NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
- COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanding for youth
- Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Revealed
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
- St. James United Church Fundraiser
- Around the ward in one day
- Metcalfe Golf Course Charity Classic Golf Tournament
- Metcalfe Community Association Message
- Dickinson House Museum Story Telling in the Square
- Osgoode PorchFest
- YOMA Kids in the Kitchen
- Watson’s Mill -Keith Glass Band
- Vernon Community garage Sale
- Show Your Pride as Capital Pride Returns to Virtual and In-Person Events
- Promise Consumer and Business Campaign
- 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
- Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High Risk Settings
- Ontario Working With Public Health Units to Run Covid-19 Vaccination in Schools
- Province Launches New Modern Ontario Business Registry
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanding for youth
Ontario’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Revealed
- Ontario is updating eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to protect individuals most at risk of serious illness from the virus, as well as children and youth to minimize disruptions from COVID-19 heading into the fall.
- Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts, the province will begin offering third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to select vulnerable populations:
- Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
- Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders
- Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
- Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges
- Transplant recipients, patients with hematological cancers on active treatments, and recipients of an anti-CD20 agent have a decreased immune response after COVID-19 vaccines compared to the general population, potentially increasing the risk of breakthrough cases for those who have already received two doses.
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
St. James United Church Fundraiser
Last Friday evening the church held a fundraiser at the Osgoode Community Centre park. Fries for Charity supplied some delicious fries and the Ladies of the parish were selling home made pies and cake slices; while O-Ya had some lemonade on hand to wash it all down. The fundraiser was a success! Thank you to all who participated.
Around the ward in one day
I had an opportunity this week to take a day to travel around Ward 20 to check on the progress of road construction in the area. I am so excited to see some of the major projects underway, it has been an uphill battle getting some of these going. Please see my Budget Highlights here https://www.georgedarouze.ca/BudgetHighlights. I also stopped by some local shops to pick up some of my favourite items. I would like to encourage all residents to shop local.
Metcalfe Golf Course Charity Classic Golf Tournament
I want to thank the Metcalfe Golf Course for hosting an amazing Charity Golf Classic and to all the contributors to this event as well. The event was able to raise a tournament record of $14,000 for the Osgoode Care Centre, bringing the 20 years total to $179,000. Congratulations to all the winners of the tournament and thank you for supporting the most amazing Care Centre.
Metcalfe Community Association Message
- Your Metcalfe Community Association has acquired a limited supply of “Slow Down For Us Signs” to be distributed within the Village of Metcalfe over the next few weeks.
- With far more pedestrians out enjoying the final days of summer, as well as the cooler evenings, and our youth returning to school shortly, this is the opportune time to display these signs in hopes of making the streets of Metcalfe safer.
- If you are interested in getting one of these signs delivered, please PM the Metcalfe Community Association (tag) with your address and they will add your name to the list. One sign per household please.
- Signs will be claimed quickly, and they only have so many to distribute.
Dickinson House Museum Story Telling in the Square
- 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!
YOMA Kids in the Kitchen
Watson’s Mill -Keith Glass Band
Vernon Community garage Sale
Show Your Pride as Capital Pride Returns to Virtual and In-Person Events
Promise Consumer and Business Campaign
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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
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
Ontario Makes Covid 19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High Risk Settings
- The government is taking action to increase protection for our most vulnerable, including frail seniors, immunocompromised individuals and young children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.
- This includes making COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in high-risk settings, pausing the province’s exit from the Roadmap to Reopen and providing third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations.
- The vaccination policy must be effective no later than September 7, 2021, and at a minimum will require these individuals to provide proof of one of three things:
- Full vaccination against COVID-19;
- A medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19; or
- Completion of a COVID-19 vaccination educational session.
- Individuals who do not provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to undertake regular antigen testing.
- These settings will be required to track and report on the implementation of their policies to the provincial government.
Ontario Working With Public Health Units to Run Covid-19 Vaccination in Schools
- The Ontario government is working with public health units and publicly funded school boards to plan and host vaccination clinics in or nearby schools to continue to fight COVID-19.’
- Clinics are expected to run before school starts and during the first few weeks of school.
- The program is part of the province’s last mile strategy to target those who have yet to receive a first or second dose and will provide accessible and convenient access to vaccines for eligible students and their families, as well as educators and school staff who are returning to school this fall.
Province Launches New Modern Ontario Business Registry
- Ontario is launching a new Ontario Business Registry on October 19, making it easier, simpler, and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to interact with the government.
- The new online registry will replace out-dated technology, providing people across the province with direct access to government services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the first time ever.
- Businesses will now be able to complete over 90 transactions through the new online registry, including registering a new business and dissolving an existing one.
- Registrations or filings that were previously submitted by mail or fax, taking four to six weeks to complete, can now be done instantly through the online registry.