Author Archives: AGMS

Watering the Planted Trees

From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:10:31 -0400

Calling on all dog walkers and nature walkers, willing to water a tree!

Some 18 neighbours planted 62 native trees this week, right here in Champlain Park, in celebration of Canada’s National Tree Day. The trees include Black Elderberry, Black Cherry, Eastern Redbud, White Cedar, Red Pine, Eastern White Pine, White Spruce, White (paper) Birch, and (of course) the heritage Burr Oak of Champlain Park.

The trees still need a helping hand, so if you are walking in the Champlain Woods (the NCC woods) today and for the next few weeks please take a few litres of water with you and water a few tree saplings (about a litre a tree per visit). You can’t miss them as they are planted on mounds and protected with wire cages at three sites: Trout Lily Lane (trail access point on Pontiac on the north side of the school yard), the north side of the newly closed section of Pontiac, and The Little Woods entrance (along the length of the west side of Patricia).

Working with the NCC’s permission and a small grant from the City, volunteers planned and implemented a novel method for planting trees in areas with very thin and rocky soils (the case throughout the woods). Thanks to volunteers: Linda Landreville, Kris and Véronique Phillips, Natalie and Kris Wright, Heather Pearl, Louise Atkins, Wallace Beaton, Rita Blattman, Jen, Helena and Eden Neate, Ken Stevenson, and Erin Topping, her daughter and a friend, supported by members of the Champlain Park Community Association Environment Committee (Daniel Buckles, Catherine Shearer, John Arnason and Adrian Bradley).

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-09-21

This week’s topics:

  • Stolen bicycle – Keep garage locked.
  • Enforcement in school zones – Lots of speeding tickets.
  • Officers save man’s life – Heart attack.

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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?

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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