VOLUME 8, ISSUE 26, JUNE 30, 2022

 

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NEWSLETTER UPDATE THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

 

Happy Canada Day Osgoode Ward 20!

 Be safe and have a fantastic holiday.

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Osgoode Canada Day Celebrations
  • Vernon Canada Day Celebrations
  • Greely Canada Day Celebrations
  • 50th Wedding for Jim and Shelagh Heatlie
  • Osgoode Township High School 2022 Graduation
  • St Mark Catholic High School 2022 Graduation
  • Open Door Tuesday
  • Fortran Steel Contracting LTD
  • Vernon Community BBQ
  • Metcalfe Farmers’ Market
  • Metcalfe Community Garage Sale
  • Congratulations to Sandie on her Retirement 
  • NROCRC Tools For School
  • Summer Reading Club is back at the Ottawa Public Library!
  • Shroomfest Inc Music in the Park
  • Bring Banners to Main Street
  • Rochon Garden presents Sweet Strawberry Festival
  • Metcalfe Agricultural Strawberry Social
  • 2022 Kids Fishing day poster July 9
  • Company of Fools
  • Marionville Meet Me on the Main
  • Metcalfe St. Andrews United Church Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser

CITY NEWS

  • Canada Day schedule changes
  • Fireworks Displays for Canada Day
  • OFS volunteer firefighter application closes July 4th
  • Metcalfe Client Services

WARD 20 CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES 

  • Government of Canada launches new support program for Canada’s wine sector

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

 

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Osgoode Canada Day Celebrations

 

Vernon Canada Day Celebrations

 

Greely Canada Day Celebrations

 

50th Wedding for Jim and Shelagh Heatlie

Congratulations to Jim and Shelagh Heatlie who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year! It was my pleasure to stop by their home today to relay my best wishes to them and present a signed certificate from both Mayor Watson and myself. Jim is a long standing board member of the Greely Legion. All the best for good health and many more years ahead!

 

Osgoode Township High School 2022 Graduation

Congratulations are in order for the OTHS graduates today on a job well done indeed! 

I’m proud to have so many distinguished, up and coming individuals from Osgoode Ward moving forward into the next stage of life. This morning I was honoured to present three different awards to deserving individuals, as well as Jenna Baker delivered her speech as Valedictorian to the graduating class of 2022. Her words were both inspiring and heart felt towards her fellow students and their future no matter where they land in life. This years’ Osgoode Ward 20 recipient of a $500 bursary was presented to  Emma Frechette. 

The Greely Lions had 2 recipients, Kaden Smith and Jake Prims-Gervais, and another distinguished award from the Osgoode Care Centre went to Jesse Waters-Martin. Congratulations to all of you and be proud of all your accomplishments over the past years.  

 

St Mark Catholic High School 2022 Graduation

I was pleased to attend the 36th annual graduation ceremonies this week for St. Mark CHS and humbled to present the Osgoode Ward 20 annual $500 bursary to a deserving student. Also presenting an award on behalf of the Osgoode Care Centre was local farming resident Steve Velthuis. Congratulations to both the recipients for a job well done and to all the new graduates for 2022.

 

Open Door Tuesday

This week at Open Door was a little slower so I had extra time to get caught up on some phone calls.In case you missed this week, stop by next Tuesday July 5th from 1 - 5pm. 

 

Fortran Steel Contracting LTD

Such an interesting sight this morning viewing the latest project for local contractor Domenic Donato, CEO of Fortran Steel Contracting LTD in Greely. Can you guess what this massive steel frame is for? It consists of over 3,000 linear feet of welding for the newest Pedestrian Bridge that will connect at Bayview Station and extend to the new Trinity Building Projects. It’s 166ft x 17ft x 14ft and made in 3 sections. This massive project will be delivered to the site and assembled there later this year. Thank you Domenic for the tour and all the interesting details of this entire project.

 

Vernon Community BBQ

Over 200 hot dogs grilled and served at my last community bbq on Saturday. It was incredible to see so many people stop in for a chat and also say farewell to Vernon Variety’s previous owners Farid El Kayal and his wife Hiam Tohme Kayal that owned the business for over 20 years. We also officially welcomed new owners Tony and Olivia Roumie to the Vernon Village family.

Thanks, and a big shout out go to the Vernon Community Association - VCA for helping to coordinate the event with #TeamDarouze and the Station 91 -Metcalfe Fire Volunteers for helping out with the grill. As always, we appreciated your presence. What an awesome ending to my free Summer BBQs for 2022!! Well done everyone! That’s a wrap!

 

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market

One more must see stop on Saturday’s at the Metcalfe Farmers' Market. They are ever expanding with new vendors and new products.

 

Metcalfe Community Garage Sale

Great start to a beautiful day last Saturday in Metcalfe at the community garage sale throughout the village. Always nice to connect with residents in a different setting.

 

Congratulations to Sandie on her Retirement 

Sandie has worked many years at Greely Foodland & LCBO. Good luck on your retirement and I wish you all the best, you deserve it! Special thanks to Fries for Charity for cooking up some tasty spuds.

 

NROCRC Tools For School

NROCRC's Tools 4 School registration is now open.  Parents can register their children online at https://nrocrc.org/how-nrocrc-can-help/tools-4-school-registration

 

Summer Reading Club is back at the Ottawa Public Library

 

Shroomfest Inc Music in the Park

  • Shroomfest Inc. & the Metcalfe Community Association are weekly “Live Music in the Park” every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Weather permitting) in Victoria Park across from the Royal Bank, Victoria Street, Metcalfe, Ontario. Weather and attendance permitting in front of the Gazebo.
  • Bring your lawn chairs and mosquito repellant and enjoy some tunes.

 

Bring Banners to Main Street

  • Residents of Osgoode Ward, do you have a loved one or know of someone who has served, and you would like to have them recognized? Here is a wonderful opportunity.
  • The link to register is open until Sat. July 15th 4:00 pm.
  • If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone directly on how to proceed you are welcome to call Marc Sauve at 613-979-4718 or Gail Burgess at 613-821-4409

 

Rochon Garden presents Sweet Strawberry Festival

 

Metcalfe Agricultural Strawberry Social

 

2022 Kids Fishing day poster July 9

 

Company of Fools

  • Performances take place in municipal parks and are pay-what-you-can donation and are not your typical Shakespeare show.
  • This summer we're bringing, The Tempest, to over 40 different parks and The Metcalfe Fairgrounds is one of them!
  • We'll be visiting on July 12th for a 7pm performance. 

 

Marionville Meet Me on the Main

  • Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 : 17:00 to 20:00
  • Address:  4629 Grégoire Road, Marionville

 

Metcalfe St. Andrews United Church Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser

 

CITY NEWS

Canada Day schedule changes

The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes and impacts to City services for the Canada Day holiday on Friday, July 1.

Client Service Centres

  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters only. Please visit ottawa.ca/311 for more information.
  • The Client Services Centres at Ottawa City Hall, Ben Franklin Place, 580 Terry Fox Drive, 255 Centrum Boulevard and the City’s Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Drive will be closed.
  • The Business Licensing Centre at 735 Industrial Avenue will be closed.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling, garbage or bulky item collection on Friday, July 1. Friday’s collection will take place on Saturday, July 2.
  • Multi-residential recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed the following week by one day for the remainder of the week. Multi-residential garbage containers will be collected on the regular scheduled day.
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be open on Friday, July 1.

Parking

  • All City parking regulations and restrictions apply.
  • New event-related parking and stopping restrictions will be posted downtown and in other areas of the City where events are scheduled to occur. These parking restrictions will be in effect until the signage is removed.  Please check for signage before parking your vehicle. Failure to adhere to these restrictions may result in a ticked and tow.

Transit service

  • Public transit is the best way to get around on Canada Day, especially since OC Transpo offers no-charge service all day on O-Train Line 1, buses and Para Transpo. Use OC Transpo’s Travel Planner to plan your trip.
  • OC Transpo bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule, with additional buses available to provide more capacity on busy routes throughout the day where needed, and later evening service on many routes.
  • O-Train Line 1 will operate on a special Canada Day schedule and run from 6 am on Friday, July 1, to 2 am on Saturday, July 2, with increased evening frequency.
  • Line 2 replacement buses will operate on a special Canada Day schedule with service extended to 1 am on Saturday, July 2.
  • After the fireworks at LeBreton Flats, transit service to many parts of Ottawa will be available from Pimisi Station on Booth Street.
  • If you’re travelling east or south, take O-Train Line 1 to Hurdman, St-Laurent or Blair stations and connect to one of many bus routes to continue your trip home.
  • For those travelling west, take a bus on Albert Street at Booth Street that will take you to Ottawa West, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata or Stittsville.
  • O-Train service after the fireworks will also be available from Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau stations.
  • OC Transpo Customer Service (613-560-5000) will be open from 7 am to 9 pm.
  • OC Transpo’s Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. You can book an appointment in advance using OC Transpo’s new Virtual Line
    • All other OC Transpo Customer Service Centres are currently closed.
  • OC Transpo Lost and Found (Heartwood House) will be closed on Friday, July 1.
  • For Para Transpo Services:
    • Para Transpo will operate on a holiday service on Friday, July 1, with extended service until 2:30 am (2 am for rural trips). Reservations will be accepted for up to 2 am (1 am for rural trips).
    • Regular bookings on Friday, July 1, are automatically cancelled.
    • Customers can book trips for Canada Day starting on Friday, June 24, by calling 613-560-5000 or using My Para Transpo.

Recreation and cultural services

  • Wading pools, indoor pools, outdoor pools, arenas as well as recreation and fitness centres will operate on modified schedules. Please check ottawa.ca for details. 
  • Splash Pads are open.
  • Beaches at Mooney’s Bay, Britannia and Petrie Island are open and supervised between 11 am and 7 pm. 
  • Most art centres and museums will be closed on Friday, July 1. Please check with the centre or museum directly for details. 
  • Shenkman Arts Centre and Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe are closed on Friday, July 1.  
  • The City of Ottawa Archives and Gallery 112 will be closed on Friday, July 1.

Ottawa Public Health

  • All COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be closed on Friday, July 1. Visit the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine page for alternative vaccination clinic hours and availability.
  • Visit the OPH COVID-19 Testing page for testing centre and care clinic hours and availability.
  • The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Line will be closed on Friday, July 1.
  • The Sexual Health Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed.
  • The Site program office and supervised consumption services at 179 Clarence Street will be closed. The Site mobile van will operate from 5 pm to 11:30 pm.
  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Centre and COVID-19 Information Line will be closed on Friday, July 1.
  • Dental clinics will be closed.

Community and Social Services

  • The Tom Brown respite centre at 141 Bayview Station Road will be closed on Friday, July 1.
  • The Bernard Grandmaître respite centre at 309 McArthur Avenue will be closed on Friday, July 1. 

Municipal childcare services

Library Services

  • All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Friday, July 1. Virtual services, loans and programs can be accessed on the Ottawa Public Library website.

 

Fireworks Displays for Canada Day

  • The Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks will be taking place on Friday, July 1 at 10 pm at LeBreton Flats.
  • The City reminds residents about the by-law regulations around Canada Day fireworks – including no discharging on public properties, age requirements and maintaining safe operating distances.
  • The City has received public complaints and emergency calls about fireworks, including discharging fireworks in parks and debris left behind firework-related grass fires and displays posing danger to residents and property.

Purchasing fireworks

  • The sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited in Ottawa, except on Canada Day and the seven business days leading up to it.

Firecrackers prohibited in Ottawa and Ontario

  • Under the provincial law and the City’s fireworks by-law, the sale and use of firecrackers are strictly prohibited.

Location and age requirement for discharging fireworks

  • Fireworks displays must be directly supervised by an adult, 18 years and older, and must take place on private property – with permission from the property owner.

No discharging fireworks on City parks and sports fields

 

OFS volunteer firefighter application closes July 4th

 

Metcalfe Client Services

  • Tuesday In-person services has resume at the Metcalfe Client Service Centre from 8:30am to 4pm.
  • It is strongly recommended clients schedule an appointment through the following website:
  • https://ottawa.ca/en/client-services

 

WARD 20 CONSTRUCTION LIST

  • The work completion is anticipated by the fall 2022 for
    • Talbot St from Lawrence to Dead End
    • Popham St from Lafortune to Dead End
    • Broadway St from Lawrence to Lafortune
  • Gregoire Road from Victoria Street to Marvelville Road, there will be intermittent lane reductions on Monday, June 27 until late August
  • Multi-Use Pathway Link from Old Prescott Rd to Remmington Way: construction duration would be approximately 3-4 weeks.
  • Pathway Link from Cosgrove Av to Parkway Rd: construction duration would be approximately 1-2 weeks.
  • Mitch Owens Road from Bank Street to Ramsayville Rd, detour in place, July 8th at 7pm to July 11th at 5am
  • Squire Road Twin Culvert construction to commence in early July 2022
  • Yorks Corners Road Culvert construction to commence in early July 2022
  • Bank St from Mitch Owens Rd to Rideau Rd, asphalt paving, July 4th and July 5th nightly lane reductions from 6pm to 6am
  • William Lindsay Grove from Mitch Owens Road to Hillcrest Road, culvert replacement road closure from Monday, 4 July 2022 to Monday, 8 July 2022.
  • Bruce Street culvert at 8th Line Road and Sale Barn Road culvert 0.41 km north of Parkway Rd starting in July
  • Piperville Road from Farmers Way to Anderson Road, culvert replacement, the road will be closed from Monday, 8 August 2022 to Friday, 19 August 2022.

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

Government of Canada launches new support program for Canada’s wine sector

PROVINCIAL UPDATES