VOLUME 7, ISSUE 28, JULY 16, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021

In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky!

To show my appreciation for all their hard work, I have decided to give my staff some time off to enjoy a little rest and relaxation!

My office will be closed for 2 weeks, beginning July 19th and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, August 3rd.

Please note I myself will still be working out in the community and attending with city staff.

For urgent matters, please make a report by calling 3-1-1 or by email: 311@ottawa.ca or to submit an online report: https://ottawa.ca/en/3-1-1/report-or-request

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Dr. Brent Moloughney Update
  • Vaccine Updates
    • Get a vaccine without an appointment at select clinics  

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • OVL Roast Beef Dinner
  • Bakkers General Store
  • Eva’s Chip Wagon
  • La Cantina Streatery
  • Osgoode Care Centre AGM
  • 40 km Gateway Speed Signs
  • Osgoode Township Museum Camp Kits
  • NROCRC Elder Abuse survey
  • NROCRC Activities
  • NRORCRC TOOLS 4 SCHOOL
  • Metcalfe St. Andrew's United church Fundraiser - Take Out Fish Fry
  • Metcalfe Community Association Youth Committee

CITY NEWS

  • City prepares to gradually expand in-person services under Step 3
  • 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Depots
  • Tenants and Landlords: New City By-law
  • City looking for feedback on election signs by-laws
  • Come celebrate the creative brilliance of Ottawa youth in the first SHINE Festival!
  • Anti-Racism Public Engagement Sessions
  • Rideau Canal Boating Safety

WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • Government of Canada Aims to Restart Cruise Ship Season in Canada
  • Border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians loosen, but plan for wider reopening remains unclear

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Keeping Workers Safe as Province Reopens
  • Ontario Helping Workers Start New Careers
  • Ontario Easing Restrictions in Congregate Care Settings
  • Ontario Updates Testing Requirements at Long Term Care Homes
  • Ontario Government Supporting Agricultural and Horticultural Societies

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

Dr. Brent Moloughney Update

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx#July-14-2021--Special-statement-from-Dr-Brent-Moloughney

 

Vaccine Updates

Get a vaccine without an appointment at select clinics  

  • Residents can drop in to select community clinics in Ottawa to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.  
  • While all clinics are offering drop-ins for first doses, second dose drop-ins will only take place at clinics that have enough supply.
  • This will change daily. The list of locations will be updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the City’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts. 

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

OVL Roast Beef Dinner

Another way to support local churches as they navigate their way through the restrictions of COVID is to purchase tickets for their takeout dinners. They are scrumptious and very convenient when you don’t have to spend that Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking! Thank you to all the volunteers at Our Lady of the Visitation for another great roast beef dinner complete with all the trimmings.

 

Bakker's General Store

It is always a special treat to go to the Bakker's General Store they have added products from Newfoundland and Labrador and some it he you can’t get anywhere else. They’ve got all your favourite snacks from back home like Lime and pineapple crush, partridge berry jam, salt beef and so much more!

 

Eva’s Chip Wagon

When you need lunch Eva's Chip Wagon is a perfect place to stop.

 

La Cantina Streatery

Took a small trip for lunch to Mexico for some tacos and burritos at the La Cantina on Osgoode Main St. Very delicious!

 

Osgoode Care Centre AGM

To finish off a busy week the Osgoode Care Centre held their AGM in person and outside. The Care Centre staff has done an amazing job with keeping Covid-19 out of the home to keep residents safe. I am proud to serve on this OCC board with all members and I’d like to give a huge welcome Steve Velthuis and Steve Coupland to the board of directors.

 

40 km Gateway Speed Signs

After extensive consultation with the community and City staff through a public Open House and meeting with the Osgoode Village Community Association, Phase 1 of the traffic calming project will be completed for Elizabeth Street in Osgoode. Due to the high volume of requests for safety measures over the school year, I've asked the City of Ottawa to move ahead and implement new gateway signs, demanding vehicles slow down to 40km/h in certain residential areas. These signs are now posted at the entrances designated residential zone - rather than being posted frequently throughout the area.

Refuge areas, along with speed humps will also be implemented as part of Phase 2 of the traffic calming project next year. I am very pleased this project is well underway and I look forward to the final completion. Residents can expect to see more Gateway pockets implemented throughout the community in the upcoming years to reduce speed on interior residential roads in our villages and throughout the City of Ottawa. For more information on gateway speed limit signs and their purpose, please visit this link: https://ottawa.ca/.../parking-roads.../traffic-services...

 

Osgoode Township Museum Camp Kits

  • The Things that Go Museum Summer Camp Kit is now available to order on our website!
  • This kit includes everything you need to have a stay-at-home summer camp experience.
  • The kit includes instructions and materials for 2 activities per day for a total of 5 days. Things That Go box is for kiddos who are interested in trains, boats, rockets and cars! Things that go pop, things that spin, things that float, things that twist & things that launch! If this sounds like something your child would love to do this summer, head to our website to order for August 13 & 14th.
  • Our last Summer Camp Kit sold out, so make sure you order yours today!
  • Event Contact Information - Name, Phone, Email (if applicable) Caitlyn McDougall - education@osgoodemuseum.ca

 

NROCRC Elder Abuse survey

 

NROCRC Activities

 

NRORCRC TOOLS 4 SCHOOL

  • NROCRC’s annual Tools 4 School Program registration is open from June 28th – August 3rd for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
  • Registration is online this year! To registerCLICK HERE: 
  • Visit our website HERE for more information.
  • Families without internet access can register by calling 613-596-5626 ext. 304.

 

METCALFE ST. ANDREW'S UNITED CHURCH FUNDRAISER - TAKE OUT FISH FRY

  • The Metcalfe St. Andrews United Church is having their Annual Take Out Fish Fry Fundraiser Dinner on Friday September 17, 2021. Pick up 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Metcalfe Curling club rear entrance 2793 8th Line Road.
  • Tickets are $25.00 and must be PREPAID contact Martha Robertson 613-821-1708, Bruce Patterson 613-445-3575 , Nelda Isaac 613-821-2075 and Al Graham 613-913-1070 for tickets .
  • You can also purchase a bottle of wine for $20.00 with your food from Metcalfe Curling Club. A chilled bottle of Pelee Island white Sauvignon Blanc or a selection of Pelee Island red wines.
  • Please contact Martha Robertson 613-821-1708 or Sarah Dooley 613-223-0775 for wine takeout tickets, they must be PREPAID. Covid 19 Protocol will be in place. Take out only . Food will be brought to your vehicle.

 

Metcalfe Community Association Youth Committee

 

CITY NEWS

 City prepares to gradually expand in-person services under Step 3

  • With the Province of Ontario now moving into the third step of its reopening plan on Friday, July 16, the City will gradually expand many of its in-person services – especially indoor recreation and cultural activities and programs.
  • Recreation and Cultural Services will restart at select locations, reservations for drop-in activities can be made on ottawa.ca beginning July 14 at 6 pm.
  • Facility rentals with select city indoor and outdoor rental spaces will be available with capacity limits.
  • Cultural facilities will gradually start to reopen over the next few weeks.
  • While museums are open for outdoor activities, indoor self-guided tours with capacity limits will begin for the season over the next week.
  • City-run galleries will begin to reopen on July 22, with restrictions and capacity limits in place.
  • Service Ottawa will continue to deliver in-person offerings – by appointment only – at its two currently open Client Services Centres:
    • Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
    • Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive
  • Stay tuned in the coming months for reopening announcements for the other Client Service Centre locations.
  • Provincial Offence Act Court services counters located at 100 Constellation Drive and 110 Laurier Avenue West also continue to deliver services by appointment only.
    • No walk-ins will be accepted. Clients are reminded to visit our counters only if necessary, as many of our in-person services can be accessed online at www.ottawa.ca/poa.
  • Ottawa Public Library Branches will expand in-person services, increase capacity, and reopen creative spaces starting Monday, July 26, 2021.
    • 31 of OPL’s 33 branches are open; branches in Vernon and Fitzroy Harbour will reopen in the fall.
    • Please consult OPL’s Hours and locations page and current branch services page for more details.
    • Access to virtual programs, digital resources, and requests for library items can be made around the clock via the Ottawa Public Library website.
  • Visit www.ottawa.ca for the list of in-person service offerings.

 

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Depots

  • The first extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot that took place at the Conroy Snow Dump (3100 Conroy Road) in June, was very successful. Almost 4,300 visitors diverted a total of 175 tonnes of household hazardous waste from landfill.
  • We are pleased to provide the dates and locations for the remaining Household Hazardous Waste Depots in 2021.
  • The upcoming HHW events will be one-day depots opened between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The events provide a full city-wide coverage.
  • Residents can bring electronic waste to the Trail Road Landfill facility at no cost, or can contact a participating Take it Back member to arrange for proper disposal.
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/garbage-and-recycling/waste-explorer

 

Tenants and Landlords: New City By-law

 

City looking for feedback on election signs by-laws

  • The City of Ottawa is conducting a review of its Signs by-laws as they relate to election signs.
  • To assist with this review, we are seeking feedback from members of the public on the current election signs regulations.
  • An online survey is available on the Engage Ottawa platform to those who wish to provide feedback.
  • The survey closes on Friday July 30.

Our current regulations

  • An election sign is a temporary sign, including a poster or rigid ground-mounted sign, advertising support or opposition for a candidate, a political party, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot in a municipal, school board, public utility company, provincial or federal election.
  • The City of Ottawa has two signs by-laws that regulate election signs on private and public property for municipal, provincial and federal elections:
  • The by-laws outline the regulations and responsibilities that must be followed.
  • Signs cannot block or impede pedestrians or motorists or their lines of sight.

Removal of Election Signs

  • All election signs must be removed within 48 hours following any election date. 

 

Come celebrate the creative brilliance of Ottawa youth in the first SHINE Festival!

 

Anti-Racism Public Engagement Sessions

  • City of Ottawa’s Anti-Racism Secretariat is launching the second phase of its engagement plan with new virtual public engagement sessions to give residents further opportunities to help shape its work.
  • The second phase of engagement is for communities with intersectional identities, which include racialized women and gender diverse persons, racialized youth, racialized persons with disabilities, racialized francophones, and the racialized 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.
  • More details will be shared on these engagement activities soon.
  • Residents who are interested in participating, but do not identify as a racialized person, are encouraged to attend the all resident action planning session.
  • In addition, the Anti-Racism Secretariat has re-launched a survey to help determine the immediate needs within the six priority areas.
  • The survey is currently open to all residents and they are encouraged to complete the survey by July 31.
  • Residents who sign up for a virtual engagement session or wish to complete the survey, can do so through the Anti-Racism Secretariat’s Engage Ottawa page.

 

Rideau Canal Boating Safety

 

WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST

KEEP WATCHING FOR UPDATES

  • For updates on construction and roadwork activity across Ottawa, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.
  • For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401)

 

  • DALMAC Rd from DALMANEY to SPRINGHILL RD, Bridge work Starting July 15th, 2021 to Wednesday, 6 October 2021
  • PARKWAY RD from 9TH LINE RD to YORKS CORNERS RD, Starting June 21, 2021 to September 2021
  • RIVER RD from FLAG STATION RD to MITCH OWENS RD (OR 8) Starting August 2021 to September 2021
  • BLANCHFIELD RD from SNAKE ISLAND RD to STAGECOACH RD Starting June 2021 to September 2021
  • HAWTHRONE RD from 275m SOUTH of LEITRIM RD to 250m NORTH OF LEITRIM RD Starting June 20, 2021
  • BANK ST, from SNAKE ISLAND RD to SOUTH of MITCH OWENS RD, Starting May until August 2021
  • BANK ST from MITCH OWENS RD to PARKWAY RD. Road closure starting 16 July 2021 at 7:00pm to Monday, 19 July 2021 at 5:00am.
  • MITCH OWENS RD CLOSED from BANK ST to ALBION RD Starting Friday July 23rd, 2021 from 7:00pm until Monday July 26th 2020 at 5:00am
  • THUNDER RD culvert from Hall Rd to Farmers Way, Starting July 16 at 6pm to July 19 6am, 2021
  • LIMEBANK RD, SOUTH OF EARL ARMSTRONG ROAD, Limebank Bridge, overhead deck work, June28, 2021 to July 2, 2021
  • GRÉGOIRE ROAD from CASTOR ROAD to CARLETON CORNER LANE- culvert replacement Starting July 5, 2021 to July 13, 2021
  • GRÉGOIRE ROAD from SPRINGHILL ROAD to CRAIG STREET Closed Tuesday, 20 July 2021 to Monday, 2 August 2021.
  • BOUNDARY RD from THUNDER RD to PIPERVILLE RD, Starting August 13th at 6pm to August 16th at 6am, 2021
  • MANOTICK STATION RD from MITCH OWENS RD to APPLE ORCHARD RD Closed at 6:00 p.m. Friday, 23 July 2021 until 6:00 a.m. Monday, 26 July 2021.
  • STORM TRUNK SEWER Starting from July 5th and end August 13th
  • Watermain insulation on SPRATT ROAD from 200m south of the BORBRIDGE AVENUE AND SPRATT ROAD INTERSECTION to the 30m south of the future SOLARIUM AVENUE AND SPRATT ROAD INTERSECTION. Road closure is from the 2nd week of July to late September 2021
  • Construction on Leitrim Parks 2 and 9, construction of both parks is anticipated to be completed in late summer or fall 2021.  Please note that it may take approximately two years after the seeding of the soccer field at Leitrim Park 2 for the turf to be sufficiently established and ready for field bookings. https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/leitrim-parks-2-and-9
  • PXO-Pedestrian Crossovers, construction will be on Parkway Rd at Good Street, Starting Late summer 2021

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

Government of Canada Aims to Restart Cruise Ship Season in Canada

 

Border restrictions for fully vaccinated Canadians loosen, but plan for wider reopening remains unclear

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Keeping Workers Safe as Province Reopens

  • The new Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will improve health and safety awareness to help prevent illnesses and injuries by training health and safety representatives of small businesses on how to keep workers safe in the retail, construction, health care, accommodation and food services, and other sectors. 
  • This will cover the course registration costs for an employee who is appointed by their colleagues as a health and safety representative for their workplace.
  • The program will also reimburse small businesses $150 towards the representative’s training time. All small businesses that have six to 19 employees are required to have a health and safety representative and they can apply for this program.
  • https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000526/ontario-keeping-workers-safe-as-province-reopens  

 

Ontario Helping Workers Start New Careers

 

Ontario Easing Restrictions in Congregate Care Settings

 

Ontario Updates Testing Requirements at Long Term Care Homes

 

Ontario Government Supporting Agricultural and Horticultural Societies

  • The government will provide up to $5,000 for each eligible agricultural society and up to $1,500 for each eligible horticultural society, equal to their 2019 grants.
  • This is the latest investment from the provincial government to strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector, ensuring sustainability of agriculture and fostering vibrant rural economies.
  • The funding will enable agricultural and horticultural societies to offset membership losses and revenue so they can continue to meet their immediate financial needs and work towards planning future events within health and safety guidelines.
  • https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000517/ontario-government-supporting-agricultural-and-horticultural-societies