VOLUME 7, ISSUE 43, NOVEMBER 12, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE Wednesday, NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Tomorrow we honour and remember.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, many of us will gather either in-person or virtually, to remember and honour those who have fallen.

Please take a moment of silence to acknowledge those who served and to those who continue to serve today. Lest we forget 

Greely & District Legion - RCL Branch #627, Royal Canadian Legion Osgoode Branch #589

Remembrance Day services will take place outdoors, where social distancing is required at the

Metcalfe, Nov 11, 10:45am at the Metcalfe Town Hall Cenotaph

Greely, Nov 11, 10:45am at the Greely Legion Cenotaph (near the road)

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Children 5 to 11 years old

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Osgoode Remembrance Day Service
  • Kenmore Remembrance Day Service
  • Vernon Library Older Adult Bench Program
  • Greely Village Park
  • The Commenwell L.E.A.F funding Project for MCA
  • Fire Safety
  • Kid Come First
  • NROC RC Rural transportation
  • Our Lady of Visitation dinner

CITY NEWS

  • The Lowering and Rising of the Flags
  • Remembrance Day events and schedule changes
  • Making a Report to 311
  • Jack Pine Development
  • Youth Arts Microgrants Apply Now!
  • City approves new Official Plan

WARD TRAFFIC CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • Canadian recognized for their volunteer efforts in helping Veterans
  • Increased use of higher-cost medicines continues to put pressure on Canadian public drug plans 
  • The Government of Canada supports climate and clean air initiatives that will help developing countries reduce methane emissions

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Supports for Frontline Health Care Workers
  • Ontario Enhancing Supports for Veterans and Their Families
  • Ontario Strengthening Community Safety

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccination and Children 5 to 11 years old

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Osgoode Remembrance Day Service

It was a beautiful day in Osgoode at Royal Canadian Legion Osgoode Branch #589 this past Sunday, remembering more Veterans that served this country well. Rev. George Scharf reminded us of so many that never returned home, lay in unmarked graves and ones that returned and suffer to this day. I’m proud to stand with these Veterans to thank them personally for their service.

 

Kenmore Remembrance Day Service

Kenmore Village held a toned down ceremony last Sunday. It was nonetheless one that could bring people out to honour solders with a colour parade, prayer and words from Rev. George Scharf. Proud to be Canadian.

 

Vernon Library Older Adult Bench Program

Happy to announce that one of the locations brought forward by the community for the Older Adult Bench Program was installed outside the Vernon Library. This will give everyone taking the community shopping bus, visiting the library or taking a stroll around town a place to sit and rest.

For more information on the Older Adult Plan, please visit: https://ottawa.ca/en/older-adult-plan?fbclid=IwAR1Cvh57wmcgZarBTTLbGy418msodvFs1WKFmqIZAGe-rdIJ9W3BVX4h05Q#city-ottawa-older-adult-plan-2020-2022

 

Greely Village Park

The construction is underway at the BXM park in Greely.  I have worked with city staff and residents to have a long overdue renewal happen. Please be aware that this area will be closed until the work is complete. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and your patience.

 

The Commenwell L.E.A.F funding Project for MCA

The Metcalfe Community Association has submitted their application to The Commonwell L.E.A.F Initiative and are looking for your support. They have met the criteria for this grant, and would like the communities support. When you click on the link below, please scroll down to "Leave a Comment" and also "like" and "share"  if you can to your Facebook. By leaving a comment, you will show your support for the MCA to The Commonwell who will tabulate the number of "likes" for each application they receive to be successful to receive community funding. The funds are awarded based on the support shown on the website so PLEASE click on the link below and leave a comment.

 

Fire Safety

 

Kid Come First

  • KidsComeFirst.ca is now live.
  • The Kids Come First Health Team now has its own website to share the latest information on new services and supports available to children, youth and families in Eastern Ontario.  
  • Includes over 60 organizations, nearly 1,100 physicians, and thousands of individuals including children, youth and families.
  • The Kids Come First Health Team has been busy launching new initiatives to support kids and families throughout the pandemic.
  • From 1Call1Click.ca  for coordinated access and navigation to mental health services, back-to-school resources for parents, respite programs for families of children with complex needs.

 

NROC RC Rural transportation

 

Our Lady of Visitation dinner

Last chance to get your tickets.

 

CITY NEWS

The Lowering and Rising of the Flags

  • In line with the Federal Government’s announcement, the flags at all City sites were raised to full mast on Sunday, November 7, 2021. 
  • On Monday, November 8, 2021, the flags on all City sites were lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day. 
  • Further to this announcement, the Mayor has confirmed that the flags at all City sites will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 11 for Remembrance Day to honour all Canadians who have served and sacrificed for their country.

 

Remembrance Day events and schedule changes

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 and 255 Centrum Boulevard and the City’s Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Drive will be closed.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

Parking

  • All City parking regulations and restrictions apply.
  • Veterans who wear their medals or uniforms or who have a veteran’s license plate on their vehicle can park for free at City Hall on Thursday, November 11 between 7:30 am and 1 pm.

OC Transpo

  • Veterans who wear their medals or uniforms during National Veterans’ Week, from Friday, November 5 to Thursday, November 11, can ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) buses and paratransit service for no charge. Companions accompanying veterans also ride at no charge.
  • Service will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Thursday, November 11.
  • OC Transpo and Para Transpo buses will pull over to the side of the road at 11 am on Remembrance Day to observe two minutes of silence, if it is safe to do so.
  • The OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at the Rideau Centre will be open from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. Plan ahead: call 613-560-5000 to book an appointment.
  • All other OC Transpo Customer Service Centres currently remain closed.

Para Transpo operations:

  • Para Transpo will operate on a regular service. Regularly scheduled trips are not cancelled. Customers who do not need their scheduled trip on Thursday, November 11 should call 613-560-5000 or cancel their booking online.

Recreation and cultural services

  • Recreation programs, drop-in and sport activities will operate on regular schedules. This includes public swimming, swimming lessons, public skating, weight and cardio rooms and fitness classes.
  • Museums and theatres will be closed.

Ottawa Public Health

  • Visit the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine page for vaccination clinic hours and availability.
  • The Centretown Community Health Centre will be closed for COVID-19 testing on Thursday, November 11. All other testing locations in Ottawa will be open with regular operating hours. Visit the OPH COVID-19 Testing Information page for hours of operation and to book appointments at assessment centres and care clinics in Ottawa
  • 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.
  • The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booking line at 613-691-5505 will be open from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Thursday, November 11.
  • Dental clinics will be closed.
  • The Baby Help Line will be closed.

Community and Social Services

  • The Tom Brown respite centre, at 141 Bayview Station Road, and the Bernard Grandmaître respite centre, at 309 McArthur Avenue, will be closed. The centres will reopen on Friday, November 12 during regular operating hours.

Municipal child-care services

Library Services

Retail businesses

  • In recognition of Remembrance Day and in accordance with the City’s Remembrance Day By-law, most retail businesses cannot open until 12:30 pm.

 

MAKING A REPORT TO 311

 

Jack Pine Development

  • On November 18th at 6pm the City of Ottawa Planning Staff, along with the Developer will host a public meeting in an official forum regarding 6455 Jack Pine to discuss a proposed plan of subdivision for Greely.
  • In order to have your say, please join the Zoom meeting being held promptly at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 by clicking the Zoom meeting link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83045371281 Zoom ID: 830 4537 1281 or Telephone: Dial 1 438 809 7799 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 830 4537 1281
  • This public meeting is offered as an opportunity for you to provide feedback and express any concerns directly with the developer and City of Ottawa Planning Staff.
  • The Owner, 9287043 Canada Corporation, proposes the development of a 73-unit residential subdivision on private services. The proposed development consists of three road connections, thus providing access to the subdivision from Green Links Way, Fox Valley Road and Jack Pine Crescent. The proposed development includes a pedestrian pathway, wildlife corridor and three stormwater management ponds.
  • For further details on the development, please click here: https://devapps.ottawa.ca/.../appl.../D07-16-21-0023/details
  • Please note comments on social media are not captured for the city’s official record. Please complete the attached form to register to speak here: https://bit.ly/3k5802x

 

Youth Arts Microgrants Apply Now!

  • Apply for a Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) youth arts microgrant to help bring your ideas to life.
  • The call for proposals is now available and are due on Friday, November 26, 2021.
  • For more information about funding, please visit crimepreventionottawa.ca for the program guidelines and application form. 
  • Please join us for our virtual information session on Tuesday, October 19 from 3:30-4:30pm.  To confirm your attendance, please register.

 

City approves new Official Plan

  • Council approved a new Official Plan for Ottawa – the City’s most comprehensive planning document. It marks the first time that Ottawa has adopted a new Official Plan since 2003.
  • The new Official Plan will guide growth and redevelopment in Ottawa for the next 25 years and is framed around five big policy changes.
  • The new Official Plan is designed to help Ottawa become a city of connected, green, inclusive and walkable communities, with greater density of housing, employment and services around rapid-transit hubs and along transit corridors.

 

WARD TRAFFIC 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)

  • LRT Rail Movement Road Closure - North of Earl Armstrong road to the West side of Bowesville road, from Nov 8th 7pm to Nov 9th 6am and Nov 9th 7pm to Nov 10th 6am.
  • River Road from Roger Stevens Drive to Mitch Owens Road may be closed Friday, 12 November 2021 to Monday, 15 November 2021.
  • Parkway Road (Ward 5) from Stagecoach Road to Old Prescott Road. The road will be closed from Friday, 19 November 2021 at 6:00am to Monday, 22 November 2021 at 6:00am.
  • Spratt Rd from Borbridge Ave to Solarium Dr., Watermain installation, Starting Monday, September 13, to November 5th, 2021
  • Bowesville Road from Earl Armstrong Road to Rideau Road has been cancelled for Tuesday, 9 November 2021 at 8:00pm to Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at 6:00am.
  • PXO-Pedestrian Crossovers, construction will be on Parkway Rd at Good Street, Starting Fall 2021

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

Canadian recognized for their volunteer efforts in helping Veterans

 

Increased use of higher-cost medicines continues to put pressure on Canadian public drug plans

 

The Government of Canada supports climate and clean air initiatives that will help developing countries reduce methane emissions

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Supports for Frontline Health Care Workers

 

Ontario Enhancing Supports for Veterans and Their Families

 

Ontario Helps Build Homes for Military Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

 

Ontario Strengthening Community Safety