Photo: Barrhaven East Coun. Wilson Lo inspects a cracked sidewalk in his ward. (Hallie Cotnam/CBC)
The City of Ottawa is looking to step up its sidewalk game and Barrhaven is about to become ground zero.
The southern suburb's sidewalks are beginning to show their age. Many are now veined with deep cracks and gaps where weeds have pushed through, and can be rough going for strollers and wheelchairs.
According to the area's city councillor, stop-gap measures such as filling the cracks with gravel haven't really worked.
"Gravel only holds back weeds for so long, 10, 15 years usually," Wilson Lo observed. "Where there's a gap, nature will always find a way and push through."