COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2020

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.

Champlain Park Fieldhouse:

  • The CPCA has decided that we will not open the fieldhouse for any activities (rentals or CPCA use) this season.
  • This is because the Champlain Park Fieldhouse is an unstaffed, volunteer-run facility. The Covid-19 procedures and requirements outlined by the City would be difficult for our volunteers to undertake and to monitor. These include general hygiene practices to be followed by participants of indoor activities (hand hygiene, masks, physical distancing) plus Covid-19 cleaning, charting and monitoring responsibilities.

Tree Planting, Artist Studio Tour – Reminders

A couple of reminders for things happening in our neighbourhood.

First, the tree planting event is on tomorrow; looks like it’s going to be a nice fall day. To sign up and for more details see: https://champlainpark.org/2020/09/10/planting-trees-event-in-the-neighbourhood-september-20/

Second, the West End Studio tour is on this weekend and next weekend, https://westendstudiotour.ca/ Walk our neighbourhood and visit three of the artists living here, from 11am to 5pm: Paula #7 on Daniel, Aly #6 on Patricia and Don #8 on Cowley.

[West End Studio Tour Map]

2020 Planning Primer I Training – September 29

From a city newsletter which isn’t on-line to anonymous users so I can’t give you a link, via Lynne:

Registration for the Planning Primer I (Virtual): Legislative Background and Policy Documents

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m

You can register for the course online until September 29, 2020. Seating is limited.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. Please see our schedule for other Primer courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-09-14

This week’s topics:

  • Fraud and snow removal – List of charged companies.
  • Sophia Hennessey is missing.
  • James Little is missing.
  • Swimming safety signage – Too many drownings, signs added at Bate Island, Prince of Wales railway bridge, etc.
  • Back to school road safety enforcement.
  • Thinking about a career in policing?

Continue reading

Planting Trees Event in the Neighbourhood – September 20

Celebrate National Tree Day by Planting Trees in our Neighbourhood

COVID-19 compliant process in place.

Volunteers needed to move soil and plant trees using an innovative technique called Hügelkultur (tree mounds). Join the community environment committee on Sunday, September 20 between 10 am and 5 pm (any shift of an hour is welcome). Bring your own work gloves, face mask, and shovel. Wheel barrows urgently needed too. Meet on Patricia Avenue at Clearview (work also taking place on Pontiac near the school).

Please confirm you can help by sending an email to Catherine Shearer <metshag@gmail.com>

Daniel Buckles

Ward Boundary Review – until September 25

For your info, and in case you want to participate in the boundary changing process or just to let us know your views…

Subject: Re: Actions Requested: Ward Boundary Review
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 19:59:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: ROLAND DORSAY <dorsay@rogers.com>

Below for your info is the City’s link to Ward Boundary Review’s 2nd Round of public consultations that runs through to Friday, September 25th. The purpose of this round of consultations purpose is to get public feedback on the 6 options that the consultants will be putting forward for Council consideration later this year.

https://engage.ottawa.ca/ward-boundary-review-2020

Everyone: I would very much welcome your thoughts on the Ward Boundary Review, if possible in advance of this Thursday evening, when it will be on the K9 agenda.

Roland

Walkable Ottawa and 15 Minute Neighbourhoods

Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.

[Walkable Ottawa Poster]

Here is our website for you to explore and our social media channel for you to keep up on our progress:

Website
https://www.walkableottawa.ca/
Instagram Page
https://www.instagram.com/walkableottawa/?hl=en
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/WalkableOttawa
Reddit Page
https://www.reddit.com/user/WalkableOttawa
GoFund Me Page for Donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/walkable-ottawa

Talks on Infrastructure Etc, COVID Lessons – September 9, 10

A couple of upcoming events via the Federation of Citizens’ Associations:

PIED and FCA Planning Updates – Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.

[FCA Poster inviting people to PIED - Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development]
INVITATION FCA.PIED AGENDA. SEPT 9 . sp.pdf

Energy Mix – What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic – Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-weve-learned-from-the-pandemic-a-listening-session-for-fca-members-tickets-118952382779

[Poster for Energy*Mix's the What We've Learned from the Pandemic talk]
Learning from the Pandemic backgrounder v.1.pdf