Category Archives: Government

Messages from various levels of government.

NCC Moving Trees at Champlain Bridge Park

From the NCC e-newsletter, unfortunately not anonymously available online (you’d be able to unsubscribe us).

[Aerial View of the Proposed Champlain Bridge Park]

Improvements to the Champlain Bridge parking lot area: Implementing the first phase of the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to inform you about upcoming work to improve the Champlain Bridge parking lot area, which will begin this Thursday, December 13, 2018.
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Rosemount Revitalization Open House – December 13, 15

Invitation: Open House for Rosemount Revitalization

Ottawa Public Library invites members of the community, partners, and customers of OPL’s Rosemount branch to view preliminary designs for revitalizing and improving the 100-year-old branch.

There will be two Open House sessions at the Rosemount branch:

  • Thursday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 from noon to 2 pm

The branch is located at 18 Rosemount Avenue. Registration is not required.

OPL is working with local design firm +VG Architects, who have been engaged to conduct the revitalization, including public consultation to ensure community needs are met. The preliminary designs reflect input and suggestions from the public, further to consultation online and in person in October 2018. Members of the public will be able to meet the architects and OPL staff, ask questions and share comments about the most recent design.

Designs will be finalized in the coming months and presented to the OPL Board in February.

Construction work is expected to begin in spring 2019 for completion in late 2019 during which Library services will be provided at a nearby temporary location.

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/rosemount-revitalization

SJAM Trail Closure at Remic Rapids

From Jeff’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #155, also see http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/posts/temporary-closure-on-the-sjam-winter-trail-in-the-remic-rapids-parking-area-november-26-to-december-14 for details (closure likely on December 3, 4) and a map.

Remic Rapids work to close parking lot, SJAM trail

As part of its invasive species management strategy and emerald ash borer management program, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be working to remove invasive species in the Remic Rapids parking area. Dead trees and trees that pose a safety risk to the public or the work crew will also be removed. This work is being undertaken to prepare for the replanting of native trees and shrubs, which will take place in spring 2019. The work will be undertaken from November 26 to December 14, 2018, between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The parking lot will be closed to the public, but will reopen once the work is completed. For public safety, the winter trail will be temporarily closed for two days while wood chipping is being done. Signage will be installed to indicate that work is in progress, and workers will ensure the safety of pathway users close to the work area. Workers will be using mechanical equipment for this work.

City Consulting on Significant Woodlands

Subject: Fwd: Significant Woodlands Guidelines — public consultation
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:36:29 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Hi all. This is FYI, and to be posted on the web site.

The City is inviting comments on the Draft Significant Woodlands Guidelines, just posted on the City of Ottawa website. Here are the full links and the re-directs:

https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/significant-woodlands or https://Ottawa.ca/woodlands

https://ottawa.ca/fr/hotel-de-ville/engagement-du-public/projets/boises-dimportance or https://Ottawa.ca/boisés

The deadline for public comment is December 17, 2018.
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Names Wanted for Our Riverside Park

The NCC is asking for names for their newly planned riverside park. Currently it is known as the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, which is descriptive but not too catchy.

They want names which are, in their words:

  • A person of national stature who has made a substantial contribution to the building of Canada and its identity in the world, or to an aspect of Canadian culture worthy of special recognition.
  • A place or event with a significant historical or cultural legacy in Canada.
  • A local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.

Submit your suggestions by October 23rd on the NCC’s web site (which also has more information about the park, and naming rules – Toponymy is the word of the day) at:

http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/our-projects/ottawa-river-south-shore-riverfront-park-plan/ncc-seeking-ideas-to-name-the-ottawa-river-south-shore-riverfront-park

http://ccn-ncc.gc.ca/nos-projets/plan-du-parc-riverain-de-la-berge-sud-de-la-riviere-des-outaouais/la-ccn-sollicite-des-idees-pour-nommer-le-parc-riverain-de-la-berge-sud-de-la-riviere-des-outaouais

By the way, Dan Wilcock volunteered at the last board meeting to represent our community on the NCC’s naming committee. Thanks Dan!

Responsible Development Town Hall: For People or for Profit – October 13

http://www.joelharden.ca/community_town_hall_responsible_development

Community Town Hall: Responsible Development
WHEN October 13, 2018 at 3pm – 5pm
WHERE Ottawa South Community Centre
CONTACT Joel Harden · JHarden-co@ndp.on.ca · 613-722-6414

Rosemount Library Open House – October 3

From: READRosemount <readrosemount@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Subject: Upcoming Rosemount Library Consultation – Press Release

Please see the message below or the attached press release sent on behalf of the Rosemount Expansion and Development Group (READ).

The Future of Ottawa’s Rosemount Library is NOW!

The revitalization of the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) begins this Wednesday evening, October 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm at the Rosemount Branch Library (18 Rosemount Ave). The community is invited to meet with the architects to provide input at an OPEN HOUSE. The Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) community group believes now is the crucial time for the Kitchissippi community to have their say. The revitalization is urgently needed to ensure that Rosemount will meet the demands of the vibrant, growing Kitchissippi neighbourhood. READ’s hope is that the library will be redesigned so it becomes an innovative, interactive and integrated community hub.
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