VOLUME 7, ISSUE 35, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Update from Dr. Vera Etches and Dr. Brent Moloughney
  • First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Season
  • Routine and Catch-Up Immunizations Available from Ottawa Public Health Clinics for Eligible Children and Youth

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Local Visits
  • Metcalfe Night Market
  • Lynda McCuaig shares a lifelong relationship with 4-h
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 1st Greely Scouts
  • SNC Promotes Safe, Responsible Hunting as the 2021 Season Gets Underway
  • Terry Fox Run 2021
  • Shine a Light Gala Ticket Info and Silent Auction Donations

CITY NEWS

  • Committee Approves New Regulations for Towing Industry
  • Broken glass and garbage bags are a dangerous mix!
  • City announces 2021 Ottawa Book Awards finalists
  • Notice of Virtual Open House and Notice of Special Meeting: New City of Ottawa Official Plan
  • 2021 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards call for nominations

WARD TRAFFIC SUMMER CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy
  • Using Your Vaccination Receipt: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ontario Celebrating the Legacy of Terry Fox
  • Ontario Strengthening Supports for Post-Secondary Students Reporting Sexual Violence or Harassment

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

UPDATE FROM DR. VERA ETCHES AND​ DR. BRENT MOLOUGHNEY

 

First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Season

 

Routine and Catch-Up Immunizations Available from Ottawa Public Health Clinics for Eligible Children and Youth

 

 COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Local Visits

Visited some local businesses within our Ward this week and stopped in to check on Carleton Mushroom Farms, as September is National Mushroom Month. Also stopped by SunTech Greenhouses, to welcome new owners Ben, Devon and their families to our Ward.

 

Metcalfe Night Market

This week was the lst week for the night addition of the Metcalfe Farmers' Market, stopped in to pick up sone tasty Mom’s Salsa. Even enjoyed some entertainment by a local band and Spencer Scharf with his many musical talents. It was a pleasure partnering with the new market manager Reeann Slater and I look forward to attending more evening markets next year.

 

LYNDA MCCUAIG SHARES A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH 4-H

We are so fortunate to have wonderful people like Lynda McCuaig within our Ward!  Eastern Ontario AgriNews wrote about Lynda's journey and her life-long commitment to 4-H and as a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee medal and Government of Canada commemoration for the centennial, along with the City of Ottawa Recognition Award. Thank you Lynda for all you have done and continue to do, we recognize and appreciate you!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 1st Greely Scouts

  • They are ramping up our Scouting programs again for 1st Greely and 1st Osgoode starting this fall for boys and girls in our Scouting sections (Beavers: Ages 5-7; Cubs: Ages 8-10; Scouts: Ages 11-14; Venturers: Ages 15-17; and Rovers: Ages 18-26).
  • They are looking to get the youth back into some fun adventures, building leaders for tomorrow in our communities.
  • This is a volunteer run program and we are in need of volunteers to help out in both 1st Greely and in 1st Osgoode.
  • Offer training if you need it and we offer opportunities to help out in different ways, whether it be through helping to lead a section within the leadership team for that section, in an administrative role to help out with overall operation of one of our Groups, or through sharing your skills as a training resource to help the youth learn and grow.
  • Fun, friendly environment and if you are interested in learning more about what is involved in becoming a volunteer, feel free to:

 

SNC Promotes Safe, Responsible Hunting as the 2021 Season Gets Underway

 

Terry Fox Run 2021

 

Shine a Light Gala Ticket Info and Silent Auction Donations

 

CITY NEWS

Keeping Pedestrians Safe Few Simple Steps

  • This fall, life will be a little different for us all. Kids have returned to in-school learning and, slowly but surely, more people will return to work.
  • That also means more people will be using our city’s streets and sidewalks.
  • As everything gets busier again, let’s all make a point to protect our most vulnerable road users: pedestrians.
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/news/keeping-pedestrians-safe-few-simple-steps

 

Committee Approves New Regulations for Towing Industry

  • The City’s Community and Protective Services Committee approved a business licensing regime and regulations governing towing services in Ottawa.
  • Towing companies, tow truck drivers and vehicle storage facility operators would be required to get a business license to operate in Ottawa. They would also need to follow new regulations intended to protect consumers and enhance public safety.
  • The new rules would govern tow truck driver conduct at accident scenes, require they disclose towing rates, provide documentation to facilitate follow-up and investigations, and provide notice of where vehicles are stored. Flat rates for key towing and storage services would ensure consumers are not overbilled.
  • Towing companies would need to ensure their drivers are properly licensed, maintain transaction records and keep vehicles and equipment safe.
  • Vehicle storage facility operators would need to obtain a license, keep records of stored vehicles, limit storage charges to $60 per day and provide timely notice to vehicle owners about where vehicles are stored.
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/news/committee-approves-new-regulations-towing-industry

 

Broken glass and garbage bags are a dangerous mix!

  • Last month, three #OttCity waste collectors were injured while on the job.
  • Doing your part to keep waste operators safe is easy.
  • If you break something made of glass, do not put the pieces in the garbage or the blue bin.
  • Instead, please place them in a cardboard box, seal it and write “broken glass” on it. On garbage day, set the box out separately – not inside the garbage bin.

 

City announces 2021 Ottawa Book Awards finalists

  • The finalists for the 2021 Ottawa Book Awards take the reader on a journey through deeply personal poetry, poignant narrative and immersive biography to rethink progress, reconstruct history and rediscover familiar worlds anew.
  • The awards recognize the top English and French books published in the past year by 19 local authors – exemplifying Ottawa’s rich literary talent.
  • 2021 Ottawa Book Awards finalists: 2021 Finalists
  • Descriptions of short-listed books and author biographies are available on the Ottawa Book Awards webpage.

 

Notice of Virtual Open House and Notice of Special Meeting: New City of Ottawa Official Plan

  • On 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 www.Ottawa.ca/newop  or email newop@ottawa.ca.  
  • 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 newop@ottawa.ca.

 

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 

 

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

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

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 the Heritage Building will light up Marion Dewar Plaza and the OTTAWA sign in the ByWard Market in orange at sunset.

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy

 

Using Your Vaccination Receipt: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Ontario Celebrating the Legacy of Terry Fox

  • Terry’s Marathon of Hope has provided inspiration for over 40 years. He taught us all that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and others.
  • His bravery and determination continue to be an inspiration for people with disabilities across Ontario and around the world. His hopes and dreams live on through the Terry Fox Foundation and its annual Terry Fox Run.
  • I encourage everyone to celebrate Terry’s legacy again on Sunday, September 19, by participating in a local Terry Fox run, sponsoring an individual or team, or volunteering to help.
  • Please visit TerryFox.org and register as an individual, family or team and start your fundraising effort.

 

Ontario Strengthening Supports for Post-Secondary Students Reporting Sexual Violence or Harassment