Category Archives: Community News

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

Champlain Park’s Intrepid Volunteers (Planters)

Have you enjoyed the flowers, grasses and herbs in the 7 planters on Pontiac Street? They were established and cared for this summer by 8 local volunteers:

  • Lianne Bellisario
  • Alexi Cambell
  • Kathy Choquette
  • Alexandra Evershed
  • Lori Kibbee
  • Heather Pearl
  • Lauren Simon
  • Kelly Wiles

Daniel Buckles coordinated the activity and liaised with the City of Ottawa and Councillor Leiper’s office.

Thanks to you all!

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Bus Route Changes Survey

This is a slightly political message, but it’s worth posting since the recent bus route changes are of local concern. Problems with the new routes (such as not fully connecting across downtown Ottawa) have lead to this survey to get feedback to present to municipal candidates, and to the formation of the Ottawa Transit Riders’ Group. Continue reading

Connecting with the City of Ottawa

One way of keeping up with the many things happening in Ottawa is to subscribe to the City’s newsletters. Here is the link to the registration page, with checkboxes for a couple of dozen topics you can sign up for.
https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html

There’s also https://ottawa.ca/en/news for press releases and other pieces of news (there’s an RSS feed if you want to subscribe to those). As you can guess, there’s also a French version at https://ottawa.ca/fr/sujets-de-lheure
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-09-17

This week’s topics:

  • Traffic enforcement blitz results – Around school zones.

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Treeplanters Wanted – September 17

Want to be a “Treeplanter” in Champlain Park? Volunteers are needed to prepare the ground for National Tree Day, and plans for Grade 3 students from St. George Elementary School to plant trees.

Contact Daniel Buckles (Daniel.buckles@gmail.com) to pitch in from 6:45 to 7:30 pm this week. We’ll start Monday evening, Sept 17 and continue each evening until it is done. We will dig holes for 8 trees to be planted in the NCC forest along Pontiac Ave. as part of the Champlain Park Community Association partnership with the NCC. If you don’t want to dig, you can help prepare the fences needed to protect the saplings.
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Dog Training Classes

Dog training is now available at Champlain Park Field house! Join Carol the Dog Trainer on Saturday mornings to brush up on your skills or learn some new ones.

This fall, we are offering:

  • Basic Training for Pooches and Pups (Level 1) for all ages
  • Complete Puppy (for pups ages 2-5 months)
  • Combo Class: Re-Call and Leash-Walking Skill Improvement (All ages)

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Full descriptions and registration information are available under “group classes” at http://www.carolthedogtrainer.ca/group-classes/
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2018 Planning Primer I – September 22+

The next Planning Primer I classes for residents will be on September 22, 24 and in French on October 1. Details and sign-up at https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/community-involvement/planning-primer

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.