Category Archives: Community News

A collection of all the news items about the people and happenings in Champlain Park.

Local Letter Carrier Neil Retires

A message passed on via a neighbour:

After 30 years with Canada Post, the time has come to retire. I’m finishing my career with two years in this friendly neighbourhood, ironically (but by choice) on the same route I walked during the Ice Storm! (1998). Thank you for all your kindness. Merry Christmas.

First Unitarian Christmas and Solstice Concert – December 14

For those of you who are keeping track, every second year our church choirs present a Christmas, as opposed to a Winter, choir concert in December and this is the year!

[Concert Poster]
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-12-09

This week’s topics:

  • SIM card swapping – Fraud using a phone/text account hijack technique.
  • Extended hours for Front Desk Services.

If you’re interested in helping out, see our Neighbourhood Watch Page.

– Alex

The Ottawa Police Service is helping with #PurseProject4 until December 15th to refill already donated purses with personal hygiene products for women in need.
[Poster for the Re-fill a Purse project]
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Community Sleigh Ride – December 19

Start Your Holiday Celebration with a Community Sleigh Ride and Carol Singing!

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 6:00PM

[Horse and sleigh ride]

What a great way to start the holidays!

WE’RE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR !! In addition to the main sleigh ride which will depart from the Fieldhouse at 6:30pm, we have added an earlier, shorter “toddlers-ride” starting at 6pm.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-12-02

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in December – Impaired Driving and Lane Changes.
  • Fraud targeting young people – Bad deposit using your bank card and PIN.
  • Another fraud alert – Fake shipping notifications.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-11-25

This week’s topics:

  • Dale Southwind missing.
  • Traffic stop race data reports.
  • Human Rights Learning Forum: From Recommendations to Action.
  • Help when you need it – It’s okay to ask for help.
  • Extra – Renovation Fraud.

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Workshop on Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s New Official Plan

Daniel Buckles ( writes:

On November 15 and 16 more than 100 people gathered for a day and a half at Bayview Yards in Kitchissippi to discuss the climate crisis and define priority actions that must be included in Ottawa’s new Official Plan. It built on the People’s Official Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency, an initiative launched last April.

For background on these initiatives and the organizations involved, and some of the key outputs so far, follow this link:
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