Category Archives: Community News

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

Royal Ottawa Hospital Webcast – April 9

From: Sue Walton <>
Date: April 8, 2020 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Special Conversations at The Royal – Live Webcast with Dr. Lau – Building resiliency in times of uncertainty – conquering COVID’s emotional contagion.

​Good morning,

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Lives have been put on hold and there is much fear and anxiety about the future.

How can we overcome the uncertainty we find ourselves in?

Join us tomorrow, Thursday April 9, 2020 at 12 noon for a live free webcast hosted by Dr. Tim Lau, psychiatrist and president of the medical staff at The Royal: Building resiliency in times of uncertainty – conquering COVID’s emotional contagion.

Dr. Lau will share strategies to help people feel stronger, stories of bravery, and silver linings that will surely inspire. Applying principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and problem solving therapy, he will show how we can take control of our emotions without being defined and overwhelmed by them, foster hope and kindness, and transform this situation into something more meaningful.

Live Webcast details are as follows:

Date: Thursday April 9, 2020
Time: 12 noon
Link to the webcast:
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Neighbourhood Watch Crime Prevention Tips

Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2020 11:51:54 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <>

Thefts from vehicles is a crime of opportunity that increases as the weather gets nicer. As many locations are currently closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, thefts and other crimes of opportunity may also increase. Please consider these tips to help to reduce the likelihood of it happening to you or to anyone in your community.

General Tips related to thefts from vehicles: Continue reading

Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 – April 9

Join the virtual town hall on COVID-19 in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is holding a virtual town hall on COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, April 9 at 2 pm.

All residents are invited to join us for an update on urgent community issues and answers to your questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain physical distancing and reduce the spread of the virus, this meeting will take place online.
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Dogs MUST be on Leashes – Reminder

Reminder – Dogs MUST be on Leashes at all times.

Message from the Champlain Park Community Association

City of Ottawa bylaws and rules established by the National Capital Commission require dog owners to keep their dog on a leash at all times while in our neighbourhood. This applies to streets, to the Champlain Woods and to the Tunney’s Pasture parking lot, where dogs must also be on leashes at all times. The Park in our community is designated as a “No Dogs allowed” space, as is Remic Beach.
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Ottawa Public Health Letter on COVID-19

Subject: Message from Ottawa Public Health for Community Associations
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:51:19 +0000
From: Leiper, Jeff <>

Good afternoon all,

We hope you’re all keep well in this strange time. Please find attached a letter (French and English versions) from Ottawa Public Health regarding the current COVID-19 situation in Ottawa. You can stay up to date with developments by following Ottawa Public Health on all social media platforms and keeping an eye on the website
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COVID-19 Information – Reminder

Just a reminder that besides the various web sites with COVID-19 information, our city councillor Jeff Leiper has a weekly newsletter with city business, and now emergency announcements.

Useful sites:
Newsletter: and click the Sign Up for News button.

Neighbourhood Watch COVID-19 Update

Some web sites with COVID-19 resources and current status, local to global:

—– Forwarded Message —–
Subject: COVID-19 and Fraud
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:24:59 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <>

March 18, 2020: As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber crime.

Link to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre – great resource:

Cst Stephanie Lemieux
Centretown Community Police Officer
Ottawa Police Service
Ph: 613-236-1222 ext. 5287