The most important issue I would like to bring to the neighbourhoods 
attention this month are the discussions now occurring with the Federal
Government about the future uses and direction of the Ogden Point site.
 The James Bay Neighbourhood Environment Assoc. and Working Harbours Group 
have been  participating in these discussions, and so far the tone of these 
discussions has been cordial.  I would point out that this a very large site, 
and potential land use changes to it could have a dramatic effect on our
community.  With this in mind, we have asked that the consultant for the 
Federal Government give a presentation in August to update the neighbourhood 
on the discussions and ideas to date. Please try to attend, as we want 
and need your input on this important site.

   Please watch for the notices soon to be posted in the community.

   The summer is now upon us, and it would seem that again this year our 
neighbourhood will look more like a tour bus route and parking lot than a
neighbourhood.  Over the last several years the number of  buses continues to
rise. I have heard many complaints of late of  buses operating on our turn of 
the century streets where they cannot negotiate turns  properly or safely.  
The time has come for our municipality to look into the situation and come up
with solutions as to where these buses should park, whether it is necessary 
for them to run incessantly to operate the airęconditioning, and on which 
streets they may operate on safely.

Tim Van Alstine
Chair James Bay Neighbourhood Environment Assoc.