VOLUME 7, ISSUE 32, AUGUST 27TH, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Update from Dr. Brent Moloughney
  • Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine now available to higher-risk populations

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Visit to Bytown Motorcycle Association, Area 31
  • New Osgoode Township Museum Mural
  • Osgoode's Bramble Park Design
  • Hoping to Plant Trees in 2022? SNC Reminding Property Owners to Order Now!
  • OBVU Life After Loss Grief Support Sessions
  • NROCRC Activities
  • Dickinson House Museum Story Telling in the Square

CITY NEWS

  • What happens when the City’s Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law expired on August 26
  • Beach, outdoor pool and wading pool season winds down this week
  • Working to Keep You Active and Enhance Your Customer Experience
  • 2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards call for nominations
  • Have your say on three different curbside garbage collection options
  • Cleaning the Capital Fall Campaign

WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers
  • Ontario Investing in Agri-Food Innovation

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

Update from Dr. Brent Moloughney

 

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine now available to higher-risk populations

  • A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to residents most at risk of serious illness, including individuals who are severely immunocompromised, notably:
    • 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)
    • Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (examples include rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
  • The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months after the second dose and will match the vaccine received as the second dose.
  • Drop-in vaccinations are available to those eligible for a third dose at any community clinic, pop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa during hours of operation.
  • Eligible residents must present a letter from their specialist or hospital program to receive a third dose.

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Visit to Bytown Motorcycle Association, Area 31

Popped in to visit Bytown Motorcycle Club to check out the new improvements they have done to the track at Area 31. Check out their website https://bma1.ca/ and sign up to become a member.

 

New Osgoode Township Museum Mural

The Osgoode Township Museum had an unveiling today of a Crime Prevention Paint It Up! Mural. The museum was 1 out of 9 grants awarded in the project which the Crime Prevention program funded the project.

Emilie Darlington Artwork by Emilie is the artist behind the mural with the assistance from 6 young lady’s from the communities of Vernon and Osgoode. Mareika and Raina, Ryann , Alex, Katie and Robyn s’ designs were chosen as part of the mural project and contributed their talented skills in painting the mural with Emillie. Congratulations lady’s on such a beautiful job.

 

Osgoode's Bramble Park Design

Thank you to all the residents who chose this design for Bramble Park on Bramble Lane in Osgoode. The work has started at the park so use caution around the park. I'm excited to see this improvement to the area.

 

Hoping to Plant Trees in 2022? SNC Reminding Property Owners to Order Now!

 

OBVU Life After Loss Grief Support Sessions

Osgoode Baptist & Vernon United Church is about to commence year three of our LIfe After Loss Grief Support Sessions.

 

NROCRC Activities

 

Dickinson House Museum Story Telling in the Square

 

CITY NEWS

What happens when the City’s Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law expired on August 26?

  • The City’s decision not to extend its own Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law beyond its expiration date of August 26, 2021 does not mean the need or requirement for masking will be abandoned.
  • Province-wide masking regulations continue to be in effect. After the by-law’s expiration date, the City will follow provincial masking regulations in place at any given time after August 26.
  • The Ontario government website has information on masking and other regulations for Step 3 and beyond the reopening plan.
  • You will need to bring it with you to wear in stores, museums, malls, and the transit system – including OC Transpo buses, trains, stations, and on ParaTranspo minibuses and taxis.
  • Not abiding by masking requirements will still carry fines.
    In the future, the City can re-enact the by-law should the local situation or spread require a different approach from the rest of the province.

 

Beach, outdoor pool and wading pool season winds down this week

  • It only seems like it just started, but the City’s wading pool and supervised beach swimming seasons are quickly winding down this week.
  • Supervised swimming at beaches
    • Lifeguard supervision and daily water testing at City beaches – Mooney’s Bay, Britannia, Petrie Island and Westboro, end for this season on Sunday, August 29.  Until August 29, the daily hours for supervised beach swimming will be noon to 7 p.m. 
  • Deep Water Outdoor Pools
    • The City’s nine deep water outdoor pools will be closing between August 22 and September 6 depending on location.
  • City wading pools
    • The City’s wading pools will also close for 2021 season on Tuesday, August 24.
  • Splash pads remain open
    • City splash pads will remain open daily from 8 am to 9 pm until September 15 to help beat the late-summer heat.
  • Visit ottawa.ca

 

Working to Keep You Active and Enhance Your Customer Experience

  • The City is excited and appreciative of the client response and interest to our expanded fall culture, virtual and recreation programming and continue to work on giving you more opportunities to stay active and enhance your customer experience.
  • When Ontario moves to its next reopening stage, we will be ready to implement changes to enhance our current offerings, add services and increase capacities where permitted.
  • The City is current working to launch a new online registration system in the new year.
  • Unlike our current system, it will provide greater capacity to handle high registration volumes – reducing client wait times and providing better service.
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/news/working-keep-you-active-and-enhance-your-customer-experience

 

2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards call for nominations

  • 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 cpo@ottawa.ca by October 7, 2021.  
  • The awards ceremony will take place online on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 12 to 1 pm 
  • 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

 

Cleaning the Capital Fall Campaign

  • This year’s Cleaning the Capital Fall campaign will proceed with registration 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.

 

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)

  • SPRATT RD from BORBRIDGE AVE to SOLARIUM DR., Watermain installation, Starting Monday, September 13, to November 5th, 2021
  • MITCH OWENS RD from BANK ST to RAMSAYVILLE RD, Watermain improvement, Starting Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 5am to Monday, September 13th, 2021 at 5am.
  • 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
  • BANK ST from MITCH OWENS RD TO RIDEAU RD. Road closure starting August 21, 2021 at 5am until August 23, 2021 at 5 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers

  • The Ontario government is investing an additional $169 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time since its initial investment last year.
  • This increase will continue until October 31, 2021 and will help stabilize staffing levels and support our frontline health care workers to ensure the province is prepared to respond to any scenario as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
  • The government is extending the wage enhancement for over 158,000 workers who deliver publicly funded personal support services or direct support services in hospitals, long-term care, home and community care and social services until October 31, 2021.
  • This includes:
    • $3 per hour for approximately 38,000 eligible workers in home and community care;
    • $3 per hour for approximately 50,000 eligible workers in long-term care;
    • $2 per hour for approximately 10,000 eligible workers in public hospitals; and
    • $3 per hour for approximately 60,000 eligible workers in children, community and social services providing personal direct support services for the activities of daily living.
  • https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000756/ontario-further-extending-temporary-wage-increase-for-personal-support-workers

 

Ontario Investing in Agri-Food Innovation

  • The Ontario government is investing in new partnerships in agri-food innovation, including pilot projects in robotics and artificial intelligence, to help the industry address pandemic related challenges, ongoing labour shortages, and create new opportunities for growth across the sector.
  • The Innovator Stream is the targeted second phase of the Agri-tech Innovation Program
  • Funding eligibility will include targeted, specialized, high-impact projects that pilot or demonstrate cutting-edge technology. Projects will require collaboration between at least two agri-food businesses, organizations and agri-food technology providers or developers.
  • The Innovators Stream intake will run from August 19 to September 27, 2021.
  • https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000755/ontario-investing-in-agri-food-innovation