
25: Scott's Overview of the City Draft Budget 2021 and What it Means for Ward 21
The City's Draft Budget 2021 has been tabled and strikes a balance between supporting evolving community needs while delivering essential municipal services, all in the face of COVID-19. In this week's episode, Scott discusses the City budget, including specifics about Ward 21 and what it means for our residents. Ward 21 is located in the City of Ottawa, Ontario. The ward includes rural areas west of the Rideau River and the communities of Manotick, Richmond, North Gower, Munster, Kars, Fallowfield, Ashton and Burritts Rapids.
Nov 06, 2020 34 min
24: Truck Traffic in Manotick; What's Been Done Over the Years to Improve it? What More Can Be Done?
In this episode, we discuss some recent correspondence that outlined a concern about the state of truck traffic in the village of Manotick. We'll get into what's been done over the years to improve the situation, what more can still be done and what exactly is in the works...
Oct 31, 2020 42 min
23: A Troubling Discovery Calls for a Name Change in Rideau-Goulbourn
Today we planned to take a look at the history of Goulbourn Township, which was formed and named in 1818. In preparation for this episode, Scott discovered some new, troubling information about the man the township was named after. Henry Goulburn was a slave owner. Today, Scott talks about Goulburn's complete story, why the township's early settlers may have decided on that name, and how it's now time to start the ball rolling on a name change for our Ward.
Oct 16, 2020 28 min
22: A Historical Tour of the Village of Richmond
Was the Jock River always called the Jock River? Did the Duke of Richmond really die after being bitten by a rabid fox? What's the background behind some of Richmond's street names? Answers to these questions and much more in today's episode that focuses on the history of the great village of Richmond.
Oct 12, 2020 30 min
21: We're Back to a Modified Stage 2 of COVID Restrictions; This Week's Energy Evolution Briefing
Not much to be thankful for on the COVID-19 front. As of Thanksgiving weekend, we're back to a Modified Stage 2 of restrictions for at least a month. Scott also talks about energy Evolution and chairing this week's briefing.
Oct 02, 2020 38 min
20: The Stonebridge Golf Club Situation and Rideau Goulbourn's History with the Sport
Did you know that a golfer from Richmond actually won the Olympic gold medal in golf? In this week's episode, we'll discuss that and some other interesting historical tidbits about golf in the Ward. We'll then get into the current situation surrounding area golf courses with a focus on the Stonebridge situation.
Sep 25, 2020 35 min
19: Rideau Goulbourn and Public Transit; LRT Analysis
In this week's episode, we discuss public transit in Rideau Goulbourn. Compared to other Wards, how much do we use it? What's the breakdown on how it's paid for? We then transition to discussion about phases 1 and 2 of LRT and even look ahead to the future Phase 3, with a light-hearted nod to our favourite sci-fi movies. Listen to this week's episode now.
Sep 17, 2020 37 min
18: Addressing Concerns About Land Development in Richmond
Today Councillor Moffatt addresses concerns about the new land development in Richmond. Who are the property owners/ land developers? How will the development be serviced? What's is the current application and what's different about it? What are the concerns of residents in the area?
Sep 11, 2020 29 min
17: The Richmond Fair: Its History, Memories, and This Year's Postponement
The Richmond Fair: Its History, Memories, and This Year's Postponement