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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-02-25

This week’s topics and a few previous ones:

  • Seeking assistance to locate wanted fraud suspect.
  • 2020-2022 EDI Action Plan: Moving from Reports and Recommendations to Greater Action Together.
  • December 2020 recruit class most diverse in OPS history.
  • Chief Thomas G. Flanagan a true visionary about the role for women from racialized and Indigenous communities in policing.

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Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation – March 3

Forwarded by co-chair Heather. City’s page about it at There’s also an Ottawa Citizen article.

What: City of Ottawa Community Safety and Well Being Plan Consultation
When: March 3, 2021. 6:30 – 8:30 PM EST.
Where: On Zoom

Join us for a consultation on the City’s Community Safety and Well Being Plan. This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the plan from City staff and participate in a live Q&A. Attendees will also be invited to provide comments about the plan in the chat, which will be collected and sent to City staff after the event is complete.

Click the link below to register in advance for this webinar. Once you have successfully registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the event on March 3. If you have any questions, please email

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-02-17

This week’s topics:

  • Ongoing high-end vehicle thefts.
  • Officers recover stolen break-in items thanks to Community Partners, technology and quick reporting.
  • Neighbourhood Resource Teams helping to problem-solve

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NCC Forest Feedback

Public consultation on the NCC Forest Strategy

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to participate in an online public consultation on its Forest Strategy.

This strategy will guide how the NCC manages forests and trees on its lands. It will align our efforts, and prepare us to meet current and future challenges. Previous rounds of public consultation on the strategy were held in June and October 2019. We are now in the final phase of developing this strategy.

Through this online consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to:

  • learn about the context of the strategy, including the challenges affecting our trees and forests;
  • review the strategy’s proposed vision, goals, long-term objectives and short-term actions;
  • read the full draft of the strategy; and
  • provide feedback on the strategy before it is finalized.

We invite you to provide your input via the comment box on the Forest Strategy webpage from February 16 to March 3, 2021.

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Hockey now allowed on the Rink

An update on our Rink page

Important notice – Provincial Shutdown Update – Outdoor Rinks

On Tuesday February 16th, 2021, the Government of Ontario is moving Ottawa to the orange level of restriction. The main difference at Champlain Park is that team sports (hockey) is now allowed, with restrictions.

Although outdoor skating is permitted, there are restrictions and requirements that must be adhered to:

  • There is a requirement to wear masks within 15 meters of the rink.
  • A maximum of 25 skaters permitted on boarded rinks.
  • A maximum of 12 skaters on puddle rinks.
  • Maintain a 2 meter physical distance between those residing in different households.

The orange level of restriction does allow for game play to resume and indoor facilities to be open for purposes beyond washroom and first aid use. Therefore, effective Tuesday February 16th, the following allowances will be implemented within the outdoor rink program:

  • Hockey, ringette and other game play activity will be permitted on the rinks with the requirement for those from different households to maintain a 2 meter physical distance.
  • Indoor facilities will be open for washroom use, first aid requirements, warming and skate changing (health screening must be completed before entering the facility) – may not be available at Champlain Park.

Public requests for ice time permits will continue to be forwarded to the rink operators. The restrictions for hockey or ringette apply to permit requests as well.

Please let your Rink Supervisors know if you have any specific questions pertaining to your rink: Contact Matt @

Parks and Recreation Input

From the city via Heather:

The City will be holding six bilingual online facilitated consultation sessions to get your opinions and ideas on the City’s first-ever combined Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (PRFMP), in support of the new Official Plan (OP).

You are invited to share your knowledge and experiences to help us plan for the future of municipal parks, recreation and community activity spaces. We want to hear from residents, community associations, sports organizations, arts and cultural organizations, the homebuilders, residents interested in accessibility, equity and diversity and other recreation partners and user groups. Targeted stakeholder outreach with school boards, colleges and universities and the Nation Capital Commission (NCC) are also being planned.

More info, survey and registration at:

Snow Angels & Snowsuit Fundraiser

From: Judy Thompson (
Date: February 7, 2021, 11:43 PM
Subject: Invitation to Partner with the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund on the 2021 Snow Angel Challenge

[…] We have just received confirmation that Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed Tuesday, February 16 as Snow Angel Day in Ottawa. He is planning to create his own Angel on Monday. Thank you for sharing your warmth by participating!

Take the Snow Angel Challenge
Help Keep Ottawa Kids Warm

[Poster for the Snow Angel Challenge]
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