COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2021

How the CPCA will operate this season:

  • Undertake only outdoor community activities, where physical distancing can be achieved, to be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the CPCA Board via the website if you are interested in organizing such an activity (Include details).
  • Covid waiver to be signed where applicable.
  • All meetings and AGM to be virtual.
  • Note that Board members remain active, attending virtual meetings and responding in writing to the City Councillor, City of Ottawa Committees and Committee of Adjustment regarding issues and proposals that affect our community.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-10-27

Just one item:

  • Missing 62-year-old man.

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Halloween Pumpkin and House Decoration Contest – Reminder

Everyone in the neighbourhood can vote on their favourite house or pumpkin or both by e-mail to chparkevents@yahoo.com, until November 1st.

[Halloween Contest Poster]
Halloween 2021.pdf

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-10-25

Catching up to yesterday:

  • Woman arrested and charged for hate-motivated assault on Hinton Avenue North – Near the Parkdale market, within walking distance of us.
  • Marine, Dive and Trail officers will be checking for compliance and safety this fall.

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Apple Tree Movers Wanted – October 28

On Apples, Pick-up Trucks and Food Security

The Community Forest project needs a pick-up truck or vehicle with a trailer to collect a MacIntosh apple tree from the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet (near Orleans) and bring it to the neighbourhood. Thursday afternoon (October 28) or Friday during the day would be ideal. If you have access to truck or trailer, please contact Daniel Buckles (613-807-8048).

The apple will be the last planting of the season in the new terraces at Champlain Park, along with two American Hazelnuts (a native shrub with showy flowers and edible nuts). Our Community Forest will not only showcase a native “Tiny Forest” east along Pontiac, a “Native Pollinator Garden” at the entrance to the river, and a glimpse at “futures forests” in our warming world, but also options for “Food Forests” in urban environments.

“Where will our food come from?” is a question posed in the context of Ottawa’s new Official Plan in an opinion piece by a neighbour you might find of interest here.

Update from the “Pit Crew” of Champlain Park.

[A bowl full of apples]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

I’ve been fielding a few questions about when the signalized pedestrian crossing is expected to be completed. It’s a very good question. We’ve been given multiple dates by the City that have all fallen through. I’ve raised my concern over the length of time it’s taking to accomplish this with senior staff and the latest timeframe we’ve been given is from mid- to the end-of-October. I’m treating that with a grain of salt. What we do know is that there’s a finalized work order in place, but that materials are apparently on back order. The crossing is coming. I just don’t know when.

Champlain Park Real Estate History

Dave Allston has written an interesting piece in the Kitchissippi Times on the history of Champlain Park’s land ownership and development. A key element was getting Island Park Drive to cross the river here, making Robert H. Cowley’s real estate go up in value. But that came after many years of delays and problems.

The Passing of John Sadler

Our neighbour on Daniel Avenue, John Sadler, has passed away this spring. I often stopped for a pleasant chat with him when I was walking by and he was outside working on his property or washing his immaculate white car. Kelly wrote a good article about him in the Ottawa Citizen:

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/egan-john-lived-alone-we-didnt-let-him-die-that-way

Halloween Pumpkin and House Decoration Contest

Everyone in the neighbourhood can vote on their favourite house or pumpkin or both by e-mail to chparkevents@yahoo.com.

[Halloween Contest Poster]
Halloween 2021.pdf

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-10-07

Another fraud related item:

  • Beware of false job offers and requests for money transfers.

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Hockey Pool Reminder – October 11

Just a reminder that you need to submit your picks for the hockey pool by October 11th.

Details at: https://champlainpark.org/2021/09/27/champlain-park-hockey-pool-october-11/