VOLUME 7, ISSUE 30, AUGUST 13th, 2021

 

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Dr. Vera Etches Update
  • Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccine Hubs Now Open to All Ottawa Residents 12 years and Older for 1st and 2nd Doses

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Our Lady of the Visitation Serves Up the Last Dinner of Summer
  • Photo Op with the Perfect Background at Stanley’s
  • Charity Classic Virtual Auction is Live
  • Osgoode PorchFest
  • Metcalfe Farmers’ Market
  • YOMA Kids in the Kitchen
  • Watson’s Mill -Keith Glass Band
  • Vernon Community garage Sale

CITY NEWS

  • 2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards Call for nominations
  • Have your say on three different curbside garbage collection options
  • Cleaning the Capital Fall Campaign
  • Job Opportunities Now Available for Recreation, Arts Facilities and Museums

WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • Canada Moving Forward with Proof of Vaccination for International Travel
  • Government of Canada Launches Consultations on Proposed Luxury Tax
  • One Time Payment for Seniors of $500.00

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Providing Additional Drought Support to Farmers
  • Ontario Launches New Program to Recruit and Retain Staff in Retirement Homes

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

Dr. Vera Etches Update

 

Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccine Hubs Now Open to All Ottawa Residents 12 years and Older for 1st and 2nd Doses

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Our Lady of the Visitation Serves Up the Last Dinner of Summer

Great last dinner from Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church take out for the summer. Thank you, Marie Trojan and all the crew that came together to cook, package and hand, out the dinners.  This is a great opportunity to support our community locally while also helping organizations through the financially difficult times brought on by COVID.

Looking forward to the Fall Schnitzel dinner coming September 12th! Order yours soon, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Photo Op with the Perfect Background at Stanley’s

Looking for a great background for pictures? Why not stop into Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm and browse through the spectacular Sunflower field? You can purchase some beautiful sunflowers to bring home as well in the gift shop to further brighten up your day.

This is the first year for this amazing photo opportunity and it’s been quite a success! Glad I popped by and even had a little time to play on the tractor, kind of always wanted to secretly be a farmer.

 

Charity Classic Virtual Auction is Live

  • The virtual auction will close at Noon on August 17th.
  • To view the items and make your bids (please use the comment sections) please click here.

 

Osgoode PorchFest

  • It's a volunteer-based event where local musicians play mini concerts from porches around Osgoode Village!
  • It's free to attend, family friendly, dog friendly, and best of all it's an event by the community, for the community.
    This event is being held Thursday, September 23rd and we have over 10 porches signed up already!
  • https://www.facebook.com/osgoodeporchfest

 

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market

 

YOMA Kids in the Kitchen

More details and to register please click the link: http://yoma.ca/kids-in-the-kitchen/

 

Watson’s Mill -Keith Glass Band

 

Vernon Community garage Sale

 

CITY NEWS

2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards Call for nominations

  • Do you know a person, group, program or collaboration working to build a better Ottawa through community safety or crime prevention? Help us celebrate them by nominating them for the 13th annual Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards.   
  • We are seeking nominations for many award categories including:  
    • Leadership Award 
    • Business Award 
    • Youth Leadership Award 
    • City Employee Award  
    • Enforcement Professional Award 
    • Volunteer Award 
    • Volunteer Program Award 
    • Community Program Award  
  • All nominees must have been involved in reducing crime and creating a safer community for a minimum of two (2) years. 
  • You can find the nomination form, criteria and frequently asked questions at www.crimepreventionottawa.ca. Please send nominations to cpo@ottawa.ca by October 7, 2021.  
  • The awards ceremony will take place online on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 12 to 1 pm and will comply with the latest Ottawa Public Health recommendations. 
  • After a successful online awards program in 2020, we plan to perfect our approach this year!

 

Have your say on three different curbside garbage collection options 

  • More than half of what we throw in the garbage could be recycled or composted and the Trail Road landfill is filling up fast. 
  • We need to do better, and that means rethinking how we collect garbage at the curb. 
  • The City of Ottawa is engaging on options for the Solid Waste Master Plan, and curbside garbage collection is up first. 
  • Between now and September 12, we want your input on three options to divert more garbage:  
    • Partial pay-as-you throw: Households would be allowed to place a set number of garbage items out for collection.
    • Recycling, organics, and leaf and yard waste would still be picked up without any tags and with no limits. 
    • Clear garbage bags with recycling and organics bans
  • Feedback from this engagement series will be used to help select a new curbside garbage collection option for Ottawa.
  • The next Solid Waste Master Plan engagement series will take place in the fall.
  • Your feedback will help create a waste management system we can all feel good about – one that serves your needs while working towards a zero waste Ottawa to protect the environment for future generations. 
  • Visit ottawa.ca/wasteplan to have your say and be part of the solution. You can share your thoughts by completing a survey or participating in one of our online workshops. 
  • https://engage.ottawa.ca/solid-waste-master-plan?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab

 

Cleaning the Capital Fall Campaign

  • This year’s Cleaning the Capital Fall campaign will proceed with registration starting August 16, for clean-up projects taking place between September 13 and October 15.
  • Registration forms are available to participants online at www.Ottawa.ca/clean or by calling 613-580-2424, extension 13458.
  • Online is an interactive map that will show the locations chosen for clean-ups.

 

Job Opportunities Now Available for Recreation, Arts Facilities and Museums

  • We are looking for part-time employees for a wide variety of positions, from customer service, program leaders, recreation, sports and arts instructors, and aquatic instructors/lifeguards, to heritage specialists at City museums.
  • Client service opportunities are open to 15-year-old candidates.
  • If you’re a student, working part-time can open opportunities for full-time positions with the City of Ottawa.
  • These positions are not just open to young adults, but they are also a great opportunity for parents or retirees looking for extra income and a way to connect with people.
  • Positions begin as early as September, and we will be hiring over the next few weeks.
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/news/rewarding-part-time-job-opportunities-now-available-citys-recreation-and-arts-facilities-and-museums

 

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
  • HAWTHRONE RD from 275m SOUTH of LEITRIM RD to 250m NORTH OF LEITRIM RD Starting June 20, 2021
  • BANK ST from MITCH OWENS RD TO RIDEAU RD. Road closure starting August 21, 2021 at 5am until August 23, 2021 at 5 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • BOUNDARY RD from PANA RD  to  VICTORIA ST, Starting August 9, 2021 to August 22, 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-...
  • PXO-Pedestrian Crossovers, construction will be on Parkway Rd at Good Street, Starting Late summer 2021

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

Canada Moving Forward with Proof of Vaccination for International Travel

  • The Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to develop a secure pan-Canadian approach.
  • This plan is based on advice from our public health officials with priority placed on the safety and security of all Canadians.
  • For Canadians who decide to travel, using a proof of vaccination will provide foreign border officials with the vaccination history needed to assess whether a traveller meets their public health requirements and provide a trusted and verifiable credential for when they return home.
  • Travellers will be able to submit their proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN (mobile app or Canada.ca/ArriveCAN) when coming back to Canada. While the focus is on a digital proof of vaccination, we will also make sure that these documents are accessible for all Canadians who may need to use them.
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/08/canada-moving-forward-with-a-proof-of-vaccination-for-international-travel.html

 

Government of Canada Launches Consultations on Proposed Luxury Tax

  • This proposed Luxury Tax would apply on the sale of new luxury cars and aircraft with a retail sale price over $100,000, and new boats over $250,000. The tax would be calculated at the lesser of 20 per cent of the value above these thresholds ($100,000 for cars and aircraft, $250,000 for boats) or 10 per cent of the full value of the luxury car, boat, or aircraft.
  • The tax is proposed to come into force on January 1, 2022.
  • The Department of Finance, the Government of Canada is launching consultations with stakeholders on the design of the proposed Luxury Tax.
  • Stakeholders are invited to provide their views on the government’s proposed approach by September 30, 2021.
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/08/government-of-canada-launches-consultations-on-proposed-luxury-tax.html

 

One Time Payment for Seniors of $500.00

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Providing Additional Drought Support to Farmers

  • The Ontario government is delivering immediate assistance for livestock farmers impacted by drought conditions in northwestern Ontario by committing provincial funding for AgriRecovery.
  • Financial support is being made available through the federal-provincial AgriRecovery program, a cost-share initiative designed to help farmers cover the extraordinary costs caused by severe drought and feed shortages in Ontario. Ontario is committing up to $5 million in funding for the 40 per cent provincial cost share. 
  • https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000707/ontario-providing-additional-drought-support-to-farmers

 

Ontario Launches New Program to Recruit and Retain Staff in Retirement Homes