Category: Bell’s Corners

Second City, Second Metro: Charlotte Whitton Takes the Stage. Twice.

Charlotte Whitton with Robert Campeau, a developer she would frequently do battle with. Image: Dominion Wide / LAC Acc. 1979-203 NPC, Box 04438.

Given the combination of her knowledge and personality, it perhaps should not come as a surprise that former Mayor Charlotte Whitton had a whole lot to say on the topic of regional governance. Perhaps more so than any other participant in the process, Whitton considered the issue more fully and on a systemic basis.

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Second City, Second Metro: Bill Teron Highlights the March Ridge Development

Bill Teron, looking pretty chuffed in 1959. Image: Ted Grant / LAC Accession 1981-181 NPC Series 59-0323.

Unlike others, Bill Teron decided to make a lengthy oral presentation to the Commission. Atop his mind were the needs of his proposed March Ridge Development in South March. His presentation was as much an advertisement for March Ridge as it was an expression of needs and concerns, but some of them, such as hoping that it would not be necessary to incorporate March Ridge separately, were quite interesting.

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Second City, Second Metro: The City of Ottawa Will Steamroll Democracy In Nepean

Nepean City Hall as it appeared in 1966 in Bells Corners. Image: City of Ottawa Archives, Item CA025332-W.

Derek O. “Doc” Campfield’s shadow loomed large in Nepean Township. After having purchased land in Lynwood Village in Bells Corners, he quickly became involved in local municipal affairs and became a staunch defender of the rapidly-growing township municipality’s interests.1For more detail about Campfield and  the growth of Nepean, see Bruce S. Elliott. The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital, 1792-1990. Nepean: City of Nepean, 1991.

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1. For more detail about Campfield and  the growth of Nepean, see Bruce S. Elliott. The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital, 1792-1990. Nepean: City of Nepean, 1991.

Second City, Second Metro: No Change for Bell’s Corners Property Owners’ Association

Bells Corners from above in 1965. Image: geoOttawa.

Next to submit a brief to Commissioner Murray Jones was the Bell’s Corners Property Owners’ Association.

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