NEWSLETTER UPDATE FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022
I hope everyone had some time to rest and relax over the holidays. As we kick of 2022, my team and I are following updates from Queen’s Park closely to keep everyone informed of the latest COVID-19 regulations.
Please note the Metcalfe Service Centre is still closed; however, my Team and I are available by phone 613-580-2490 or
email George.Darouze@ottawa.ca to assist with any inquiry you may have.
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
- Update from Dr. Vera Etches
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
- Newest Community Police Officer Introduction for Osgoode Ward 20
- Bobby B Production is awarded
- Saying Goodbye for Retirement
- Shiverfest 2022
- Around the Village of Manotick
- ROSSS – Rural Ottawa South Support Services
- SNC Year in Review: SNC Continues to Deliver Critical Environmental Services
- MADD Canada Annual 2021 Festive RIDE Campaign
- City postpones winter registered programs
- City suspends indoor recreation and cultural activities and event rentals
- Patient and Persistent: Snow Moles Promote Safe Winter Walking in 2022
- Ice Safety
- Anti-Racism Resident Townhalls
- 2022 Community Economic Development Funding Program
- Transportation Master Plan Consultations
- 2022 Outdoor Rink Program Information
- Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit
- Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen
- Ontario Working for Workers by Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
- Ontario Continues to Support Families and Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic
- Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
Update from Dr. Vera Etches
COMMUNITY AND WARD NEWS
Newest Community Police Officer Introduction for Osgoode Ward 20
My name is Andrew Worth, I am your new Community Police Officer. I've been with the Ottawa police for about 13 years. I've worked as a Detective, in plain clothes units, and most recently as a School Resource Officer. Before that, I worked in youth mental health, in a school setting, residential care and hospitals for about 10 years.
I was raised locally and attended OTHS in Metcalfe where my parents still live and work in the village.
I’m highly community minded, and volunteer heavily with youth sports where I currently coach football with the Cumberland Panthers at both the girls tackle u16 team and the boys tackle U14 team. I've been a scout leader, soccer coach, baseball coach and have run many initiatives to assist youth and disadvantaged families.
Going forward, during this odd time, I am trying to find ways to meet as many community members as possible. I am always open for a chat via zoom to say hi or have a chat (I can't take reports this way though). I would love the opportunity, as well, to speak with any of the kids/ youth in our community, answer the questions about police, what we do, what it’s like or how to become a police officer, or about their favorite game, or just talk about ourselves. I am also hoping to connect with vulnerable, or at-risk members of our community to share info on fraud, and exploitation.
I am stationed out of the Greely CPC, but at this time we are still not offering walk in services.
If any of the kids out there are aspiring artists, or sculptors I am looking to decorate the office with drawings, paintings, or anything with a local feel. I'm hoping to be able to cover the walls in both the office and board room with pictures that actually have a connection to our community.
If you want to speak with me, set up a video meet please feel free to reach out to me at Wortha@ottawapolice.ca
Have a great day and be safe.
Bobby B Productions is Awarded
Robert Brown, one of the most deserving individuals that I know and business owner of Bobby B Productions. He was happy to finally receive his trophy and certificate for the 2020-21 Small Business Commendation Award. He was unable to attend our annual Councillor Community Awards evening but was very surprised when I stopped in just before Christmas. Congratulations Bobby! Well deserved!
Saying Goodbye for Retirement
Linda and Marcel Moncion, owners of Moncion’s YIG in Riverside South for close to two decades have decided it’s time to live their lives outside of work by travelling and enjoying sandy beaches with family and friends while tasting umbrella refreshments. They will be sadly missed at the store for sure and even more so in Osgoode Ward. It has been a pleasure to work along with you for as long as I can remember as well as helping out in the community. All the very best Linda and Marcel, I speak for all of Osgoode Ward 20 by saying thank you. You will be missed.
Around the Village of Manotick
- The City has completed work on installing the water main through David Bartlett Park and it is open for use by local dog walkers and residents. There will be additional tree planting activity next spring and a fence that is currently protecting new sod will be removed.
- Canada has proclaimed 2022 as Canada’s Year of the Garden.
- Why not get involved locally by joining the Manotick Horticultural Society? A $20 membership will provide you with a year full of presentations, demonstrations, plant and seed sales, garden tours, discounts, community involvement – and fun!
- Visit www.manotickhorticulturalsociety.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
ROSSS – Rural Ottawa South Support Services
- Rural Ottawa South Support Services - ROSSS is offering social online programming for older adults and seniors.
- To register call (613) 692-4697 or email: email@example.com
- Visit ROSSS on their website: www.ROSSS.ca and for a list of support services.
SNC Year in Review: SNC Continues to Deliver Critical Environmental Services
MADD Canada Annual 2021 Festive RIDE Campaign
- A reminder to drivers to make the right decision every day and drive sober
- 2021 Festive RIDE Campaign was held between November 18th, 2021 and January 2nd, 2022
- Ottawa Police charged a total of 88 drivers with Impaired driving-related offences, including failing to comply with a demand, having a blood alcohol content of 80 or more milligrams and/or driving while impaired by drugs.
- They also issued 18 driver’s licence suspension for 3 days after blowing a “warn” on a roadside (Approved Screening Device).
- Ottawa Police officers are highly trained to detect impaired drivers and rely on the public to report suspected impaired driving.
- If you suspect someone is driving impaired, please call 9-1-1.
City postpones winter registered programs
- The City of Ottawa will delay the start of winter registered programming for at least two weeks due to the escalating COVID-19 Omicron situation.
- Any registered programs planned for the first two weeks of January will be postponed.
- More information about revised start dates and capacity limits will be provided in the coming weeks.
- Registration for winter programming has also been suspended temporarily while we assess the impact of the new regulations.
City suspends indoor recreation and cultural activities and event rentals
- Following the Province of Ontario modified Stage Two restrictions, the City will temporarily close its recreation and cultural facilities, including recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, swimming pools, theatres, galleries, and museums.
- Closures take effect on Wednesday, January 5 and will last at least 21 days, based on the Omicron situation at that time.
Patient and Persistent: Snow Moles Promote Safe Winter Walking in 2022
- SNOW MOLES are volunteers who report on what it is like to walk outside on a winter day.
- Reports have been shared with the Transportation Department asking for changes to the 2003 Winter Maintenance Standards to improve snow and ice clearing on sidewalks, streets, and pathways.
- Once again, the Snow Mole Campaign began on January 1st and will run until the end of March.
- Join the members of the Pedestrian Safety and Walkability Sub-Committee to
- Celebrate the release of the Snow Mole Report 2021 – Winter Walking in Ottawa
- Learn how volunteer Snow Moles reported on winter safe walking conditions in their neighbourhoods
- Understand the City of Ottawa’s plans for safe winter walking
- Share tips on safe winter walking
- Hear how to be involved in the 2022 Snow Mole Campaign
- Please register here for the event.
Anti-Racism Resident Town Halls
- Bilingual resident town halls are being hosted following the release of the What We Heard report, which summarizes the recommendations and feedback received during previous community action planning sessions.
- The upcoming town halls will provide residents and community stakeholders the opportunity to respond to the report and identify any recommended actions or gaps that may exist prior to the creation of the City’s first Anti-Racism Strategy.
- Please see attached posters advertising the upcoming town halls that we encourage you to share with your constituents and networks. Residents can visit the Anti-Racism Secretariat’s Engage Ottawa page or click on the hyperlink in the poster to register for one of the upcoming town halls:
- Bilingual Indigenous and racialized resident town hall – Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. to noon
- Bilingual all resident town hall – Thursday, January 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
2022 Community Economic Development Funding Program
- We will accept applications between January 3, 2022 and February 25, 2022.
- The annual Community Economic Development (CED) Funding Program provides financial support to selected projects (not programs that are ongoing) that are anticipated to result in:
- Job creation
- Business creation
- Entrepreneurship skills development
- Employability skills development
- The CED Funding Program is focused on having a positive impact on disadvantaged populations (e.g. lower income youth and older adults, rural residents, new immigrants, visible minorities, etc.), while also helping to overcome social justice and inclusion barriers, and/or cultural diversification benefits.
- Please follow this link for more information and to submit your proposal. (English) https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/funding/economic-development-funding or (French) https://ottawa.ca/fr/hotel-de-ville/financement/financement-du-developpement-economique
Transportation Master Plan Consultations
- Now is your chance to support the addition of improved sidewalks and multi-use pathways in Manotick and area through consultations on the Transportation Master Plan (TMP).
- The City is looking for feedback on a number of proposed pedestrian and cycling projects to be developed between 2023 and 2046.
- An online survey at https://engage.ottawa.ca/transportation-master-plan provides the proposed list of projects for pedestrian sidewalks or paths as well as paved shoulders on rural roads throughout the City.
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
- Earl Armstrong Rd Closed NIGHTLY from Bowesville Rd to High Rd, from Friday, 7 January 2022 at 7:00pm to Sunday, 9 January 2022 at 6:00am
- Bowesville Rd Closed NIGHTLY from Earl Armstrong to Rideau Rd, from Sunday, 9 January 2022 at 7:00pm to Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 6:00am
Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit
Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen
Ontario Working for Workers by Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
Ontario Continues to Support Families and Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic
Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families