Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2017-08-14

This week’s topics:

  • Message from Chief Bordeleau – Uniforms or not, in Pride parade.
  • Good Samaritan motorist assaulted – It’s a trap!
  • Automatic License Plate Recognition update – Many caught.
  • Seven witnesses wanted – Murder witnesses.
  • STEP in August – Impaired driving and roundabouts.
  • Bicycle vandalism – Hintonburg area, please report.

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Office Building on Island Park Drive?

Subject: Office building on Island Park Drive?
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 17:57:41 +0000 (UTC)
From: ROLAND DORSAY <dorsay@rogers.com>

The Royal Thai Embassy at 180 IPD is requesting the City’s approval to replace the existing residence with an office building.

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Neighbourhood Watch Tips

Several collections of tips have been posted to the Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch web site, worth a look if you don’t already know them:

About Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch (https://ottawanw.com/2017/07/29/ottawa-neighbourhood-watch/):

We are involved in many programs designed to educate the public before a crime ever occurs. We do this by creating community partnerships that prevent crimes from occurring. This improves the quality of life for everyone. Your Home Your Community Keep It Safe! Join Your Local Neighbourhood Watch.

P.S. Still looking for a volunteer to do the coordination (mostly information sharing) for Champlain Park. More at https://champlainpark.org/neighbourhood-watch/

Fieldhouse Unbooked during Summer – Reminder

We’ve had a few summer requests, so I’ve updated the web pages and written this note to make it a bit more obvious that there are no field house bookings during the summer (July and August). We’ll start accepting bookings for September in September at the latest. As usual, see https://champlainpark.org/fieldhouse/ for more about the field house, the online booking form, and contact info for the booking coordinator.

P.S. Is there much demand for the field house when it is so nice outside? Well, except all those rainy days this year. Could be a topic for the next executive meeting, if interested people want to come and bring it up. No, the summer field house topic, not the fixing the weather topic! That one is way outside our jurisdiction. 🙂

– Alex

Westboro FUSE Looking for Volunteers

Subject: Volunteer Shout-out – Westboro FUSE 2017
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:46:43 -0400
From: Executive Director <executivedirector@westborovillage.com>

Hi Everyone,
As you probably know, this year, Westboro FUSE will be held August 26 & 27th, the last end-of-summer event, (and a very exciting one, btw), in what has been a very eventful Canada 150 summer!:)

If you would be so kind as to get the message out to your constituents, letting them know we are now actively recruiting event volunteers for FUSE 2017.


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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2017-07-17

This week’s topics:

  • Paving scam – Get it in writing.

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Trees in the Neighbourhood and BIG TREES Website

From: Debra Huron <debra@debrahuron.com>
Subject: Trees in the neighbourhood and BIG TREES website
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:53:59 -0400

The most recent edition of the Kitchissippi Times featured an article about Neighbourwoods, which is a tree mapping project that began last summer in Champlain Park. Written by Andrea Prazmowski, it includes interviews with Catherine Shearer of Cowley Ave. and Daniel Buckles of Daniel Ave.

Another article in the same edition was written by Daniel Buckles and is titled How Can I Protect Trees in my Neighbourhood?

The ward-wide group that has taken on protection of mature trees now has a home one the web with a new website for BIG TREES of Kitchissippi. The same group is also active on Facebook.
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