NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
- Councillor Darouze Educational Bursary Winner
- New Business Alert! TukTuk Thai Cuisine
- Tuesday Open Door
- National Drowning Prevention Week
- Mark the date for the Terry Fox Run
- Slow down for us signs
- Indoor Roller Skating Larry Robinson Arena
- Warning: ‘Grandparent’ scam fraudsters are very active and targeting seniors
- SHINE Youth Arts FESTIVAL
- Free wood chips available at six City locations
- Ottawa Ash Tree Replacement Program Update
WARD 20 CONSTRUCTION LIST
- Canadian Mass Timber Modular System Supports Sustainable Residential Construction
- Families across Canada will see increase in Canada Child Benefit
- Government of Canada to announce support for seniors
- Government of Canada takes a step toward making 10 days of paid sick leave a reality
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
Councillor Darouze Educational Bursary Winner
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the Councillor Darouze Educational Bursary through the Hockey Eastern Ontario Educational Bursary Program is Adam Yeh. Adam played for the Metcalfe Jets U18 A1 team this past season.
Adam grew up playing hockey within Metcalfe & District Hockey Association since the age of five. Hockey has not only been a form of exercise and a way to stay healthy for Adam, but it has given him the chance to meet new people and make new connections, all while strengthening his leadership and cooperation skills. Adam will be furthering his education at McGill University this fall, majoring in Pharmacology. He has hopes of attending medical school once he has completed his degree.
New Business Alert! TukTuk Thai Cuisine
Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine is one of the newest dine-in/take-out restaurants in Ward 20 located at 5031 Bank Street and Rideau Road, that opened recently with resounding success.
A family run business, that brings Thai cuisine to another level is what you can expect from all the years of culinary experience by the master chef to be enjoyed locally. It was great to meet the family, enjoy hearing their experiences so far and welcome then officially to Osgoode Ward 20 with a certificate. If you haven’t already tried this new dining experience, plan to do so real soon.
Tuesday Open Door
Extremely busy day at Open Door with some great conversations.
Please note that my staff is on holidays the next 2 weeks but I am still here to serve you. I will be checking messages periodically and will do my best to get back to you. For my next Open Door, August 9th from 1-5pm it will be on a sign up basis. Please request a meeting for my Open Door by contacting my office via phone or email.
National Drowning Prevention Week
I was honoured to kick off National Drowning Prevention Week at City of Ottawa this week with a flag raising and saying a few words on water safety on behalf of Mayor Watson. Joining me as well were my council colleagues Matthew Luloff, Chair of the Community & Protective Services Committee and Mathieu Fleury. Drowning is fast and silent but with proper training, water safety knowledge, common sense and safety gear, it is preventable.
Please remember a few key notes, learn to swim; swim where there are lifeguards; wear a life jacket; alcohol and water do not mix and children and non-swimmers should always be supervised around water.
For other information click here: https://www.facebook.com/lifesavingsocietyON
Mark the date for the Terry Fox Run
- Sunday September 18th, starting at the Greely Community centre
- Registration will start at 9am
- The event will commence at 10am.
- 2km, wheel chair, stroller accessible.
- 5km / 10km…and we hope to be adding a 7km this year, which will just take us on a little extra loop around a very picturesque new sub-division.
- Here is the link to sign up for the Shape Up Team https://run.terryfox.ca/page/caroline-shape-up
Slow Down For Us Signs
- The Metcalfe Community Association has a limited number of slow down for us signs remaining on a first come first serve basis.
- They will be available for pick-up on Sat. July 23rd between 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Larry Robinson arena located at 2785 8th Line rd. in Metcalfe.
Indoor Roller Skating Larry Robinson Arena
Warning: ‘Grandparent’ scam fraudsters are very active and targeting seniors
- The Ottawa Police Service is advising residents that the ‘grandparent’ scam is very active this summer, with 20 reports received in the past 7 days alone.
- The fraudster will make it difficult to understand what they are saying or to recognize the voice in an attempt for victims to fill in the blanks as to who they are.
- They are incredibly convincing and count on the emotional factor.
- This fake secrecy demand puts victims in an awkward position; they will then shy away from telling any other persons about the demand for money from a family member.
- The Ottawa Police is reminding the community that police never asks for money for Bail from family members, nor do we issue ‘Gag Orders’.
- Bail Hearing in Canada takes place in Court and does not necessarily involve money.
- If you get a call like this, here’s what you should do:
- Never confirm any personal information over the phone.
- Always verify who is calling. If it is a family member as they claim, tell them you will call them back and use the number you have for this person.
- Don’t use a number given by the caller. Use 411 or the Internet to get the phone number if you don’t have it.
- Don’t be pressured. Take some time to process what you have been told, to see if it makes sense. Ask a trusted friend or family member for their opinion, or if in doubt, call your local police service.
- Make sure your elderly family members, neighbours and friends, are aware of current scams and how they work.
- You can get information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
SHINE Youth Arts FESTIVAL
- Come celebrate the creative brilliance of Ottawa youth at the second annual SHINE Festival!
- Join our virtual event on Thursday, July 21 where we will highlight 11 youth-led public art projects funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa’s SHINE Microgrants.
- FREE EVENT with RAFFLE PRIZES!
- Thursday, July 21, 2022, Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Free wood chips available at six City locations
After the storm we experienced a few weeks ago, there was an abundance of wood debris that was made into wood chips that is being offered to the public. In the link there is a list of city yard locations available for residents to pick up wood chips. I was able to secure an extra location at the Scrivens Yard on Scrivens Drive in Metcalfe.
Ottawa Ash Tree Replacement Program Update
- Funding available to replace ash trees on private property Ash Tree Replacement Program delivered by Conservation Authority Partners
- Please note that program funding is still available for 2022 and will be accepted until the end of the year on a first come first served basis.
WARD 20 CONSTRUCTION LIST
- 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.
- CANCELLED 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
- 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 Starting in July
- Sale Barn Road culvert 0.41 km north of Parkway Rd starting in July
- Postponed - Mitch Owens Road from Bank Street to Sale Barn Road starting Friday, 22 July 2022 at 7:00pm until Sunday, 24 July 2022 at 5:00am.
- 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.
Canadian Mass Timber Modular System Supports Sustainable Residential Construction
Families across Canada will see increase in Canada Child Benefit
Government of Canada to announce support for seniors
Government of Canada takes a step toward making 10 days of paid sick leave a reality