Category Archives: Government

Messages from various levels of government.

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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Mayoral Candidates Meeting – October 9

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Save the Date! FCA sponsors Mayoral Candidates Meeting

An Invitation to all FCA Members and Friends…

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Place: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road (Bayview Transitway Station)

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Tom+Brown+Arena/@45.4079329,-75.7252054,17z

The FCA is sponsoring a Mayoral Candidates Meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road (near Bayview Transitway Station). All mayoral candidates have been invited. Candidates will be responding to top FCA concerns (from our September 13 FCA Meeting) regarding planning, transportation and other issues important to our neighbourhoods.

This meeting will be moderated by Joanne Chianello, CBC Municipal Affairs Reporter. The meeting is open to the public. Please share with your community.

FCA.Public Invitation Mayor Meeting Candidates 2018.pdf

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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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.