NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
- Update from Dr. Vera Etches and Dr. Brent Moloughney
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
- Arson Unit seeking assistance into three fire investigations in Osgoode
- Vernon Public Library
- NROCRC Activities
- Bytown Motorcycle Association – Area 31
- Terry Fox Run 2021
- SNC Opens New Conservation Area along the South Nation River in Augusta Township
- Shine a Light Gala Ticket Info and Silent Auction Donations
- Metcalfe St. Andrew’s United Church Fish Fry
- The Greely Lions and Greely Community Association Bike Rodeo
- OBVU Life After Loss Grief Support Sessions
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Webinar Series: Responding to mental Health Crises: Learning from Ottawa and Beyond
- Notice of Virtual Open House and Notice of Special Meeting: New City of Ottawa Official Plan
- Reminder: Ottawa Police Service Budget Public Survey
- Ottawa Police Services Registration is Open!
- 2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards call for nominations
- City of Ottawa Bike Rodeo sign up
WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST
- Travel Advisory Reminder: New Measures for Fully Vaccinated International Travellers Coming to Canada
- Students to Head Back to Class
- Ontario Releases Technology and Standards for Digital Identity
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
Update from Dr. Vera Etches and Dr. Brent Moloughney
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
Arson Unit seeking assistance into three fire investigations in Osgoode
- Anyone that can identify any of these individuals or has information about these incidents are asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Arson Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 4587.
- Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.
- Check video here bit.ly/3BTYMwP
Vernon Public Library
- OPL will be extending hours of operations and reopening Vernon branch as of Sept 7th.
- Unfortunately, we are experiencing some staff issues in the rural areas and will reopen Vernon at a slightly reduced weekly offering at:
- Tuesday 10 am to 1 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and Thursday 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm as of Sept 7, 2021.
- This will allow us to share staff with Metcalfe Village location in order to continue offering the Saturday 10-3 holds pick up and returns.
Bytown Motorcycle Association – Area 31
Roaring 1920s in Rural Osgoode - Virtual Harvest Fest
- This is the second year for their virtual Harvest Fest – this year is a 1920s theme!
- From September 20-26, they will highlight the social and economic impacts of the 1920s on our rural area.
- They will be selling their Harvest Take-Home Baskets, featuring many local producers, available for $50 via their website.
- Pick up date for harvest baskets is Saturday, September 25. Order yours today!
SNC Opens New Conservation Area along the South Nation River in Augusta Township
Terry Fox Run 2021
- For the second year in a row The Terry Fox event will be virtual, one day, your way.
- Jump on the Greely loop, 10 AM, Sunday, September 19.
- The full loop is 10.5 km, but just starts where you like off where you like bike, strollers, dog walking, running, whichever way works.
Shine a Light Gala Ticket Info and Silent Auction Donations
Metcalfe St. Andrew’s United Church Fish Fry
The Greely Lions and Greely Community Association Bike Rodeo
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 new dates.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- September 30, 2021 marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, an opportunity to bring awareness to the painful legacy and impacts of the residential school system.
- To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, the Heritage Building, the lights on Marion Dewar Plaza and the OTTAWA sign in the ByWard Market will be illuminated orange at sunset.
- This is especially important in light of the discoveries of unmarked grave sites at former residential school locations this year.
- It's also a time to advance our reconciliation efforts to build a better future for everyone in our community.
Webinar Series: Responding to mental Health Crises: Learning from Ottawa and Beyond
- Join us for the sixth webinar in our series on Responding to Mental Health Crises to learn about the Niagara Mental Health & Addictions Response Team (MHART).
- Wednesday September 15, 2021, 12pm to 1pm EST via Zoom
- To register, visit: Zoom Registration Link
Notice of Virtual Open House and Notice of Special Meeting: New City of Ottawa Official Plan
- 6:30 pm, September 29, 2021
- The purpose of this meeting is to present the full revised draft of the New Official Plan.
- The meeting will take place virtually on zoom. Members of the public are invited to register to participate and submit their questions via the project webpage at Ottawa.ca/newop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Notice of Special Meeting: New City of Ottawa Official Plan
- Joint meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Planning Committee
- 10:00 a.m., October 14, 2021
- by electronic participation
- If you wish to be notified of the decision of City of Ottawa or the Joint Committee of Planning Committee on the proposed official plan, you must make a written request to email@example.com.
Reminder: Ottawa Police Service Budget Public Survey
Ottawa Police Services Registration is Open!
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 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
- After a successful online awards program in 2020, we plan to perfect our approach this year!
City of Ottawa Bike Rodeo sign up
WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST
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.
- MITCH OWENS RD from BANK ST to OLD PRESCOTT RD, Watermain improvement, Starting Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 5am to Monday, September 20th, 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 still ongoing
- 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
- 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 Fall 2021
Travel Advisory Reminder: New Measures for Fully Vaccinated International Travellers Coming to Canada
- The Government of Canada will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals meeting the conditions to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes starting on September 7, 2021.
- Beginning at 12:01 am EDT on September 7, 2021, fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism; however, these individuals must:
- a traveller must have received, and show proof of, the full series of a vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
- Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before their scheduled flight or their arrival at the land border crossing, or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests,” are not accepted
- be asymptomatic
- submit their mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination in English or French and a quarantine plan
- be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and
- take a test on arrival, if selected
- Foreign nationals looking to travel for discretionary reasons before 12:01 am EDT on September 7 will not be allowed to enter Canada.
Students to Head Back to Class
- In the 2021-22 school year, Ontario’s plan allows for:
- Return to in-person learning for the full school day, though synchronous remote learning will remain an option.
- Learning in classrooms supported by physical distancing, and enhanced cleaning; and,
- Student participation in extracurricular activities, clubs, music, and the arts, both within the school and through inter-school sport. Public health units may recommend, or direct additional measures or modifications based on local context.
Ontario Releases Technology and Standards for Digital Identity