VOLUME 7, ISSUE 44, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Ottawa Public Health ready for COVID-19 vaccinations for five to 11-year-olds
  • List of school vaccination clinic locations & Media Availability by Dr. Vera Etches

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Remembrance Day Tributes
  • St. Mark Catholic High School Football Advanced to Finals
  • OLV Last Take Out Dinner for 2021
  • Greely Lions Certificate Ceremony
  • Meet and Greet with the Minster of Finance
  • Jack Pine Community Information Meeting
  • Poplar Grove Campsite Celebrates 55 years
  • Area 31 Open
  • Bethlehem Live
  • Light up the Goode
  • Osgoode Care Centre Matching Campaign 2021
  • OLV Jewellery Auction 2021
  • South Gloucester United Church online Auction
  • Step into Nature at a Conservation Area this Winter
  • The Commenwell L.E.A.F funding Project for MCA
  • Kid Come First
  • NROC RC Rural transportation

CITY NEWS

  • Make The Right Call
  • Making a Report to 311
  • Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival
  • Better Homes Ottawa - Loan Program will help Ottawa homeowners make energy efficiency improvements
  • Youth Arts Microgrants Apply Now!
  • City approves new Official Plan

WARD TRAFFIC CONSTRUCTION LIST

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • Christmas Lights Across Canada Will Light Up Our Winter Nights
  • Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Winter Testing
  • Building on Ontario’s Plan to Keep Schools Safe and Open for In-person Learning
  • Ontario Combating Gun and Gang Violence

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccination and Children 5 to 11 years old

 

List of school vaccination clinic locations & Media Availability by Dr. Vera Etches

  • City of Ottawa hared a list of 73 after-hours school pop-up clinic locations with their corresponding ward information.
  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/ChildCOVID19Vaccine for the most up-to-date information

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Remembrance Day Tributes

Many more deserving Veterans were remembered on November 11th with the reading of their names off the cenotaph in Metcalfe. A great number of people and present-day Veterans came from throughout the Ward to show their respect and give thanks for this beautiful free country we live in today. Greely Legion also held their ceremony outside at the cenotaph instead of being indoors.  All wreaths were pre laid at each ceremony as per orders from Legion command. Thank you to all those that served and still serve Canada today.

 

St. Mark Catholic High School Football Advanced to Finals

I was happy to support Ward 20 St. Mark CHS Lions as they entered into to Ottawa High School Football finals against Ward 3 St. Joseph CHS on November 11th afternoon. Joining in the fun was Councillor Jan Harder as well representing Ward 3. Congratulations to the St. Mark team that won the game, it was well played indeed!

 

OLV Last Take Out Dinner for 2021

Another scrumptious combination of food, a turkey dinner including the sticky toffee dessert was a great way to end the year of take-out dinners provided by Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic church this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone that had a hand in making these dinners throughout the year in their successful fundraising events. Hope you had a chance to sample them too!  

 

Greely Lions Certificate Ceremony

It was my great pleasure to attend the Greely Lions Club in-person this week.  As an honoured recipient of the Life Member Award as a Lions member. I am proud to be a part of such a long-standing, positive group of people. Congratulations to all recipients, very well deserved indeed!

 

Meet and Greet with the Minster of Finance

It was my pleasure to meet our Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, last night at Rideau Carleton Casino. Thank you to MPP, Goldie Ghamari for the invitation to this meet and greet. It was an added bonus to meet up with some community members as well.

 

Jack Pine Community Information Meeting

Thank you to City staff and a local developer got holding a public consultation Thursday night regarding a new development in Greely. For more information on the development and to connect with city planning staff, please click here: https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applications/D07-16-21-0023/details

 

Poplar Grove Campsite Celebrates 55 years

Finally had a moment to stop into one of the longest running family businesses in Greely this week known as Poplar Grove Campground that is situated off Bank Street. Such a pleasure to see Eleanor McEvoy, her son Chris and daughter-in-law Diane and present them with a certificate from Mayor Watson and myself recognizing their 55th year in business. Chris and Diane took over running the family business years ago while Eleanor can still be found walking over to the office checking up on things. I wish them all the best for continued success and proud to have them in Osgoode Ward.

 

Area 31 Open

Are you familiar with Area 31? Right here, in our Ward there is a designated area specifically maintained and open to Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) riders who enjoy that rush of riding up and down hills, trails and obstacles.

  • Located off Hwy 31 near Mitch Owens, the area is remaining open during the hunting season to help keep BMA riders out of the woods and in a safe zone. There are some specific requirements however that people must abide by starting with becoming a member and signing the online waiver before riding in Area 31. You must also have Insurance and the appropriate license plate for your motorcycle (Green or Blue plate for Ontario registered bikes).

There are no exceptions. Without signing the waiver, you are trespassing and subject to fines by law and this will be enforced through our volunteer Wardens and local Police. 

Area 31 has also just announced that they will remain open year-round now appealing to those who like to ride during the snowy months as well. Why not check them out!

Learn more by clicking on the link below and happy, safe riding!

The Bytown Motorcycle Association www.BMA1.ca

 

Bethlehem Live

  • Tickets are going fast.

 

Light up the Goode

 

Osgoode Care Centre Matching Campaign 2021

A matching campaign has been established, by the Gordon Family (Kris and Karen), in support of the Osgoode Care Centre.  Kris is a serving Director on our not-for-profit Board of Directors.  The goal is to raise $40,000 by the end of the year. We hope to achieve this goal through generous community donations to help give our resident loved ones a good life.  Since the Gordon Family has pledged to match all donations up to $20,000, community donations have the potential to double the impact! 

Our long-term care home was built over thirty years ago with the tremendous support of our community. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of appropriate housing for physical and mental health.

When Osgoode Care Centre was built, our resident profile looked very different than it does today. Back then, the design of our home served our community well, given most residents had good mobility and cognitive health.

We are embarking on a major re-development project to serve the vulnerable residents in our community better. We envision a place that looks more like a home and less like an institution, and where the dignity, privacy and good health of every resident is supported.

Donations of any amount to this campaign will be greatly appreciated and a charitable tax receipt will be issued.  Donations can be made by visiting www.osgoodecare.ca , by email to whill@osgoodecare.com or by calling Wendy at 613-821-1034 ext. 248.

 

Step into Nature at a Conservation Area this Winter

 

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.

 

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

 

CITY NEWS

Make The Right Call

 

Making a Report to 311

 

Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival

  • Introducing the 27th annual Children’s Storytelling Festival, Nov 22-27, 2021.
  • This bilingual festival will present stories from over 30 English, French, and Indigenous tellers across the country for children ages 3-12.
  • It will be available online for FREE at Ottawa Public Library’s website with in-person programming at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre.
  • https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/kid-zone/storytelling-festival

 

Better Homes Ottawa - Loan Program will help Ottawa homeowners make energy efficiency improvements

  • The program allows Ottawa homeowners to apply for a zero-interest loan of up to $125,000 or 10 per cent of the current value of the home to cover the cost of home energy improvements.
  • Eligible projects include:
    • thermal envelope upgrades (basement/attic/exterior wall insulation, window/door replacements)
    • mechanical systems (thermostats and controllers, air/ground source heat pumps, solar hot water systems)
    • renewable energy (solar photovoltaic systems)
    • and electric vehicle chargers.
  • The BHOLP is part of the City’s Climate Change Master Plan.
  • Funding is provided through the Community Efficiency Financing initiative, which is offered through the Green Municipal Fund and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
  • To learn more, including eligibility and application requirements, please visit betterhomesottawa.ca.

 

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

Christmas Lights Across Canada Will Light Up Our Winter Nights

 

Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Winter Testing

 

Building on Ontario’s Plan to Keep Schools Safe and Open for In-person Learning

 

Ontario Combating Gun and Gang Violence