VOLUME 7, ISSUE 48, DECEMBER 17, 2021

 

NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021

 

Wishing you a safe and wonderful Christmas with your friends and family this season.  

 

 

My team has been working hard this year and will be taking some time off over the holidays.

I will be checking in on emails from time to time; however, if you see a concern or matter of community safety that city staff need to address, please make a report online at https://ottawa.ca/en/3-1-1

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 for immediate police assistance. If you are need to report an issue or you have a question about garbage collection, snowplow service, or other City of Ottawa Services, please call 3-1-1 or make a report on www.ottawa.ca

For any non-urgent matters, please email me or call and leave your name, phone number, home address and a detailed reason. We will be responding to all communications when we return to normal office hours on Tuesday January 4th.

From all of us at Team Darouze, again wishing you and your family health and happiness this holiday season. 

 

 

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

  • Update from Dr. Vera Etches

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

  • Birthday Wishes
  • Osgoode Outreach Christmas Luncheon
  • The Award Goes to...
  • Metcalfe Christmas Parade
  • Metcalfe Pizza 44 years
  • Metcalfe Farmers Market Christmas
  • Osgoode Township Museum Christmas Season Hours
  • Greely Lions Flower Sales
  • NROCRC Rural Transportation Survey
  • Goode Run 2022

CITY NEWS

  • Make The Right Call
  • Making a Report to 311
  • 2021 – 2022 Outdoor Rink Program Information
  • Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) O-Train South Extension Project

FEDERAL UPDATES

  • Canada Summer Jobs 2022: Application period for employers begins today
  • Government of Canada proposing to provide one-time payment to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits
  • Parks Canada 2021 State of Canada’s Natural and Cultural Heritage Places Report

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

  • 12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety
  • Ontario’s Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit Being Extended
  • Province Making It Easier to Buy Made-in-Ontario Food
  • All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval
  • Ontario Providing New Rapid Training Programs
  • Ontario Calls For Continued Partnership Against the Pandemic And Further Supports For Economic Stability, Recovery And Growth

 

 OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES

Update from Dr. Vera Etches

 

COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS

Birthday Wishes

Joan McEvoy will be celebrating a momentous 90th birthday this week and in recognition of her special day, I was proud to present her with a framed certificate from myself and Mayor Watson extending our congratulations. Wishing you many more happy, healthy years ahead Joan.

 

Osgoode Outreach Christmas Luncheon

Attended the Royal Canadian Legion Osgoode Branch #589 for a wonderful Outreach Seniors Christmas luncheon gathering this week. Many members were in attendance to have a photo with Santa, enjoy some singing and a snack to accompany the happiest of spirits. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday.

 

The Award Goes to...

Well better late than never I always say. I was happy to see both Shirley Lupton and her husband Richard Morin who were both recipients of the H.R. (Dick) McLaughlin Memorial Senior Award as 2 of founding members of the Osgoode Outreach Group.  Shirley and Richard were unavailable on the Awards evening so what better way to celebrate than in person! Congratulations once again to you both for all your hard work in the community along with your team that includes Elizabeth McNee and Greg Thurlow as well as countless other volunteers.

 

Metcalfe Christmas Parade

Sunday was the perfect day for the Metcalfe Christmas Parade. Thanks to the City of Ottawa team driving the float for #TeamDarouze. The community came out and showed their love to all the local organizations who participated. Big thanks to Metcalfe Community Association and your dedicated team of volunteers for making it all happen, we couldn’t have done it without you.

 

Metcalfe Pizza 44 years

One of the friendliest, hardworking family businesses in the Ward is right here in the Village of Metcalfe by the name of Metcalfe Pizza. Both George and Laila have been doing this for decades along with their children and it was my pleasure to stop in this evening with a signed letter from both Mayor Watson and myself acknowledging this amazing feat as well as surviving through Covid.

 

Metcalfe Farmers Market Christmas

  • Last day for the Christmas market

 

Osgoode Township Museum Christmas Season Hours

 

Greely Lions Flower Sales

  • Plan ahead and make your orders soon, time is running out.

 

NROCRC Rural Transportation Survey

 

Goode Run 2022

 

CITY NEWS

Make The Right Call

 

Making a Report to 311

  • Service Ottawa would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to make use of the 3-1-1 web portal to report issues related to winter maintenance.
  • Please keep in mind that both during and immediately after severe winter weather events, Service Ottawa staff are often deluged with a large number of calls related to safety-issues. Often we will see a significant backlog of emails in the aftermath of a storm.
  • By submitting your request online, you bypass this backlog, and ensure that issues are sent immediately and directly to appropriate staff for action.
  • Here a few quick links for common issues throughout the winter season:
  • Road maintenance
    • Report slippery/icy conditions
    • Report that street has not been plowed
  • Sidewalk, bike lane and pathway maintenance
    • Report slippery/icy conditions
    • Report that sidewalk has not been plowed
  • Catch basins and sewer grates
    • Report a blocked catch basin
    • Report a flooded street
  • On-Street Parking Issue

 

2021 – 2022 Outdoor Rink Program Information

  • The outdoor Rink Program offers a great option for residents to stay active in the fresh air during the winter months.
  • To make this another great outdoor rink season these tips are helpful with achieving this: Outdoor skating rink rules
  • Full maps of rinks available click here: Outdoor rinks

 

Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) O-Train South Extension Project

  • Work will take place from December 28th at 7pm to December 29th at 6am, and from December 30th at 7pm to December 31st at 6am, and will require road closures of Earl Armstrong Road and Bowesville Road (1 night per roadway).

 

 

FEDERAL UPDATES

Canada Summer Jobs 2022: Application period for employers begins today

 

Government of Canada proposing to provide one-time payment to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits

 

PARKS CANADA 2021 STATE OF CANADA’S NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PLACES REPORT

 

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001331/12-days-of-holiday-fire-safety

 

Ontario’s Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit Being Extended

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001326/ontarios-seniors-home-safety-tax-credit-being-extended

 

Province Making It Easier to Buy Made-in-Ontario Food

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001338/province-making-it-easier-to-buy-made-in-ontario-food

 

All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

 

Ontario Providing New Rapid Training Programs

 

Ontario Calls For Continued Partnership Against the Pandemic And Further Supports For Economic Stability, Recovery And Growth