Westboro Beach and Bike Path Detour

From: Richard Lochead
Date: Fri, May 12, 2023 at 11:51 AM

Westboro Beach Redevelopment and Bike Path Detour

At a consultation session on May 3rd Benoit Gelinas, Public Relations Officer for the NCC provide an update on the Westboro Beach Construction which will result in a detour to the Ottawa River bike path from Island Park to Westboro Beach for all of 2023 and possibly part of 2024. A map of the detour is attached. Benoit noted that signage will be in place at various locations to help the public navigate the bike path detour. Users will now have to cross the SJAM Parkway at the Island Park traffic lights to reconnect to the existing pathway. This will be an inconvenience to cyclists and pedestrians bikers accustomed to a continuous nonstop route.

[Map of 2023 Bike Path Closures near Westboro Beach]

Benoit also reported that the Beach will be open this summer “at 2/3 capacity on a non-supervised basis.” Signage will be posted on swimming conditions. Porta potties will be on site.

Additional information can be found at NCC link

Climate Resiliency Workshop – May 23

City councillor Jeff Leiper describes it as:

The City is collaborating with Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability to host an in-person climate resiliency workshop next month at the Hintonburg Community Centre. The event will be held on May 23 from 7-9 pm focusing on what’s needed in the ward to be prepared for climate change impacts. It’s part of a city-wide series to help inform the upcoming climate resiliency strategy.

[Poster for 20230523 Climate Resiliency Workshop]
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CN Cycle for CHEO (Road Closures) – May 7

From: Julie Berube (jberube@cheofoundation.com)
Date: 04/05/23 20:40
Subject: CN CYCLE 2023 – Road Closure Notification

French version to follow


Good Evening,

On Sunday, May 7, CN Cycle for CHEO participants take to the streets to support the biggest oncology fundraiser for CHEO!

Now in its16th year, this is a fun, non-competitive event that offers a wide range of cycling and walking routes for people of all ages, helping raise over 1 Million dollars each year to support oncology care and research for CHEO.

This year’s event will be held at the Canadian War Museum and LeBreton Flats and to ensure the safety of everyone involved, some streets will be partially closed to vehicle traffic between 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Please refer to the attached document for the preliminary road closures. An updated version will be sent to you the week prior the event.
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Spring Flooding 2023 Update for Champlain Park

The water is projected to continue rising for the next few days. In particular, kids and pets may not be as cautious as needed around water that is very cold and very fast moving. The safest course of action is to avoid the area until the flooding abates. Please check the websites listed below to stay updated on spring flooding:

Note that the water is about a foot (30cm) below the storm drain grate at the corner of Keyworth and Pontiac, as of May 1. Hope it won’t get as bad as 2019…

Pontiac and Keyworth Sandbag Wall in the Rain and Sleet

River Parkway Renaming Stories – May 10

Join us and share your stories about the parkway

As you may know, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is proceeding with a proposal to rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (the parkway) through an Indigenous naming and engagement exercise.

Now is your chance to contribute. We want to hear your stories about the parkway, the river, and surrounding areas.

Join us in person to share your stories and memories about the area and to learn more about the engagement exercise that is currently underway with Indigenous communities to find a name for the parkway. Your stories will be featured in a summary report and may inform a future interpretation plan for the area, including the parkway and riverfront park.

Details and Registration

Update from Neighbours for Tunney’s

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment: Update from Neighbours for Tunney’s

Neighbours for Tunney’s (NFT) compiled a list of residents’ questions on the status of the Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment project and submitted it to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Canada Lands Company (CLC). Questions ranged from specific ones about the ongoing demolition and reconstruction activity to those about future provision of greenspace and traffic management studies. The answers provided by the Canada Lands Company are included at the end of this post.

To stay informed, visit the Engage website at: https://engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality.

To join Neighbours for Tunney’s, click this link: http://www.neighboursfortunneys.ca/, on the Wellington Village Community Association website, then follow the instructions on the page, after the bolded line “To join our emailing list, please click this link”.

Please feel free to contact Heather Pearl at hptek20@teksavvy.com if you wish additional information.

[The questions posed by Neighbours for Tunney's, April 2023]
See all the pages of questions here: NFT to PSPC&CL Q&A 202303.pdf

Tips for Disposing of Branches

From https://ottawa.ca/en/storm-cleanup-april-2023 via Jeff Leiper:

What to do with debris and waste

Debris separation:

  • Household waste: Place at the curb as part of regular garbage and recycling collection
  • Organic waste: Spoiled organics can be stored in the freezer then place at the curb for weekly green bin pickup. For those with more urgent need to dispose of food waste, a large bin will be available at the Trail Waste Facility at no charge from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15. Trail Waste Facility hours of operation are below.
  • Tree cuttings, branches and brush: Place at the curb separate from non-organic, storm-related waste. To allow collection, we encourage branches to be tied with twine in bundles of less than 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 60 cm (2 ft.) in width, and that bundles or containers weigh no more than 15 kg (33 lb.). Individual branches should be less than 10 cm (4 in.) in diameter. Larger tree cuttings, branches and brush may be brought to the City’s Trail Waste Facility at no charge until further notice. Otherwise, these may wait, curbside, for chipping or collection by specialized City and contracted crews. There is no need to call 3-1-1 at this time.
  • Household hazardous waste: Visit the Waste Explorer on ottawa.ca for disposal information

Do not stack or lean: Do not place debris near or on trees, poles or other structures as this makes removal difficult. This includes fire hydrants and meters.

If you don’t have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, place debris at the edge of your property before the curb.

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Rosemount Library READ Meeting – May 17

via Lynne via Jeff Leiper…

Do you love your local library – Rosemount? Have ideas on how it can be even better?

READ is looking for you! We’re having a brainstorming and next steps meeting the evening of Wednesday May 17th. We would love to have more Rosemount library users join us in the discussion and also consider joining the READ working group. RSVP here if you want to attend OR learn more. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm for our local branch!
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